The Japanese stock exchange Bitpoint cryptocurrency forcedly ceased its trading activities, losing $ 32 million as a result of a hack, including in XRP and other cryptocurrencies.
Bitpoint is owned by Remixpoint Inc, whose shares, after reporting a hacker attack, fell by almost 19%.
The funds were stolen from a hot wallet that held five different cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoins and Bitcoin Cash, while the assets on cold wallets remained intact.
According to the exchange, it is not yet clear which cryptocurrencies were stolen, but it is assumed that this is Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, XRP and Ethereum. It is also known that most of the stolen funds belonged to BitPoint customers, and not the site itself.
On the night of July 11-12, an error occurred in the system of trading digital currencies. The investigation showed that as a result of fraudulent actions, an illegal withdrawal of cryptocurrency occurred. The total amount of stolen assets is 3.5 billion yen, of which 2.5 billion ($ 23 million) are customer deposits, the report said.
It is worth noting, BitPoint Japan is one of the licensed crypto-ope.
According to media reports, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) is currently considering another 110 applications for obtaining permits to operate.
Recall last year the attackers hacked two more Japanese stock exchanges – Zaif and Coincheck. Hacking the latter was one of the largest thefts in the history of the cryptocurrency industry – a total of about 58 billion yen ($ 533 million) in the NEM (XEM) cryptocurrency were stolen.
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