Business Jan 23, 2020

Bank of Japan to ramp up research with an eye on its own cryptocurrency

The Bank of Japan has said it aims to accelerate research on digital currencies in cooperation with foreign central banks, amid rapid developments in financial technologies. Japan's central bank will study and analyze related technologies and the impacts of digital currencies on the economy, while ...

National / Crime & Legal Jan 23, 2020

Suspects arrested by Tokyo police over ¥78 million bitcoin theft

Tokyo police have arrested two men for allegedly stealing some ¥78 million in bitcoin from an overseas cryptocurrency exchange, it was learned Thursday. The Metropolitan Police Department's cybercrime unit arrested Yuto Onitsuka, 25, and Takuma Sasaki, 28, on computer fraud charges, investigative sources said. The two ...