Bitcoin Regulation

Japan and Korea Officially Approve Their Biggest Crypto Exchanges

South Korea’s Internet & Security Agency (KISA) has granted an important certification to the country’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb. Meanwhile, in Japan...

Georgi Georgiev | Jan 11, 2019 | 09:00
Bank of Japan Says Its Role Would Be 'Sharply Reduced' by Mainstream Cryptocurrency
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Bank of Japan Admits Its Role Would Be ‘Sharply Reduced’...

A top-level executive from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) revealed that the country’s central bank doesn’t plan to issue a digital currency. The BOJ justifies this decision by identifying...

Georgi Georgiev | Oct 23, 2018 | 14:00
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Lost $882 Million to Hackers in Two Years...

A recent report by cybersecurity company found that over the past two years cryptocurrency exchanges have lost $882 million to hackers. The report also warns that the trend is likely...

Georgi Georgiev | Oct 18, 2018 | 17:00
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In Japan, Exchange Operators Shore up Investor Protections After...

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association says it will tighten investor protection stipulations after a wave of hacks on digital currency exchanges. Citing informed sources, the...

Kevin O’Brien | Oct 01, 2018 | 00:00
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Bithumb Hack: Exchange Confirms It Will Reimburse All Users

South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb, has confirmed that it indeed lost 35 billion won ($31.4 million) in this week’s high-profile hack — which it will...

Wilma Woo | Jun 21, 2018 | 08:00
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Monex Owned Coincheck Confirms Delisting of Privacy Coins

CoinCheck has plans to remove 3 privacy coins – Monero, Dash, and Zcash – from their platform along with an ERC-20 token which elicits gambling on a non-regulated platform...

Nick Chong | May 20, 2018 | 22:00
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Monex CEO Says Cryptocurrencies Could Take off like Derivatives...

During a recent talk at the Japan Society in New York, the CEO of the Monex Group made comparisons between the derivative market in the early 1980s and the current state of...

Nick Chong | May 04, 2018 | 06:00
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Monex Group Gives Coincheck New Life

Many in Japan feared its cryptocurrency market would grind to a halt following the hack of the Tokyo-based exchange, Coincheck. It appears that those fears were unwarranted, however...

Patrick Smith | May 02, 2018 | 03:00
Coincheck Posts Significant Profit, Despite High-Profile Heist
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Coincheck Posts Significant Profit, Despite High-Profile Heist

Despite experiencing one of the worst heists in the cryptocurrency market’s history, Coincheck has still managed to turn a significant profit. Can’t Nobody Hold Coincheck...

Adam James | Apr 27, 2018 | 01:30
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Japanese Crypto Exchanges Launch Self-Regulatory Body

The 16 registered cryptocurrency exchange services in Japan have come together to form the Japan Cryptocurrency Exchange Association (JCEA). This is according to a report by Asahi...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Apr 25, 2018 | 14:00
Japan Needs to Have Stricter Exchange Regulations According to Monex
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Japan Needs to Have Stricter Exchange Regulations According to Monex

Hot on the heels of their Coincheck acquisition, Monex has stated that Japanese exchanges need to have tougher regulations in place. Japan has long been known for being a...

Nikita Blows | Apr 21, 2018 | 20:00
Engineers in Short Supply for Japan's Red Hot Crypto Market
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Engineers in Short Supply for Japan’s Red Hot Crypto Market

As the cryptocurrency industry continues to grow and expand at a rapid rate, an issue has become clear across the board: there is a severe shortage of skilled engineers to keep up with...

Nikita Blows | Apr 06, 2018 | 19:00

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