Category: Japan

Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service Providers

Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service ProvidersThe Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has approved four new crypto business operators to legally operate in the country. In addition to licensing a new crypto exchange, the government has officially approved the country’s first three digital token portals. Meanwhile, new rules, conditions, and procedures have been introduced for digital asset businesses. Also read: G20 […]

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Win 2019 Rugby World Cup Tickets When You Play at Games.Bitcoin.com

Are you a cryptocurrency user and rugby fan who’s always dreamed of going to the World Cup? Here’s your chance to win tickets to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, including flights and accommodation, in an exclusive competition at Games.Bitcoin.com. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash ETP Lists on Leading Swiss Stock Exchange SIX How to […]

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How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra CryptocurrencyA growing number of governments have responded to Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans including China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. Several intergovernmental organizations have also weighed in such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – […]

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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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Modi Discussed Crypto Standards at G20 Summit – A Look at How They Apply to India

Modi Discussed Crypto Standards at G20 Summit – A Look at How They Apply to IndiaIndia’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in discussions on crypto assets at the G20 leaders’ summit in Osaka, Japan. At the conclusion of the summit, the leaders of the G20 countries jointly declared their commitment to applying the crypto standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. India’s new finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, also joined […]

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G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their Commitments

G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets - A Look at Their CommitmentsThe G20 leaders jointly issued a declaration on crypto assets at the end of their summit in Osaka, Japan. They declared their commitments, reaffirmed that crypto assets do not pose a threat to global financial stability, and requested further work done by standard-setting bodies. Also read: V20 Summit Concludes With Promises for Crypto Industry G20 […]

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V20 Summit Concludes With Promises for Crypto Industry

V20 Summit Concludes With Promises for Crypto IndustryAs the G20 leaders’ summit came to a close, the nearby V20 summit concluded with a set of promises for the crypto industry in response to the global crypto standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. A group of national crypto associations aims to engage with government agencies and global policymakers to ensure the […]

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PR: New FATF Rules See VASP Industry Convene for V20 Summit

New FATF Rules See VASP Industry Convene for V20 SummitAs the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) prepares to roll out a new set of rules to increase reporting requirements on cryptocurrency transactions at the G20 Leaders’ Summit this month, a collective of international industry associations have led an initiative to convene Virtual Assets Service Providers (VASPs) for the first-ever V20 Summit, to be held as a concurrent event to the G20 on June 28-29 in Osaka, Japan.

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In This Week’s Video Update: BCH Dev Fund Exceeds Target, Bitcoin.com Reveals Rebrand

In This Week’s Video Update, BCH Dev Fund Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Bitcoin.com Reveals RebrandThe Bitcoin Cash Developer Fund has reached its 800 BCH goal in less than a month since the start of the community-driven fundraising campaign. You’ll find more details on how to support the initiative in the weekly update from Bitcoin.com. Check out the video for other interesting news from the Bitcoin Cash space. Also read: […]

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Consumer Affairs Report Shows 70% Spike in Japanese Crypto Inquiries

Consumer Affairs Report Shows Crypto-Related Inquiries Spike in Japan by 70%Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) has released its 2019 report and noted a significant spike in inquiries concerning cryptocurrency related issues last year. The report details a 70% increase in 2018 in regard to consumer queries largely stemming from exchange issues. Moreover, over the last two quarters of 2019, the Japanese yen paired with various […]

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PR: Bitcoin.com Announces Mining Partnership With Bit Mining

Bitcoin.com Announces Mining Partnership With Bit MiningBitcoin.com and Bit Mining are excited to announce a business partnership focusing on BCH and BTC mining.A New BeginningThis joint endeavor is between Bitcoin.com, a company dedicated to spreading BCH and BTC adoption, and Bit Mining, a blockchain ecosystem builder with large mining farms spread across the globe. As an official Bitcoin.com partner, Bit Mining will redirect its own hashpower to Bitcoin.com’s mining pool to help spread the adoption of cyptocurrencies.

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Privacy Is Paramount: How KYC Makes Us All Less Free

Privacy Is Paramount: How KYC Makes Us All Less FreeKYC (Know Your Customer) policies and endless private data collection, coupled with force-backed, violent legislation compromise the utility and ethics of crypto trading. An uncompromising stance on user privacy is critically important to crypto traders and peer-to-peer transaction. It’s not about having nothing to hide, but about sound economics, human dignity, and creating a more […]

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Policymakers Meet to Finalize Global Crypto Guidance – A Look at Standards G20 Supports

Policymakers Meet to Finalize Global Crypto Standards With Strong Support From G20The Financial Action Task Force has kicked off its meeting to discuss global cryptocurrency regulations which the G20 countries have committed to follow. Meanwhile, the crypto industry has raised concerns regarding some recommendations, and a meeting has been set up to coincide with the G20 summit to influence policymakers. Also read: G20 Starts Crypto Discussions […]

