Japan’s Liquid Global Exchange Hacked; $90M in Crypto Siphoned Off

While the total amount stolen is yet to be determined, the value taken could be upward of $90 million.

News  ·  19 August 2021

Coinbase Names Mitsubishi UFJ as Banking Partner in Japan

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group will provide Coinbase's Japanese customers access to the exchange via its MUFG Quick Deposit product.

News  ·  19 August 2021

Think Tank Rand Says Crypto Should Be Included in US-Japan Digital Trade Deal

It may be the time to reconsider the exclusion of crypto in the 2019 agreement, according to experts from the Rand Corporation.

News  ·  29 July 2021

Monex Nets $100M First-Quarter Profit Driven by Crypto Trading

Coincheck, one of Japan's largest crypto exchanges, banked its parent 9 billion yen (US$82 million).

News  ·  28 July 2021

Japan Increasing Efforts to Regulate Digital Currency: Report

The move is a sign of increasing concern that new forms of private money could disrupt Japan's financial system.

News  ·  16 July 2021

Japan’s CBDC to Get a Clearer Picture by 2022 Says Government Official: Report

The official also said more details on the CBDC's design may kick up a debate on how its issuance could impact financial institutions.

News  ·  5 July 2021

A Reckoning for Binance and Other ‘Global’ Exchanges

The biggest crypto exchanges have grown by working around national regulators. Regulators are starting to take notice.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 June 2021

Japan’s Financial Services Regulator Issues Binance Warning

The Financial Services Agency said Binance isn't registered to do business in the country.

News  ·  25 June 2021

Coinbase Enters Japanese Market After Completing Registration With Financial Watchdog

The move paves the way for Coinbase to begin offering five major cryptocurrencies including bitcoin and ether.

News  ·  24 June 2021

Startbahn Raises $10M for Mission to Protect Artists’ Rights With NFTs

The platform provides traceability and authentication of artworks using NFTs to protect creators' copyright.

Business  ·  13 May 2021

Asian Video Game Publisher Nexon Buys $100M in Bitcoin

The purchase represent less than 2% of Nexon's total cash and cash equivalents on hand, the firm says.

News  ·  28 April 2021

NFT Issuer Doublejump.Tokyo Ditches Ethereum for Flow Blockchain

The digital trading card company says it got fed up after three years of scaling woes on the world computer.

Business  ·  22 April 2021

Japan’s BitFlyer Has a New President – Again

BitFlyer replaced its company president and introduced its first non-Japanese director in its latest management reorganization.

News  ·  6 April 2021

BOJ Starts Central Bank Digital Currency Experiments

The year-long Phase 1 will conduct experiments on basic functions of a CBDC.

News  ·  5 April 2021

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank to Issue Japan’s First Security Tokens

The bank worked with Securitize to test security token issuances.

News  ·  30 March 2021