A small part of the cryptocurrency stolen by hackers in the result of breaking the NZ crypto currency exchange Cryptopia on Tuesday 15 January, surfaced on the largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, where he was successfully frozen by the administration of the marketplace.
The amount sent to Binance, include approximately $7 500 in Metal (MTL), $6 750 to KyberNetwork coin (KNC), $7 and 181 tokens OmiseGO (OMG) and $8 724 in EnjinCoin (ENJ). All of this is about $30 000, the amount is very modest.
Chanpen Zhao, CEO of Binance, confirmed this information, stating that they have already frozen some funds. However, Zhao noted that to track the stolen bitcoin successfully helps cryptologist.
“Just checked, we have been able to freeze part of the funds. I don’t understand why hackers will continue to send them on Binance. Social networks are pretty quick to inform [about the withdrawal of the stolen cryptocurrency on Binance], and we freeze them. This maneuver with a high risk for them,” he wrote yesterday on Twitter.
While the post of the head of the largest in terms of daily trading volumes of crypto currency exchange caused a wave of discontent among the crypto-community. Users are expressing surprise that Zhao called social network source of information about the movement of the stolen cryptocurrency, not the security service Binance.
“I am genuinely shocked that stolen from Cryptopia funds pass through Binance unnoticed, yet this fact is not pointed out in social networks,” writes in the comments to the post Zhao.