Japan crypto-exchange license approval nears for Line

Business / Corporate Jun 20, 2019

Japan crypto-exchange license approval nears for Line

Line Corp., the nation's largest messaging app, is close to obtaining a license to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, according to people familiar with the matter. The Financial Services Agency could issue the license as early as this month, with exchange operations starting a ...

Business Jun 17, 2019

Facebook to unveil new cryptocurrency

Facebook is set Tuesday to unveil a bid to bring cryptocurrency payments into the mainstream, reportedly with the endorsement of governments and financial giants. The world's biggest social network is expected to outline details of a virtual currency launching next year that it hopes will ...

Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange's Mark Karpeles appeals conviction

Business Mar 30, 2019

Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange's Mark Karpeles appeals conviction

Mark Karpeles, who headed Mt. Gox, a Japan-based bitcoin exchange that went bankrupt after a massive hack, is appealing his conviction on charges of manipulating electronic data. Karpeles' lawyer Nobuyasu Ogata said Friday his client was just trying to reduce risks for Mt. Gox users. The ...