Japanese online broker Monex Group will buy cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck

The management of the exchange Coincheck agreed to the proposal of the Japanese online broker Monex Group to purchase the company. It is reported Nikkei Asian Review.
Under the terms of the transaction, the company will conduct significant personnel changes in the management structure. So, chief operating officer of Monex Toshihiko Katsuya will take the post of President of Coincheck. In addition, the President and founder of Koichiro WADA, as well as the operational Director of Uske Otsuka, will resign.

In addition, injured in January from hacking the exchange expects to receive from Monex "several billion yen" of new investments. The exact amount of injections into the capital of Coincheck is still unknown, but information about it may appear in the near future.

According to the source, a large Japanese broker Monex Group appreciates the capabilities of distributed registry technology to transform the financial market. With the acquisition of Coincheck, which has considerable experience in the crypto industry and a large customer base, The company expects to increase its competitiveness.
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