Coincheck hacked in ¥58 billion cryptocurrency heist, four years after Mt. Gox

Kazuaki Nagata reports:

Echoing the Mt. Gox fiasco nearly four years ago, Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck disclosed Friday it had been hacked and lost about ¥58 billion ($532 million) worth of its holdings, sending clients into a panic about the fate of their virtual assets.

If confirmed, the heist would surpass the ¥48 billion ($390 million) lost in the collapse of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox in February 2014 and go down as the largest cryptocurrency theft since the advent of bitcoin.

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