The digital currency exchange platform Bitfinex has taken more than a third off all accounts following last week's cybertheft of nearly 120,000 bitcoins.
On Saturday, Bitfinex confirmed it had spread losses among all users of the platform, rather than just users who had lost bitcoins. These losses amount to 36.067 percent of each account, although Bitfinex has not yet explained how it calculated this figure.
Bitfinex justified the decision by arguing that if the company was forced into liquidation, losses would have to be spread among all users.
"After much thought, analysis, and consultation, we have arrived at the conclusion that losses must be generalized across all accounts and assets," the company said in a statement on its website. "This is the closest approximation to what would happen in a liquidation context."
Bitfinex allows users to trade in several different digital currencies, including bitcoin, and deposit U.S. dollars in their account.
A total of 119,756 bitcoins, worth $70.5 million at today's price, were stolen as a result of a cybersecurity breach.