The Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) will begin checking the rest of the country's bitcoin exchanges after Friday's hack of Coincheck. This is reported by Nikkei.
In addition, the FSA commissioned Coincheck to submit by February 13. report on the incident and develop measures to avoid its recurrence. It is also possible that Coincheck will be fined, the size of which remains unknown.
According to the publication, FSA will also conduct inspections of other exchanges.
In April 2017, Japan obliged operators of cryptoexchanges to pass state registration, allowing existing platforms, including Coincheck, to continue working before obtaining a license. At the moment, such licenses are owned by 16 exchanges.
On Friday, January 26, Coincheck suspended operations with the digital currency NEM (XEM), and then with the other altcoins. Payments with bank cards and Pay Easy were also suspended. Later, representatives of Coincheck confirmed the theft of 58 billion yen ($ 533 million) in the NEM (XEM) crypto currency.