Thomas Wilson

For Thomas Wilson's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan's cryptocurrency exchanges held back by shortage of engineers

Business Apr 6, 2018

Japan's cryptocurrency exchanges held back by shortage of engineers

When cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. explained how hackers were able to make off with $530 million (¥56.7 billion) in digital money, it noted that part of the problem had been beyond its control; the firm had struggled amid Japan's shortage of software engineers. Coincheck said ...

MGM Resorts ready to bet up to $10 billion on Japan casino

Business / Corporate Nov 4, 2016

MGM Resorts ready to bet up to $10 billion on Japan casino

Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International could plow almost $10 billion into a Japanese casino via a publicly traded real estate investment trust, its chief executive has said, as Tokyo inches closer to legalizing the industry. Casinos are currently banned in Japan, but the odds of ...