The IOTA news today show that the main company behind the MIOTA token, the IOTA Foundation investigates a case where stolen funds were allegedly used by the coin wallet Trinity.
After multiple IOTA holders reported their missing coins, the IOTA Foundation went with an announcement where it listed that it is announcing the suspension of its network node called the Coordinator while the entity explores the situation, as an official status update by the team said.
A major player in the 2017 bull run, IOTA is one of the few cryptocurrencies that shined in the coming altcoin news. The asset runs on the tangle and uses Directed Acyclic Graph technology (DAG) in its system.
The IOTA Foundation investigates this new case and while they do, it is worth seeing how they run the Coordinator, a node on the network which helps prevent attacks like these. Even though the network is relying on this node, the IOTA Foundation posted a discussion about eliminating it in a 2018 blog post.
Last summer, the IOTA Foundation released Trinity which is a new wallet for IOTa storage. On February 12, an IOTA status update urged the users not to open their Trinity wallets for the time being and cited that there were multiple reported accounts of stolen IOTA.
The next day, the IOTA Foundation investigates this and says that thieves likely obtained victims’ private keys. The foundation noted that there were around 10 cases of reported theft which all involved Trinity wallet usage.
“We’ll share a full transparent report of all events once this has concluded, for now we’ll limit the information we share to not give provide the attackers with any additional insights,” the update said back then.
Now that the IOTA foundation investigates a new case, we can certainly say that there is some trouble for the team with potential stolen funds. There was also the 24-hour mainnet shutdown in December 2019 but besides this, the network has not seen many fraudulent cases.
The MIOTA token has also fallen by 5.61% probably because of the news and is now trading at $0.31, gathering up all the losses and moving to a lower region. However, the entire altcoin rally might spark it up again and prove that it is able to add more to its price.
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