Category: Coincheck

The New Bitcoin Banks Are Here

The New Bitcoin Banks Are HereA new age of banking is imminent. Legacy models will be forced to follow suit or become obsolete in the eyes of value holders worldwide, as new bitcoin and crypto services take over, seeking to implement blockchain systems with an eye on convenience and financial inclusion. Announcements of stablecoins and exchange services from giants Binance, […]

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110 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Want to Launch in Japan – A Look at Recent Changes

110 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Want to Launch in Japan - A Look at Recent ChangesFollowing G20 meetings, where Japan led several discussions regarding crypto assets, the country’s top financial regulator told news.Bitcoin.com that 110 crypto exchanges are now interested in launching in Japan. The country recently passed a new cryptocurrency bill, and some approved crypto trading platforms have undergone changes. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets […]

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Biggest Heists in Bitcoin History and How They Were Pulled Off

Biggest Heists in Bitcoin History and How They Were Pulled OffBitcoin’s history is rife with hacks and heists, sometimes resulting in six-figure bitcoin losses and businesses going bankrupt, unable to pay their customers back. A new video by Bitcoin.com explores the largest bitcoin heists in history and explains how each one was pulled off. Also read: How to Earn Bitcoin Cash Income Lucrative Crime With […]

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Indian Exchange Launches Lending Program for 5 Cryptocurrencies

Indian Exchange Launches Lending Program for BTC and USDTAn Indian crypto exchange has launched a program that allows its users to earn interest on their cryptocurrencies held at the exchange. Initially, users can lend BTC, USDT, BNB, XRP, and ETH. The CEO of the exchange has shared details about this new offering with news.Bitcoin.com. Also read: Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities […]

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In the Daily: Crypto Data Feed, BSV Sale, Bitmain Office Closed

In the Daily: Crypto Data Feed, BSV Sale, Bitmain Office ClosedIntercontinental Exchange has added new coins to its cryptocurrency data feed and we’ve got the details in this installment of The Daily. This edition also features Coincheck’s announcement that it plans to sell its BSV holdings and reimburse users with Japanese fiat currency. Also, Chinese mining giant Bitmain has closed its office in Norway. Also […]

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Coincheck Registers 1.7M New Users Since Resuming Operations Last October

Coincheck Registers 1.7M New Users Since Resuming Operations Last OctoberCoincheck has reported 1.73 million downloads of its mobile app since the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange resumed new account signups, withdrawals, deposits and limited trading in October. By the end of December, more than 900,000 of the new users had gone on to confirm their identities, in what looks like a remarkable comeback for an exchange […]

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Japan Approves 17th Cryptocurrency Exchange – Its First in Over a Year

After Over a Year, Japan Finally Approves the 17th Cryptocurrency ExchangeIt has been over a year since Japan’s Financial Services Agency last approved a cryptocurrency exchange to legally operate in the country. Coincheck, which was hacked early last year, has become the 17th fully-registered crypto exchange in the country. The exchange has made numerous improvements after it was acquired by Monex Group. Also read: Indian Supreme […]

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More Japanese Crypto Exchanges to Self-Regulate

5 More Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges Sign up for Self-RegulationFive cryptocurrency exchange operators including Coincheck have signed up to self-regulate under Japanese law. They have joined the self-regulatory association which, until now, has only accepted regulated crypto exchanges as members. According to Japan’s top regulator, companies seeking to register their exchanges in the country must follow to self-regulatory rules. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves […]

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Year in Review: 2018’s Top Cryptocurrency Stories

After an intense 2017, filled with cryptocurrency market spikes, the following year was loaded with letdowns as a great majority of digital assets plunged well over 80 percent in value since their all-time highs. 2018 was also filled with lots of headlines about digital currency regulations, exchange hacks, and postponed exchange-traded funds. Also read: Feed 7 […]

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Japan’s Monex Group Launching Crypto Exchange in the US

Monex Group, a major Japanese financial services company and the parent company of cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, has unveiled its plan to launch a crypto exchange in the U.S. next quarter. The company has also shared its expansion plans for Coincheck in Japan. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations U.S. Expansion […]

