Japan Unveils Guidelines to Legalize Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

While countries like the United States and China aim to restrict Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Japan is firmly on the path towards legalizing the popular (and, at times...

Adam James | Apr 05, 2018 | 11:00
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Monex Shares Soar Amid Rumor of Buying Coincheck Bitcoin Exchange

The market cap of Japanese online broker Monex Group shot up 20% April 3 after rumors spread about it buying troubled cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck. Monex Shares Surge 20% Data...

Wilma Woo | Apr 03, 2018 | 10:00
Crypto Hot Spot Japan Shows No Love for ICOs

Crypto Hot Spot Japan Shows No Love for ICOs

Despite Japan’s position at the forefront of crypto-trading and regulation, there is one area in which they sorely lag behind. Although ICOs have exploded onto the world stage...

Emilio Janus | Mar 29, 2018 | 22:00

Two More Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges Shut Down

The doors have closed on two more cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan following investigations by the country’s Financial Services Agency — raising questions as to whether or not...

Adam James | Mar 29, 2018 | 06:00
Crypto Exchange Giant Coinbase Announces Opening of Japan Office
Altcoin News

Crypto-Positivity Still Big in Japan Despite High Profile Hacks

As the flying taxi swoops past a building-sized electronic billboard, my robot driver flicks a switch. A screen bursts into life: Five high-pitched squeals in unnecessarily shiny...

Emilio Janus | Mar 28, 2018 | 18:00

Bitcoin Price Falls As Markets React To (False) Japan Binance Threat...

Bitcoin fell $500 in hours to hit two-day lows March 22 after news broke Japanese regulators may ban the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance. Co-Founder Ye Not Concerned...

Wilma Woo | Mar 22, 2018 | 07:30
Mastercard open to cryptocurrency

Mastercard Open to Cryptocurrency, But There’s a Catch

An executive confirms that Mastercard is open to the use of cryptocurrency, but there is a major catch involved. Banks have notoriously been steadfast in their opposition to...

Jeff Francis | Mar 19, 2018 | 03:30
Bitcoin Regulation

Japan, France & Germany to Ask G20 for Help Regulating Bitcoin

A Japanese government official has revealed that the country will ask G20 members to strengthen security measures in an effort to prevent money laundering by way of cryptocurrency...

Adam James | Mar 13, 2018 | 19:30
Solar energy

Japanese Miners See Solar Energy as ‘Only Way’ to Stay...

Kumamoto-Energy, a local power producer in Japan, has announced that they will use solar energy for mining cryptocurrencies. Japan Looks to Greener Energy Cryptocurrency mining farms...

Shaurya Malwa | Mar 10, 2018 | 15:00
Cryptocurrencies: Death by Regulation Strangulation
Altcoin News

2018 Will Be the Year of Cryptocurrency Regulation, But is That a Bad...

Many have predicted that 2018 will be the year regulators get well and truly involved the emerging cryptocurrency market. Thus far, that certainly seems to be the case. Regulation Is...

Adam James | Mar 09, 2018 | 18:00
The 'Phoenix' Exchange: CoinCheck, Post January's $550 Million Hack

National Regulators to Shut Down Some Japanese Exchanges, Order...

Financial regulators in Japan are set to dole out punishments to multiple cryptocurrency exchanges this week, in addition to shutting some down entirely. Cracking the Whip In 2017...

Adam James | Mar 09, 2018 | 03:30
Japan Needs to Have Stricter Exchange Regulations According to Monex

Ripple-Powered Mobile App to Provide On-Demand Payments in Japan

The Japan Consortium is set to launch a revolutionary smartphone app called “MoneyTap,” which will allow customers to settle transactions instantaneously, 24/7. The app is...

Adam James | Mar 07, 2018 | 04:00

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