Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it! Study the largest list anywhere on the internet of hacks, frauds, and scams that involve cryptocurrency exchanges!
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2021Aug 2021 - BSV 51% Attack Repelled - $0k (Global) Jul 2021 - Bitmart BSV 51% Attack - $Unknown (Cayman Islands) Jun 2021 - Haven Protocol Triple Attack - $11.6m (Global) May 2021 - CheapETH 51% Attack Demonstration - $0k (Global) Feb 2021 - Verge Block Reorganization Attempt - $0k (Global) Jan 2021 - Binance Firo (ZCoin) 51% Attack - $4.381m (Global) Jan 2021 - Indodax Firo (ZCoin) 51% Attack - $400k (Global)
2020Nov 2020 - Grin Token 51% Attack - $Unknown (Global) Aug 2020 - Ethereum Classic Third 51% Attack - $5m (Global) Aug 2020 - Bitfinex/Ethereum Classic Second 51% Attack - $3.2m (Unknown) Jul 2020 - OkEx Ethereum Classic 51% Attack - $5.6m (Malta) Jul 2020 - Bitcoin Gold 51% Attempt Foiled - $0k (Global) Jan 2020 - Binance/Bitcoin Gold Double Spend Hack - $72k (Malta)
2019May 2019 - Bitcoin Cash Two-Block Double Spend - $1.3m (Global) Jan 2019 - Gate.io Ethereum Classic 51% Attack - $271k (Cayman Islands) Jan 2019 - Bitrue Ethereum Classic 51% Attack - $14k (Taiwan/Singapore)
2018Dec 2018 - Vertcoin 51% Attack - $100k (Global) May 2018 - Verge Second 51% Attack - $1.75m (Global) May 2018 - Monacoin 51% Attack - $90k (Japan) May 2018 - Binance Bitcoin Gold 51% Attack - $Unknown (Cayman Islands) May 2018 - Bithumb Bitcoin Gold 51% Attack - $Unknown (South Korea) May 2018 - Bitinka Bitcoin Gold 51% Attack - $Unknown (Peru) May 2018 - Bitfinex Bitcoin Gold 51% Attack - $Unknown (Hong Kong) May 2018 - Bittrex Bitcoin Gold Double-Spend - $255k+ (Liechtenstein) Apr 2018 - Verge 51% Attack - $1.074m (Global) Apr 2018 - Electroneum 51% Attack - $0k (Global)
2014Jul 2014 - MintPal Vericoin Hack/Rollback - $2m (United Kingdom)
2013Jun 2013 - Feathercoin 51% Attack - $Unknown (Global)
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