February 9, 2018 / 10:06 AM / 10 months ago

Japan to let Coincheck resume yen withdrawals Tuesday: source

Cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck's signboard is pictured in front of a building where their office is located, in Tokyo, Japan January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese regulators will allow cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc to resume yen withdrawals from Tuesday, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Coincheck, reeling from the theft of $530 million worth of NEM digital money by hackers last month, has received yen-withdrawal requests from customers totaling about 30 billion yen ($280 million), the person said.

The exchange froze withdrawals of yen and digital currencies following the theft.

($1 = 109.0600 yen)

Reporting by Takahiko Wada Writing by Thomas WilsonEditing by William Mallard

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