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Japan and Korea Officially Approve Their Biggest Crypto Exchanges

South Korea’s Internet & Security Agency (KISA) has granted an important certification to the country’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb. Meanwhile, in Japan, Coincheck, the...

BREAKING: Japan Allows Cryptocurrency Industry To Regulate Itself

Japan has given formal approval for its cryptocurrency industry to regulate itself, the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) confirmed October 24. JVCEA Can Police...

Bank of Japan Admits Its Role Would Be ‘Sharply Reduced’ by Cryptocurrency

A top-level executive from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) revealed that the country’s central bank doesn’t plan to issue a digital currency. The...

SBI Ripple Asia’s MoneyTap App Has Launched in Japan

MoneyTap, a consumer-focused blockchain money transfer app built by SBI Holdings and Ripple, has now gone live. Announced by Ripple in a tweet Thursday, the remittance...

In Japan, Exchange Operators Shore up Investor Protections After Thefts

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association says it will tighten investor protection stipulations after a wave of hacks on digital currency exchanges. Citing informed...

BitPesa Sets Up Bitcoin Remittance Corridor Between Japan and Africa

SBI Remit and BitPesa are collaborating to enable easy money transfer services between Japan and several African countries. The partnership sees the Bitcoin...

Japan Regulators Seek Answers in Wake of Zaif’s $60 Million Crypto Hack

Japan's top financial regulator is seeking answers from the operator of the Zaif cryptocurrency exchange, a situation that comes days after the trading...

In First Half of 2018, Japan Counts $540 Million Lost to Crypto Thefts

When Tokyo-based Mt. Gox got hacked to the tune of 650,000 bitcoin in 2014, Japan learned early on the tough lessons of cryptocurrency...

Another Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack Hits Japan

Another cryptocurrency heist has shaken Japan. This time, 6.7 billion yen ($60 million USD) worth of company and user funds have vanished from...
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