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CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 2, 2019
Bitcoin's sudden, puzzling surge propels it above $5,000, as other cryptocurrencies rally
Bitcoin climbed suddenly Tuesday to the highest level since November, leading a surge in virtual currencies and ending three months of calm in the $160 billion market.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 15, 2019
Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange founder Mark Karpeles gets suspended term for falsifying data but is cleared of embezzlement
Mark Karpeles gets a suspended term for data manipulation related to the scandalous disappearance of 850,000 bitcoins in 2014 but is found not guilty of embezzlement.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 15, 2019
Tripling in value of Binance Coin, the cryptocurrency of the hour, echoes bitcoin's glory days
The cryptocurrency boom appears to be alive and well for Binance, the world's largest digital-asset exchange by trading volume.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 15, 2019
In Japan's first case of its kind, 18-year-old sent to prosecutors over ¥15 million cryptocurrency theft
An 18-year-old boy was referred to prosecutors Thursday for allegedly stealing about ¥15 million ($134,300) worth of cryptocurrency last year by hacking a digital currency storage website, police said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 28, 2019
Cases of money laundering linked to cryptocurrency in Japan up tenfold in 2018
Cryptocurrency can be transferred largely anonymously, with police saying that in some cases virtual currency was used to pay for illegal drugs or child pornography.
WORLD
Feb 5, 2019
Cryptocurrency exchange CEO dies holding only passwords that can unlock millions in customer coins
Digital-asset exchange Quadriga CX has a $200 million problem with no obvious solution — just the latest cautionary tale in the unregulated world of cryptocurrencies.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 12, 2019
Coincheck wins approval to run cryptocurrency exchange a year after massive theft
About a year after a massive digital heist that shocked the cryptocurrency industry around the world, Japan's financial watchdog gave Coincheck Inc. the green light Friday to officially run a virtual currency exchange.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 11, 2019
Hit by tougher standards and falling prices, Japan's cryptocurrency players face a pivotal 2019
Japanese crypto-exchange operators unexpectedly faced major problems last year due to the unprecedented hack in late January of Tokyo-based Coincheck Inc., which lost digital tokens estimated at the time to be worth ¥58 billion and caused commotion across the industry.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 6, 2018
6,000 cryptocurrency laundering cases reported to Japanese police from January to October
Nearly 6,000 cases of suspected money laundering linked to cryptocurrency were reported to police in the January to October period, National Police Agency officials said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 29, 2018
Gab.com fights to stay online after Pittsburgh synagogue massacre
The website where the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue gunman posted anti-Semitic views said on Sunday it was "working around the clock" to stay online after being cut off by payment processors and forced to switch web hosts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 30, 2018
Japanese cryptocurrency industry group plans to tighten rules on asset management after thefts
In the wake of another hacking incident in early September, a group of cryptocurrency exchange operators is planning to tighten self-regulatory measures it follows on the management of customer assets.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2018
'Summer Davos' in China casts spotlight on technological advances beyond Silicon Valley
The award-winning virtual reality film "Tree" offers a rare multisensory experience of becoming a rainforest tree from a seedling in just 15 minutes. Reading a short speech into a microphone analyzes your voice and tells who you are — your sex, height, skull type, personality and emotional state. A...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 25, 2018
Japan's Financial Services Agency criticizes hacked crypto-exchange over lack of details on $62 million theft
Cryptocurrency firm Tech Bureau Corp. has failed to provide adequate details on how thieves hacked into its exchange to steal ¥7 billion ($62 million), or explained its delay in reporting the hack, the country's financial regulator said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 20, 2018
¥6.7 billion in digital money stolen from Osaka firm
Hackers gained unauthorized access to the exchange's hot wallets, which are less secure and where funds are held for immediate transactions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 2, 2018
Japan's FSA tightens screening process for aspiring cryptocurrency exchanges
The Financial Services Agency has effectively tightened its registration screening for cryptocurrency exchanges to see whether they are properly conducting risk management, sources say.
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 23, 2018
SEC quashes more bitcoin ETF pitches in another blow to cryptocurrencies
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected another round of attempts to list exchange-traded funds backed by bitcoin, blocking ETFs from ProShares, GraniteShares and Direxion, on concern prices could be vulnerable to manipulation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Taking the Lead
Aug 19, 2018
Monex chief sees cryptocurrency future for finance industry
In 1999 former Goldman Sachs investment banker Oki Matsumoto launched an online brokerage with some clear goals in mind: to create an ideal future for personal finance and to encourage Japanese who are hoarding their savings to actively invest.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 14, 2018
World's biggest Bitcoin-mining rig maker Bitmain eyes move into AI
The 1980s cyberpunk novels that predicted today's internet failed to conceive of anything as outlandish or contradictory as Bitcoin: A digital currency that's spent nowhere, a commodity that's used for nothing, and a libertarian dream that is effectively run by elites.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 31, 2018
19-year-old CEO creates app to bring Japan's voters and politicians together
A 19-year-old Keio University student is aspiring to bridge the gap between politicians and citizens, especially young people, with an online platform app called PoliPoli that uses innovative technologies to facilitate communications between them.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 6, 2018
Tokyo blockchain conference looks to uses of technology beyond headline-grabbing cryptocurrencies
The rise of cryptocurrencies has shone the spotlight on their underlying technology, which is known as the blockchain.

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