As we reported yesterday afternoon, several Opalcoin community members had been affected by an infected (OPAL?) client, which was distributed by a user on BitcoinTalk. As a result of this infection, approximately 2.5 million coins were in the hands of a hacker, and the Opalcoin team was considering rolling back the blockchain. That plan has now been officially cancelled, and a lot of coins have been recovered.
While the OPAL community seemed to be in favor of rolling back the Opalcoin blockchain in order to recover the hacked/stolen coins, the issue has been resolved without the need for such drastic measures. How, you ask? Because the hacker returned 65% of the coins to the OPAL developers.