A group of hackers attacked the Japanese exchange Zaif and stole about $60 million, according to the Japan Times. Of the stolen funds, almost 40 million dollars in bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies were deposits of the clients of the exchange. Tech Bureau, the operator of the exchange, suspended operations on the exchange and said that all clients would be compensated for all losses. Employees of the financial agency of Japan will check the circumstances of the incident, the description of which should be received from Tech Bureau. In Japan, cryptocurrency was recognized as an official settlement facility in 2017 by a special law on the cryptocurrency.
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