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Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif hacked for $60m

Customers' 'hot wallets' bear brunt of loss in heist of Bitcoin and other currencies

The Zaif heist follows January's hack of Coincheck, which lost $534 million to cryptocrooks.

TOKYO -- Tech Bureau, the operator of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif, reported on Thursday morning that hackers had stolen 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) worth of digital currencies.

Of the amount stolen, about 4.5 billion yen belonged to exchange customers.

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