The CEO of Japanese finance group MUFG said today that big bank-issued digital currencies aren't quite the same as bitcoin.
Fujitsu is joining up with a Japanese banking association in a bid to help member banks build and test real-world blockchain solutions.
SBI Ripple Asia will reportedly start testing its blockchain-based funds-transfer system between Japanese and South Korean banks by the end of 2017.
The popularity of cryptocurrencies in Japan continues to grow, with e-commerce and digital services firm DMM moving into the bitcoin mining industry.
Japanese law enforcement officials have released new figures about cryptocurrency-related fraud during 2017.
Japan's GMO Internet is launching a new bitcoin mine in Europe, months after it launched a cryptocurrency exchange.
A financial data provider and bitcoin exchange operator in Japan is testing a digital bond denominated in the cryptocurrency.
Japanese bitcoin exchange bitFlyer is heading to the U.S., and already has approval to operate in 34 countries.
Japan's largest IT services firm, NTT Data, has announced a new consortium aimed to investigate use cases for blockchain technology.
Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck is launching a new investment fund.