• Kyodo


An 18-year-old boy was referred to prosecutors Thursday for allegedly stealing about ¥15 million ($134,300) worth of cryptocurrency last year by hacking a digital currency storage website, police said.

The case is the first in Japan in which criminal charges have been pursued against a hacker over cryptocurrency losses, the police said.

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