Crypto Hype Man Ian Balina Hacked
Cryptocurrency and ICO hype man Ian Balina has been hacked, according to a statement he published on social media. Balina’s self-reported fortune totaled $3.2 million just days earlier.
“I’m not worried about the money,” Balina tweeted. “I learned my lesson. I only care about catching the hacker.”
Balina is famous in the crypto world for his investment analysis and opinion on ICOs, in part because he managed to turn the $36,000 he had in cryptocurrency in May 2017 to $5.3 million by early January 2018. That rise was catalogued through his daily Instagram posts. The recent bear market cut into his profits significantly but his activity on social media had not let up. As of yesterday, he was still a millionaire.
Now his worth is uncertain.
Balina was previously mentioned on deBanked for having interviewed George Popescu about his ICO for Lampix. The value of Lampix, which Balina said he did not invest in, is down 77% from its ICO price.Last modified: April 16, 2018
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