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CRYPTOCURRENCIES

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 / 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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 12, 2019
China's bitcoin miners scoop up two-thirds of crypto-network's processing power
China's bitcoin miners now control two-thirds of the crypto-network's processing power, research showed on Wednesday, a growing share that is likely to benefit the country's miners.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 28, 2019
Cryptocurrency exchanges across China halt services amid crackdown
China's latest crypto-crackdown is already claiming its first casualties.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 19, 2019
G20 urges global regulations to address 'serious' risks in cryptocurrencies
Concerns related to money laundering and illicit finance have cast a shadow on Facebook Inc.'s plan to launch its Libra currency next year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 5, 2019
Facebook's Libra digital currency loses its first member: PayPal
U.S. payments processor PayPal said on Friday it was leaving Libra Association, the entity managing the Facebook-led effort to build global digital currency Libra, making it the first member to exit the group.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 24, 2019
World needs to end risky reliance on U.S. dollar, BoE's Mark Carney says
Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney took aim at the dollar's "destabilizing" role in the global economy on Friday and said central banks might need to join together to create their own replacement reserve currency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 16, 2019
Chinese cryptocurrency demand feeding off trade tensions, weaker yuan, market players say
Trade tensions between the United States and China and a weakening yuan are boosting demand for cryptocurrencies among Chinese investors, market players from Asia to New York said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 6, 2019
Amid global market turmoil, bitcoin becomes surprising sanctuary for investors
Investors the world over are finding an unusual place to hide as the trade war between the United States and China roils global markets: bitcoin.
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 19, 2019
Japan to step up study of stable coin regulations following G7 concern over Facebook's Libra project
With the Group of Seven (G7) reaching agreement to push for the highest standards of regulation on Facebook Inc.'s proposed Libra digital currency, Japan plans to step up discussions on how to regulate and oversee the project that could offer faster and cheaper remittances.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 18, 2019
Fear of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency initiative dominates discussion at tense G7 meeting in France
Fear of Facebook Inc.'s Libra initiative proved to be common ground for global finance chiefs as they met to discuss more contentious issues, from digital taxation to the economic outlook, on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 16, 2019
About 50,000 Bitpoint Japan customers had cryptocurrency stolen
Bitpoint Japan's president apologized and vowed to fully return the stolen assets in virtual currencies after the company resumes services that were suspended following the hacking.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 12, 2019
¥3.5 billion hacked from Bitpoint cryptocurrency exchange
Like previous attacks, the hackers cleaned out the Japanese exchange's “hot wallet,” forcing it to suspend all services. Customers lost u00a52.5 billion in Ripple and other cryptocurrencies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 24, 2019
Guardians of money bristle at Mark Zuckerberg's new financial order
Facebook Inc. was hours away from the formal announcement of its ambitious foray into financial services, but French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire was already broadcasting his discontent.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 20, 2019
Japan crypto-exchange license approval nears for Line
Line Corp., the nation's largest messaging app, is close to obtaining a license to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, according to people familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 18, 2019
Facebook reveals plans for Libra cryptocurrency, targeting first half of 2020 for launch
Facebook Inc. revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 1, 2019
G20 to beef up steps against money laundering using crypto-assets at Fukuoka meeting
The Group of 20 major economies plan to agree on compiling additional steps by 2021 against money laundering and funding of terrorist groups through the use of crypto-assets, sources close to the matter said Saturday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 8, 2019
Binance says hackers stole 7,000 bitcoin worth $40 million from its exchange, one of the world's largest
Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said hackers withdrew 7,000 bitcoin worth about $40 million via a single transaction in a "large scale security breach," the latest in a long line of thefts in the digital currency space.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 24, 2019
SoftBank's Masayoshi Son lost $130 million in bad bet on bitcoin, report says
SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son made a huge personal bet on bitcoin just as prices peaked, losing more than $130 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Apr 23, 2019
Thai navy tows floating home of fugitive U.S. 'seasteader'
Thailand's navy on Monday began towing to shore the floating cabin of a fugitive U.S. citizen and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the "seasteading" movement who face possible death sentences for setting up their offshore home.

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