Crypto donations are legal and do not need to be approved for political donations like cash or securities.
Nomura hopes to leverage Line's vast user base and high-quality user experience to deliver financial services.
The instructions from the FSA are vague and obvious, but they indicate some movement on the regulatory front.
A self-regulatory organization has been formed in Japan to guide security token offerings.
A flurry of announcements related to property and blockchain in Korea and Japan were made in September.
The governor of the Bank of Japan has called for global cooperation in regulating stablecoins like the Facebook-led Libra.
LINE, provider of Japan's most popular messaging app, has just been approved for a cryptocurrency business license in the country.
The Japanese e-commerce giant's Rakuten Wallet exchange has gone live for spot trading of bitcoin, ether and bitcoin cash against the yen.
Fifteen nations are reported to be planning to set up a system to monitor crypto transactions.
VC Trade, the crypto exchange launched by SBI Holdings, is integrating a new wallet solution to help it comply with international KYC standards.