Jul 16, 2014

Chinese bitcoin firm joins Atlas ATS in bid for Mt. Gox assets

BitOcean, a Chinese bitcoin startup, joined with New York-based exchange platform Atlas ATS Inc. to bid for the assets of Mt. Gox, the exchange platform that filed for bankruptcy in Japan earlier this year. BitOcean and Atlas will invest $1 million worth of bitcoins ...

Jan 6, 2014

New Upper House lawmakers show rise in wealth

The 121 lawmakers who won seats in last July’s House of Councilors election each have about ¥37.7 million in assets on average, according to a tally that did not include stock holdings. The figure is up 25 percent from the Upper House average logged ...

May 27, 2013

Average value of Diet lawmakers' assets grows to ¥32 million

The average value of assets held by Lower House members came to ¥32.28 million, slightly up from a record low ¥31.52 million in the previous survey, released in February 2010, according to a Kyodo News tally based on data released Monday. The amount, which ...