Coincheck Exchange Sees $373 Million Withdrawn in One Day

Source : Coincheck Exchange Sees 3 Million Withdrawn in One Day
Japan’s exchange reinstated Japanese yen withdrawals yesterday and investors are already flocking to take out their funds following the firm’s recent hack. According to a company announcement  on Feb. 13, soon after partially resumed operations on Tuesday, it had already processed 40.1 billion yen (or $373 million) in withdrawal requests from existing investors. The firm first announced the plan to reopen Japanese yen withdrawals on Feb. 9. The move comes as the Japanese exchange attempts to normalize after it reported a loss of some $500 million-worth of tokens in a major security breach last month. The significant amount of Japanese yen withdrawn Tuesday may signal decreasing levels of confidence among ’s existing customers following the loss, as well as amid recent scrutiny by Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA). As reported previously, the heist sparked on-site inspection by the FSA to examine the platform’s security measures, as well as whether the firm has the financial capability to compensate victims of the hack. The FSA later stated that is one of 16 cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan that have yet to obtain a full operation license due to its security vulnerabilities. Amid the fiat currency withdrawals, […]
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