TOKYO (Reuters) – A blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free – though none were able to profit from the mistake.
Reuters reported that Zaif, a government-registered exchange run by Osaka-based Tech Bureau Corp, said on Tuesday that a system glitch had let seven customers buy bitcoin with no yen value during a 20-minute window last week.
The trades were voided by the exchange but the issue was unresolved as one customer tried to transfer the purchased Bitcoin.
This latest issue for Japanese exchanges comes after the massive Coincheck hack, last month.
Coincheck announced on Friday, Jan. 26, that it is suspending all withdrawals after a Ripple payment worth $123mln left its wallet as well as a transaction of 500 million NEM (XEM) worth around $600 million at the time.
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