That Coincheck heist was beyond any bank robbery in real life, and while Coincheck is refunding the stolen money, they didn't get the actual stolen funds back. No one knows who took it, and the security measures that monitored where the money went have since been removed, because crime-solving is hard. The money is never coming back, and seems to have mostly been funneled into the deep, dark, dirty web.
In fact, over $9 million per day gets scammed in the world of cryptocurrency. Which is a lot, right? Like, I don't have anywhere near that much money, so it seems like a lot to me. But it's par for the course in this realm, until someone figures out a way to make it harder to steal. But even that probably won't stop hackers from just using your WiFi to hijack your device when you're sitting in Starbucks, forcing your machine to mine cryptocurrency for them using a process not even your computer fully understands.
Companies Are Rebranding To Jump On The Bandwagon
Imagine if you sucked super hard at life and decided you needed to shake s**t up to not suck, so you let everyone know that you were putting suck on the back burner and changing your name to Artemis Bitcoin FinTech Blockpunch. Would that make you a better person? The question is rhetorical, because of course it would. And businesses know this, which is why so many of them did almost exactly the awesome thing I just mentioned.
Consider the Long Island Iced Tea Company, a boring if not fairly straightforward name attached to a business that made the titular beverages. And then they changed their name to Long Blockchain Corp, causing their stock value to increase sixfold. They literally did nothing else. They didn't implement any changes or discover a bunch of enchanted rubies in the cellar. They announced they were going to become a cryptocurrency business -- something any small beverage company is of course set up to do at a moment's notice -- and that they would buy 1,000 Bitcoin mining machines, or what the layman might call "computers."