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The blockchain project Ronin was robbed of cryptocurrencies for 615 million dollars

Blockchain project Ronin said on Tuesday that hackers stole nearly.615 million worth of cryptocurrency from its systems, making it one of the largest cryptocurrency robberies in history.

The draft says that on March 23, unknown hackers stole about 173,600 ether tokens and 25.5 million US coin tokens. At the current exchange rate, the stolen funds were worth 6 615 million, but at the time of the attack, they were about.540 million.

According to the analytical company Elliptic, this makes it the second largest cryptocurrency theft.

Ronin used to power the popular online game Axie Infinity, which uses immutable tokens (NFT) and is the largest NFT collection by sales, according to NFT market tracker CryptoSlam.

Ronin said in a blog post that the hacker used stolen private keys – passwords needed to access crypto funds-to get rid of the funds.

They said they discovered the hack on Tuesday. “We are working directly with various government agencies to ensure that criminals brought to justice,” the statement said, adding that we have discussed with Axie Infinity how to ensure that user funds not lost.

Cryptocurrency division Jump Trading announced last month that it had recovered more than.320 million on the wormhole crypto platform after the decentralized finance site suffered one of the biggest cryptocurrency robberies.

Last August, the hackers behind the biggest digital coin theft recovered almost all the 6 610 million they stole from the DeFi Poly Network website.

In 2018, digital tokens worth about.530 million were stolen from Tokyo’s Coincheck platform. Another Japanese exchange is Mt. Gox crashed in 2014 after hackers stole half a billion dollars of cryptocurrencies.

Ronin developed by Singapore-based game studio Sky Mavis, which owns Axie Infinity. Sky Mavis does not provide contact information on its website. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent via LinkedIn.

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