Japanese crypto exchange Bitpoint has suspended all services after losing $32 million in a hack involving XRP, Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies. In an official announcement on July 12, Bitpoint revealed that it had lost around 3.5 billion yen (~$32 million) — 2.5 billion yen (~$23 million) of which belonged to customers and 1 billion (~$9.2 million) to the exchange. Bloomberg reports that shares of Bitpoint’s parent firm Remixpoint Inc. shed 19% following news of the incident, and were untraded in Tokyo as of 1:44 p.m. “on a glut of sell orders.” Bitpoint was one of multiple domestic crypto exchanges to have been served a business improvement order from Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Service Agency (FSA), during its wide-ranging inspections of industry businesses, per Bloomberg. According to the cointelegraph. The news release partner STEX.com.
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