Category: coincheck

Bitpoint Exchange Lost $32 Million in Cryptocurrency Amid Recent Hacker Attack

Japanese licensed cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has become a new victim of hackers and lost $32 million in crypto assets in the recent attack. Unfortunately, despite all the efforts made by their operators, cryptocurrency exchanges are still rather vulnerable to hacker attacks. Now the crypto world is discussing the name of […]

Russian Hackers May Be Responsible for Coincheck Heist

Investigators looking into the more than half a billion dollar Coincheck heist of 2018 have revealed that Russian hackers may have been responsible for the attack. Reports indicate that two malicious malware written in Russian, “mokes and “netwire,” have been discovered in the previously hacked Coincheck employee’s computer. This, according […]

Russian Hackers May Have Carried Out Largest Ever Crypto Exchange Theft

Russian hackers, not North Korean, may be the bad actors behind probably the biggest ever theft from a cryptocurrency exchange. Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports Monday that virus variants known to be linked to Russian hackers have been found on employee computers at the Tokyo-based Coincheck exchange. Coincheck suffered a breach […]

Report: Record-Breaking Coincheck Hack Perpetrated by Virus Tied to Russian Hackers

The personal computers of employees at hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck have allegedly been found to have been infected by a virus associated with a hacker group of Russian origin. The allegation was reported by Cointelegraph Japan on June 16. As Cointelegraph has reported, in January 2018, Coincheck suffered an […]

Japan Hopes to Set Global Crypto Law Benchmark With Latest Regulatory Update

On May 31, the Japanese House of Representatives amended two cryptocurrency-related laws, the Payment Services Act and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, which will come into effect in April 2020. Most Japanese crypto exchanges have welcomed the changes, since they expect more institutional investors to join the crypto industry. […]

Huobi Announces the Lauch of Its Fully Regulated OTC Desk

Photo: Huobi Global / Instagram Huobi Group has officially announced the launch of Huobi OTC Desk. It’s a fully regulated service which is built on Huobi’s Gibraltar FSC-issued Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) license. The OTC desk is separate from the peer-to-peer OTC Huobi platform and is targeted at high net […]

Monex Reveals July Start Date for US Exchange as Coincheck Reports $15 Mln Loss in 2018

Japanese online broker Monex Group is planning to start trading in their United States cryptocurrency exchange in July, CEO Oki Matsumoto said on April 25, according to Cointelegraph Japan. The spin-off, currently dubbed TradeStation Crypto, would serve semi-professional traders and seeks to shore up profitability for Monex’s cryptocurrency offerings. Reuters […]