It's pasts 11/07 at the last minute, Bitpoint, a group that manages virtual currencies Bitcoin, Bitcoin cache, ethereum, litecoin and ripening, he had to cancel services for some time Tokyo (capital of Japan) because of the disappearance 32 million dollars in the middle of the exchange. This means that many began to be afraid of using virtual money.
It was published by the British newspaper The Guardian in the morning of that Friday 12/07 after the transactions stopped and that the company that works in Japan, Remixpoint, provide compensation to your customers for losses. According to what the company explained, two-thirds of the affected property belonged to customers, but the rest was owned by the company.
It happens only a day later that President Donald Trump refers to the battles, but more precisely to the crypto currency Facebook, Libra. "I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and airborne", wrote Trump on Twitter to clarify later that all those who want to be a bank that follows the rules that must be followed, "as well as all national and international".
In turn, the Japanese scandal is in the middle of criticism of this form of money that takes place only in the virtual world is dangerous, especially for those who work with it and depend on it because it is constantly exposed to hacks and virtual attacks the one that has suffered this time, of course, the project Facebook is the issue because it could jeopardize the privacy of people's financial activities.
Apparently, according to The Guardian, the intervention was discovered when an error occurred in the company's outgoing stock company.
Although this is not the first time that such a problem has appeared since last year, Coincheck, another crypto currency company based in Japan, would have suffered an attack in which more than $ 500 million in digital currency. The same thing happened in 2017 in South Korea with Youbit, but this was worse because after two consecutive attacks, companies were forced to declare bankruptcy.
On the other hand, from Financial Conducting Authority (FCA), responsible for regulating the EU market United Kingdom They say that digital currencies lead to serious problems, such as consumer protection and privacy due to the stability of the financial market. We both already had tests in different parts of the world.
At the same time, they warn that crypto currencies can pose great danger to small or medium-sized investors because they could suffer great losses due to unexpected and sudden situations. Although his ban would also mean fluctuations in the markets, since it is well established.
So on Thursday, July 11, There was a collapse of Bitcoin, the main cryptographic market, of 11% and was set below US $ 11,500, when I arrived a few weeks ago 13,000. However, this happened after the comment Jerome Powell, President of the Federal Reserve of the United States, in connection with the Facebook crypto currency.
"The scale is causing many serious concerns about privacy, money laundering, consumer protection and financial stability," he said. Powell during his semiannual testimony on monetary policy before the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee met with market operators in the United Kingdom.