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Kraken, a Bitcoin exchange, has announced its launching in Japan, aiming itself at the nation’s large number of finance professionals and active traders.

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16 Japanese Crypto Exchanges Formed Self-Regulatory Group After $530M NEM Theft
March 5th, 2018

Following a recent hack resulted into $533 million-worth theft of the NEM token from Coincheck, a group of 16 registered Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges joins forces to establish a self-regulatory body in April.

‘Bitcoins for Free’: Japanese Crypto Exchange Zaif Was Accidentally Giving Bitcoins Away for 20 Min
February 22nd, 2018

Bitcoins that are worth nothing. No, it’s not a joke. It’s a glitch that occurred at one of the Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges.

16 Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges Plan to Form Self-Regulatory Group Next Week
February 21st, 2018

Major hack in Japan has become a reason of considering a necessity to create a new entity that will regulate the cryptocurrency industry in the country.

Japan’s GMO Internet Group Will Pay Bitcoin Salaries to Its Employees
December 13th, 2017

GMO Internet Group will start using bitcoin salary to remunerate its staff in March 2018.

Japan’s Regulators Will Pay Thorough Attention to Bitcoin Exchanges
September 25th, 2017

Japan’s financial watchdog announced its plans to monitor virtual currency exchanges operating in the country.

Japanese Companies Temporarly Suspend Bitcoin on August 1
July 23rd, 2017

Thirteen Japanese bitcoin exchanges together with over 5,000 retail stores and restaurants are likely to halt bitcoin transactions on August 1.

Bitcoin Price Hits $4,600 in South Korea, Currently Trading at $2512 Globally
May 25th, 2017

Strong demand for bitcoin continues to drive the price of the digital currency, which already reached more than $4,500 on the South Korean digital exchange.

Bitcoin Price Is Heading to $1,500 Due to High Demand in Japan
May 3rd, 2017

More than half of the global trading volume occurs in Japan, which results in Bitcoin setting a new all-time high.

Major Japanese Retailers to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments Thanks to Legalization
April 5th, 2017

Starting today, Bic Camera and Recruit Lifestyle will cooperate with bitcoin exchanges to add cryptocurrency payment option.

Three Japanese Megabanks Invest in Country’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange BitFlyer
February 14th, 2017

Japanese banking giants are looking to invest in financial technology startups, as the government is promoting innovation in the competitive fintech market.