Tens of Millions of Dollars worth of Bitcoin have been Stolen

Bitcoin is the World's most Popular Digital Currency

NiceHash says it had stopped operations for 24 hours and was working to verify how many bitcoins were taken.

"The incident has been reported to the relevant authorities and law enforcement and we are cooperating with them as a matter of urgency," it said. The statement urged users to change their passwords. Online Security is a vital concern for such dealings.

Troubles with the website over the past day or so drew alarm and complaints, with many bitcoin owners posting panicked comments on NiceHash's social media accounts.

The price of bitcoin has surged to over $14,100.74, gaining $1,000 in less than a day, according to coindesk, a website that monitors the price. That compares with a value below $1,000 at the beginning of the year.

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