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.   

News
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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The Bank of Japan is keen to ensure the seamless integration of its central bank digital currency with the existing payment architecture.
Japan will prioritize simplicity in CBDC design, says central bank executive
Osato Avan-Nomayo
2021-10-15T11:10:14+01:00
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“I just want my coins back. I'm tired of how long and drawn out it is," said one user claiming to be one of the 24,000 Mt. Gox creditors.
Mt. Gox creditors may receive nothing if they fail to vote by Friday
Turner Wright
2021-10-07T18:15:00+01:00
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Cooperation between public and private sectors would be vital for a global CBDC system, says a new joint report.
Global CBDC bridge needs public and private cooperation, says BIS
Helen Partz
2021-10-01T10:20:57+01:00
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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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