The exchange rate of bitcoin on the evening of 7 March fell below the psychologically important level of $ 10,000 in the Wake of rumors about hacking cryptocurrency exchanges Binance.

About a possible break-in Binance reported by users of the exchange, which found in its accounts that a large number of their available positions in altonah closed (sold) and placed orders to buy certain coins at highly inflated prices. In particular, this pump was organized to a coin VIAcoin, which is less than an hour has increased almost three times compared to bitcoin.

The administration of the exchange is investigating the incident. It is reported that problems have arisen only from users who have released an API-key to access the accounts. The exchange has temporarily disabled the withdrawal from the platform.

The exchange rate of bitcoin at the moment is $9800 according to Coinmarketcap, but on many major exchanges it is still significantly lower — at $9500.