Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Currencies Hong Kong hack highlights weak security at bitcoin exchanges FUMITO AKIYAMA, Nikkei staff writer August 15, 2016 19:00 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- The value of bitcoins plunged in early August after Bitfinex, a major exchange based in Hong Kong, said it had been hacked and funds stolen.
It was a serious security breach that could weaken investors' confidence in bitcoin exchanges and cramp growth in the popularity of the digital currency.
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