About 500 million XEM tokens ($ 533 million), stolen from the accounts of the Japanese cryptoexchange Coincheck, were not transferred to other sites. Also, hackers have not yet tried to sell coins, according to the NEM Foundation blog.
We are closely monitoring the stolen funds. Some small amounts, under $100 USD each, have been moved to several accounts. NEM’s tagging system is working to track how funds are moved. None of the stolen funds have been sent to any exchanges. As long as those funds are off public exchanges they will be very difficult to liquidate, especially in large amounts.
Earlier, Reuters reported that the attackers of Coincheck tried to move the stolen cryptocurrency funds.
[The hackers are] trying to spend them on multiple exchanges. We are contacting those exchanges.
Vice President, NEM
On January 25, the bitcoin-exchange Coincheck confirmed the theft of more than half a billion dollars in the NEM currency. Later, the site promised to pay $ 400 million to affected customers. In addition, the financial services agency of Japan will begin checking the rest of the country's bitcoin exchanges after the Coincheck platform has been hacked.