- February 2020 saw IOTA’s Trinity wallet exploited by hackers.
- $1.6 Million in IOTA was stolen during the hack.
- The dust had not settled when the Coronavirus crash of mid-March hit.
- IOTA’s recent price developments point to the digital asset erasing losses due to the two events.
IOTA (MIOTA) started off 2020 on a rocky start with the project’s Trinity wallet being hacked in February. Furthermore, the Coronavirus crash of mid-March dealt a second blow to the digital asset and caused it to dip to as low as $0.05 from pre-hack levels of $0.34. In the two months, IOTA (MIOTA) fell in value by 85%.
More on the Trinity Wallet Hack
With respect to the hack, approximately $1.6 Million was stolen before the team shut down the IOTA network completely. This move literally halted the IOTA network. The hackers were able to carry out their heist via a third-party integration of Trinity wallet with Moonpay.
Coronavirus Crash Deals a Second Blow
Before the dust had settled with regards to the IOTA hack, both the traditional and crypto markets were hit with the news of the Coronavirus being declared a pandemic. This global news development resulted in IOTA falling deeper in the crypto markets to the aforementioned levels of $0.05
IOTA Aims at Erasing Effects of Trinity Hack and the Coronavirus Crash of Mid-March
On the 10th of March, IOTA founder, David Sønstebø, confirmed that he would personally repay the victims of the hack. His commitment to refund affected IOTA investors was very positive news.
However, his announcement was quickly overshadowed by the Coronavirus crash that started around the same time he made the statement. The daily chart below highlights the second blow to IOTA by the Coronavirus.
Also from the daily IOTA/USDT chart, the following can be observed.
- IOTA has since erased the effects of the Coronavirus on its price.
- However, IOTA is yet to fully recover from the effects of the Trinity wallet hack that happened on 12th February when IOTA was valued at around $0.34.
- Trade volume is in the green further providing evidence of IOTA’s bullishness at current levels of $0.317.
- IOTA’s daily MACD and MFI point to a possible correction or sideways movement before the digital asset can fully erase the effects of the Trinity hack.
The digital asset of IOTA (MIOAT) is on a path to erase the losses brought about by the Trinity wallet hack of February and the Coronavirus crash of mid-March. The current price of IOTA is a few cents shy of its pre-hack value around $0.34. A brief technical analysis reveals that IOTA (MIOTA) looks set to retest these levels in the days to follow.
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