Ljubljana, December 3, 2018 - NiceHash, the largest and leading crypto-mining marketplace, has completed eleventh reimbursement of the Repayment program to all users today. This marks the reimbursement of 70% of all stolen funds!
About NiceHash Repayment program
NiceHash has created the Repayment program for NiceHash internal wallet users and external wallet users that were affected by the security breach that happened in December 2017. The Repayment program started on Friday, February 2, 2018, and 70% of the old balance amount (including today's payment) was already reimbursed to all users that were impacted by the security breach. NiceHash is committed to periodically repay the remaining amount to all users. All users will be fully reimbursed, at the same time and under the same conditions. Every new part of the reimbursement program will be announced in advance and users are able to monitor repayment progress. If any user notices he had not received any respective payment, such user should immediately notify NiceHash in order to receive such payment. The old balance is and will be repaid in Bitcoins (BTC) and not in the fiat value or any other cryptocurrency.
Repayment program has some differences regarding the reimbursement to internal and to external wallets. Below you can find more detailed information and instructions for internal wallet users and external wallet users.
Repayment program for internal wallet users
Users that were registered on the NiceHash platform before December 6, 2017, can log in to their account and can see the old balance tab under the Wallet section on their Dashboard. The old balance shows the total amount of Bitcoins (BTC) that users had in their wallet address prior to the attack. Sixty-nine percent of the old balance was already reimbursed by NiceHash to users current balances, and the eleventh repayment of one percent (1%) was executed on Monday, December 3, 2018. If you have missed the initial payment of ten percent, you will now get 70% of the old balance to your current balance by entering the repayment program.
Repayment program for external wallet users
Users who were not registered with NiceHash at the time of the attack and were using the NiceHash service with their external wallet address are also included in the Repayment program. External wallet users can go to the following page and enter their external wallet address (that they were using at the time of the attack) to see their old balance and monitor the repayment progress. NiceHash has reimbursed one percent of the old balance to external wallet users on Monday, December 3, 2018.
Seventy percent of the old balance amount was already reimbursed under "Reimbursed pending". Conditions for payment to external wallet addresses do apply to the Repayment program! When you reach 0.001 BTC you are eligible for payment. NiceHash is including your unpaid balance in this amount. For example, if your old balance (that is going to be reimbursed) is 0.0009 BTC, you still have to mine an additional 0.0001 BTC (showed as unpaid balance) to this external wallet address so you reach the payment threshold of 0.001 BTC in total (reimbursed pending + unpaid balance). Once the combined balance shows 0.001 BTC, payment will be made to your external wallet address. NiceHash will only reimburse the funds to the addresses that were in use at the time of the attack. NiceHash cannot repay to any other wallet address as we do not have a KYC process for external wallet users.
If users have any additional questions, we advise them to open a support ticket. Our company representatives are also present on the NiceHash subreddit and we advise everyone to follow our social media announcements for the latest information and press releases.
Your NiceHash team.