A Canadian digital currency exchange is out as much as $14m worth of the cryptocurrency ether.

According to social media posts and a subsequent statement from Vancouver-based QuadrigaCX, the issue had to do with a previously used "splitter contract" which was utilized to separate incoming ethers and classic ethers (another cryptocurrency that arose from a blockchain split last year).

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