50% of Stolen Coincheck's Coins Can Be Laundred Already

Expert believes that hackers involved in the Coincheck heist earlier may have successfully converted half of the stolen NEM into other cryptocoins
19 March 2018   206

Hackers who participated in the large-scale theft of Coincheck used "dark web" to withdraw stolen funds. According to experts on cybersecurity, hackers created a website in the "dark web", which began trading in crypto-currencies on February 7. By this point, perhaps, already half of the stolen money has been withdrawn by the kidnappers in this way. This is reported by Bitcoinist.

At the same time, the site immediately began converting NEM coins and continues to this day. The Singapore NEM Foundation is constantly working to track stolen NEMs, mainly by marking accounts that are supposed to be used for illegal transactions.

The exchangers sent requests with the requirements of the deviation of transactions from the marked accounts.

It has become evident we cannot block currency laundering just because all transactions are recorded. Exchange operators need to make prior agreements on the handling of stolen virtual coins.

Masanori Kusunoki

Chief Technology Officer, Japan Digital Design Inc

Masanori Kusunoki said this while the BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group stated that its Forensic and Inquiry Department followed transactions with stolen coins to an exchanger in Vancouver. The results of its activities BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group will send to the police of Canada and the United States.

Asian Cryptotrading: Top Altcoin is Stellar Lumens (XLM)

During the morning’s Asian trading session Stellar Lumens has become leading-the-way altcoin at present
18 April 2018   119

It has begun the market correction. Morning’s Asian trading session is led once again by Bitcoin which has lost 1% on the day dropping back under $8,000 once again. This fact has trailed most of the altcoins down with it, albeit marginally. One seem to be doing much better than the rest this morning and leading the way at the moment is Stellar Lumens.

According to Coinmarketcap`s report, an 11% gains for XLM during the morning’s trading in Asia. Other altcoins are mostly marginally up or down but very few are showing double numeric gains. Stellar is currently trading at $0.31 up from $0.28 this time yesterday, over the week it has gained 55% from $0.20 the same time last Wednesday. The monthly illustration is even more colorful with Stellar rising over 85% from its low of $0.167 on March 18. In a difference from Bitcoin, XLM is up 12% on the day to 3920 satoshis from 3500 sats this time yesterday. During the past week Stellar has earned 34% against BTC from 2925 satoshis the same time last week.

Stellar charts
Stellar Lumens charts

Momentum has been largely operated by general positive market mood for all cryptocurrencies over the past week as well. Those that had the substantial losses such as Lumens and Cardano seem to have rebounded faster as traders and investors shared up on them at low prices. Many build problems and hackathons announced on their Twitter have kept the community busy and recently the altcoin was listed on Coindirect and Buybit. 

This morning the most of trade in Asia has been on Binance which commands 30% of the total volume. South Korean’s have been involved in it also as Upbit and Gopax are second and third with trade in KRW. General XLM volume has grown over the past 24 hours by over 60% to $121 million. Stellar has continued to be steady in the top ten for some time now and is currently 8th position with a market cap of $5.7 billion. 

Total crypto market cap has kept stable over the past day and at present sits at about  $326 billion. Other Asian trading`s solid altcoins include Nem, Bytecoin and Steem.

Stellar Lumens price at the moment of press: $0,318381
24h volume: $116 864 000
Market cap: $5 911 936 081