It has been accounted for by the Nano core team that on February 8, 2018, Francesco “The Bomber” Firano who is the proprietor and the operator of the BitGrail exchange informed to the team about the hack. Professedly this heck is much greater than the Mt. Gox with 17 million XRB being stolen that are worth more than $170 million USD.
In spite of the fact that the explanation behind this hack isn’t clear, the discussion gave by the Nano core team calls attention to a falling out between The Bomber and the devs. Besides, it has been affirmed by Louis, the community manager on the official Telegram about including the law enforcement in the circumstance.
The tean presumed that in their preparatory investigation, it didn’t distinguish any twofold spending on the ledger and trusts that the losses isn’t a direct result of an issue with the Nano protocol. Seemingly, the issue is identified with the software of BitGrail.
The Bomber has requested that the Nano team fork the ledger yet it isn’t exactly conceivable here as each account keeps up their own Blockchain. On the refusal of devs, The Bomber threatened to claim that the Nano code has a vulnerability. In spite of the fact that it’s not clear where the technical fault lies, given the transparency of the devs and following the included Nano wallets, the issue certainly is with BitGrail.
According to the discussion threat offered by the Nano team, the 17 million XRB BitGrail have been hacked before even November 2017. From late December, BitGrail began ceasing withdrawals various circumstances till it totally suspended today.
Likewise on January 14, 2018, so as to conform to regulations, BitGrail made KYC obligatory for each account. In addition, they constrained the greater part of the non-EU users to close their accounts by offering them a time of two weeks.
On February 10, 2018, The bomber tweeted :
“In the wake of the unfounded accusations made against me by the dev team and of the dissemination of private conversations that compromise police investigations, Bitgrail s.r.l. is forced to contact the police in order to protect its rights and users.”
BitGrail is supposed to be not a hack after all with respect to the most recent couple of months, individuals have been discussing the “double spend” issue of Bitgrail via social media. Be that as it may, it’s only rumor that hasn’t been affirmed.
This fiasco has prompted what was expected that is a deep in Nano costs. At the time of the press, the Nano’s market cost fell to around 20 percent.
In spite of having no proof of Nano code being accountable of the hack, it is trusted that BitGrail is incompetent.