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
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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
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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...

James Levenson | 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
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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...

James Levenson | 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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Japan’s Popular Line Chat App to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japan’s popular chat app, Line, has announced that they have filed to launch a cryptocurrency exchange within the app. While some countries are clamping down on cryptocurrency...

Jeff Francis | Jan 31, 2018 | 02:15
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Coincheck Shows Relief As Regulator Orders ‘Improvements’...

Japan’s financial regulator has ordered hacked exchange Coincheck to “improve” but appears uninterested in restricting cryptocurrency activities. FSA: ‘Don’t Do It...

Wilma Woo | Jan 29, 2018 | 07:00
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Coincheck to Reimburse $425 Million to Users Affected by Hack

Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck announced that it would reimburse roughly $425 million to its users affected by the recent hack. Usually when a cryptocurrency exchange is hacked...

Jeff Francis | Jan 28, 2018 | 05:15
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Japan’s Largest Financial Group To Launch Own Virtual Currency

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is launching an initiative to open a new exchange and issue its own virtual currency: the “MUFG coin.” By controlling the exchanges...

Matthew Tompkins | Jan 16, 2018 | 14:30
5 Altcoins with Major Events the week of April 1, 2018 (Gains Likely to Beat BTC Returns!)
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Japanese Crypto Girls Coining It In

Many countries have shied away from cryptocurrencies and even clamped down on trading and using them. These tend to be the more authoritarian nations such as Russia, China, and...

James Levenson | Jan 08, 2018 | 07:00

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