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Japan FSA denies ETF claims, but could accept more exchanges

Business 14 January 2019

Japan FSA denies ETF claims, but could accept more exchanges

Japan may not accept a crypto ETF after all, as the country’s Financial Services Authority is not considering approving a crypto futures product. It could, however, soon allow more crypto exchanges to operate in the country.

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Over 150 blockchain companies to gather at the Japan Blockchain Conference in Yokohama

Events 14 January 2019

Over 150 blockchain companies to gather at the Japan Blockchain Conference in Yokohama

After a successful inaugural round in Tokyo last year, the Japan Blockchain Conference (JBC) is making its way to Yokohoma this January—and over 150 cryptocurrency and blockchain companies from around the world have signed up to participate.

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Japan’s FSA plans new regulation for unregulated crypto firms

Business 9 January 2019

Japan’s FSA plans new regulation for unregulated crypto firms

The financial regulator in Japan is planning a new round of regulation for the crypto sector, this time targeting firms currently operating on an unregulated basis.

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Japan’s self-regulating crypto body reveals first batch of Type II members

Business 7 January 2019

Japan’s self-regulating crypto body reveals first batch of Type II members

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association announced the addition of five new crypto exchanges to their Type II member list, further solidifying their place as a self-regulating body.

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Japan’s DMM axes crypto mining unit amid plunging profits

Business 3 January 2019

Japan’s DMM axes crypto mining unit amid plunging profits

E-commerce powerhouse DMM.com has announced it is winding down its cryptocurrency mining operations, the latest firm to roll back after a disastrous year for the mining sector.

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Disgraced Mt. Gox CEO affirms ‘not guilty’ plea in closing arguments

Business 28 December 2018

Disgraced Mt. Gox CEO affirms ‘not guilty’ plea in closing arguments

The former CEO of failed cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox has reiterated that he is entirely innocent in the events leading up to its demise, in closing arguments at his trial in Japan.​

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Mizuho Financial Group plans crypto for cashless retail payments

Business 27 December 2018

Mizuho Financial Group plans crypto for cashless retail payments

Japanese banking titan Mizuho Financial Group is planning to launch a digital currency in March 2019, becoming the first institution of its size to offer this type of product.​

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Japan’s GMO gives up crypto mining machine business

Business 26 December 2018

Japan’s GMO gives up crypto mining machine business

GMO Internet, Inc. will stop its mining equipment business, citing “extraordinary loss” during a time of falling cryptocurrency prices.

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Hacked exchange Coincheck approved for Japanese crypto license: report

Business 20 December 2018

Hacked exchange Coincheck approved for Japanese crypto license: report

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has been awarded a crypto license by the Financial Services Agency (FSA), according to reports.

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Bitpoint announces expansion into Panama

Business 14 December 2018

Bitpoint announces expansion into Panama

Bitpoint, a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, has announced they have launched a new crypto-to-fiat trading platform for Panama.

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Mt. Gox former CEO says he didn’t do it

Business 13 December 2018

Mt. Gox former CEO says he didn’t do it

Mt. Gox former CEO, Mark Karpeles, is now in a court in Tokyo, responding to accusations that he embezzled millions from the exchange during his tenure.

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Opposition lawmaker eyes tax policy overhaul for Japan’s crypto market

Business 12 December 2018

Opposition lawmaker eyes tax policy overhaul for Japan’s crypto market

A Japanese lawmaker has proposed a set of changes to the taxation of virtual currency transactions designed to remove the current barriers to growing trading volumes in the country.

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