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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SBI’s total pre-tax profit from its crypto business surged above $174 million in the past fiscal year.
SBI doubled crypto business profits in past fiscal year
Helen Partz
2021-04-28T14:24:10+01:00
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The online games and virtual world creator has snapped up 1,717 Bitcoin for $58,226 each, as it believes the cryptocurrency offers “long-term stability and liqu...
Japanese gaming giant Nexon invests $100M into Bitcoin
Samuel Haig
2021-04-28T05:05:02+01:00
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Expert Take
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of digitalization has become central to achieving sustainability and lessening climate change.
Asia-Pacific’s solarized digitalization agenda in pandemic times
Selva Ozelli
2021-04-24T08:12:00+01:00
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The first phase of Japan’s CBDC pilots will have been completed by March 2022, the central bank states.
Bank of Japan begins first digital currency proof of concept
Helen Partz
2021-04-05T08:35:12+01:00
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Japan has been a member of the FATF since 1990.
Japan's FSA asks cryptocurrency industry group to introduce FATF travel rule
Helen Partz
2021-04-01T09:29:09+01:00
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Sumitomo Mitsui has partnered with Securitize to launch Japan’s first security token that complies with the country’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.
Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui launches the country's first 'a-1' rated security token
Brian Quarmby
2021-03-30T04:52:28+01:00
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Asia’s largest economies are pushing forward with their respective CBDC trials, with six Chinese banks offering digital wallets and Japan establishing a new com...
China and Japan go full steam ahead with CBDC pilots
Samuel Haig
2021-03-26T04:33:13+00:00
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The mining subsidiary of Japanese financial conglomerate SBI Holdings is opening its pool services to institutional and retail customers alike.
SBI Crypto's Bitcoin mining pool goes public
Marie Huillet
2021-03-19T09:50:12+00:00
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