Bitpoint, a licensed cryptocurrency exchange based in Japan, was hacked, CoinDesk Japan reports. Losses amount to $32 million in cryptocurrencies.
Bitpoint suspended all transactions, including trading, deposits and withdrawals of all crypto assets, on Friday morning. This happened after employees of the exchange noticed a suspicious withdrawal of funds from their hot wallet on Thursday. At this stage, it is not yet known what types of assets have been lost: the exchange trades five types of cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and XRP.
Additionally, the parent company Remixpoint Inc. said the stolen $ 23 million belonged to its customers. There are no reports on the further movement of the stolen funds. Also, there were no claims for reimbursement for the customers of the exchange.
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