• Kyodo


About 30 people have been charged for allegedly exchanging NEM cryptocurrency for other digital currencies while knowing the assets had been stolen, investigative sources said Thursday.

Some ¥58 billion worth of digital money NEM was stolen from its operator Coincheck Inc. in January 2018. Following the massive theft, an underground exchange emerged for swapping NEM for other digital currencies on the dark web, and the suspects are found to have been involved in trading at the online exchange, the sources said.

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