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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China Wants to Restrict Cryptocurrency Websites

China Wants to Restrict Cryptocurrency Websites

In recent years the Chinese government has vowed to strengthen its crackdown on cryptocurrencies by forcing banks and financial institutions to report to the authorities about any potential cryptocurrency-related transaction. Consequently, traders have…

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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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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 Cryptocurrency Startup Tech Bureau Raises Funding To Expand Business

Japanese Cryptocurrency Startup Tech Bureau Raises Funding To Expand Business

Tech Bureau, a Japanese fintech and cryptocurrency company from Japan, has raised US$767,500 from Shinsei Bank and OKWave to expand business and increase headcount. The investment brings its total amount of funding raised to over US$22 million. Tech Bu…

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Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Eye Friendlier Asian Countries As Crypto/CNY Trading Ban Comes Into Effect

Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Eye Friendlier Asian Countries As Crypto/CNY Trading Ban Comes Into Effect

A ban on cryptocurrency trading against the yuan has officially come into effect in China, forcing mainland bitcoin trading platform operators to turn to other Asian markets. Huobi, once one of the largest bitcoin trading platforms in the world, said i…

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Japan Financial Group SBI Strengthens Commitment to Cryptocurrencies

Japan Financial Group SBI Strengthens Commitment to Cryptocurrencies

SBI Group, a financial services company based in Tokyo, is increasing its commitment to cryptocurrency and blockchain space with several bold initiatives unveiled this week. SBI Holdings, the entity that holds most of the group’s businesses and c…

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