The amount of stolen cryptocurrencies has not been officially disclosed.
On June 11, Quartz reported a 10% drop in the cost of bitcoin. According to Coindesk, the cost of bitcoin is $ 6.761 thousand.
According to Quartz, one of the possible reasons for the decline is the news of the hacking of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail, which ranks 90th in the world in terms of trading volume.
Coinrail officials have frozen the hacked tokens and suspended trading while the investigation is ongoing. The amount of stolen cryptocurrencies has not been officially disclosed. However, Tech Crunch noted that there is more than $ 40 million in the user’s electronic wallet, which is allegedly associated with the attack.
Quartz reports that the decline in the value of bitcoin may also be related to news from the Wall Street Journal about the investigation of four cryptocurrency exchanges: Bitstamp, Coinbase, ItBit and Kraken, which is being carried out by the American regulator – the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The Commission suspects that Bitcoin price manipulation has taken place on the exchanges.