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For Olga Kharif's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Facebook weighs Libra revamp to win over reluctant regulators

Business Mar 4, 2020

Facebook weighs Libra revamp to win over reluctant regulators

Facebook Inc. and its partners are considering re-designing the Libra cryptocurrency project so that the network accepts multiple coins, including those issued by central banks, in an effort to woo reluctant global regulators and rebuild momentum for the plan. When Facebook unveiled Libra, it said ...

Cryptocurrency exchanges across China halt services amid crackdown

Business Nov 28, 2019

Cryptocurrency exchanges across China halt services amid crackdown

China's latest crypto-crackdown is already claiming its first casualties. At least five local exchanges have halted operations or announced they will no longer serve domestic users this month, after regulators issued a series of warnings and notices as part of a cleanup of digital currency ...

Business Sep 6, 2014

Apple aims to change the game with mobile-payments debut

Apple Inc. is jumping into the mobile-payments market just as retailers upgrade their cash registers to be more secure and ready to receive wireless transactions. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is planning to unveil new iPhones, wearable devices and a mobile-payments system on Sept. 9, ...