Binance blockchain suffers $570 million hack

Enlarge / CHINA – 2022/07/25: In this photo illustration, the cryptocurrency exchange trading platform Binance logo is displayed on a smartphone screen. (Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) (credit: SOPA Images)

Hackers have stolen around $570 million in tokens from Binance, in a rare blow to the world’s biggest crypto exchange and another dent to the troubled digital assets industry struggling to regain trust after a collapse in prices.

Binance initially estimated on Friday that tokens worth about $100 million to $110 million had been taken, pausing the operation of the affected blockchain for approximately eight hours.

However, the exchange later disclosed that the hacker had taken around 2 million of the cryptocurrency BNB, Binance’s own digital token, with a value of around $284 each. The hack targeted BSC Token Hub, a bridge between two Binance systems.

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