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Trustee publishes next steps over $263M for Mt. Gox creditors

Business 21 March 2019

Trustee publishes next steps over $263M for Mt. Gox creditors

Trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi announced the amount secured for creditors stands at $623 million, slightly down from the figures discussed at the first creditors' meeting.

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Coincheck to sell BSV holdings, pay users in Japanese yen

Business 20 March 2019

Coincheck to sell BSV holdings, pay users in Japanese yen

The platform first made the announcement after the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork last year, but is now moving forward with payouts of any BSV holdings.

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Japan announces crackdown on cryptocurrency margin trading

Business 20 March 2019

Japan announces crackdown on cryptocurrency margin trading

Lawmakers in Japan have announced new measures around cryptocurrency margin trading, in the latest tranche of legislation designed to structure domestic digital asset markets.

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18-year-old Japanese hacker prosecuted for stealing $134,000 in crypto

Business 15 March 2019

18-year-old Japanese hacker prosecuted for stealing $134,000 in crypto

Prosecutors in Japan have charged an 18-year-old male with stealing 15 million yen ($134,310 USD) worth of crypto.

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Tokyo court hands down surprise ruling against Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

Business 15 March 2019

Tokyo court hands down surprise ruling against Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

The Japanese court has issued its verdict and it certainly wasn’t what any in the crypto community had expected given the magnitude of the case.

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5 Japanese banks join forces to launch blockchain finance platform

Business 7 March 2019

5 Japanese banks join forces to launch blockchain finance platform

The platform, known as ‘Fitting Hub’, will support a number of different blockchain-powered services.

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Bitcoin World: Tokyo

Interviews 4 March 2019

Bitcoin World: Tokyo

In this episode of Bitcoin World, Founding President of the Bitcoin Association Jimmy Nguyen and nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig Wright hang out in Tokyo, Japan—the home of tech, finance, and the honorific home of the mysterious Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Crypto money laundering cases up 10x in Japan, police say

Business 1 March 2019

Crypto money laundering cases up 10x in Japan, police say

The National Police Agency reported a total of 7,000 cases of suspected money laundering involving cryptocurrency on the year, up from just 669 cases in the previous period.

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Sony and Fujitsu create a blockchain system to fight fake documents

Tech 27 February 2019

Sony and Fujitsu create a blockchain system to fight fake documents

Two Japanese corporate giants are teaming up to fight the uniquely Japanese problem of language document forgery.

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Japanese securities brokerage Daiwa concludes blockchain pilot

Tech 21 February 2019

Japanese securities brokerage Daiwa concludes blockchain pilot

Japan-based Daiwa Securities Group has completed a blockchain trade matching pilot, completing the second stage of testing of its proof-of-concept model.

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Bank of Japan considers central bank digital currency

Business 20 February 2019

Bank of Japan considers central bank digital currency

While Bank of Japan has no plans for a CBDC at this time, the bank’s new report points out the additional functions crypto offers beyond traditional payments, as well as the wider implications of more efficient, direct blockchain transactions.

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Rakuten teases crypto payments on mobile app

Business 18 February 2019

Rakuten teases crypto payments on mobile app

Rakuten snuck in a mention that their mobile app will be getting upgraded in March, and with it, crypto payments are on the way.

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