Perhaps that was Coincheck’s greatest problem. Bragging rights to being the leading crypto exchange in Asia only made it (pardon the pun) a richer target. 58 billion yen ($560mn) was stolen. While bitcoin trading wasn’t halted many other cryptos were, exposing their fatal weakness. CM has been writing constantly that “hacking” was the biggest threat. Regulators will have to step in at some stage and the global trading element of crypto creates all the nasties of global policing against tax evasion and money laundering.
Coincheck claims it will compensate users of the exchange but at the same time is asking for financial support. The question is how the reactive forces within the Financial Services Agency will cope with protecting investors? Seems like cart before the horse.
Why should investors that willingly traded on an unregulated site be compensated?