Tag: 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 “accelerate” uptake of the technology, Cointelegraph Japan reported Nov. 30.

Japanese Platform Pays to Watch Ads

A Japanese video platform service called c0ban.tv has started its expansion into English-speaking markets.

Japan: Coincheck Completes Token Additions With Ripple, Factom Relaunch

Hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has begun trading a wider range of assets Nov. 26, a press release confirmed, ten months after funds worth over $530 million were stolen.

Mt Gox Trustee Seeks to Extend Civil Rehabilitation Claims Deadline

Nobuaki Kobayashi, the trustee of the collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, is seeking to extend the deadline for filing civil rehabilitation claims to December.

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.

Thailand is Following Japan in Crypto Regulation, Will it Benefit Local Market?

At the Fourth Regional Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit, Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam disclosed the plans of the government to strengthen regulations around the crypto market. Minister Wissau specifically announced the intent of the government to solidify Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) policies for exchanges to comply with to put an end to the ...

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.