Category: Japan

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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G20 Prepares to Regulate Crypto Assets – a Look at Current Policies

G20 Prepares to Regulate Crypto Assets - a Look at Current PoliciesFollowing their joint declaration committing to regulate crypto assets, the G20 countries are now preparing to set crypto policies at the upcoming summit. Several international organizations have contributed resources and are actively working to help shape the regulations. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request G20 Prepares to Discuss Crypto Policies […]

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How 5 Asian Countries Regulate Cryptocurrency

How 5 Asian Countries Regulate CryptocurrencyThe Financial Stability Board has detailed how its member countries regulate crypto assets, who the regulators are, and the scope of their oversight. Most countries have more than one government body monitoring and regulating different aspects of crypto activities. Among the board’s Asian member countries, India is the only one with no legal mandate to […]

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Japan Approves 2 New Crypto Exchanges – 140 More Interested

Japan Approves 2 New Crypto Exchanges - 140 More InterestedJapan’s top financial regulator has shared with news.Bitcoin.com some stats pertaining to cryptocurrency exchange registrations. Out of 23 new applications the regulator has received, two have been approved so far. In addition, there are over 140 more companies interested in entering the market. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Set to Hear Crypto Case on March […]

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Mark Karpeles Still Faces Class Allegations in the U.S. After Japan Verdict

Mark Karpeles Still Faces Class Allegations in the U.S. After Japan VerdictMark Karpeles, the chief executive of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has been denied a motion to stay in a class action lawsuit in the U.S. The Northern District of Illinois lawsuit originally filed by Anthony Motto and Gregory Greene accuses Karpeles of criminal conversion and fraud. Also read: Kraken Offers $100K Reward […]

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Cryptocurrency Accounts for Less Than 2% of All Japanese Money Laundering Cases

Money Laundering Cases With Cryptocurrency Less Than 1.7% of All in JapanMoney laundering cases related to cryptocurrencies in Japan have increased significantly in 2018. Nevertheless, their number remains a fraction of the total. According to the Japanese press, the majority of reported money laundering instances actually involve banks and other traditional financial institutions. Also read: Platform for Crypto Payments to Bank Accounts Launching in the UK […]

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Thailand Greenlights Japanese Exchange to Operate 4 Crypto Businesses

Thailand Greenlights Japanese Exchange to Operate 4 Cryptocurrency BusinessesThe Thai government has issued four licenses to a new crypto exchange. Prior to this, only existing exchanges that were in business before the country’s crypto regulation took effect were approved. The first licensed new exchange in Thailand is a subsidiary of a regulated Japanese exchange, Bitpoint. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed […]

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Bitcoin Cash Merchant Acceptance Is Thriving in These 3 Regions

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Acceptance Is Thriving Within These Three RegionsBitcoin Cash supporters are all about spreading adoption, and many enthusiasts are relentlessly trying to get people to try BCH and merchants to accept the cryptocurrency for payments. Right now, there are three regions in the world with a significant number of BCH merchants: Slovenia, North Queensland, and Japan, areas which continue to add a […]

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Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve This Kind of ‘Hero’

Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve This Kind Of 'Hero'Brock Pierce has launched his own bid for the civil rehabilitation of Mt. Gox, promising to pay out all current funds to creditors while also talking about issuing debt tokens or giving away equity in a resurrected Mt. Gox exchange. As noble as this may sound on the surface, there are strong reasons to question […]

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Crypto Investor Brock Pierce Is Attempting to Pull Mt. Gox From the Ashes

Crypto Proponent Brock Pierce Is Attempting to Pull Mt. Gox From the AshesProminent cryptocurrency entrepreneur Brock Pierce is attempting to revive the defunct Mt. Gox exchange by submitting a single rehabilitation plan for creditors called Gox Rising. Back in 2014, the former CEO of Mt. Gox, Mark Karpeles, reportedly signed over all of the business’s assets to Pierce and a firm called Sunlot Holdings Limited. Also read: Indian Supreme […]

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5 Crypto-Friendly Countries to Base Your Business

Choosing the best country to set up a business is vital in this digital age, and especially so for crypto companies. As governments around the world continue to learn more about cryptocurrencies and elect to either crack down on them or allow them to flourish, some jurisdictions emerge as being better than others for launching […]

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Leaked Documents Suggest Mt. Gox Trustee’s Bitcoin Sales Impacted Market Prices

