Japanese bitcoin exchange BitPoint has undergone to hacker attack, which was stolen about 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) in the cryptocurrency equivalent. Currently, all operations on the platform suspended.
Bitpoint, one of the licensed exchanges in Japan, got hacked today and supposedly have lost 10s of millions dollars worth of cryptocurrencies. Gox incidents are nothing new but I’m afraid this may affect the regulation and make it even more strict in Japan.
— Koji Higashi (@Coin_and_Peace) July 12, 2019
According to the statement of the exchange, is not yet clear what cryptocurrency was stolen, but it is assumed that we are talking about bitcoin, Bitcoin, Cash, Litecoin, XRP and Ethereum. It is also known that much of the stolen funds belonged to the customers BitPoint, not the platform.
«In the night from 11 to 12 July in the trading system digital currencies failed transfer of funds. An investigation revealed that as a result of fraudulent acts occurred illegal cryptocurrency. The total amount of stolen assets is 3.5 billion yen, of which 2.5 billion ($23 million) are funds of clients», — is told in the message.
It should be noted, BitPoint Japan is one of the licensed kryptomere.
According to media reports, the financial services Agency of Japan (FSA) is currently considering a further 110 applications for permits to conduct activities.
Recall that last year, hackers broke into two Japanese exchange Zaif and Coincheck. The latest hacking has become one of the largest theft of funds in the history of the cryptocurrency industry in total was stolen about 58 billion yen ($533 million) in the cryptocurrency NEM (XEM).