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CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2023
Japanese power company's crypto plan highlights challenge of storing renewable energy
The recent decision to divert excess renewable energy to crypto operations highlights a broader issue amid the nation's green shift: How to store surplus energy.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 7, 2023
2022 was record-breaking year for North Korean crypto theft, U.N. says
Sanctions monitors said most cyberattacks were carried out by groups controlled by North Korea's primary intelligence bureau — the Reconnaissance General Bureau.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 30, 2023
FTX debacle the latest twist in Japanese unit’s tumultuous history
Liquid’s leadership regularly drew on their industry credentials to promote the company, but this coexisted with stories about hacks and poor internal security.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 18, 2023
Coinbase stops Japan operations after slump in digital assets
Coinbase Global is halting operations in Japan, giving customers until Feb. 16 to withdraw their fiat and crypto holdings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 17, 2023
Japan pushes global counterparts to regulate cryptocurrencies like banks
FTX's bankruptcy and fraud charges against Sam Bankman-Fried have battered the crypto sector, highlighting gaps and differences in global digital-asset regulation.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jan 16, 2023
Why the Fed needs to take the digital yuan seriously
The e-CNY will be more than just a paperless version of cash for China's local economy, its use in trade settlements would pose a challenge to the U.S. dollar.
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BUSINESS
Jan 13, 2023
Japan expects local FTX clients to get funds back from February
The plan, if successful, would be a rare example of investors getting money back following FTX's epic unraveling about two months ago.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 12, 2023
Crypto exchange Coinbase to close most of Japan operations
The shift comes as the firm cuts 20% of its workforce globally.
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BUSINESS
Jan 10, 2023
Crypto startup funding falls to lowest level in almost two years
Overall, venture capital firms invested $2.3 billion in crypto startups during the fourth quarter of 2022, a 75% drop from the same period the previous year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 4, 2023
Sam Bankman-Fried pleads not guilty in FTX fraud case as trial is set for October
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate could face up to 115 years in prison if convicted.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 4, 2023
Both hurt and saved by regulations, what is next for crypto in Japan?
Strong regulations may have helped Japan avoid some of the FTX fallout, but some LDP lawmakers are pushing for a loosening of rules to embrace virtual assets.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jan 3, 2023
Actually, it has been a wonderful year for tech’s future
Things looked bleak for the technology sector in 2022. Yet progress across the board gives reason to be optimistic about the coming few years.
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BUSINESS
Dec 30, 2022
FTX Japan to return assets to clients from February
FTX Japan is developing a system with which customers can withdraw assets via the website of Liquid Japan, a crypto exchange it bought in February.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 28, 2022
Images of 2022: World news
One event stood over all else this year: Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The conflict ushered in rapid shifts on defense, energy and business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 23, 2022
Sam Bankman-Fried's $250 million bail among largest in U.S. history
Outsized bonds are more a means of establishing harsh financial consequences for bail-jumping and are often backed by assets worth only around 10% of the stated amount.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 22, 2022
Two Bankman-Fried associates plead guilty to fraud as FTX founder heads to U.S.
The 30-year-old cryptocurrency mogul faces charges over what has been described as 'one of the biggest financial frauds in American history.'
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COMMENTARY / World
Dec 14, 2022
Bank runs just aren’t what they used to be
The collapse of the FTX crypto exchange and the flood of assets out of lenders like Credit Suisse are not the same as the bank runs of years gone by and are much more benign in comparison.
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BUSINESS
Dec 14, 2022
Japan lawmaker chides crypto watchdog over FTT coin approval
Disgraced crypto founder Sam Bankman-Fried's digital assets empire imploded just as Japan was warming up to crypto again.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 13, 2022
Sam Bankman-Fried arrested in Bahamas as U.S. files FTX charges
Bankman-Fried is being held in custody pending an extradition process, the island nation's attorney general, Ryan Pinder, said in a statement.
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COMMENTARY / World
Dec 12, 2022
China developing the digital yuan to protect its interests
The ruling Communist Party is sacrificing innovation on the altar of social stability.

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