Justin Sun, Vitalik Buterin, John McAfee: How the Crypto Community Supported Binance After Hacking

On the evening of May 7, representatives of the Binance cryptocurrency exchange published a message about the discovery of “a large scale security breach” of the platform. As a result, 7000 BTC or about $40.6 million was withdrawn from the exchange’s hot wallet. However, Changpeng Zhao, CEO of the exchange, claims that user funds were not touched.

This news caused a flurry of discussions within the community. Many well-known people in the cryptocurrency industry expressed a desire to help the exchange.

So, Jeremy Rubin put forward a proposal to roll back the Bitcoin network, which was supported by the creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin and the head of the Galaxy Digital investment company Michael Novogratz, but not the owner of the Binance exchange Changpeng Zhao.

The owner of the Tron project, Justin Sun, turned out to be another “superman”, he offered to cover the losses from hacking with his own money.

But Zhao also refused such help, assuring that the exchange does not need it.

Popular crypto enthusiast John McAfee also did not pass by the incident with Binance, recalling that the first rule of cyber investigations is silence:

The Twitter community has even started creating memes on this subject with the participation of well-known persons in the crypto industry:

At the moment, Coinbase and other major exchanges are already blocking funds from a fraudulent account.

The exchange itself continues to investigate the causes of the incident, currently canceling deposit and withdrawal of funds and limiting API keys to only trading functions.

We remind you:

World’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Binance Was Hacked, Millions of Dollars Were Stolen

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