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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.

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.

Japan Wants to Drop 8% Sales Tax on Buying Bitcoins
October 13th, 2016

Japan authorities make a step as the country is the only one among the Group of Seven leading industrial economies that taxes bitcoin purchases.

Blockchain Collaborative Consortium Including 34 Tech Firms Launches in Japan
April 27th, 2016

Global tech companies have joined forces to launch the first Japanese blockchain industry organization with an aim of increasing public awareness of the technology.

Japanese Government Passes Bills to Officially Recognize Bitcoin as Similar to Real Money
March 4th, 2016

Virtual currencies become recognized as asset-like values while all cryptocurrency exchanges need obligatory registration with the Financial Services Agency.

Japan Opposes to Bitcoin Taxation
March 1st, 2016

The Financial Services Agency will soon present its plan to recognize bitcoin as fulfilling the functions of currency while the problem of bitcoin taxation remains unsolved and hotly debated.

Japan’s Financial Services Agency Considers Regulating Bitcoin the Same as Real Money
February 24th, 2016

The Financial Services Agency is planning to register all exchanges and companies dealing with virtual currencies for better control.

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Opens in Japan
October 30th, 2014

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