On July 11, hackers stole JPY 3.5 billion (USD 32 million) from the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BITpoint, its parent company Remixpoint confirmed today, adding that victims of the hack will be compensated.
The exchange stopped all its services earlier today and promised to announce more details later. Among stolen cryptocurrencies are XRP, ether and litecoin.
JPY 2.5 billion belong to the customers of the exchange, while the rest were stolen directly from the BITpoint Japan.
In 2018, BITpoint was among other exchanges that were hit with business improvement orders by Japanese regulator the Financial Services Agency. Also, as reported, BITpoint has recently opened a branch in Peru.