The data shows that the total amount of digital money stolen or defrauded in the first half of 2019 may have exceeded $5 billion.

According to incomplete statistics, in the first half of 2019, the total amount of stolen or defrauded digital currency has exceeded $5 billion. Among them, the amount of stolen assets on the cryptocurrency exchange exceeded $300 million, and the amount of fraud was more than $4.3 billion. According to a report earlier this year, the total amount of stolen or defrauded digital currency was about $1.7 billion in 2018, compared to less than $600 million in 2017. The data for the first half of 2019 was 194% higher than that for the whole year of 2018, which was 733% higher than the full year of 2016.