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Coincheck Brings Back Account Openings, Purchases, and Deposits For Selected Coins

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Cryptocurrency exchange going by the name of Coincheck has just announced that it will bring back purchases and deposits for some cryptocurrencies.

Coincheck re-introduces some of its former services

Coincheck is a crypto exchange that has had a lot of issues throughout 2018, starting with a major hack that hit the exchange back in January. After the hack, Coincheck was in bad shape, and it was soon purchased by a Japan-based brokerage company called Monex Group. This was in April 2018, and the exchange was bought for around $33.5 million.

Coincheck attempted to recover on its own in February, and it resumed JPY withdrawals, as well as remitting and selling several coins. Most of this was done by taking one step at the time throughout the first half of 2018.

This is the way the exchange continued to recover up to this point, and the new press release states that several chosen cryptocurrencies are now available for deposit. These include Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), and Ethereum Classic (ETC). Furthermore, the exchange has made BCH, LTC, and ETC available for purchase as well, while Bitcoin is still suspended due to the attack.

Coincheck also announced that users can now open new accounts, however, this only includes customers based in Japan. In addition, those interested in opening an account will have to go through the KYC process. This is required due to regulation brought by Japan’s FSA.

Coincheck’s recovery and plans for the future

Due to the incident that has left the exchange in a very bad shape, Coincheck is seeking confirmation of technical safety for all of the products and services. This is done in order to prevent another attack, as well as to avoid fines for insufficient security. Apart from having its reputation damaged after the hack, the exchange was in dire need of funds, which the Monex Group used to buy it in the first place.

Now that the exchange feels confident enough to get back into the crypto business, many have seen it as a good sign. Not only is Coincheck finally making a return, but it will also mean a lot for Monex Group. As mentioned, the exchange has had a lot of losses throughout this year, and by purchasing it, Monex felt the consequences of the incident as well.

Thanks to the return of the exchange and its services, it is expected that Coincheck will perform much better in the following quarters. While the speed of the recovery is something that has yet to be established, the crypto community has welcomed this move as a positive one.

Finally, while Coincheck announced that it will make its recovery one step at the time, it has already made a lot of plans for the future. These include things such as bringing back leverage transactions for new positions, JPY depositing via convenience stores, affiliate service, and alike. Of course, all of these services will first need to be confirmed from the security perspective before they are officially re-introduced.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

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