Bitfinex, a Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange, had about $60 million worth of Bitcoin stolen. The exchange has halted deposits and withdrawals, leaving its customers in the lurch. It’s yet another massive security breach within the cryptocurrency world. Of course the Bitcoin shared ledger (and its underlying Blockchain algorithms) worked perfectly, as designed: they allowed the thief or thieves to pocket the stolen Bitcoin.

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