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Coincheck, Japan's second-largest virtual currency trading platform, lost about $533 million in new currency after hackers attacked it.

2018-01-27 13:06:00Source: Titanium media

Coincheck, one of Japan's largest encrypted currency exchanges, announced early today (January 27) that the company's virtual currency exchange service, ldquo; Coincheck & rdquo, was temporarily suspended due to illegal remittances of its NEM Holdings abroad, but the cause of the incident is currently under investigation. In addition, similar incidents in other currencies, including the yen, have not yet been confirmed. At present, Coincheck has confirmed that all the new currency (about 58 billion yen) of the platform has been lost. The company has reported the hacker attack to the Japan Financial Department (FSA). It is expected that relevant government agencies will further investigate the security vulnerabilities of its trading platform. For NEM, Coin Check is working with the NME Foundation to track the sale of new currency and stop trading. Although the two sides are discussing compensation for lost assets and active recovery, NEM..

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