From Ronin to Mt.Gox: These are crypto's biggest hacks and heists since Bitcoin was created in 2008

Hackers stole cryptocurrency worth almost $615 million (€557 million) from a blockchain project linked to the popular online game Axie Infinity it was announced this week

Ronin, a network that allows the transfer of crypto coins across different blockchains, said on Tuesday that hackers stole on March 23 some 173,600 Ether tokens and 25.5 million USD Coin tokens.

At the time of the announcement, the loot was worth around $615 million (€557 million) - and, due to a change in the value of the tokens, some $540 million (€449 million) at the time of the hack - making the theft one of the largest on record.

Here are some of the other major thefts to have plagued the crypto sector since Bitcoin - the largest and original cryptocurrency - was born in 2008.


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