Bitstamp reopens after attack shuttered exchange

Bitstamp resumed operations Friday after an attack earlier in the week resulted in the loss of 19,000 bitcoins and forced the exchange to close.

“Our team has been working day and night to rebuild and restore security to the Bitstamp site so customers can resume transacting with us quickly, safely, and confidently,” wrote CEO Nejc Kodri in a blog post on Friday announcing the return of the service.

During the shutdown, which began Monday, the company rebuilt its website, deployed new hardware, migrated its operations to Amazon Web Services and implemented multisignature transactions, a security measure designed to make stealing bitcoins more difficult.

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