Investigation involving crypto-currency company

Investigation involving crypto-currency company

National News

Police were advised late yesterday of an issue involving potential un-authorised transaction activity at the Christchurch based crypto-currency trading company Cryptopia. 
 
A significant value of crypto-currency may be involved and Police are taking this very seriously.
 
We are currently talking to the company to gain a further understanding of what has occurred.
 
A dedicated investigation team is being established in Christchurch including specialist police staff with expertise in this area.
 
Police are also liaising with relevant partner agencies in New Zealand and overseas.
 
The investigation is still in its very early stages and police are unable to provide further information tonight
 
We expect to provide an update tomorrow. 
 
ENDS
 
Issued by Police Media Centre.