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Exchange News: Coincheck Resumes All Trading, Bitmex Insurance Fund Grows

In recent crypto exchange news, Coincheck has successfully reinstated deposits and trading services for all cryptocurrencies that were live on the exchange before it was hacked in January. Bhex, an exchange founded by Huobi’s former chief technology officer, has announced that it will start operations at the end of the month, while 1,452.6 BTC was […]

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The Daily: Coincheck Relists Nem, Okex Adds Dong

The Daily: Coincheck Exchange Relists Nem, Okex Adds Vietnamese DongIn this edition of The Daily, we report on Coincheck’s decision to resume nem (XEM) trading and relist two other coins — ether (ETH) and lisk (LSK). Also, Digital asset exchange Okex has added support for the Vietnamese fiat currency on its C2C platform and we cover the reasoning behind the move. Also in The […]

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Coincheck Reports Deepening Losses of $5.3 Million in Third Quarter

Coincheck Reports Deepening Losses of $5.3 Million in Third QuarterCoincheck reported a pre-tax loss of 588 million yen (US $5.3 million) for the third quarter of 2018, the Japanese exchange’s second consecutive quarterly loss since hackers pilfered $530 million in January. That’s an increased deficit of 130 percent from the 259 million yen ($2.3 million) loss the previous quarter. Also Read: French Business School Fees […]

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Japan Approves Self-Regulation of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japanese Cryptocurrency Industry to Self-Regulate After Government ApprovalOn Wednesday, Oct. 19, Japan’s Financial Services Agency granted the cryptocurrency industry the authority to self-regulate. The approval means that the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association, a coalition of several registered digital currency exchanges, can now set rules for operational requirements, consumer protection, prevention of money laundering and employee ethics. The association will also enforce compliance. […]

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Japanese Regulators Urgently Respond to Zaif’s Hack

Japanese Regulators Urgently Respond to Zaif's HackFollowing the hack of Zaif, one of Japan’s regulated crypto exchanges, the country’s financial regulator immediately responded, launching an emergency inspection of the exchange and a survey of all other crypto exchanges. Finance Minister Taro Aso has also commented on the situation. In addition, the recently established self-regulatory body has asked all exchanges to inspect […]

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Japanese Regulated Exchange Zaif Hacked – Nearly 6000 BTC Stolen

Japanese Regulated Exchange Zaif Hacked – Nearly 6000 BTC StolenJapanese government-approved cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has confirmed that it has been hacked. After a preliminary investigation, the exchange says at least 5,966 BTC have been stolen, with an estimated total damage of $60 million. Some of the stolen coins belong to the exchange but the majority belong to customers. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to […]

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Japanese Regulator Unveils Crypto Regulation Updates

Japanese Regulator Unveils Crypto Regulation UpdatesJapan’s financial regulator has recently unveiled the current state of the crypto regulations in the country. Three crypto operators are currently being reviewed. With 160 companies wanting to enter the space, the regulator plans to add more personnel to help review new applicants. In addition, a self-regulatory plan for crypto exchanges has also been submitted […]

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The Daily: Bitfinex Building Decentralized Exchange, Bitpanda Adds Zcash

The Daily: Bitfinex Building Decentralized Exchange, Bitpanda Adding ZcashCryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is working on a project to launch a decentralized trading platform and we’ve got all the details here. Also in The Daily, Bitpanda adds Zcash to its offerings, Bitvo launches technical analysis tools, and Monex makes executive changes at Coincheck. Also read: Dapp Revival, Remme Launch, 1 Million Cryptokitties Bitfinex Develops Decentralized […]

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Japan Introduces New Screening Requirements for Crypto Exchanges

Japan Introduces New Screening Requirements for Crypto ExchangesJapan’s financial regulator has reportedly introduced new screening requirements for crypto exchanges seeking approval to operate in the country. The agency now extends its focus beyond the registrants’ financial health and system safety measures. Among additional criteria are the assessment of the companies’ decision-making process and their links to antisocial groups. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek […]

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