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CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 28, 2018
As regulators play catch-up, internet firms curbing crypto ads, fearing damage from scams
A growing number of internet companies are banning cryptocurrency advertising, fearing reputational damage if their users are duped or left penniless, even as regulators struggle to get to grips with the fast-emerging industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 21, 2018
Singapore-based NEM foundation ends tracking of stolen cryptocurrency
Singapore-based cryptocurrency organization NEM.io Foundation said Tuesday it has stopped tracking stolen NEM virtual currency, as it had since a massive hack of the Coincheck exchange in January.
BUSINESS
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 out which newfangled token might turn into the next bitcoin.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 15, 2018
Bitcoin slides as Google bans cryptocurrency advertising amid crackdown on scams
Alphabet Inc.'s Google said on Wednesday it was banning advertisements for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, the latest internet company to clamp down on the sector amid growing concerns about scams.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 14, 2018
G-20 financial heads to urge cryptocurrency monitoring to safeguard financial stability
The world's financial leaders will call on international standard-setting bodies March 20 for stronger monitoring of cryptocurrencies and related assets and to assess the need for a multilateral response as such assets could at some point threaten financial stability.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 12, 2018
Coincheck to lift limits on trading and withdrawals imposed after digital money heist, and start repaying customers
Reeling from government reprimands over lax standards after a theft of ¥58 billion ($530 million) in digital money, cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. said it would from Monday start repaying customers affected by the heist.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 8, 2018
FSA suspends two virtual-currency exchanges in aftermath of Coincheck hack
One firm was punished because a senior official embezzled clients' cryptocurrency deposits, according to the FSA.
BUSINESS
Mar 6, 2018
As holders of cryptocurrencies win and lose on trades, exchanges rake in billions in fees
Digital-asset exchanges are emerging as one of the biggest winners of the cryptocurrency boom.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 2, 2018
Speculating on the future of initial coin offerings
Governments are only now waking up to the need to regulate ICOs and their related tokens.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 27, 2018
Japan's financial regulation shake-up seen as a game changer for banks
The Financial Services Agency is laying the groundwork for a regulatory overhaul that could lead to a shake-up in Japan's ¥1 quadrillion banking industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Regional voices: Chubu
Feb 26, 2018
Trailblazing Nagoya restaurant that accepts XEM cryptocurrency moves to Tokyo
A popular restaurant that accepted NEM, a virtual currency, has relocated to Tokyo from Nagoya, where it operated until last October.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 7, 2018
Cryptocurrency advertising goes big in Japan, but the pushback has begun
If a massive billboard by Shibuya crossing is a barometer of trends in Japan, then the latest ad for the cryptocurrency exchange DMM Bitcoin, featuring a Japanese celebrity coated in gold, may be a sign of how cryptocurrencies have taken center stage in both the advertising media and the broader national conversation in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 6, 2018
Do you need to buy bitcoin?
Over the next year, the bitcoin price could double, soar tenfold, or collapse by 95 percent or more, and no economic analysis can help predict where in that range it will lie.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 6, 2018
North Korean hackers said possibly behind massive Coincheck heist
South Korea's national spy agency told a parliamentary committee it was possible North Korean hackers broke into the Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 4, 2018
Victims of massive cryptocurrency theft eye suit against Coincheck
Dozens of victims of a massive cryptocurrency theft from the virtual currency exchange Coincheck launched an association Saturday to jointly negotiate reimbursement and consider filing a lawsuit against the Tokyo-based company.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Feb 3, 2018
Scrutiny on initial coin offerings rises in wake of Coincheck theft
Crime involving cryptocurrencies appears to be on the rise at a time when the total number of reported crimes in Japan is falling.
BUSINESS
Jan 31, 2018
South Korea uncovers about $600 million in illegal cryptocurrency trades
South Korea has uncovered illegal cryptocurrency foreign exchange trading worth nearly $600 million, a sign authorities are tightening the regulatory screws on the digital asset that many global policymakers consider to be opaque and risky.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 31, 2018
Japan's Line to launch cryptocurrency exchange as nation reels from Coincheck hack
In the wake of the Coincheck theft — one of the world's biggest cyberheists — Line Corp. says it plans to launch its own exchange.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 31, 2018
Coincheck hackers believed trying to move stolen cryptocurrency into exchanges
XEM cryptocurrency's creator traces the u00a558 billion in stolen coins to an unidentified account, with its owner trying to move the coins to exchanges where they can be sold.

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