The impact of Bitcoin hacking incidents in the crypto market

The impact of Bitcoin hacking incidents in the crypto market

Studying the question of how Bitcoin hacking incidents affect the uncertainty in the overall crypto market. In the 2013–2017 period, 29 hacks occurred in the Bitcoin market where a total of 1.1 million Bitcoin were stolen. Noting that the average price for Bitcoin (BTC) in December 2020 exceeded $20,000, the corresponding monetary equivalent of losses is more than $22 billion, which strongly highlights the societal impact of this criminal activity. What did crypto exchanges do to address this problem? Nowadays, about 90% of exchanges use some kind of cold storage system, which means that....


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