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Is Bitcoin Hacked?

When it comes to Bitcoin, the term “hacked” can mean a lot of different things. Some people will say that Bitcoin was hacked when the Mt. Gox exchange went bankrupt and 850,000 BTC were stolen.

Others will say that Bitcoin was hacked when $50 million worth of BTC were stolen from Bitfinex in 2016. And still others will say that Bitcoin was hacked when $72 million worth of BTC were stolen from BTC-E in 2017.

So, which is it? Was Bitcoin hacked when Mt. Gox went bankrupt? Was it hacked when $50 million worth of BTC were stolen from Bitfinex? Or was it hacked when $72 million worth of BTC were stolen from BTC-E?

The answer is: all of the above.

Mt. Gox was certainly a hack, and it resulted in the loss of 850,000 BTC.

The Bitfinex hack was also a hack, and it resulted in the loss of $50 million worth of BTC. And the BTC-E hack was also a hack, and it resulted in the loss of $72 million worth of BTC.

So, yes, Bitcoin has been hacked before. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not a safe investment.

Just like any other investment, there is always a risk of loss. But as long as you are careful and you do your research, you can minimize that risk and make sure that your investment is as safe as possible.

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