Back In Business...
Slovenian hashing marketplace NiceHash returned to operational status today after losing 4,736.42 BTC that belonged to both them and users who had deposited amounts for mining contracts. In an official statement NiceHash assures users that a group of "international investors" has cooperated with them in restoring the lost funds and expected refunds will be made available January 31, 2018.
In related news, NiceHash CEO Marko Kobal issued a statement of resignation in light of the recent attack. Kobal expressed his faith in the "New Management Team" for NiceHash.
Hash power providers (sellers) were least affected by the breach, likely only losing around 0.01 BTC, so many of them have returned to provide their rigs for rental again. The test of time remains to see if buyers will trust the new management and allow NiceHash to continue to grow.
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