you change your online passwords NiceHash had earlier warned users. He didn't say whether funds had been taken from NiceHash users' accounts as well. Coincheck is looking into compensating its customers, its executives also announced. Coinchecks president said he deeply regretted the issue. Image via Coincheck conference. In a press conference at 23:30 JST (14:30 UST the exchanges president Wakata Koichi Yoshihiro and chief operating officer Yusuke Otsuka estimated its loss at 58 billion yen (approx. Kurt Russell in a starred crypto-thriller. "In addition to undertaking our own investigation, the incident has been reported to the relevant authorities and law enforcement and we are cooperating with them as a matter of urgency it said.
Jake Kwon contributed to this report. A wider suspension on withdrawals of all cryptocurrencies as well as Japanese yen was announced around 30 minutes later. Nearly 30 billion in cryptocurrency wealth was wiped in about seven hours of trading, according to data provider. As well as bitcoin, prices for other commonly traded digital currencies like ethereum also plunged.
Tweets by Nikkei appeared to indicate that the precise amount stolen may not be fully known until further checks have been carried out into the intrusion. Related: What is bitcoin? Related: Nobel winner says bitcoin 'ought to be outlawed'. That's near its lowest level in about two months and around half the price at which it started the year. North Korean hackers are stepping up their attempts to steal bitcoin in order to support Kim Jong Un's authoritarian regime.