Coincheck submits biz improvement report
Jiji -- Feb 14
Major Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. submitted to the Financial Services Agency on Tuesday a business improvement report following the recent theft of 58 billion yen worth of digital money.

The report included measures to strengthen the security of its computer system, the protection of customer assets and its management structure.

Coincheck on Tuesday restarted allowing customers to withdraw yen deposits from their accounts. The company said it has transferred a total of 40.1 billion yen to customers at their requests.

Coincheck got most of the NEM assets of its customers stolen through unauthorized access on Jan. 26, immediately halting the withdrawals of yen and virtual currency assets.

While yen withdrawals have restarted, Coincheck maintains the freeze on cryptocurrency withdrawals, claiming that it remains unable to verify the safety of its system.

News source: Jiji
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