The news of the Binance hack left the cryptocurrency industry rattled. Although, it turns out that a massive $40 million’s worth of BTC doesn’t even register this heist among the worst. Check out the five biggest exchange hacks in crypto history.
The 5 Biggest Exchange Hacks in Crypto
As you can see from the above image, the Binance hack comes in a measly sixth place. There’s no doubt that the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange will recover from its stinging loss.
The hacker only targeted Binance’s hot wallet which holds just 2 percent of all the exchange’s BTC. In fact, CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) is already chalking it up to a “lesson learned” (albeit an expensive one).
cons: 4 While it is a very expensive lesson for us, it is nevertheless a lesson. it was our responsibility to safe guard user funds.
We should own up it. We will learn and improve.
As always, thank you for your support!
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) May 8, 2019
And, it could have been way worse–just ask Coincheck, the Japanese exchange…