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Yahoo Japan-Backed Exchange Launches Crypto-Yen Markets and Margin Trading

Yahoo Japan-Backed Exchange Launches Crypto-to-Yen Markets and Margin TradingBack in April 2018, it was revealed that Yahoo Japan was planning to launch a cryptocurrency exchange licensed by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA). Now, a year later, Yahoo Japan’s trading platform Taotao is open offering BTC and ETH trading while also providing users with margin trading available in litecoin (LTC), ripple (XRP) and bitcoin […]

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G20 Starts Crypto Discussions – A Look at Global Standards

G20 Starts Crypto Discussions - A Look at Global StandardsFinance ministers and central bank governors from the G20 countries have gathered this weekend for a two-day meeting ahead of the G20 summit, and cryptocurrency is among the topics of discussion. Global standard-setting bodies have submitted their policies and provided tools to help the member countries with the regulation of crypto assets in their own […]

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Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Announces New Blockchain Startup

Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Announces His New Blockchain StartupFormer Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles is dipping his feet back into the crypto industry as he wants to help Japan become a powerhouse within the blockchain economy. The former CEO of the now-defunct exchange told the media on June 5 about his new venture called Tristan Technologies. Also read: Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles […]

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There’s 100 Unclaimed Bitcoin Cash Wallets Hidden Worldwide

There's a Hundred Unclaimed Bitcoin Cash Wallets Hidden WorldwideOver the last few months, the geocaching treasure hunt Findbitcoin.cash has gathered a bunch of new hidden BCH treasures. At the time of publication, there are approximately 105 concealed bitcoin cash wallets hidden all over the world with a large portion of these funds hidden in the U.S. and Australia. Also read: Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin […]

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Malaysia Begins Approving Crypto Exchange Registrations

Malaysia Begins Approving Cryptocurrency Exchange RegistrationsMalaysia’s securities commission has begun registering cryptocurrency exchanges after it started regulating the crypto space earlier this year. The first three crypto trading platform operators have been conditionally approved and given nine months to comply with registration requirements. Meanwhile, 19 crypto exchanges have been told to cease operations. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto […]

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New Cryptocurrency Bill Advances in Japan, Regulator Explains

New Cryptocurrency Bill Advances in Japan, Regulator ExplainsJapan’s House of Representatives has passed a new cryptocurrency bill with additional requests for the government to incorporate into law. News.Bitcoin.com talked to Japan’s top financial regulator to find out the implications of this bill and the proposed resolution. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Japan’s New Crypto Bill Passes […]

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G20 Countries Start Implementing Unified Cryptocurrency Standards

G20 Countries Start Implementing Unified Cryptocurrency StandardsAs the G20 summit approaches, member countries have been discussing how to implement the standards set by intergovernmental organizations such as the Financial Action Task Force. While there may be some challenges in complying with the standards, the European Central Bank says the risks crypto assets pose to the euro area’s financial stability are manageable. […]

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SLP-Based Token ACD to Gain Traction With Acceptance at Thousands of Shops

SLP-Based Token ACD Gains Traction With Acceptance at Thousands of ShopsThe Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) has garnered a lot of attention over the last few months as there’s been a wide variety of tokens created on top of the Bitcoin Cash network. On May 10, the Tokyo-based Alliance Cargo Direct revealed the SLP-minted token ACD and bitcoin cash will be accepted by thousands of online […]

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PR: ACD Launches Coin Buy Back Project

ACD Launches Coin Buy Back ProjectACD’s new exciting project is the brainchild of Bitcoin.com’s CEO Roger Ver and ACD’s CEO Yasuhiro Sonoda. ACD has decided to start the “ACD Coin Buy Back Project,” where a certain number of ACD coins will be bought back when payment is processed using BCH and ACD Coin at online and affiliate shops around the world.

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Big Players Transforming Crypto Exchanges in Japan

Big Players Are Transforming Crypto Exchanges in JapanGovernment-approved cryptocurrency trading platforms in Japan are undergoing changes with big players entering the market. News.Bitcoin.com talked to Japan’s top financial regulator to learn about the regulatory implications of the changing business models and internal systems of regulated exchanges. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Changing Crypto Exchange Landscape Crypto […]

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Japan to Provide G20 With Solution for Crypto Regulation

Japan to Provide G20 With Solution to Crypto RegulationJapan is preparing to share its experience regarding cryptocurrency regulation with finance ministers and central bank governors from other G20 countries at the upcoming summit which it will host in June. According to local media, Japanese regulators have a solution for crypto regulation to offer the G20 countries. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto […]

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