No, Bittrex Wasn’t Hacked. Here’s What Happened

  • Alex Dovbnya
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    Bittrex users can sleep in peace tonight as the exchange claims that the hacking allegations are absolutely false

No, Bittrex Wasn’t Hacked. Here’s What Happened

As U.Today reported on Dec. 17, a Redditor, whose post is now deleted, claimed that Bittrex could have experienced a security breach given that almost $2 mln had been transferred to an unknown wallet. However, these allegations are completely false, the exchange’s statement reveals.     

An expected overreaction

Despite the fact that the exchange had preliminarily warned about the upcoming movement of funds, some of its users were put on alert by the aforementioned post. Their overreaction, however, is quite understandable – the Cryptopia hack, for instance, was the most recent ‘black swan’ situation.             

Subsequently, Bittrex management made a separate statement to bring more clarity to the table and bury the hack rumors.

Keeping things quiet 

Avoiding rumors in the FUD-driven industry is not an easy feat. However, Coinbase recently went a tad further by moving a whopping $5 bln worth of crypto to its generation 4 cold storage in complete secrecy.

Bittrex has contacted U.Today by email, claiming that the exchange makes ‘significant cybersecurity investments’ in order to protect its users’ funds. Still, one has to admit that some investors find it hard to remain level-headed in this yo-yo industry. 

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) covers all things crypto — from major projects, which are fighting tooth and nail to gain the upper hand in the burgeoning industry, to the latest regulatory trends around the world. When he happens to take a break from crypto, Alex delves into cognitive linguistics (metaphors can be fun too!).

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