Latest Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack Highlights Need for Better Security Protocols

Latest Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack Highlights Need for Better Security Protocols

It comes with the territory that digital currency will be susceptible to digital threats. Hacking and theft have almost grown up side by side with things like Bitcoin, and, as the popularity and value of the digital currency rises, its attraction to thieves also grows. The most recent major hack has seen one of the top five biggest Bitcoin and Ethereum....


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