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Apr 18, 2018

U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Kraken to leave Japanese market

Kraken, one of the longest-operating cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, will end its trading services for Japanese residents. The San Francisco-based company cited the rising costs of doing business in Japan for its decision, though it said it may re-enter the country in the future. ...

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 ...

Bitcoin dives 10% to near $7,000 as dismal quarter nears end

Mar 30, 2018

Bitcoin dives 10% to near $7,000 as dismal quarter nears end

Bitcoin's miserable quarter isn't over yet. The world's biggest cryptocurrency by market value dropped below the $7,000 mark Friday morning in Asia for the first time since early February, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It fell as low as $6,912 before rebounding, trading at $7,094 ...

Cryptocurrency and AI all the buzz at tech conference Slush Tokyo

Mar 29, 2018

Cryptocurrency and AI all the buzz at tech conference Slush Tokyo

by Cory Baird

Cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence technologies took center stage this week at Slush Tokyo, one of the nation's largest tech conferences and an annual event that brings together startups, investors and more established businesses. This year's conference featured many speakers, panel discussions and startups moving into ...