NEM Refuted Coincheck's Stolen Funds Withdrawal Info

According to NEM Foundation, they are using NEM’s tagging system in order track stolen coins
01 February 2018   312

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.
 

NEM Foundation

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.
 

Jeff McDonald
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.

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   255

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