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Monex to acquire Coincheck to get cryptocurrency foothold: sources

Apr 5, 2018

Monex to acquire Coincheck to get cryptocurrency foothold: sources

Coincheck Inc., the cryptocurrency exchange hit by a massive theft earlier this year, has accepted a takeover bid by online brokerage Monex Group Inc., sources said Thursday. The acquisition will be officially announced Friday. Monex Group is planning to appoint Toshihiko Katsuya, its chief operating ...

Unregulated ICOs threaten funding source for startups

Mar 29, 2018

Unregulated ICOs threaten funding source for startups

by Kazuaki Nagata

The rising cryptocurrency boom has sparked a fundraising scheme called initial coin offerings that have become a money-pumping machine for startups but also have a problematic reputation. Masahiro Yasu, 29, chief executive officer of Tokyo-based startup Alis Co., experienced the power of the ICO when ...

Warned by FSA, cryptocurrency giant Binance heads to Malta

Mar 23, 2018

Warned by FSA, cryptocurrency giant Binance heads to Malta

Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by traded value, is seeking a fresh start in the Mediterranean. The company, founded last year in Hong Kong, is planning to open an office in Malta, Chief Executive Officer Zhao Changpeng said in an interview. Binance will soon ...