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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.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 4, 2022
Seizing assets of Russia’s elite is far trickier than sanctions
Elites might transfer assets to relatives or, in the case of superyachts and private jets, park them in out-of-reach jurisdictions. Cryptocurrencies further complicate the global hunt.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
Russia could use cryptocurrency to blunt the force of U.S. sanctions
Sanctions have been a powerful tool for the U.S. because of the dollar's dominance in the global economy, but today's digital marketplace is changing that.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Feb 23, 2022
Inside the global drive to fund a revolution in Myanmar
Activists and the shadow government alike have to resort to unofficial channels to ensure aid escapes the military regime's clutches.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 11, 2022
Seemingly ubiquitous NFTs are just a sliver of crypto universe
Despite their prominence in the media, nonfungible tokens comprise only a fraction of the roughly $2 trillion ecosystem of digital assets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 8, 2022
America's bitcoin miners have Georgia on their minds
Hundreds of thousands of mining machines worth billions of dollars are plugging into electrical grids across America, spawning an entirely new industry.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 8, 2022
China goes for Olympic gold with its digital currency
China hoped to use the Games to showcase its financial innovations, cashless society and its ability to undermine the U.S. dollar's position as the global reserve currency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Feb 4, 2022
Wormhole rescue shows crypto world can move fast and fix things
Recent hacking incidents highlight just how much cash — both traditional and digital — is sloshing around the crypto world, and how quickly it can be put to work.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 3, 2022
Japan's ¥100 trillion cryptocurrency market may ease onerous listing rules
Under new rules the industry's self-regulatory body is weighing, crypto-exchanges would be allowed to list more than a dozen coins in one go without a lengthy screening process.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 15, 2022
North Korea stole $400 million of cryptocurrency in 2021, report says
The haul marked a 40% increase from a year before, the report from blockchain research firm Chainalysis said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 11, 2022
China offers digital yuan at Olympics to test overseas appeal
Visitors can download an app or get a physical card that stores the digital yuan, or convert foreign bank notes into e-CNY at self-service machines, according to the Bank of China Ltd.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 10, 2022
Hong Kong cryptocurrency exchange allegedly hit by frozen funds
Dozens of clients have been unable to make withdrawals from Coinsuper since late November, based on a review of messages on the firm's official Telegram chat.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 20, 2021
What the Modi Twitter breach tells us about hackers
Pitching bitcoin has become the Rick Roll of the hacking community — a funny prank rather than a nasty attack.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 20, 2021
Crypto attracts more money in 2021 than all previous years combined
Venture capital funds have poured about $30 billion into crypto, or more than in all previous years combined for the little more than a decade-old technology.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 19, 2021
Cash is dying, but we aren’t ready to bury it
As cash vanishes — without a central bank digital currency replacing it — the public's trust in the convertibility of deposits into official money may become an issue.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 9, 2021
Crypto chiefs face Democrat skeptics and GOP supporters at House hearing
The nearly five-hour-long hearing could help further legitimize crypto, though it also revealed the difficulties federal officials face in regulating the industry.

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