On March 17th at 2:03pm EDT, Coinapult reported that the company’s hot wallet has been compromised.
Coinapult is well-known to many in the cryptocurrency community. The company was founded by Erik Voorhees and Ira Miller in 2012, and raised $750,000 USD in a seed round led by Roger Ver, FirstMark Capital, and the Bitcoin Opportunity Fund. Coinapult is based in Panama City.
The company posted this update on Twitter and asked customers to immediately refrain from sending bitcoins to the company bitcoin addresses, including those of the Coinapult lock system.
We are investigating a compromise of our hot wallet. Customers should NOT SEND bitcoin to existing Coinapult addresses starting IMMEDIATELY.
— Coinapult (@Coinapult) March 17, 2015
The company’s website also was updated to state,
Coinapult has stopped services during investigation. Withdrawals are currently disabled. It appears 150 bitcoins were stolen. The majority of funds were not in the hot wallet.
Coinapult has not responded to Coin Fire’s request for a comment at this time.