Category: Tokyo


Mt Gox Claimants Have Until October to Vote on Trustee’s Rehabilitation Proposal


Mt Gox Claimants Have Until October to Vote on Trustee's Rehabilitation ProposalNobuaki Kobayashi, the trustee that’s overseeing the Mt Gox civil rehabilitation proceedings, has published a proposal so Mt Gox claimants can vote in order to get reimbursed. The voting process will end on October 8 and more than 50% of the votes will be needed to solidify the settlement plan. Mt Gox Civil Rehabilitation Voting […]


BOJ’s Kuroda Criticizes Bitcoin — Central Bank Governor Says Trading Is ‘Barley Used for Settlement’


Following the recent developments in China and the environmental concerns about bitcoin’s energy consumption, the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda criticized the leading crypto asset bitcoin in an interview on Thursday. BOJ’s Kuroda Says Bitcoin ‘Volatility Is Extraordinarily High’ Bitcoin prices have slumped again on Friday after a tumultuous week. After tapping a daily […]


Japanese Assembly Members Seek to Make Tokyo a ‘Cryptocurrency Trading Center’


Japanese Assembly Members Seek to Make Tokyo a 'Cryptocurrency Trading Center'Japan is steadily becoming an area of interest for the cryptocurrency industry, and a politician in the capital city is looking to strengthen the trend. A member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly wants to transform the Japanese capital into a “trading center” for cryptos. Blockchain as a ‘Growth Strategy’ to Create Industry Hub Yuu Ito, […]


Japanese Authorities Say the Majority of People Involved in Coincheck’s 2018 Hack Are Individuals With ‘High Social Status’


Japanese Authorities Say the Majority of the People Involved in the 2018 Coincheck Hack Were Individuals With 'High Social Status'More details keep appearing from the police investigation into the 2018 Coincheck hack that stole $530 million from the crypto exchange. Japanese authorities revealed that most of the individuals involved have a “high social status.” One of the Individuals Took Part in a NEM Swap Deal Is Worth $64 Million According to a report published […]


Japanese Police Arrest 30 People for Allegedly Having Exchanged Stolen Cryptos From the 2018 Coincheck Hack


Japanese Police Arrest 30 People for Allegedly Having Exchanged Stolen Cryptos From the 2018 Coincheck HackJapanese police charged 30 people for their alleged involvement in illegal transactions linked to the well-known $530 million Coincheck hack in 2018. Tokyo authorities traced all individuals’ transactions to different places across the nation. Illicit Transactions Are Estimated to Have Totaled Over $96 Million Initially, Nikkei reported that the suspects were either arrested or their […]




Japanese Court Upheld Former Mt Gox CEO’s Conviction for Manipulating Data


Japanese Court Upheld Former Mt Gox CEO's Conviction for Manipulating DataA Japanese high court upheld the Tokyo-based lower court’s decision to reject the former Mt Gox CEO’s appeal. Mark Karpeles was arrested in 2015 and accused of “manipulating electronic data” and managed to duck embezzlement charges. The former boss of Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles, now has to face the music for his prior “manipulating electronic […]

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Bitcoin Cash Meetups Go Virtual in Japan to Combat Virus, Allowing Members to Choose


Bitcoin Cash Meetups Go Virtual in Japan to Combat Virus, Allowing Members to ChooseDue to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, BCH meetup groups in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, have announced they will be offering a virtual option for those wishing to avoid crowded places and to participate digitally, while still supporting merchants. In Tokyo, physical venues will still be booked for those opting to meet face-to-face, allowing […]

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Tokyo Police Arrest 2 Men for Buying Cryptocurrency Tied to $530M Coincheck Hack


Tokyo Police Arrest 2 Men for Buying Cryptocurrency Tied to $530M Coincheck HackTokyo police arrested two individuals on Wednesday for acquiring stolen NEM from the 2018 Coincheck hack. On Jan. 26, 2018, the Japanese trading platform Coincheck noticed an “illicit transfer” of 523,000,000 NEM and it was the largest cryptocurrency exchange hack since Mt Gox. According to Tokyo investigators, the two men who obtained the purloined stash […]

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Bitcoin.com Acquires Blockchain Software Startup O3 Labs


Bitcoin.com Acquires Blockchain Software Startup O3 LabsBitcoin.com has announced the acquisition of blockchain startup O3 Labs, the Tokyo-based software company that specializes in developing gateways to the digital economy. The deal will see O3 absorbed into Bitcoin.com, forming a single team dedicated to creating tools for realizing the full potential of the Bitcoin Cash network. The two companies intend to work together to build the next generation of mobile financial services, which will bear the Bitcoin.com name.

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Bitcoin Cash Meetups Help Plant the Seeds of Economic Freedom


Bitcoin Cash Meetups: Helping Plant the Seeds of Economic FreedomOur newsdesk recently caught up with Bitcoin.com’s community manager Chris Bridgman who discussed the recent expansion of Bitcoin Cash-focused meetups worldwide. Over the last two years, Bridgman and his partner Akane Yokoo have seen BCH meetups grow from a small handful to around 90 BCH-based gatherings in a number of different countries. Also read: Software […]

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PR: Bitcoin.com Announces Partnership With Telecommunications Manufacturer HTC


PR: Bitcoin.com Announces Partnership With Telecommunications Manufacturer HTCBitcoin.com, one of the world’s oldest and most established cryptocurrency innovators with over 4.5 million wallet holders worldwide, and leading telecommunications manufacturer HTC have announced the beginning of a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership to drive innovation and adoption of crypto technologies.

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3-Day Japan Bitcoin Cash Survival Challenge


Among cryptocurrency enthusiasts, Tokyo is often mentioned as one of the most crypto-friendly cities in the world. Recently, it has especially become known for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) adoption, which is a cryptocurrency that has the characteristics of the original Bitcoin (BTC), as intended by the mysterious creator Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin Cash is meant to be […]

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PR: Bitkan and Bitcoin.com Announce Strategic Partnership


PR: Bitkan and Bitcoin.com Announce Strategic PartnershipBitKan and Bitcoin.com have officially signed a Strategic Collaboration agreement together. Both parties will leverage on each other’s global resources to achieve a mutually beneficial win-win relationship.

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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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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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PR: Bitcoin.com and Cred Partner to Offer Lending and Borrowing


Bitcoin.com and Cred Partner to Offer Lending and BorrowingSAN FRANCISCO and TOKYO-- Bitcoin.com, the leading source for Bitcoin information with over 4 million Bitcoin wallets, and Cred, the leading provider of crypto borrowing and lending with over $300 million in credit facilities, today announced a partnership that will allow Bitcoin.com customers to earn up to 10% of interest on their Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.

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4 of Tokyo’s Hottest Nightclubs Plan to Accept Bitcoin Cash


Four of Tokyo's Hottest Nightclubs Plan to Accept Bitcoin CashJapan is currently the third densest region of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) accepting merchants. In order to keep the adoption ball rolling, this week an avid BCH supporter talked the owners of Tokyo-based luxury lounge Mezzo into accepting BCH at three more popular nightclubs in the Tokyo district. The owners revealed that the Japanese clubs V2, […]

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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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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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