Hackers stole 300 000 $ from Ethereum Classic Wallet

Deplorable results of the recent hack of the popular crypto currency
03 July 2017   1255
Ethereum Classic

A continuation of the original Ethereum blockchain - the classic version preserving untampered history


Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

On 30th of June unknown hackers hijacked Classic Ether Wallet, which is one of the most popular ETC wallets. As IBTimes reports, hackers deceit forced the 1on1 hosting provider support to transfer control over the domain to them. 

Only after few hours ETC team discovered about the issue. They recommend not to use the wallet immediately.

The hackers' wallets were published by the victims at Reddit. So, in one of the cases, the amount of damage was 800 ETC ($ 14.5 thousand), in the other - 201 ETC ($ 3.6 thousand). In total, the attackers stole about $ 300,000.

To prevent further attacks, the ETC developers brought the domain to the Cloudflare black list, and a threat notification appeared on the site.

Emerald 1.0 Ethereum Classic Wallet Released

Version 1.0 of this ETC wallet contains a lot of cool new features
26 June 2018   237

The Ethereum Classic team presented the first full version of the Emerald (v 1.0) wallet.

From the previous alpha and beta versions, the new release features a number of new features. This includes, in particular, the transaction history, the calculation of the balance in the account in the currency, the notification of updates and the dialog box in the presence of network errors.

Emerald Wallet
Emerald Wallet

The launch of the mobile version of Emerald Wallet is scheduled for 2018. Check GitHub for more info.