To many non-bitcoin users, it might seem like every month there is another Bitcoin heist. Although, in reality, normal fiat banks are targeted much more frequently. We present below the list of the ten largest Bitcoin hacks from its birth till today.



1. Mt.Gox

  • Bitcoin exchange
  • Cold wallet compromised/inside job
  • January 2014
  • 850,000 BTC stolen valued at USD 500,000,000 (based on today's BTC price)


2. Bitfinex 

  • Exchange
  • User wallets
  • August 2016
  • 119,756 BTC stolen valued at USD 70,000,000 (based on today's BTC price)


3. Linode 

  • Web hosting site
  • Inside job/8 bitcoin wallets were compromised
  • March 2012
  • 46,703 BTC stolen valued at USD 27,000,000 (based on today's BTC price)


4. Bitstamp

  • Exchange
  • Bitcoin hot wallet was compromised
  • January 2015
  • 19,000 BTC stolen valued at USD 11,000,000 (based on today's BTC price)


5. Bitstamp

  • Exchange
  • Bitcoin hot wallet was compromised
  • January 2016
  • 18,866 BTC stolen valued at USD 11,000,000 (based on today's BTC price)



6. Bter

  • Exchange
  • Cold wallet was compromised
  • February 2015
  • 7,000 BTC stolen valued at USD 4,000,000 (based on today's BTC price)


7. Picostocks

  • Exchange
  • Cold wallet was compromised
  • November 2013
  • 6,000 BTC stolen valued at USD 3,500,000 (based on today's BTC price)


8. Inputs.io

  • Wallet
  • Cold wallet was compromised
  • November 2013
  • 4,100 BTC stolen valued at USD 2,400,000 (based on today's BTC price)


9. Mintpal

  • Exchange
  • Inside job 
  • December 2014
  • 3,700 BTC stolen valued at USD 2,100,000 (based on today's BTC price)


10. Kipcoin

  • Exchange
  • Cold wallet was compromised
  • February 2015
  • 3,000 BTC stolen valued at USD 1,700,000 (based on today's BTC price)


Source: http://satoshilabs.com/news/bitcoin-thefts