By Tyler Durden | 7 December 2017
ZERO HEDGE — Update: as @MillionsBitcoin points out …
… the total amount of bitcoins stolen from Nice Hash is 4736, or just over $62 million, and they have ended up at the following address:
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As Bitcoin explodes higher on what now appears to be constant demand out of South Korea, there were unconfirmed (at least until recently) reports that Nice Hash, the largest crypto-mining marketplace, has been hacked with over 4,000 bitcoins worth over $50 million stolen.
NiceHash has suffered a completely unpredictable and unforeshadowed cut and run^W^W^Whack, so much for the home miners and their extensive graphics card collections https://www.reddit.com/r/NiceHash/comments/7hy6tp/looks_like_the_end_of_nicehash_how_much_did_you/ … https://steemit.com/nicehash/@quatar/nicehash-outage …
Nicehash outage — Steemit
No one is really talking about it yet. But rumors at around 4am pst on the nicehash discord are stating Nicehash may… by quatar
Visits to the website over the past 13 hours were greeted with the following maintenance notice.
Dear NiceHash user, our service is currently under maintenance.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and please stay tuned for updates.
Thank you for your understanding.
If NiceHash were hacked, then it makes sense that the hacker pushed all of the Bitcoin into a single wallet and then transferred it to their own wallet. There’s no way of getting it back if that’s the case, and if that is indeed the case, there’s no way NiceHash can restore money to miners’ wallets. If we’re talking about $50 million or more, it’s going to hurt, bad.
Earlier, WklTribune reported that they’ve been in contact with NiceHash CEO Andrej Nabergoj, who said that NiceHash is “assessing the situation and working with the authorities. We’ll have a public statement shortly”. […]