The report of the National Police Agency of Japan states that in 2017 year, exchange operators reported about 669 cases of dubious transactions with crypto currency.
It is assumed that these were attempts to launder money using crypto currency. In this case, 500 episodes were recorded in the past three months of last year.
146 cases of doubtful transactions were associated with jewelers and traders of precious metals, such cases were 5 times more than in 2016 year, reportsJapan News.
70% of doubtful crypto-currency transactions are fixed in the last 3 months of 2017 year
This year the police faced the largest in the history of robbery of crypto-instruments, when hackers managed to withdraw from the exchanger Coincheck about 530 million dollars.
The police are investigating, detained one of the possible hacking figures who managed to convert NEM token stolen from the stock exchange in Litecoin on exchanges in the shadow sector of the Internet.
Meanwhile, victims of the exchange robbery, users filed a lawsuit against Coincheck demanding compensation damage.
Author: Evgenij Novožilov, Analyst Freedman Club Crypto News
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