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Coincheck Unfreezes Customer Yen Accounts

Coincheck Unfreezes Customer Yen Accounts

   Tokyo, Feb. 13 (Jiji Press)--Coincheck Inc., the hacked virtual currency exchange operator, restarted customer withdrawals of yen deposits on Tuesday, it was learned the same day.
   According to people familiar with the matter, there have been requests for withdrawals of more than 30 billion yen in total.
   Coincheck is transferring customers' yen deposits to their bank accounts in phases.
Meanwhile, when to unfreeze customers' virtual currency accounts has yet to be decided as the system's safety is still uncertain.
   Finance Minister Taro Aso told a press conference after the day's cabinet meeting that the government will figure out ways Coincheck protected its customers through the Financial Services Agency's on-site inspections that started on Feb. 2.

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