Japanese online brokerage Monex Group Friday said it was acquiring all of Coincheck, a cryptocurrency exchange that suffered a major hacking attack in January. “We recognize blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies as next-generation technologies and platforms which are likely to drastically change the way people approach money,” Monex said in a news release. The online brokerage said Coincheck is improving its governance and internal controls in order to prevent future security breaches. “We aim to build a secured business environment for customers by fully backing up Coincheck’s enhancement process,” Monex added. Read more here.

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