Japanese exchange Coincheck stops operation with an anonymous cryptocurrency Monero, Dash and zcash for. This decision guide Japanese sites, lost as a result of hacking 523 million tokens NEM, explained the greater risks associated with the anonymity of the transactions.
Anonymity of cryptocurrencies such virtually eliminates identification of users who make a transaction, which allows their use for money laundering.
Clients who are ready to sell these coins to the exchange, will be able to get them for market value in another cryptocurrency or Fiat money. An obligatory condition for performing such operations will be a complete verification of the account holders.
Immediately after the hacking trade on Coincheck has been suspended. The restoration of trade transactions took place last week, with the exception of transactions with Monero, Dash and zcash for.
Recall that at the time of the burglary the stolen tokens NEM was estimated at $530 million. On March 13, 260 thousand affected customers Coincheck received from the exchange of compensation in the amount of $440 million dollars.
An independent investigation showed that the attack on the stock exchange, the kidnappers used a special virus, which was stolen the private key of the wallet.
According to experts, hackers managed to wash about 40% of stolen assets with the help of other cryptocurrencies and Fiat through. It is possible that these operations were carried out with the help of the darknet.
Keep track of transactions with the stolen token becomes almost impossible, and the darknet continues to be used for criminal purposes, said technical Director of the Japan Digital Design Kusunoki Masanori (Masanori Kusunoki).
It should be noted that anonymous cryptocurrency Monero, zcash for and Dash of concern in Europe. With their help offenders successfully hide their tracks, which hampers the investigation, said Europol.