Fearing ‘Currency Struggle,’ Japanese Politicians Want G7 Response to China’s Digital Yuan

Japanese politicians are calling on G7 members to respond to China’s digital yuan by collaborating on digital currency research. Senior politicians from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), led by former economy minister Akira Amari, told reporters Friday that Japan should share information and technical studies with the U.S. and other G7 members in order […]

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Financial Firm SBI Holdings to Offer XRP Cryptocurrency as Shareholders’ Benefit

Japan’s crypto-friendly financial services company SBI Holdings is to give shareholders the option to receive the XRP cryptocurrency as a benefit. SBI announced on Friday that shareholders could either take the benefit in XRP or another product offered by its health food and cosmetics subsidiary SBI Alapromo. Under the scheme, newer shareholders on the company’s […]

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WATCH: Our On Tap Meetup In Tokyo United Japanese Blockchain Fans With the Global Makers

What do you get when you give a bunch of crypto fans a bunch of beer and pizza? If you answered “an amazing meetup featuring devs and explorers from all over the world,” then you’re absolutely correct. We held our second On Tap meetup in Tokyo and spent hours talking shop, drinking beers, and eating […]

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Japan Second-Quarter GDP Revision Sparks Recession Fears – CCN.com

Japan’s economy faces both external and internal risks as latest GDP numbers released. | Source: Shutterstock Japan’s economic expansion cooled more than initially forecast in the second quarter, revised data showed, complicating the government’s planned consumption tax hike later this year. Ironically, the long-delayed sales tax increase is expected to shrink Japan’s GDP output later […]

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Coincheck Launches OTC Crypto Trading for Institutions

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading service aimed at institutional clients, the firm said Monday. While the service seem primarily to serve bitcoin trades, Coincheck said it will consider trades in other cryptocurrencies. Coincheck said its OTC trading desk will allow customers to buy and sell a minimum of 50 bitcoins ($205,423 […]

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Japanese Police Arrests 18-Year Old Hacker for Stealing $134,000 in Monacoin

Local prosecutors in Japan have charged an 18-year old male with cryptocurrency theft. Per a report published in a local news outlet, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) of Japan are accusing the young adult of stealing 15 million Yen ($134,310) worth of stealing MonaCoin (MONA)—a Litecoin hard fork. According to the report, this is the […]

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