Cryptocurrency Hack Database – Every Crypto Hack That’s Ever Occurred

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• Published: August 24th, 2020
• Updated: September 3rd, 2020

There have been 21 major cryptocurrency exchange hacks.

If you’ve been involved in the cryptocurrency space for long enough, you’re no stranger to exchanges being hacked.

While the press will do everything in their power to pin it as a flaw of cryptocurrency, it’s almost always the fault of the company.

Mt. Gox, the largest cryptocurrency exchange hack in today’s prices, had 850,000 Bitcoin stolen ($10.2 billion). The effects of every single hack mentioned in this post are still felt in the cryptocurrency world today.

Many theorize that some of these are inside jobs, while others are true hacks.

Whatever the case is, we hope you find these hacks as interesting as we do.

This page will be updated in real-time anytime another notable hack occurs.

For the sake of this article, we’ll be counting and documenting any hack worth over $1 million.

Let’s jump into it.

Exchange Hacks in 2020

Upbit

  • Date: January 2020
  • Amount Stolen: 342,000 ETH
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: Yes
  • Country: South Korea
  • Responsible Party: Unknown

Exchange Hacks in 2019

Bitpoint

  • Date: July 2019
  • Amount Stolen: $32 Million USD
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: No
  • Country: Japan
  • Responsible Party: Unkown

Bitrue

  • Date: June 2019
  • Amount Stolen: 9.3 million Ripple (XRP), 2.5 Million Cardano (ADA)
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: Yes
  • Country: Singapore
  • Responsible Party: Unknown

Gatehub

  • Date: June 2019
  • Amount Stolen: 201,000 Ripple (XRP)
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: Yes
  • Country: UK/Slovenia
  • Responsible Party: Unknown

Binance

  • Date: May 2019
  • Amount Stolen: 7,000 BTC
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: Yes
  • Country: Japan
  • Responsible Party: Unknown

DragonEx

  • Date: March 2019
  • Amount Stolen: $7 Million
  • Users reimbursed: Unknown
  • Exchange Still Exists: Yes
  • Country: Singapore
  • Responsible Party: Lazarus North Korean Hacking Group

Bithumb

  • Date: March 2019
  • Amount Stolen: 20.2 Million XRP + $13 million in EOS
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: Yes
  • Country: South Korea
  • Responsible Party: Unknown

Coinbene

  • Date: March 2019
  • Amount Stolen: $105 Million
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: Yes
  • Country: Singapore
  • Responsible Party: Unclear

Cryptopia

  • Date: Jan 2019
  • Amount Stolen: $16 million
  • Users reimbursed: In progress
  • Exchange Still Exists: No
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Responsible Party: Unknown

Exchange Hacks in 2018

Maplechange

  • Date: Oct 2018
  • Amount Stolen: $5 Million
  • Users reimbursed: No
  • Exchange Still Exists: No
  • Country: Canada
  • Responsible Party: Unclear

Zaif

  • Date: Sep 2018
  • Amount Stolen: $60 Million (5,996 BTC)
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: Yes
  • Country: Japan
  • Responsible Party:

Coinrail

  • Date: Jun 2018
  • Amount Stolen: $40 million
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: No
  • Country: South Korean
  • Responsible Party: Unknown

Bithumb

  • Date: Jun 2018
  • Amount Stolen: $31 Million Ripple
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: Yes
  • Country: South Korea
  • Responsible Party: Unknown

Bitgrail

  • Date: February 2018
  • Amount Stolen: 17 Million $Nano
  • Users reimbursed: No
  • Exchange Still Exists: No
  • Country: Italy
  • Responsible Party: Many theorize it was an inside job

Coincheck

  • Date: January 2018
  • Amount Stolen: $530 Million
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: Yes
  • Country: Japan
  • Responsible Party: Russian Hacking Group?

Exchange Hacks in 2017

Yapizon

  • Date:
  • Amount Stolen: $5 Million (3800 BTC)
  • Users reimbursed: Partially?
  • Exchange Still Exists: No
  • Country: South Korea
  • Responsible Party: Unknown

Exchange Hacks in 2016

Bitfinex

  • Date: August 2016
  • Amount Stolen: 120,000 BTC
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: Yes
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Responsible Party: Unknown

Gatecoin

  • Date: May 2016
  • Amount Stolen: $2million+
  • Users reimbursed: No
  • Exchange Still Exists: No
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Responsible Party: Unknown

Exchange Hacks in 2015

Bter

  • Date: Feb 2015
  • Amount Stolen: $1.75 Million
  • Users reimbursed: Unlclear
  • Exchange Still Exists: No
  • Country: China
  • Responsible Party: Unclear

Bitstamp

  • Date: July 2015
  • Amount Stolen: $5 Million
  • Users reimbursed: Yes
  • Exchange Still Exists: Yes
  • Country: Luxembourg
  • Responsible Party: Unknown

Exchange Hacks in 2014

Mt Gox.

  • Date: February 2014
  • Amount Stolen: 850,000 Bitcoin
  • Users reimbursed: Still in progress
  • Exchange Still Exists: No
  • Country: Japan
  • Responsible Party: Negligence + Unknown

Conclusion

And there you have it, a complete database of all the major cryptocurrency exchange hacks, and the events that unfolded.

Are there any that we missed?

Let us know in the comments!

Austin Tuwiner Administrator
Austin is the owner of Bitpremier, and got involved in Bitcoin in 2012. After working as a cryptocurrency journalist and and at several blockchain startups, he decided to start Bitpremier and educate the world on Bitcoin.
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