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CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 10, 2021
As cryptocurrencies boom, Japan looks to finally move on from scandals
A hacking attack that hit Coincheck in 2018 put a wet blanket on a growing cryptocurrency frenzy, but local players feel the industry has now turned a corner.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Apr 26, 2021
With digital yuan trials, Beijing looks to claw back data from Alipay and WeChat
'Big data is wealth. Whoever owns data thrives,' said a banking official tasked with promoting the digital yuan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 21, 2021
The 'metaverse' bet: Crypto-rich investors snap up virtual real estate
A new economy of blockchain-based virtual worlds is arising where land, buildings, avatars and even names can be bought and sold as nonfungible tokens.
WORLD
Apr 19, 2021
'Britcoin' not bitcoin? U.K. considers new digital currency
A Bank of England-backed digital version of sterling would potentially allow businesses and consumers to hold accounts directly with the bank and to sidestep others when making payments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 15, 2021
Coinbase’s public listing is a cryptocurrency coming-out party
Digital currency, once mocked as a tool for criminals and reckless speculators, is sliding into the mainstream.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 13, 2021
U.S. eyes potential threat from China’s digital yuan
Some officials are concerned China's moves could kick off a long-term bid to topple the dollar as the world's dominant reserve currency.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 31, 2021
Who needs a digital dollar?
The idea of a digital dollar has been in the air for some time now. Recently, it descended from the ether to the lips of U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell. At an event in February, Yellen flagged the idea as “absolutely worth looking at,” adding that the Federal...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 24, 2021
Bitcoin’s carbon footprint conveniently downplayed during rally
The level of emissions, which have risen alongside a spike in Bitcoin's price, have grown by more than 40 million tons in the past two years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 22, 2021
As e-money gains ground in Japan, so do local digital currencies
Regional virtual currencies such as Setagaya Pay can be used in a specific city or ward and are intended to stimulate local economies that have been battered by the pandemic.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 17, 2021
The future of money is digital, but is it Bitcoin?
The Bank of Japan has no immediate plans, but it acknowledges the possibility 'of a surge in public demand” for official digital cash going forward.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 12, 2021
Digital piece by Beeple sells for $69 million, blasting crypto art records
The price tag isn't just an unprecedented price for a so-called non-fungible token, it's an unprecedented price for a new artist.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 9, 2021
Rush to bitcoin? Not so fast, say keepers of corporate coffers
Many finance executives and accountants are hesitant to risk balance sheets and reputations on a highly volatile and unpredictable asset that confounds convention.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 1, 2021
Coinbase mafia shows how tight a circle holds sway over Bitcoin
Coinbase Global Inc.'s filing to become a publicly traded company provides a glimpse into the remarkably small circle of mostly men who command the incredibly lucrative digital landscape.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 24, 2021
Bitcoin and blackouts fuel anti-Chinese sentiment in Iran
Many people were outraged to learn that the Chinese are supposedly devouring the country's electricity in their bitcoin mining farms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 24, 2021
Bitcoin bet sparks rally at Japan’s most expensive brokerage
Bitcoin's fivefold jump in the past year has come amid a flood of money pumped into the global financial system during the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 20, 2021
Bitcoin hits $1 trillion market cap, surges to fresh all-time peak
Bitcoin hit a market capitalization of $1 trillion as it rose to yet another record high on Friday, countering analyst warnings that it is an "economic side show" and a poor hedge against a fall in stock prices.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 18, 2021
Bitcoin’s volatility should burn investors. It hasn’t.
Investors appear to have deftly navigated Bitcoin's harrowing highs and lows, buying on the way down and selling on the way up.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 16, 2021
Bitcoin surges above $50,000 for first time ever
Bitcoin rose above $50,000 on Tuesday to a new record high, building on a rally fuelled by signs that the world's biggest cryptocurrency is gaining acceptance among mainstream investors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 15, 2021
Bitcoin’s epic run is winning more attention on Wall Street
A week after Tesla announced its $1.5 billion investment in Bitcoin, the digital asset is continuing to make inroads into traditional finance.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 29, 2021
GameStop's ‘French Revolution’ is a crypto-farce
If WallStreetBets is checkmate for old-school finance, then surely they'd want to win fair and square.

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