Category: Japan

Financial Giant SBI Group to Develop Wallet Following New Partnership

Japan-based financial services firm SBI Group and Danish cryptography services company Sepior ApS have partnered to jointly develop a proprietary wallet.

Japan Grants Cryptocurrency Industry Self-regulatory Status

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) on Wednesday gave the cryptocurrency industry self-regulatory status, permitting the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association to police and sanction exchanges for any violations.

Japanese Regulator to Host Regular Global Cryptocurrency Roundtable

The Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA) recently hosted its first-ever international cryptocurrency roundtable.

Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Downplays Cryptocurrency Plans

Masayoshi Amamiya, Bank of Japan’s Deputy Governor, stated on Saturday that it was unclear whether digital currencies could enhance the monetary policies of central banks.

Mt Gox: Final Chance To Claim, Last 4 Days

Clients of the dead crypto exchange Mt. Gox must submit claims for caught funds by Oct. 22.

Japanese Electric Power Company Partners With Bank, University on Blockchain Research

A four-way partnership between major Japanese companies will conduct research into the possible use of blockchain in distributed electricity supply.

Japanese Taxation Committee Seeks to Simplify Cryptocurrency Tax Reporting

A Japanese taxation policy committee held a debate with the aim of simplifying cryptocurrency tax Wednesday, Oct. 17

Japan: Messaging Giant LINE Launches Trading of Its LINK Token on Native Exchange

Japanese messaging app provider LINE Corporation announced that its newly-developed LINK (LN) token is now tradeable on its native BITBOX cryptocurrency exchange in a press release Tuesday, October 16.

Epoch Partners Limited Launches First Crypto IPO

Cayman-Islands headquartered firm Epoch Partners Limited announced on Monday that it has launched the world’s first initial public offering (IPO) of a cryptocurrency and digital assets related fund in Japan.

Sony Develops Blockchain Solution for Rights Management with Internal Partnerships

Japanese technology multinational Sony revealed it is working on a blockchain-powered extension of its digital rights management system Monday, Oct. 15.

MT Gox Trustee Enters Talks with Kraken

Nobuaki Kobayashi, the MT Gox Rehabilitation Trustee, has signed a memorandum with Payward, Inc, the company which operates Kraken.

Hacked Japanese Crypto Exchange Zaif Releases Financial Support Plan for Customer Assets

Hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has announced an official plan to provide financial support for affected customers’ assets, in an official notice posted today, October 10.