Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, who lost in January of this year to $534 million as the result of a hacker attack, and later bought a local brokerage company Monex Group, on Tuesday published a notice that announced the resumption of registration of user accounts and the possibility of buying some of the cryptocurrency.
According to the publication, the registration process, and before the break-in is only available to residents of Japan, which after submission and verification of all required data will be sent by regular mail required to activate account. The company notes that the process of validation may take a few days and be delayed in the case of an unusually large number of cases.
In addition, today customers Coincheck can make deposits in bitcoin, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash, and buy these cryptocurrencies. In the future the company promises to renew the deposits and the purchase of Ethereum, NEM, Lisk, XRP and Factom, when “confirm their safety and readiness for launch.”
“Coincheck has decided to restart its services step by step, confirming the safety of each stage with the participation of external experts. In particular, we have resumed the withdrawal of the Japanese yen in February 2018 and the sale of some of the cryptocurrency in the period from March to June 2018,” the company wrote. “Now we are ready to announce that Coincheck has renewed “the registration of new accounts and client deposits and the purchase of certain cryptocurrency”,” — said in a statement.
Monex also provides a brief list of measures taken since the hacking Coincheck. Thus, the company appointed a new management team and expanded its staff to 250 people that “approximately 2 times higher than the number of staff available to the exchange as of January 2018”.
In addition, the company has revised its approach to protecting customers and combating money laundering, in connection with which decided to delist the cryptocurrency REP, DASH, ZEC and XMR, which “was deemed unfit for auction in June of 2018.” The exchange also formed a team, which makes decisions regarding the validity of the release on its platform of assets, and improved system of monitoring for suspicious transactions.
Yesterday it became known that 9 months later since the incident Coincheck remains unprofitable for its new owner.
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