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The hackers took off with 4,700 Bitcoins which converts into 77,526,523.50 US Dollars

"Highly professional" hackers made off with around 4,700 Bitcoin from a leading mining service, a Bitcoin exchange has said.


The hacked service was NiceHash, a Slovenia-based mining exchange.

It said it was working hard to recover the Bitcoin for its users, adding: "Someone really wanted to bring us down."

The theft comes as the price of Bitcoin continues to surge, dumbfounding experts and stoking concerns of a bubble.

High-stakes attacks like this are not uncommon, with several large breaches and thefts hitting Bitcoin and other related services over the past year.

NiceHash is a mining service, a company that pairs up people with spare computing power with those willing to pay to use it to mine for new Bitcoin.


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Those hacking bitches! I won't lie, I started using NiceHash a few weeks ago and was able to accumulate 5 dollars.. So sad! :(

Just wait a few months and they'll be worth nothing again. There won't be much of a difference if hackers stole your bitcoins or greedy bankers by bursting the bubble.

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Predictably, cryptocurrency robberies are as dull as I imagined. Well, good luck to them trying to spend their play money in the next few years.

It was only a matter of time

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