Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, has been hacked. 7,000 Bitcoin, worth over $40 million at today’s prices, were stolen from the exchange’s hot wallet.
This is not the first time that Binance has been hacked. In July of last year, hackers stole $32 million worth of Bitcoin from the exchange.
At the time, Binance had insurance to cover the loss and was able to reimburse all affected users.
This time, however, it does not appear that Binance has any insurance to cover the loss. This could have major implications for the cryptocurrency industry as a whole.
The hack is a major blow to confidence in cryptocurrency exchanges and could lead to more regulation. It also raises questions about the safety of holding funds on exchanges.
So far, Binance has not released any official statement on the hack. The exchange is currently in “emergency maintenance mode” and is not allowing any withdrawals or deposits.
It is still too early to know the full extent of the damage from this latest hack on Binance. But it is clear that it could have a major impact on the cryptocurrency industry.