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Coincheck

Coincheck

Coincheck is a cryptocurrency exchange based in Tokyo, Japan offering the ability to trade bitcoin, ether, NEM and other cryptocurrencies.

Coincheck is a cryptocurrency exchange based in Tokyo, Japan offering the ability to trade bitcoin, ether, NEM and other cryptocurrencies. The exchange was launched on November 5, 2014 by founders Koichiro Wada and Yusuke Otsuka.

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500 million NEM stolen from Coincheck exchange

The digital wallets containing Coincheck's reserves of 500 million NEM were hacked, representing the largest cryptocurrency hack in history to date. Estimates from COO Yuske Otsuka place the value in USD of the NEM coins stolen at ~$533 USD, although given the highly volatile valuation of the currency estimates range widely.

Coincheck has promised to partially refund the 260,000 investors affected by the theft.

Coincheck exchange launched

The Coincheck cryptocurrency exchange was launched on November 5, 2014.

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Jon Southurst

Japan's Coincheck Launches Consumer-Focused Bitcoin Exchange

Daniel Shane

$530 million cryptocurrency heist may be biggest ever

Joseph Young

$530 Mln in XEM Stolen From Coincheck Can Be Traced, NEM Team Confirms

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