Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Hacked, Trading Suspended: About $5.1M Suspected Stolen

European bitcoin exchange Bitstamp suspended trading Monday after the site’s operators began to suspect that one of its active, operational bitcoin storage wallets was “compromised” over the weekend.
In a statement on its site, Bitstamp warned users not to deposit any Bitcoin to previously issued addresses.
The popular bitcoin trading site, said to be the world’s third busiest bitcoin exchange amounting for 6 percent of all bitcoin transactions, said that a “small fraction” of customer bitcoins are maintained in online systems, adding that any compromised bitcoins can be recovered from its “cold” offline storage reserve.
Co-founder and chief executive Nejc Kodric said in a tweet that the bulk of Bitstamp’s bitcoin reserves are in cold storage, and are “completely safe.”

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