Bittensor Hack

Bittensor Network Suspends Operations Amid Suspected Security Breach: $8M Theft Forces Shutdown

(Wednesday 03 July 2024, 10:33 AM GMT):

Today, the cryptocurrency community was shocked by news of a significant security breach affecting Bittensor (TAO). The network, known for its innovative blockchain solutions, was forced to take drastic action after discovering that hackers had siphoned off approximately $8 million in digital assets.

Following news of the breach, the value of Bittensor’s native token, TAO, plummeted by 137.7%, reaching a low of $233.11.

Source: Coinmarketcap

The breach, which targeted multiple wallets within the Bittensor ecosystem, was first flagged by on-chain analyst ZachXBT in a telegram message. Initial findings suggest that the attackers may have gained access to private keys, allowing them to execute unauthorized transactions and steal funds.


In response to the breach, administrators swiftly moved to suspend all network transactions to prevent further losses. This precautionary measure, announced on Bittensor’s community Discord channel, effectively halted all financial activities on the blockchain. Co-founder Ala Shaabana confirmed that the network had entered ‘safe mode,’ allowing block production to continue while investigations into the incident proceeded.

This incident underscores the persistent challenges faced by cryptocurrency platforms in maintaining robust security protocols amidst growing cyber threats. As investigations continue, stakeholders and investors alike are closely monitoring developments to assess the long-term impact on Bittensor and its community.

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