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

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!)

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...

Martin Young | Jan 08, 2018 | 07:00

Bitcoin Will Give Japan’s Economy a Substantial Boost

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies had a year of exceptional growth in 2017.  The cryptocurrency market cap managed to surpass the valuation of $638 billion and many experts believe that it...

Ashour Iesho | Dec 31, 2017 | 05:00
The Great Ripple Debate: FinCEN Ruling Labels XRP a Currency, Not a Security
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Ripple Rides up Crypto Charts, Knocks Bitcoin Cash Out of #3 Spot

The majority of cryptocurrencies have been taking a break this week with very little movement in either direction. This morning, however, saw declines across the board during the Asian...

Martin Young | Dec 28, 2017 | 00:30

Anxious Asian Authorities Grapple with Crypto

The nations of Asia are responsible for well over half of the total global volume of cryptocurrency trading. The Asian trading session often dictates how the rest of the day will play...

Martin Young | Dec 22, 2017 | 09:30

Japanese Finance Minister Says Bitcoin Not a Credible Currency

In remarks pertaining to the upcoming G20 meeting in 2018, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said that Bitcoin was not a credible currency. While the unwashed masses are celebrating...

Jeff Francis | Dec 19, 2017 | 10:30

Huobi, SBI Group To Launch Two Japanese Exchanges In ‘Early...

Chinese exchange Huobi has announced it is launching two cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan in conjunction with the SBI Group. Huobi And SBI’s ‘In-Depth Cooperation’...

Wilma Woo | Dec 07, 2017 | 07:00

We’ll List Bitcoin Futures ‘ASAP’ Says Major Japan...

The CEO of one of Japan’s largest exchanges says it will launch cryptocurrency futures “as soon as possible” once frameworks are in place. Securities Law Only Barrier To...

Wilma Woo | Dec 05, 2017 | 05:30
Japanese Internet conglomerate to launch Bitcoin Exchange

Bitcoin Mania: Japan Sees ‘Cryptocurrency’ Become Top-10...

Japan consumers rate “cryptocurrency” a more influential ‘buzzword’ than anything except six terms in 2017, data shows. Japan: Cryptocurrency Is 7th Biggest...

Wilma Woo | Dec 04, 2017 | 07:30

Chinese Cryptocurrency Traders Relocating to Other Asian Countries

After the recent clampdown by the Chinese government, many cryptocurrency operators are looking to relocate to other Asian countries that are much more welcoming. There are quite a few...

Jeff Francis | Oct 30, 2017 | 07:00
Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Manager Arrested For Ripple Fraud

Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Manager Arrested For Ripple Fraud

The manager and operator of Japanese Ripple exchange Ripple Trade Japan has been arrested for allegedly defrauding a customer for ¥1.4 million ($12,470) with potentially further...

Matthew Tompkins | Oct 19, 2017 | 12:00

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