Japan’s Financial Regulator Begins On-Site Inspections Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japan’s Financial Regulator Begins On-Site Inspections Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japan’s financial regulator said on Friday that it has begun on-site inspections of cryptocurrency exchanges following the hack of Coincheck last month. After the late-January theft, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) requested cryptocurrency ex…

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Japan’s Financial Regulator Begins On-Site Inspections Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japan’s Financial Regulator Begins On-Site Inspections Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japan’s financial regulator said on Friday that it has begun on-site inspections of cryptocurrency exchanges following the hack of Coincheck last month. After the late-January theft, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) requested cryptocurrency ex…

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Japan Net Bank And Fujitsu Trial Blockchain With Mijin And Hyperledger

Japan Net Bank And Fujitsu Trial Blockchain With Mijin And Hyperledger

Japanese blockchain startup Tech Bureau has announced that Japan Net Bank and Fujitsu are testing blockchain technology integrations using Mijin, Tech Bureau’s private blockchain platform utilizing the NEM protocol, and the Hyperledger platform. …

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Japan Net Bank And Fujitsu Trial Blockchain With Mijin And Hyperledger

Japan Net Bank And Fujitsu Trial Blockchain With Mijin And Hyperledger

Japanese blockchain startup Tech Bureau has announced that Japan Net Bank and Fujitsu are testing blockchain technology integrations using Mijin, Tech Bureau’s private blockchain platform utilizing the NEM protocol, and the Hyperledger platform. …

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City of Taipei to Use IOTA’s Blockless Tangle for its Smart City Goals

City of Taipei to Use IOTA’s Blockless Tangle for its Smart City Goals

The IOTA Foundation has announced that it has teamed up with Taipei City to help it reach its smart city goals. The capital of Taiwan is to integrate IOTA’s blockless distributed ledger technology, Tangle, to explore the possibilities of meeting its ‘S…

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South Korea Finance Minister Says No Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Ban

South Korea Finance Minister Says No Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Ban

Although it has been made clear by the South Korean government on several occasions that a ban on bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading will not be imposed, parts of the market have remained bearish, still concerned about the possibility of a ban in the l…

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Japan’s Biggest Chat App Line Applies For Cryptocurrency Exchange License

Japan’s Biggest Chat App Line Applies For Cryptocurrency Exchange License

Line Corporation, a leading Internet company in Japan and the operator of the country’s biggest messaging app Line, is looking to launch its very own cryptocurrency exchange service and has applied for a license with the Japan’s financial r…

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Major South Korean E-Commerce Firm’s Integration of Cryptocurrencies Will Fuel Adoption

Major South Korean E-Commerce Firm’s Integration of Cryptocurrencies Will Fuel Adoption

WeMakePrice, one of South Korea’s largest e-commerce platforms, will integrate 12 cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, Ripple, Qtum, and Bitcoin Cash to its existing payment application, to allow its consumers to pay for products using cr…

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Japan’s Financial Regulator Responds To Coincheck US$530M Hack

Japan’s Financial Regulator Responds To Coincheck US$530M Hack

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) plans to take administrative actions against hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck after the company announced the loss of 523 million units of NEM cryptocurrency (about US$530 million) from a hack. The …

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Japanese Bitcoin Exchange BitFlyer Wins EU License

Japanese Bitcoin Exchange BitFlyer Wins EU License

Japanese bitcoin exchange BitFlyer has announced its launch into Europe after being granted a payment institution license to operate in the European Union (EU). BitFlyer has become the first bitcoin exchange in the world to be regulated in Japan, the U…

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