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Hackers pull of mega-heist, swipe nearly $70 million worth of bitcoin

By Marcus Gilmer

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Cryptocurrency marketplace NiceHash has reported that nearly $70 million in bitcoin has been swiped from its service by hackers, a revelation that comes as bitcoin continues to climb to new heights of value.

NiceHash announced the thievery on their Facebook page, saying, “Clearly, this is a matter of deep concern and we are working hard to rectify the matter in the coming days.”

NiceHash’s head of marketing Andrej P. ┼ákraba told the Wall Street Journal that an estimated 4,700 bitcoin were taken from the company’s bitcoin wallet.

One thing to note: as the value of a bitcoin continues to go up, so, too does the value of the heist. As of post time, the value of a single bitcoin …

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