Nikkei: exchange Coincheck can be purchased broker Monex

Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, which has undergone large-scale hacking in the beginning of this year, may soon replace the owner. The Monex company has issued a press release that reaffirms the consideration of the acquisition of Coincheck.

Monex is a brokerage company based in Japan — is considering buying a controlling stake in the exchange. In the framework of a possible deal Monex is reportedly completely change the administrative structure of the exchange and will make changes to the operation of the trading platform Coincheck.

The publication notes that in the case of such developments, the cost of the transaction could reach «several billion yen», and an official statement can be made already this week.

However, the share purchase has still not been officially confirmed by the broker, and in the message
Reuters says that Coincheck has also not ready to confirm or deny this information. After the rumors began, the stock price Monex soared by 23% — the maximum daily limit on the Tokyo stock exchange.

After hacking
Coincheck, which was stolen NEM coins with a total value of 530 million dollars, the exchange is constantly faced with problems. A few days after breaking the exchange’s management issued a statement, promising to pay the affected users $ 420 million.

However, this has not stopped regulators from Japan, a thorough investigation of activities in the beginning of February, the FSA raided the offices of Coincheck. In the middle of last month, the exchange had paid
affected users, and two weeks ago announced
on the termination of transactions with Monero, Dash and zcash for in connection with large risks that are associated with the anonymity of the transactions.

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