The arrested men are accused of purchasing stolen NEM on the dark web, violating laws that were set up to tackle organized crime online.
Coinbase has joined Japan’s self-regulating crypto body JVCEA as it seeks to secure an operating license in the Asian country. The process has now lasted 2 years.
Fortress Investment Group has approached creditors with an offer valued at $1,300 per Bitcoin, according to reports.
Despite a global crackdown on the OneCoin scam, the company is still alive and luring investors. It’s scheduled to hold a conference in Japan on Feb 22.
The Coronavirus continues to destroy and blockchain could help China in its response, enabling transparency in distribution of funds and better data management.
Lawmakers in Japan are set to publish proposals this week which could pave the way for digital currency use in the country.
Daiko has acquired a controlling stake of 58.1% of the 100% stake in Bitgate, leaving the exchange’s operator, SNC, holding the remaining 41.9%.
Authorities in Japan arrested two people accused of defrauding an IT firm of around JPY78 million (US$712,000) worth of cryptocurrency.
Japan’s consulting giant Nomura Research Institute has partnered with Intelligence Unit to launch a crypto index covering global U.S. dollar and Yen markets.
While the Bank of Japan had no immediate plans for a CBDC, it was “very important” for the central bank to be prepared should the need arise.