A group of major Japanese banks has published the first results of a blockchain interbank payments trial.
The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has formed a consortium between several companies within its umbrella to test a blockchain proof-of-concept.
A Japanese insurance firm is reportedly planning to launch a new policy line aimed at bitcoin exchanges.
A senior official for Japan's central bank had words of caution for distributed ledgers.
Digital currency exchange Gemini announced yesterday that it is opening its services to traders in South Korea and Japan.
Tokyo police have arrested a man accused of buying bitcoin with stolen money.
Japanese bank SBI Group has launched a blockchain consortium focused on its domestic market.
Japan is set to get another digital currency exchange.
IBM Japan is working with a local securities firm on a new blockchain pilot focused on developing the foundations for a bond trading system.
The government of Japan is reportedly planning to exempt bitcoin and other virtual currencies from a national sales tax.