N. Korea May be Related to Coincheck Hack

The National Intelligence Agency of South Korea says that Pyongyang can be related to the largest recent exchange hack
06 February 2018   260

The National Intelligence Agency of South Korea has launched an investigation into the possible involvement of North Korean hackers in hacking the Coincheck exchange, in which about $ 533 million was stolen in NEM tokens, Nikkei reported.

According to Agency, in the attack on the Japanese exchange was found a number of distinctive features inherent in the operations of North Korean hackers. Investigators believe that the current attack on Coincheck has much in common with the attack on the South Korean exchange Youbit, which in December last year was forced to declare itself bankrupt after stealing about 17% of its assets.

While the investigators of Agency failed to find irrefutable evidence of Pyongyang's involvement in the Coincheck hacking, it is considered as one of the main versions, added the lawyer who attended the meeting of the department. He also noted that, according to Agency, North Korea has begun to expand the range of methods of illegal mining of cryptocurrency - Pyongyang is also credited with the spread of XMR virus-miners.

In late January, one of the largest crypto exchange in Japan Coincheck confirmed a major theft of funds from the platform. A total of 58 billion yen ($ 533 million) in the NEM (XEM) crypto currency was stolen.

NEM Meetup to be Held in Caracas, Venezuela

  NEM is organizing blockchain meetups in Latin America; the Venezuela meetup will be held in Caracas on February 22, 2018
22 February 2018   1486

NEM blockchain platform was designed and coded from the ground up for scale and speed. Its consensus mechanism and the Supernode program aim to ensure that NEM’s open, public blockchain can grow without ever compromising throughput or stability.

NEM is currently organizing blockchain meetups in Latin America, and the Venezuela meetup will be held in Caracas on February 22, 2018.

Nem meetup in VenezuelaNEM Meetup in Venezuela Announcement

Location: Hotel Pestana, 1ra. Avenida. Urb. Santa Eduvigis, Caracas, Venezuela
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Agenda: Official launch of the NEM project, Functionalities, Mining, Multisignature protection, Domains and Assets Creation, Private and public blockchain for companies, Cooperative Networking

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of NEM:

Average price: $0,558878
Market cap: $5 029 901 999
24h volume: $75 501 000