S. Korean Exchange Accidentally Sends $5 Million Worth of Bitcoin (BTC) In Error During Airdrop

An airdrop mishap worth $5 Million in Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies was sent to customers of the South Korean exchange of CoinZest. The exchange was meant to send an airdrop of We Game Tokens (WGT) but a computer error resulted in users not only getting BTC and other cryptocurrencies, but deposits in the fiat currency of the Won. The exchange posted the following notice on its website as soon as the incident was identified:

The WGT token airdrop process caused a computer error that incorrectly reflected the deposit details of some customers’ assets … we took measures to immediately check the server to prevent any additional damage as a result of the sales and purchases of some misappropriated assets by some customers.

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