Huobi freezes Cryptopia stolen funds
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Huobi freezes Cryptopia stolen funds

By Alfredo de Candia - 23 May 2019

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The Huobi exchange has frozen the Cryptopia stolen funds in the aftermath of the last hacker attack. Huobi explained it in a tweet:

Cryptopia has suffered several hacker attacks resulting in cryptocurrencies being lost, and this has inevitably resulted in its closure and liquidation.

Since then, the stolen funds have always been monitored by the Whale Alert service. In this way, it was discovered that part of the stolen cryptocurrencies was directed towards the Huobi exchange. According to Whale Alert, they were sold for other assets.

As we read in the tweet, Huobi said that they are monitoring the situation and that they have implemented an automatic system to track funds as soon as they enter the platform, with the resulting freezing of funds, effectively preventing them from being sold or moved.

About $7 million, over 30,000 Ethereum (ETH) funds have been transferred to the Huobi exchange. Now they are blocked and hence can’t be moved.

This is great news for the founder of Cryptopia who has just announced a new exchange, Assetylene. If Adam Clark could recover the stolen cryptocurrencies from the hackers, he could use them to launch the new service and the new platform, recovering what was previously lost.

Alfredo de Candia
Alfredo de Candia

Android developer for over 8 years with a dozen of developed apps, Alfredo at age 21 has climbed Mount Fuji following the saying: "He who climbs Mount Fuji once in his life is a wise man, who climbs him twice is a Crazy". Among his app we find a Japanese database, a spam and virus database, the most complete database on Anime and Manga series birthdays and a shitcoin database. Sunday Miner, Alfredo has a passion for crypto and is a fan of EOS.

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