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Japanese Crypto Associations Merge for Self-Regulation

The crypto industry in Japan is still reeling from the half million dollar Coincheck heist last month. The fallout from one of the largest digital currency hacks in history was wide reaching. Further calls for safeguards and regulation have been made in what is currently the world’s most crypto friendly nation. Rather than a heavy […]

Coincheck Produces Recovery Plan While Investors Flock to Withdraw Funds

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has submitted a report to the country’s financial authority outlining measures it will take following the hack that lost 58 billion yen worth of the cryptocurrency NEM from its platform. However, customers rush to withdraw 40.1 billion yen of their funds so far as the exchange resumes yen withdrawal service. Also […]

Japan’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Details Plan to Accept Bitcoin

Japan’s leading low-cost airline, Peach Aviation, has been working to implement a bitcoin payment system. Recently, there were reports that the company may be rethinking its bitcoin strategy following the recent hack of a major Japanese cryptocurrency exchange. Peach Aviation and its bitcoin exchange partner have clarified their position. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for […]

Japan’s Largest Consumer Electronics Chain Trials Bitcoin Payments

Japan’s largest consumer electronics retailer Yamada Denki has partnered with the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bitflyer to trial bitcoin payments. Initially, bitcoin will be accepted at two of Yamada Denki Labi stores in Tokyo, but the company plans to roll out the digital currency payment option nationwide in the future. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange […]

Bitflyer Launches in Europe – Now Licensed on Three Continents

Japan’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Bitflyer has launched in Europe after obtaining a license to operate in the European Union. The exchange currently supports BTC/EUR trading, with a plan to add other cryptocurrencies later on this year. Also read: Cryptocurrency Activities Will Be Legal and Tax Free in Belarus Starting in March Bitflyer Launches in Europe Bitflyer […]

Japan’s Most Popular Chat App In Talks to Integrate Cryptocurrencies

Japan’s most popular chat app, with 168 million active monthly users, Line, could soon integrate cryptocurrencies. The company is reportedly in talks with a number of companies to integrate cryptocurrencies into its mobile payment service, Line Pay. Also read: South Korea Urges 23 Countries, EU, and IMF to Collaborate on Curbing Crypto Trading Line Could Soon […]

Japan Approves New Bitcoin Exchange as Adoption Grows and Peers Expand Overseas

The Japanese financial regulator has approved one more cryptocurrency exchange, making it the 16th exchange to be licensed. As competition intensifies, some local exchanges are branching abroad in search for more volume and liquidity. Meanwhile, more merchants are embracing bitcoin. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Another Bitcoin […]

Major Japanese Automotive Group and Dealerships Embracing Bitcoin

One of Japan’s largest used car automotive groups has partnered with the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bitflyer to enable bitcoin payments at its dealerships across Japan. Starting with 26 dealerships, the company also plans to add bitcoin payments to 550 additional locations. Also read: South Korea Clarifies Position After Reports of Possible Ban on All Crypto Transactions Car Dealerships […]

10 Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Tokyo Police Unite to Fight Cyber Crime

Ten Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges have signed an agreement with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department to collaborate to prevent cyber crime. Along with growing bitcoin adoption in Japan is the number of cybercrime cases including unauthorized access to online accounts and money laundering. Also read: Japan Increases Lead – Approves Another Four New Cryptocurrency Exchanges 10 Exchanges […]

Japanese Publicly Listed Companies Launch Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea

Two Japanese companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange have recently expanded their cryptocurrency operations into South Korea. One has partnered with a local company to launch a bitcoin exchange with a plan to add merchant services. The other held an ICO to develop a crypto exchange after launching a mobile game which allows users […]

High Demand Prompts Japanese Bitcoin Exchange to Seek Partner in Russia

A major Japanese bitcoin exchange is looking to enter the Russian cryptocurrency market and is seeking a local partner. The exchange’s CEO says “demand is huge” and urges Russia to look at Japan as a model for cryptocurrency regulations. Also read: Sberbank Apologizes for Buying Nearly All Graphics Cards on the Russian Market Japanese Exchange Eying […]

Chinese Exchanges Seek Second Chance in Japan and Other More Crypto-Friendly Countries

Following the crackdown by the Chinese government last month, bitcoin exchanges in China are looking to continue their businesses in cryptocurrency-friendly countries. Nineteen chinese companies are reportedly applying for a license to operate in Japan, while others are considering Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Also read: Japan’s GMO Plans to Sell 7nm Bitcoin Mining Boards […]

GMO Enables Bitcoin Cash and Ether Trading With Promotional Discounts

GMO Coin, a subsidiary of the Japanese Internet services giant GMO, has enabled bitcoin cash and ether trading, alongside bitcoin. To commemorate the event, the exchange has launched a promotional campaign for each coin. Also read: Russian Regulators Disagree on Crypto Regulation, Postpone to Next Year BCH and ETH Trading Now Live GMO Internet’s bitcoin exchange, […]

Major Japanese Travel Agency Accepts Bitcoin and Offers Bitcoin-Exclusive Deals

One of Japan’s largest travel agencies, H.I.S., will start accepting bitcoin payments at some of its stores via Japan’s largest bitcoin exchange, Bitflyer. The company will also offer some bitcoin-exclusive tour packages to commemorate the event. Also read: Japan’s Largest Rewards Site Operator With 5 Million Users Launching Bitcoin Exchange H.I.S. & Bitflyer H.I.S. Co. Ltd […]