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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.

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.

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.

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.

December 13th, 2017

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

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.

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.

May 3rd, 2017

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

April 5th, 2017

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

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.

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.

March 4th, 2016

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