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Tokyo-based Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked, $530 Million Lost

Coincheck, a major cryptocurrency trading exchange in Tokyo, has been hacked into and has lost about $534 million worth of virtual money, national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday. Coincheck posted on its website on Friday afternoon that it had suspended withdrawals of almost all cryptocurrencies. The exchange has already reported the incident to the police and to Japan's Financial Services Agency, NHK said. In 2014, Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, which once handled 80 percent of the...

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