Bitcoin’s history is rife with hacks and heists, sometimes resulting in six-figure bitcoin losses and businesses going bankrupt, unable to pay their customers back. A new video by Bitcoin.com explores the largest bitcoin heists in history and explains how each one was pulled off.
With cryptocurrencies’ steep rise in value, heists have become increasingly lucrative for hackers. The biggest targets have so far been crypto exchanges with weak security measures. Since a large number of crypto users are still not holding their own private keys, opting to leave their coins on these exchanges, large and frequent heists are inevitable. Blockchain data forensics firm Chainalysis detailed in its January report.