Tag - cryptocurrencies

 
 

CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 15, 2022
‘The music has stopped’: Crypto firms quake as prices fall
A global industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars rose up practically overnight. Now it is crashing down.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 14, 2022
The world of crypto lending
Just as customers at traditional banks earn interest on their savings in dollars, crypto users that deposit their bitcoin at crypto lenders also earn money, usually in cryptocurrency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 13, 2022
Crypto lender Celsius stops withdrawals, fueling market slump
The meltdown is the latest blow to decentralized finance, or DeFi, crypto's answer to traditional finance, with more control and less costs for users but also less oversight and more risk.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 13, 2022
Why bitcoin sees most of its gains while U.S. traders are asleep
Some suggest that crypto traders are forced to process loads of information overnight, which gives way to large price swings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 8, 2022
Japan's crypto body eyes scrapping strict rules for token listings
The Japan Virtual and Crypto Assets Exchange Association has held discussions about letting local exchanges list cryptocurrencies without going through its screening process.
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.

Longform

Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan