Rakuten Is About to Buy a Bitcoin Exchange for $2.4 Million
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is planning another step into the cryptocurrency industry with the acquisition of a local bitcoin exchange.
The Japanese e-commerce giant's Rakuten Wallet exchange has gone live for spot trading of bitcoin, ether and bitcoin cash against the yen.
E-commerce giant Rakuten has partnered with blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace to ensure AML compliance for its soon-to-launch exchange platform.
Blockchain provenance startup Everledger has raised $20 million in a Series A round led by internet giant Tencent.
Japan's Amazon equivalent, Rakuten, has started accepting limited account registrations for its new cryptocurrency exchange.
Japan's Financial Service Agency has licensed a cryptocurrency exchange being rebranded and relaunched by internet giant Rakuten.
The CEO of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has repeated his conglomerate’s intention to “probably” accept bitcoin at some stage, at a company financial conference in Tokyo today. Without disclosing a specific timeframe in which it might happen, company CEO Hiroshi Mikitani said: “We are thinking about [accepting bitcoin] and we probably will.” The CEO, one of Japan’s wealthiest individuals, previously […]