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the infamous Goxdox blog returned to inform the public of more detailed Mt. Gox information that “no one wants you to know about.” According to Goxdox, the Mt. Gox trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi’s bank book shows that he previously sold large sums of BTC and BCH using the exchange Bitpoint. The cryptocurrencies […]

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Cryptocurrency Independence Under Threat As Regulation Encroaches

Cryptocurrency Independence Under Threat As Regulation SpreadsFor governments, cryptocurrency is becoming too mainstream to ignore and too chaotic to neglect. Across the world, government agencies are targeting crypto investors not only with taxes but mandatory registration and full disclosure rules. This new wave of regulation poses a contradiction in that some of cryptocurrency’s strongest traits have always been privacy and autonomy. […]

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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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Former Mt Gox CEO Reflects on Incarceration in Japan While Facing More Prison Time

Former Mt Gox CEO Reflects on Incarceration in Japan, While Facing More Prison TimeThe infamous Mark Karpeles, former CEO of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, appeared in an exposé interview on Monday and publicly discussed how he tolerated Japanese jail. Karpeles explained how he’s been accused of financial misconduct in a land that has a 99 percent conviction rate and he wouldn’t wish his experience on anyone. […]

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Cumulative Volume on Huobi Derivative Market Exceeds $20 Billion

Huobi has announced that its cryptocurrency derivative platform, Huobi DM, has surpassed $20 billion in cumulative trading volume. The announcement comes just one month after the platform exited beta mode. Also Read: Eastern European P2P Markets See Strongest BTC Volume in Over 12 Months  Huobi DM Cumulative Trade Volume Doubles in 2 Weeks Huobi Derivative Market […]

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Japanese Regulator Clarifies Stance on Bitcoin ETFs and Derivatives

Japanese Regulator Clarifies Stance on Bitcoin ETFs and DerivativesJapan’s top financial regulator has clarified to news.Bitcoin.com its stance on bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), cryptocurrency derivatives, and upcoming regulatory changes. This follows reports that the agency may be considering approving an ETF that tracks cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Bitcoin ETFs and Derivatives Following recent reports […]

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Mongolia’s Cheap Electricity Draws Japanese Bitcoin Miners Seeking Profit

Mongolia’s Cheap Electricity Draws Japanese Bitcoin Miners Seeking ProfitA combination of cheap electricity and cold weather has started to draw a growing number of Japanese bitcoin miners to Mongolia, a country sandwiched between China to the south and Russia to the north. Amid falling mining revenues in other regions of the world due to the current crypto bear market, companies that have set […]

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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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Four Cryptocurrency Hotspots That Saw Tremendous Growth in 2018

Four Cryptocurrency Hotspots That Saw Tremendous Growth in 2018In the last few years, the cryptocurrency environment has changed drastically and there is a bunch of new cryptocurrency hotspots popping up across the globe. Gone are the days when certain territories such as Zug, Prague, and other blockchain hub cities dominated the headlines. Now a variety of different regions like Malta, South Korea, Hong […]

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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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Japanese Regulator Publishes Proposed Rules for Cryptocurrency Service Providers

Japanese Regulator Publishes Proposed Rules for Cryptocurrency Service ProvidersJapan’s top financial regulator has published the final report outlining proposed rules for cryptocurrency service providers to follow. The rules address areas such as hacking incidents, coin listings, financial and price disclosures, margin trading, and crypto custodial services. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Final Report of Proposed Rules […]

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Influential Politicians Are Advocating Crypto Around the Globe

Mineable and tradable from anywhere, cryptocurrency is borderless. Its adoption nevertheless hinges in part upon the stance taken by nation states. Politicians have the power to integrate, legitimize and push crypto to the next stage of mainstream adoption. A number of influential politicians around the globe have expressed varying levels of support for digital currencies and blockchain […]

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PR: ACD and Bitcoin.com Have Teamed up to Launch Payments With Bitcoin Cash

ACD and Bitcoin.com Have Teamed up to Launch Payments With Bitcoin CashBitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver has announced a strategic partnership within the cryptocurrency space between his company and the Tokyo-based ACD Inc (funded by ANA Holdings).

Based on this alliance, ACD’s token will be launched on the Bitcoin Cash network as a BCH token. As early as spring 2019, ACD will provide consumers with various services on this Bitcoin Cash Platform, including the ability to purchase authentic Japanese goods through their online store.

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