Category: Japan

Microsoft Japan Partners With Startup to Increase Domestic Blockchain Uptake

The¬†Japanese¬†arm of computer giant¬†Microsoft¬†has partnered with nascent¬†blockchain¬†startup LayerX to ‚Äúaccelerate‚ÄĚ uptake of the technology,¬†Cointelegraph Japan¬†reported Nov. 30.

Japanese Platform Pays to Watch Ads

A Japanese video platform service called has started its expansion into English-speaking markets.

Will AI-based Agents on Blockchain Replace User Interfaces?

Does your mopping robot or your food processor have names? Do you ascribe a character to them? Unless you’re a robot yourself, you probably do.

Japan: Zaif Exchange Handover Complete as Previous Owner Vows to Dissolve Company

Tech Bureau, the company that formerly operated hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif, has completed its handover to buyer Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange (FCCE), Cointelegraph Japanreported Nov. 22.

Japanese Shipping Line Develops Digital Cash for Crew

Nippon Yusen K.K., Japan’s largest shipping line by sales, is introducing its own digital currency for crew members, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Japanese Banking Giant, Others Donate $800K for Blockchain Course at University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo will launch a blockchain course following a donation of nearly  $800,000 from several companies, including Japanese banking giant Sumitomo Mitsui (SMBC) and the Ethereum Foundation, Cointelegraph Japan reports Nov. 21.

Japan: Queries About Cryptocurrencies Steadily Decline, Financial Regulator Reveals

The number of enquiries about cryptocurrencies from Japanese investors has declined in the third quarter of 2018, according to a report published by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) Friday, Nov. 16.

Japan Wants to Regulate Crypto Wallets, Breach of User Privacy?

Crypto wallet users in Japan may have to reveal their identities as the country’s top financial watchdog prepares a law for it.

Japan: Tokyo Police Arrest 8 Men Allegedly Involved in $68 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme

Tokyo police have arrested eight men that are suspected of collecting a total amount of $68.4 million in cash and cryptocurrency using a pyramid scheme, Japanese daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Top Japan Insurance Provider Sompo And Africa’s BitPesa Blockchain Platform To Improve Cross-Border Payments

Sompo And BTC Africa Team Up In Efforts To Improve Cross-Border Payments.

Japan’s GMO Internet Reports ‚ÄėHistorical Q3 Performance‚Äô for its Crypto-Related Businesses

Japanese¬†IT giant GMO Internet¬†has published¬†its third quarter report Monday, Nov. 12, revealing a ‚Äúhistorical performance‚ÄĚ of its crypto-related sectors despite ‚Äúthe harsh external environment.‚ÄĚ

New Linux-Targeting Crypto-Mining Malware Combines Hiding and Upgrading Capabilities

Japanese multinational cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has detected a new strain of crypto-miningmalware that targets PCs running Linux, according to a report published Nov. 8.