UPDATE (3rd August 2:40 UTC): Bitfinex representatives confirmed 119,756 BTC (more than $60m) has been lost or stolen from the exchange.
The exchange, which trades a number of digital currencies, said that only its bitcoin accounts were impacted. Further, Bitfinex indicated that it may move to settle certain financed trading positions that were active when the breached reportedly occurred.
"As we account for individualized customer losses, we may need to settle open margin positions, associated financing, and/or collateral affected by the breach," the statement read. "Any settlements will be at the current market prices as of 18:00 UTC."
Bitfinex said that it "will look at various options to address customer losses later in the investigation", according to the statement.
Bitfinex did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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