Bitfinex ‘Hacker’ Proposes Giveaway Of Stolen Bitcoins
04 Aug 2016

An online giveaway of 1,000 bitcoins (worth $580,000) has prompted speculation that it is part of an elaborate money laundering scheme by hackers who stole $70m worth of the cryptocurrency from an exchange.

On Tuesday, August 2, the popular cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex (BFX) revealed that it had suffered a major hack, resulting in the loss of 119,756 bitcoins. On Wednesday, an anonymous Reddit user announced the giveaway under the moniker rekcahxfb—a reversal of BFX hacker.

“Post your [bitcoin] address below,” the post read. “One lucky winner will receive 1000 BTC [bitcoins] after one week from now.”

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