"As might be expected, any indication of insecurity in a traded currency leads to a loss in value, and digital currencies are no different," Brian Chappell, senior director for enterprise and solutions architecture at security software company BeyondTrust, told ETHNews. "This latest in a growing line of high-profile, significant thefts of digital currency has already seen bitcoin taking a significant downturn – approaching two percent. While this seems minor – considering the general plummet of around 70 percent from its peak just seven months ago – when this can be seen across all digital currencies, it begins to add up quickly for investors."