$530 million cryptocurrency heist may be biggest ever

$530 million cryptocurrency heist may be biggest ever

Scott Olson/Getty Images HONG KONG (CNNMoney) – A cryptocurrency exchange in Japan is coming under government scrutiny after it said hackers stole $530 million from its users. The exchange, Coincheck, has promised to partially refund the 260,000 cryptocurrency investors affected by the theft, although it didn’t say when it would do so or where it will get the money. The hacking at Coincheck, which bills itself on its website as "the leading bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange in Asia," came to light over the weekend. If confirmed, it’s expected to rank as the biggest such theft on record, eclipsing the […]

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