Prosecutors Charge Two Men over Coincheck Hack, But Not For Hacking

Tim Alper reports:

Tokyo prosecutors have formally charged two men with handling stolen cryptoassets as part of the investigation into the January 2018 hack on crypto exchange Coincheck – still the biggest crypto heist in human history.

Per media outlet Nikkei, the two men, an Osaka-based 39-year-old and a doctor, aged 30, from Obihiro, Hokkaido, under the terms of the Act on Punishment of Organized Crimes and Control of Crime Proceeds.

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