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Investigation involving crypto-currency company

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," says a police spokesperson.

"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.

"We expect to provide an update today."

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