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Coincheck hacker using darknet to trade NEM

Cryptopirate offers bitcoin holders 15% discounts on the alt currency

Investigators believe the hacker who made off with $528 million worth of NEM digital coins is trying to sell them for bitcoin on the darknet.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The hacker who last month stole 58 billion yen ($528 million) worth of the cryptocurrency NEM from Coincheck appears to be trying to exchange the loot for other digital coins on the darknet, sources close to the investigation said on Thursday.

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