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The perpetrators of a hack on cryptocurrency marketplace Coincheck are believed to have converted some of their loot into other virtual coins.   © Reuters

Coincheck hackers turned $4.6m of NEM into other cryptocurrencies

Darknet website facilitating laundering of stolen virtual currency

Nikkei staff writers | Japan

TOKYO -- More than 500 million yen ($4.6 million at current rates) of the 58 billion yen in NEM virtual currency taken from Tokyo-based Coincheck has apparently been converted into such forms as bitcoin, making it more difficult to track.

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