In an exclusive interview, Bank of Japan's Yuko Kawai discussed how blockchain is emerging as one of the "hottest topics" among central banks.
The price of bitcoin continued its recent meteoric rise on Tuesday amid more widespread gains in the cryptocurrency markets.
Members of Japanese bank consortium focused on blockchain is set to test a virtual currency-based funds transfer system.
Central banks could allow access around the clock if they used blockchains, a senior Bank of Japan official speculated last week.
The city of Hirosaki is raising bitcoin donations to help preserve a historic cherry blossom park and its castle.
One of Japan's government ministries has developed a new methodology for evaluating blockchain projects.
Japan is set to begin recognizing bitcoin as a legal method of payment starting tomorrow.
A group of international banks is reportedly planning the 2018 launch of cross-border payment services backed by blockchain.
More than 25 companies and organizations are taking part in a blockchain proof-of-concept spearheaded by the Japan Exchange Group (JPX).
A consortium of 47 banks has completed a distributed ledger technology pilot spearheaded by SBI Ripple Asia.