2016 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 8]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2016.
In May 2016 an att...
Who is Erik Voorhees? What is Erik Voorhees’ net worth?
Erik Voorhees (born 1985) is the founder and CEO of ShapeShift.io – an innovative and pioneering cryptocurrency exchange which allowed anonymous users to instantly exchange several pairs of cryptocurrencies. ShapeShift.io On ShapeShift’s original interface, users would automatically receive unique single-use deposit addresses. Cryptocurrency sent to that unique address would be automatically converted to another chosen […]
2011 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 3]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2011. In 2011, most Bitcoin hacks involved individuals rather than institutions. You’ll notice Bitcointalk posts by average users who happened to stumble upon a vulnerability and decided to test it. Everything […]
2017 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 9]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2017. BitGrail In late 2017, Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail was hacked and 2.5 million NANO were stolen. Initially, the exchange reported the issue as a “maintenance”: XRB withdrawals will be enabled […]
Opinion: Tether is likely backed by Bitcoin U$ equivalents, not by cash US Dollars [June 2018]
A lot of the controversy surrounding the Tether cryptocurrency seems to focus on whether it is fully backed by US Dollar funds or not. Several relevant questions have been posed in this respect, such as why investors would keep U$ 2.5 billion (as of May 2018) in cash deposited as reserves for Tether, with little […]
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One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Has close ties to the Tether stablecoin cryptocurrency.
Bo Shen is a cryptocurrency investors who had his cryptocurrency accounts hacked in 2016
Gatecoin is a former cryptocurrency exchange, which shut down in 2019
Technological exploits, legal or not. In the context of cryptocurrencies, hacks are often related to exchange and wallet intrusions.
Monero is a privacy centric cryptocurrency