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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People on Twitter were accusing Pranksy of wash-trading a CryptoPunk NFT, Dolce & Gabbana is auctioning luxury NFTs to “approved bidders,” and FTX was spammed w...
Nifty News: Dolce & Gabbana’s historic NFTs, ‘26 minute’ CryptoPunk flip, FTX spammed
Brian Quarmby
2021-09-07T06:13:24+01:00
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An SBI exec said that the company would consider launching a second crypto fund depending on the success of the first.
SBI reportedly looks to launch crypto fund in Japan by December
Turner Wright
2021-09-02T21:25:32+01:00
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Thailand's Bank of Ayudhya, where MUFG holds a 76.9% stake, has participated in a $41 million raise for Asia-Pacific-focused crypto trading platform Zipmex.
MUFG boosts its crypto exposure following $41M Zipmex funding round
Marie Huillet
2021-08-31T11:15:27+01:00
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The funding comes soon after Liquid suffered a major hacking incident last Thursday when the exchange’s hot wallets were compromised.
Hacked Liquid exchange receives $120M debt funding from FTX
Helen Partz
2021-08-26T09:04:15+01:00
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The new regulation will be designed to provide better protection to Japanese investors.
Japanese financial regulator considers imposing stricter crypto rules
Arijit Sarkar
2021-08-24T09:24:42+01:00
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Coinbase announced its official launch in Japan in partnership with banking giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group providing a “quick deposit” fiat on-and-off ram...
Coinbase goes live in Japan in partnership with banking giant MUFG
Brian Quarmby
2021-08-19T06:24:27+01:00
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Japan’s newly appointed Financial Services Agency Commissioner, Junichi Nakajima, believes Bitcoin is a quick way to transfer cash, but people use BTC for specu...
Operating a crypto exchange in Japan is ‘rather tough,’ FSA chief admits
Erhan Kahraman
2021-08-10T08:56:19+01:00
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Analysts at the Rand Corporation say crypto as part of the bilateral digital trade could lay the groundwork for cryptocurrency adoption in international trade.
US–Japan digital trade deal should include crypto: American think tank
Osato Avan-Nomayo
2021-07-29T11:01:14+01:00
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