Bithumb (a popular South Korean exchange) was hacked by insiders. Meanwhile the market barely reacted. When a market doesn’t react to bad news, it is generally bullish.
So there are a few main things to note here:
- Bithumb was hacked, as reported by the Block, “Bithumb, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, was hacked on Friday. More than 3 million EOS (~$12.7 million) and 20 million XRP (~$6.2 million) appears to be stolen.” See: the official report (you’ll need to translate it to english).
- Despite this event, the crypto markets barely reacted. Yes there was a very quick sell-off, but it lasted about 5 minutes and the market pretty much immediately recovered. When the market rallies on good news and bad, it is generally a bullish sign.
- The main coin stolen was EOS. Luckily for the crypto ecosystem, EOS has a lot of failsafes (as do some exchanges the funds were moved to) and it is possible that some of the potential damage will be mitigated by this.
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