Blockchain browser and mining pool said on Monday that it got hacked earlier this month, and lost around US$2.3 million of its own assets and US$700,000 of clients’ assets.

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Fast facts

  • said that it has reported the cyberattack to law enforcement authorities in Shenzhen, a Southeastern city in China known as a global manufacturing hub.
  • The local law enforcement authorities launched an investigation on Friday and have begun collecting evidence, according to the Monday statement.
  • The company said that its business operates as usual and that an undisclosed amount of assets have been secured.
  • China banned cryptocurrency transactions in September 2021, but a mid-level court said this year that crypto assets themselves should be considered virtual properties that are protected by law.
  • Nasdaq shares of BIT Mining,’s parent company, fell 17.3% at closing on Friday.

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