Cyber criminals netted $ 4.3 billion in 2019, and Japan plans to launch its own cryptocurrency Japan plans to launch its own cryptocurrency
The country should have its digital currency in two-to-three years, according to Kozo Yamamoto, the head of the commission for the study of banking and financial systems of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan.
He noted that the government will include this question in the list of medium-term tasks and attach the paramount importance to it.
“The sooner the better. We’ll draft proposals to be included in government’s policy guidelines, and hopefully make it happen in two-to-three years,” Yamamoto said.
He thinks that each country should create a digital platform to control cash flow. This will help better handle crises and stabilize the economy. Cyber criminals stole $4.3 billion in 2019
Threat actors stole at least $4.3 billion in cryptocurrency in 2019, according to a study by Chainalysis. In 2018, the amount consituted $3 billion.
The dramatic increase of fraud was caused by the spread of financial pyramids, with 90% of the funds stolen through six schemes. The Plus Token platform was among the most notorious ones, it promised customers daily income for storing coins. The creators of the pyramid managed to raise $2 billion, they are currently under investigation.
In 2017, most cryptocurrencies were stolen through ICOs, and in 2018, through hacker attacks.