‘Crypto crazy’ Japanese mystified by virtual heist

The $500m theft of XEM coins by an anonymous hacker is threatening the country’s faith in cryptocurrencies

The Financial Times
Feb 2, 2018 · 7 min read
Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

By Leo Lewis and Robin Harding in Tokyo

As she sat in her office last Friday Komugi Yamazaki, director at a celebrity news website, former “idol” girl band member and voracious…

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