Troubled NZ Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Suffers Another Hack in the Midst of Liquidation Process

Troubled NZ Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Suffers Another Hack in the Midst of Liquidation Process


Controversy still surrounds a liquidated New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange, which allegedly got hacked again. Adding to the $30 million stolen in 2019, Cryptopia reports that it was the target of another theft incident on February 1, 2021.

Hackers Accessed a Dormant Wallet Which Holds XSN Tokens

According to Stuff.co.nz, the hackers took around NZD 62,000 ($45,000) worth of cryptocurrencies from the troubled exchange. The alert first came from Stakenet, a U.S.-based blockchain firm.

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The investigation unveiled that hackers accessed a wallet that has been dormant since the hack in January 2019, where Cryptopia suffered a loss of over $30 million worth in cryptos.

The wallet belongs to Stakenet and is under the control of Cryptopia’s liquidators, Grant Thornton. Per the findings, the dormant wallet was holding around $1.96 million worth of XSN, Stakenet’s native token.

A spokesman from the U.S. blockchain company commented on the matter:

We had no prior warning of any intended movement, so naturally, we immediately

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