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ID:

bitcoinica--834

Date:

Status:

Incident Count:

May 6, 2012

Verified

2

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Contributor:

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zerofriction.io

KYC By:

KYC:

None

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Audit By:

Audits:

None

Loss Amount:

91,000

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Recovered:

-

Rewards:

Currency:

USD, BTC

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Key Indicators

Platform:

Type:

Category:

Method:

Data Sources:

Bitcoin

Exchange

Assets

Scams

Extended Method:

Rug Pull

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Days in Operation:

491

(1.35 Years)

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On May 6, 2012, bitcoin exchange Bitcoinica announced that their hot wallet had been hacked. The exchange told users that they had “discovered a suspicious bitcoin transaction that doesn’t seem to be initiated by any one of the company owners. The hot wallet hack was initially suspected to be linked to Bitcoinica owner A. Vinnik, leading some to suspect it was an exit scam.

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