Coincheck Inc, a subsidiary of the Japanese financial services giant Monex Group, announced this Monday that it has added two further cryptocurrencies to its digital asset exchange – Ripple (XRP) and Factom (FCT).
With this move, Coincheck has now completely resumed its depositing and purchasing services for all tradable cryptocurrencies on the cryptocurrency exchange since they were canceled in January.
At the beginning of this year, Coincheck made headlines when it was hacked and had more than $500 million in digital NEM tokens stolen. Following the hack, the cryptocurrency exchange suspended mostly all of its services.
However, since January, the exchange has been gradually reintroducing its services. In February, it resumed withdrawal in Japanese yen (JPY), and it slowly began the remitting and selling of cryptocurrencies between March to June of this year.
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In the past month, the cryptocurrency exchange has been adding services at a quicker pace. Towards the end of October, Finance Magnates reported that the exchange was allowing customers to open new accounts and deposit the following cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Then, in mid-November, it added Ethereum (ETH), NEM (XEM) and Lisk (LSK).
Coincheck is Preparing to Resume Further Services
The firm also announced today, that it is currently preparing for the resumption of further services. This includes leveraged transactions for new positions, affiliate service, JPY depositing through convenience stores, JPY quick depositing (Pay-easy), Coincheck Payment and Coincheck DENKI (electricity).
According to the statement released this Monday, the services will only be reintroduced after the cryptocurrency exchange receives confirmation of the technical safety of the products and platform from external experts.
This is, of course, to prevent a repeat of January’s events which caused a wave of financial difficulties for the company, opening the doors for the Monex Group to acquire the firm, which was confirmed in April.