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CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 3, 2022
Japan passes stablecoin bill that enshrines investor protection
Stablecoins must be linked to the yen or another legal tender and guarantee holders the right to redeem them at face value.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 1, 2022
How influencers hype crypto, without disclosing their financial ties
Some promoters are not well known outside crypto circles but have large followings on social media, where they broadcast market tips, interspersed with sponsored content.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 19, 2022
Does your country really need digital cash?
Everyone's jumping on the digital cash bandwagon. But doing so should really depend on if your economy is more like that of Poland or Peru.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 19, 2022
Nomura explores the metaverse in digital push to boost profit
The Tokyo-based firm is considering using its investment banking knowledge to help companies in the virtual space raise money and advise on how to navigate regulations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 13, 2022
Cryptocurrencies melt down in a ‘perfect storm’ of fear and panic
The moment of panic amounted to the worst reset in cryptocurrencies since bitcoin plummeted 80% in 2018.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 13, 2022
Nomura starts offering bitcoin derivatives to clients in Asia
Japan's biggest brokerage is offering nondeliverable forwards and nondeliverable options settled in cash, and can now trade bitcoin futures and options.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 13, 2022
Crypto’s chainsaw massacre bloodies digital exchanges
The platforms that have promoted Bitcoin and other new currencies have a lot to answer for.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 13, 2022
Unexpected collapse in stablecoin TerraUSD exposes cryptocurrency market risk
As cryptocurrency prices plummeted this week, stablecoins were supposed to be isolated from the chaos. Instead, one broke from its 1:1 dollar peg.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 12, 2022
Crypto billionaires’ vast fortunes are destroyed in weeks
Questions have been raised about Coinbase's ability to withstand the sharp decline in cryptocurrency prices, forcing its founder to take to Twitter to defend the company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
May 11, 2022
Does the cryptocurrency crash pose a threat to the financial system?
Compared with the Fed's last tightening cycle, cryptocurrency is a much bigger market, raising concerns about its interconnectivity with the rest of the financial system.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 10, 2022
Putin’s crackdown pushes independent Russian media into crypto
Meduza, a prominent independent Russian-language news site, has called for payments in crypto as donations have been blocked by sanctions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 6, 2022
Bankers quit jobs for shot at riches in ‘Wall Street of crypto’
In the shadow of Dubai's sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, cryptocurrency executives rubbed shoulders with Emirati royals, Wall Street bankers and Instagram influencers.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 26, 2022
Energy-hungry bitcoin moves into sights of U.S. environmental movement
Major environmental groups are belatedly mounting a national pressure campaign criticizing its use of fossil fuels as the country tries to slash emissions to meet climate change goals.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 26, 2022
Crypto conference in North Korea leads to more criminal charges
Alejandro Cao de Benos of Spain and Christopher Emms, a U.K. citizen, were charged in a superseding indictment with conspiracy to violate U.S. sanctions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Apr 13, 2022
Crypto and gaming collide in high-risk 'play-to-earn' economies
Players spent $4.9 billion on NFTs in games last year, according to market tracker DappRadar, representing around 3% of the global gaming industry.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 3, 2022
Bitcoin may serve many masters in the war in Ukraine
Cryptocurrencies face a bad rap, but they're showing the world they have the ability to be a force for good with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 14, 2022
Japan asks crypto exchanges to act in line with sanctions against Russia
There are growing concerns among the G7 advanced economies that cryptocurrencies are being used by Russian entities as a loophole for financial sanctions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 14, 2022
Bitcoin was made for this moment. So why isn’t it booming?
For years, bitcoin buffs who were questioned by skeptics about the value of the cryptocurrency would respond by saying: Just wait.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2022
Japan looks to plug potential crypto holes in Russia sanctions
Individuals can use cryptocurrency exchanges that don't verify the identity of customers to conduct transactions even if they are in sanctioned countries.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 4, 2022
Ukraine’s crypto army is both inspiration and cautionary tale
The process of tracking just how much has been donated is tough, despite crypto's professed transparent nature.

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