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Bitcoin Stolen from Binance Gets Moved Again, Whale Alert Reports

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    ⏳📱Nearly $9 mln in BTC stolen from Binance during the recent hack was suddenly noticed as having been moved on Monday👀✔️


Bitcoin Stolen from Binance Gets Moved Again, Whale Alert Reports
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On July 8, Whale Alert published two Twitter posts drawing attention to the move of Bitcoin stolen from Binance in the course of a hack earlier this year. Back then, Binance lost a great amount of BTC to a hacker.

Yesterday, an amount of BTC worth around $9 mln at today’s rate was moved to another address.

The stolen BTC gets moved around

On Monday, Whale Alert, which tracks crypto operations on a regular basis, spread the word that 706 BTC and 1 BTC were transferred to Bitcoin addresses that the analysts investigating the case had not previously noticed.

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The Binance hack

In May this year, around 7,000 BTC were stolen from Binance. Changpeng Zhao urged traders to remain calm and promised to compensate the loss from the SAFU fund set up last year.

After the hacker attack had taken place, the BTC stolen from a hot wallet were sent to seven different addresses in an attempt to cover tracks. Since then, this is the first time the stolen crypto has been moved anywhere further.

After the hack took place, Binance started working on improving its security systems, upgrading its backend, systems of analyzing user behaviour and KYC procedures.

Earlier this year, the New-Zealand-based Cryptopia exchange suffered several successional hacker attacks and was forced to initiate liquidation. 

Previously, U.Today reported that the Bitrue exchange, located in Singapore, also suffered from a security breach and lost a significant amount in XRP and ADA.

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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.

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John McAfee Fails CIA’s Attempts to Collect Him and His Wife, Shotguns Involved

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    Crypto freak John McAfee says CIA has made an attempt to collect him in Cuba, posts a photo holding a machine gun


John McAfee Fails CIA’s Attempts to Collect Him and His Wife, Shotguns Involved

In the previous episode of the ‘McAfee runaway saga’ U.Today reported that the crypto baron and one of the current US presidential candidates, John McAfee, send a word that he would be going dark on Twitter and promising to share details later on.

The message was posted on his account by McAfee’s team campaign manager with a long beard and just as long Spanish name Rob Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Loggia-Ramirez (probably, McAfee calls him ‘Don Juan’ for short, in commemoration of the Carlos Castaneda’s mysterious teacher).

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Villains strike, stakes rise

On Friday, July 19, the story had a continuation, since the first tweet made my McAfee himself appeared after the one promising that he would ‘go dark’.

The presidential candidate McAfee has reported that the CIA has attempted to lay their hands on him and his wife and prevented them from relaxed cigar smoking in Cuba.

The photo he posted shows McAfee and his wife Janice holding weapons, which apparently they used to scare the CIA agents off their expensive cognac and Cuban cigars.

The crypto baron then said that he would go dark on Twitter for another few days until the IRS sends US marines to catch him, perhaps.

The crypto baron then said that he would go dark on Twitter for another few days until the IRS sends US marines to catch him, perhaps.

 

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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.

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