Japan News

Located in East Asia, Japan is a top 20 country in the world in terms of population. Japan has the third-largest economy by nominal gross domestic product and the fourth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. Tokyo is the country’s capital. Bitcoin in Japan has a notable following, as does cryptocurrency and blockchain as a whole.

The country’s regulators have deemed Bitcoin an approved money type. Japan hosts a number of crypto exchanges, and the country has regulatory requirements around the industry, creating a scene more favorable for compliant crypto-asset entities. Bitcoin’s anonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, is thought to be from Japan, although little is confirmed about Nakamoto’s identity.   

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Major Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck launched its own NFT marketplace back in March 2021.
26% of crypto investors in Japan tried out NFTs: Survey
Helen Partz
2021-11-26T14:42:46+00:00
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Private-sector behemoths in Japan are exploring digital currencies as a way to streamline large fund transfers and settlements.
Japanese megabanks join consortium launching yen-based digital currency
Sam Bourgi
2021-11-24T17:30:00+00:00
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Is Ethereum the blockchain of choice for financial institutions in Southeast Asia, or will companies seek alternatives due to limitations?
Southeast Asian financial institutions turn to the Ethereum blockchain
Rachel Wolfson
2021-11-22T14:52:00+00:00
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Nobuaki Kobayashi implied in October the "final and binding" ruling was the last major hurdle in the compensation process, hinting users who filed claims could ...
Mt. Gox rehabilitation plan is now 'final and binding'
Turner Wright
2021-11-16T21:55:00+00:00
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Circle’s Asia plans include a regional headquarters in Singapore, a new venture arm, and investment in a Japanese yen stablecoin.
Circle to invest in Japanese yen stablecoin as part of expansion to Asia
Erhan Kahraman
2021-11-15T09:06:23+00:00
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The exchange filed the application to Japan’s financial regulatory body in Q2 of 2020.
Crypto exchange Liquid attains Japanese derivatives license
Tom Farren
2021-10-28T13:54:32+01:00
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Nobuaki Kobayashi said distribution of the Mt. Gox assets likely wouldn’t begin for at least a month, once the rehabilitation plan became "final and binding."
Mt. Gox trustee announces approval of rehabilitation plan, meaning creditors could soon receive billions
Turner Wright
2021-10-20T21:47:23+01:00
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Governments in Asia are quickly researching or implementing CBDCs. What does this mean for the region’s overdependence on the U.S. dollar?
Asian CBDC projects: What are they doing now?
Jinia Shawdagor
2021-10-16T14:07:00+01:00
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