Cryptocurrency hacks have always been a thorn in the side of crypto enthusiasts. It seems like we can’t go a few months without a major theft taking place.  When it comes to exchanges or wallets, it’s easy to keep track of all the major hacks that take place. One way or another we’ll usually find out quickly as panic spreads through the community. Exchanges seem to be improving the safeguards in place to prevent these from happening and planning for when do happen, even going so far as to establish insurance funds that protect user balances in some instances.  That’s all well and good, but criminals have taken things the next level as they always do, physically attacking, kidnapping and threatening crypto hodlers in real life in order to steal their Bitcoin.

To keep track of these situations, Jameson Lopp, created an open source repository to catalog and list all known physical bitcoin attacks/thefts. The first instance on the list is the attempted extortion and harassment that Hal Finney suffered during the final months of his life. And these events are unfortunately becoming more and more common all over the world. The list includes many armed robberies, torture and home invasions on cryptocurrency traders.

Find the repository here

stay safe out there!

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