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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 ...

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 ...

Mar 20, 2018

Is this legal? Making sense of the world's cryptocurrency rules

Getting your head around cryptocurrencies was hard enough before governments got involved. But now that policymakers around the world are drawing up fresh regulations on everything from exchanges to initial coin offerings, keeping track of what's legal has become just as daunting as figuring ...