Tag: japan

Jan 22 2021

30 Charged in Japan With Trading $96M-Worth of Crypto Stolen in Coincheck Hack

Jan 22 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  coincheck crime japan nem news

The around 30 individuals are suspected to have traded cryptocurrency stolen during the $560 million exchange hack in 2018.

Jan 21 2021

Japan Rallies Behind XRP as Ripple Faces US Litigation

Unlike the U.S., Japan considers XRP to be a cryptocurrency, not a security.

Jan 20 2021

Enjin Coin Receives Regulatory Approval in Japan, ENJ Surges 75%

The gaming cryptocurrency will debut on the Coincheck exchange on 26 January.

Jan 19 2021

Enjin Coin Becomes First Gaming Cryptocurrency Whitelisted for Use in Japan

Jan 19 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  enjin japan jvcea news policy & regulation

ENJ has been given the official nod by the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association, a self-regulatory body.

Jan 14 2021

Top Japanese Regulator Does Not See XRP as a Security

Japanese financial conglomerates have deep ties with the American blockchain company.

Jan 13 2021

Japan’s FSA Says XRP Not a Security: Report

Jan 13 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  fsa japan news policy & regulation ripple effect

The regulator's stance contrasts with that of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Dec 24 2020

Japan Gearing Up to Launch Its Own Digital Currency: Report

Dec 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  digital currency japan launches news

The group is preparing to conduct a feasibility study for its virtual currency in 2021.

Dec 18 2020

Japan’s SBI, Securitize Bringing Security Tokens to Crypto Wallet for Institutions

Dec 18 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business japan markets news sbi

The integration with Securitize will enable users of the "sbiwallet" to sell, issue and manage tokenized securities directly within the app.

Dec 16 2020

Cryptocurrency Investors in US and Japan Reaches New High

Approximately 16% of retail investors in Japan and 21% in the US already invested in digital assets.

Dec 15 2020

Mt Gox Creditors’ Wait Nearly Over as Trustee Announces Rehabilitation Plan

Dec 15 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business exchanges japan mt gox news

Mt. Gox’s trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi has at last filed a draft plan for the rehabilitation of creditors including former users. See also: Mt. Gox Deadline Extended Again After Creditors Criticize Refund Proposal

Dec 07 2020

Japanese City to Trial Blockchain Voting System

Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, is looking at blockchain tech to solve problems in the city, starting with an e-voting system.

Japan’s “Blockchain City” Explores a Blockchain-Based Voting System

LayerX is partnering with xID to create a blockchain voting system in the city of Kaga, Japan.

Nov 25 2020

Digital Yen Would Make Crypto Markets ‘More Lively,’ Says CEO of Monex Group

Nov 25 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business cbdcs digital yen japan markets

Oki Matsumoto said a central bank digital currency would make it easier to convert cryptocurrency into legal tender.

Nov 24 2020

Leading Japanese Financial Firm SBI Holdings Rolls Out Crypto Lending Services

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crypto lending japan news sbi holdings

A subsidiary of SBI Holdings said it's launched a service allowing users to ‘lend’ bitcoin to the firm and earn an interest at the rate of 1% annually in return.

Billion-Dollar SBI Japan Launches “Reliable” Interest on Bitcoin Deposits

Nov 24 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business japan

SBI VC Trade, a subsidiary of the Japanese financial giant SBI Group,...

Japan’s Leading Financial Firm Enters Crypto Lending

SBI Holdings launched a bitcoin lending service to allow users to lend as low as 0.1 BTC.

Nov 20 2020

Japan’s Banking Giant MUFG Plans to Launch Blockchain Payment Network in 2021

Japanese banking giant MUFG plans to launch its blockchain payment network across the country in 2021 with U.S.-based fintech company Akamai.

Nov 19 2020

30 Japan Firms to Collaborate on Private Digital Yen: Reuters

Nov 19 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business coinflash digital yen japan news

A group of Japanese companies plans to develop and test a private digital currency that would work alongside cash.

Nov 11 2020

ShareRing Brings Its Blockchain Identity Solution to Rakuten Travel Bookers

Nov 11 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business japan news rakuten sharering

The integration will mean Rakuten Travel Xchange customers can opt to use ShareRing's self-sovereign identity app to access bookings.

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