Crypto Exchange Coinrail Suffers $40 Million Steal

On Sunday South Korean crypto exchange Coinrail claimed it was the victim of a hack, with losses of about 40 billion won ($37.2 million) in cryptocurrency
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In its blog post on Monday, Coinrail declared it had stopped its services after a “cyber intrusion” in its systems on Sunday morning. Without revealing the exact amounts stolen, Coinrail displayed some of the stolen ERC-20 tokens, namely NPXS tokens from Pundi X, a payment project; ATC from Aston X, a decentralized document project and; NPER tokens from the namesake decentralized IP project.

The heaviest hit was Pundi X, that said the hackers made away with a general of 2,619,542,080 NPXS tokens, approx. $19.5 million at the time of the theft. Data from a wallet address allegedly associated with the hacker has also pointed to 93 million (approx. $13.8 million) in ATX tokens and 831 million DENT coins, nearly $6 million in value, as well as a number of other tokens from projects including Jibrel Network, Storm, Kyber Network, B2BCoin and over $1 million in TRX tokens from Tron. The common value of the stolen tokens at the time of the attack reached $40 million.

The remaining one-third of coins are being investigated with investigators, relevant exchanges and coin developers.
Cryptocurrency Exchange, South Korea

Coinrail affirmed that 70% of its common coin reserves have been dislocated to an offline cold wallet and stay secure. Two-thirds of remaining 30 percent of token compromised have been frozen or recalled via consultation with developers like Pundi X and communication with exchanges like IDEX, according to the operator.

BTC Invesment Profitability to Exceed Traditional Assets

This conclusion was made by Binance Research team in study "What Bear Market?"; since begining of the year the BTC has grown by more than 50%, while oil by 33%
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Since the beginning of the year, Bitcoin has grown faster than traditional market assets, including oil, technology companies, real estate and gold. This conclusion was made by Binance Research in the new study "What Bear Market?"

Since the beginning of the year, the price of Bitcoin has grown by more than 50%, while oil - by 33%, tech stocks - by 18%. The price of gold in five months slipped by 1%.

Recently, however, some factors have emerged that may put pressure on the price of Bitcoin. Thus, the recovery of BTC growth slowed down somewhat amid news of a hacker attack on the popular Binance exchange itself, as a result of which 7,000 BTC ($ 40.5 million) were stolen.

Another potentially negative factor for the price of Bitcoin could be the upcoming IEO of the Bitfinex exchange, where Tether stablecoins will be used to purchase LEO tokens for $ 1 billion. It can lead to situation when large players can may actively sell BTC.