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CRYPTOCURRENCIES

EDITORIALS
Jan 30, 2018
Tightening cryptocurrency regulations
Tighter market regulations on cryptocurrencies may be unavoidable, but rules that could restrict their potential to enhance financial service convenience should be avoided.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 29, 2018
Financial watchdog raps Coincheck over lax security following massive hack
The government's financial watchdog takes administrative action against the cryptocurrency exchange hit last week by the largest-ever theft of digital money.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 29, 2018
Massive Coincheck cryptocurrency heist casts spotlight on exchange security
At 2:57 a.m. on Friday in Tokyo, someone hacked into the digital wallet of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. and pulled off one of the biggest heists in history.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2018
Coincheck hacked in ¥58 billion cryptocurrency heist, four years after Mt. Gox
Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange discloses it had lostu00a0about u00a558 billion ($532 million) worth of its holdings, sending clients into a panic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 23, 2018
South Korea to ban cryptocurrency traders from using anonymous bank accounts
South Korea on Jan. 30 will ban the use of anonymous bank accounts in cryptocurrency trading, regulators said Tuesday in a widely telegraphed move designed to stop virtual coins from being used for money laundering and other crimes.
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 2, 2018
North Korean hackers seen hijacking computers to mine digital currencies as sanctions kick in
North Korean hackers are hijacking computers to mine cryptocurrencies as the regime in Pyongyang widens its hunt for cash under tougher international sanctions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Dec 25, 2017
Digital coins resume sell-off after one-day recovery fizzles
The biggest cryptocurrencies resumed their decline on Sunday, almost a week after bitcoin ended its unprecedented rally by failing to break above $20,000.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Dec 18, 2017
European finance chiefs want to regulate bitcoin to clamp down on illegal risks
European governments are pushing for bitcoin regulation as alarm grows that the world's most popular digital currency is being used by money launderers, drug traffickers and terrorists.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Dec 18, 2017
Bitcoin takes bigger Wall Street stage with smooth CME debut
The world's biggest exchange just joined the bitcoin revolution.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Dec 4, 2017
Bitcoin hits record high of nearly $11,800 after futures lift
Bitcoin powered to a record high just below $11,800 on Sunday, continuing its surge from below $1,000 at the start of the year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets / ANALYSIS
Nov 27, 2017
Bitcoin looks set for $10,000 after briefly topping ¥1 million for first time on major exchange in Japan
Bitcoin is showing no signs of slowing down, blowing past $9,500 (about ¥1,054,500) less than a week after topping $8,000 and now quickly closing in on five big figures.
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 10, 2017
Bitcoin slides by over $1,000 in less than 48 hours
Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 on Friday to trade more than 5 percent down on the day, having fallen by well over $1,000 since hitting an all-time high on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 10, 2017
Bitcoin no bubble, says investor with $213 million stake
Tim Draper was walking through a pavilion at a tech conference in Lisbon on Tuesday when he was cornered by an entrepreneur touting a new digital currency. No sooner had the venture capitalist heard the pitch than he was approached by another guy hawking his own initial coin offering. Another followed, then another.
BUSINESS
Jun 10, 2016
BTMU testing virtual currency, considering launch for customer use
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ is close to becoming the first major Japanese bank to launch a virtual currency, sources say.

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