2018’s most high-profile cryptocurrency catastrophes and cyberattacks

Bitcoin, Ripple. Ethereum. Monero. BTC, XRP, ETH, and XMR. The names, the jargon, the stream of white papers that proclaim the infinite possibilities of the blockchain, the startups, token sales — also known as Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) — all culminated in an explosion of interest in virtual currency at the end of 2017.

Unfortunately, the cryptocurrency market was rife with ICO fraud and exit scams last year, as well as with coin thefts from both wallets and exchanges. Little seems to have changed — except that attacks are becoming more novel and malware appears to be becoming a more prevalent threat.

Read about this year’s biggest cryptocurrency disasters and attacks on ZDNet.