Our first Tokyo meetup, held with our friends at CoinDesk Japan, brought together investors, devs, and crypto lovers.
Crypto donations are legal and do not need to be approved for political donations like cash or securities.
Nomura hopes to leverage Line’s vast user base and high-quality user experience to deliver financial services.
The instructions from the FSA are vague and obvious, but they indicate some movement on the regulatory front.
A self-regulatory organization has been formed in Japan to guide security token offerings.
A flurry of announcements related to property and blockchain in Korea and Japan were made in September.
The governor of the Bank of Japan has called for global cooperation in regulating stablecoins like the Facebook-led Libra.
LINE, provider of Japan’s most popular messaging app, has just been approved for a cryptocurrency business license in the country.
The Japanese e-commerce giant’s Rakuten Wallet exchange has gone live for spot trading of bitcoin, ether and bitcoin cash against the yen.
Fifteen nations are said to be planning to set up a system to monitor crypto transactions alongside the Financial Action Task Force.
VC Trade, the crypto exchange launched by SBI Holdings, is integrating new tech to help it comply with new international KYC standards.
The exchange lost 3 billion yuan during a hack on July 11.
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BitFlyer Blockchain and Japanese business giant Sumitomo Corporation will develop a blockchain app allowing users to sign rental contracts and more.
Japan is said to be leading the creation of an international cryptocurrency payments network similar to banking network SWIFT.
BITPoint Japan has said that the roughly 50,000 users who lost funds in its recent hack will be reimbursed in cryptocurrency on a 1:1 basis.
Japan has set up a working group to examine the issues raised by Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project ahead of a G7 meeting this week.
After a $30-million hack last week, Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint says it’s discovered that another $2.3 million is missing.
In 2019 the Financial Services Agency has approved 3 new exchanges, following a year without any new openings.
Japan’s central bank has joined the regulators worldwide expressing concerns over the potential risks posed by Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency.