Browsing the "Japan" Tag

Japan’s Biggest Bank Launching Blockchain Payments Network in 2020

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese banking giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is launching a high-throughput blockchain-based payments network next year.

GMO Internet’s Crypto Business Reports $12 Million Loss in 2018

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese IT giant GMO Internet has reported an operating loss of nearly $12 million for its crypto business in 2018, with mining worst hit.

Japan’s SBI Invests $15 Million In Crypto Card Wallet Maker Tangem

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese financial services giant SBI Group has invested $15 million in slimline cold wallet provider Tangem.

Digital Garage to Test Yen-Pegged Stablecoin on Blockstream Network

| Yogita Khatri

A Digital Garage subsidiary has partnered with blockchain tech firm Blockstream to test atomic swaps of a Japanese yen-pegged stablecoin.

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Coincheck Wins Crypto Exchange License 12 Months After Major Hack

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, which suffered a $530 million hack in January of last year, is now a licensed entity.

Japan Eyes Regulation of Unregistered Crypto Investment Schemes

| Yogita Khatri

Japan’s financial regulator is reportedly looking to close a loophole that lets unregistered investment firms solicit funds in cryptocurrencies.

Japan’s Financial Regulator May Approve Crypto ETFs: Report

| Yogita Khatri

Japan’s Financial Services Agency is considering the approval of crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs), according to a Bloomberg source.

Mark Karpeles

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Claims Innocence as Trial Nears End

| Daniel Palmer

In his closing arguments in a Tokyo court, Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, said he did not embezzle funds.

Mark Karpeles

10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles over embezzlement of user funds.

Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Changes to Ease Crypto Tax Burden

| Yogita Khatri

A Japanese politician has proposed four changes to the taxation system he says will promote adoption of cryptocurrency in the country.