50 Million NXT Stolen from Bitcoin Exchange BTER.com

On Friday Aug 15th at 1:33 AM EST, Bitcoin exchange Bter announced that someone had stolen 50 million NXT from their central account. The NXT stolen is 5% of the 1 billion NXT in circulation and was worth roughly $1.6M USD at the time of the hack.

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Since then, we have been told that BTER has recovered 43M of the 50M stolen NXT. However, the only confirmation we have received is from the CEO of Bter, freeworm, on NXTForum.org and the supposed transaction ID. There has yet to be an official release on the NXT recovery by BTER.

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