Japan's police agency has released data revealing that cyberattacks leading to thefts of cryptocurrency rose sharply earlier this year.
Yet another Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange has been hacked, losing about $60 million worth of cryptocurrency, including 6,000 bitcoins.
Japan's financial regulator is recruiting more people next year to handle the growing interest among Japanese companies in a crypto exchange license.
Huobi Group is about to expand its trading services to Japan via a deal to purchase local cryptocurrency exchange BitTrade.
Japan's top police agency is to fund development of new software aimed to help track individuals behind illicit crypto transactions.
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is planning another step into the cryptocurrency industry with the acquisition of a local bitcoin exchange.
Instances of crypto-mining malware jumped by almost 1,000 percent in the year up to June 2018, according to a Trend Micro report.
The new commissioner of Japan's top financial regulator has spoken of the need for balance when regulating the country's cryptocurrency industry.
SBI Holdings is making a new round of investment in a cryptocurrency exchange that's under increased scrutiny from the country's financial regulator.