Mastercard open to cryptocurrency
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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
Bitcoin

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
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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
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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
money laundering
Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency Makes Up Only 0.17% of All Money Laundering Cases in...

Cryptocurrency opponents have long argued that digital currencies are tools for money launderers. If the National Police Agency in Japan is to be believed, that may indeed be the case...

Adam James | Feb 23, 2018 | 18:00
News

Japanese Exchange Accidentally Offers Free Bitcoins

Everyone’s looking to get the best deal when buying Bitcoin — but for seven lucky buyers, a Japanese exchange accidentally offered them the deal of a lifetime. Free Bitcoins!...

Adam James | Feb 21, 2018 | 08:30
Crypto Hot Spot Japan Shows No Love for ICOs
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Cryptocurrency in Japan: Crypto Industry Groups to Merge, Launch...

Japan is one of the world’s most crypto-friendly nations at the moment. It made digital currencies legal tender in April last year and enjoys a free and unfettered crypto trading...

Martin Young | Feb 16, 2018 | 02:30
The 'Phoenix' Exchange: CoinCheck, Post January's $550 Million Hack
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Japanese Authorities Raid Hacked Coincheck Exchange

Japan’s Financial Services Agency raided the offices of the hacked Coincheck cryptocurrency exchange to see if they had adequate funds to repay customers. The recent hack of the...

Jeff Francis | Feb 02, 2018 | 01:45
Lisk Lights up the Markets Amid Crypto Selloff
Altcoin News

Lisk Lights up the Markets Amid Crypto Selloff

After what can only be described as a rotten day in crypto land things have perked up a little during the Asian trading session this morning. Bitcoin is still lulling around the...

Martin Young | Feb 01, 2018 | 01:00
The Great Ripple Debate: FinCEN Ruling Labels XRP a Currency, Not a Security
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SBI Holdings to Exclusively List Ripple’s XRP at Launch of SBI...

Tokyo-based SBI Holdings has announced that its digital assets exchange, SBI Virtual Currencies, which launched in beta yesterday, will list Ripple (XRP) as the only cryptocurrency...

Tabassum Naiz | Jan 31, 2018 | 19:00

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