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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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 30, 2021
The new masters: How auction houses are chasing crypto millions
The NFT and cryptocurrency boom is dragging auction houses into a new world where sales are made via social media and buyers don't wear suits.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 26, 2021
A digital Singapore dollar may be too much of a good thing
Singapore says no to electronic cash not because it may flop, but because it'll most likely be a hit and could have consequences for the island's financial stability and monetary policy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Nov 26, 2021
'Feel the Bit': El Salvador president gets mixed reaction to Bitcoin drive
Some have expressed outrage at the glitzy promotion of the plan to push the cryptocurrency in a nation beleaguered by inequality, violence and poor public services.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 23, 2021
SoftBank-backed crypto firm in Brazil eyes multiple acquisitions
The SoftBank Latin America Fund announced a $200 million investment in Sao Paulo-based 2TM in July, valuing the company at $2.1 billion — the first crypto unicorn in the region.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 22, 2021
El Salvador plans first 'Bitcoin City' backed by Bitcoin bonds
El Salvador in September became the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 18, 2021
Japan crypto exchange bitFlyer weighs acquisition to boost firm
It's also planning to enter the non-fungible token market to tap into the boom.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 4, 2021
Hong Kong's unique history with currency may prove valuable for crypto
The city's monetary authority is currently studying the feasibility of retail digital cash, and one of the design options laid out in a technical white paper looks promising.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 2, 2021
Singapore has grand ambitions to become a global cryptocurrency hub
While nations differ vastly on its use — from outlawing it to embracing as legal tender — Singapore prepares to be at the forefront of crypto integration.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 21, 2021
Emboldened Bitcoin bulls shoot for moon after smashing record
The cryptocurrency has rallied 120% in 2021 — and for some believers, $100,000 is once again in sight.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 29, 2021
Even the People’s Bank of China can’t kill Bitcoin's appeal
The bulls reckon the latest attempt by Beijing to crack down on crypto — the seventh — will fail to throttle an asset that bypasses borders and banking systems.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 24, 2021
Bitcoin stumbles as China turns the screws on cryptocurrencies
Crypto contributes little to economic growth, spawns risks, consumes huge amounts of energy and hampers carbon neutrality goals, say authorities.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 9, 2021
El Salvador president steps in to fix bitcoin rollout snags
Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele stepped in on Wednesday to manage the fraught roll-out of a payment app that underpins the nation's adoption of bitcoin as legal tender, and called on users to report any problems on his Twitter feed.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 7, 2021
Bitcoin faces biggest test as El Salvador makes it legal tender
The country bought 400 bitcoins ahead of the rollout, with a market value of about $20 million at current prices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 27, 2021
Nomura offers pizza and pasta for tradable tokens
Customers can use the tokens to buy and trade dishes from an award-winning Japanese chef as their value fluctuates.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 19, 2021
Top U.S. operator Coinbase ties up with MUFG to start Japan cryptocurrency exchange
There were already 31 companies registered to trade cryptocurrency assets in the nation, including Coincheck Inc., owned by Monex Group Inc., and GMO Coin Inc.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 16, 2021
Will central bank digital currencies doom dollar dominance?
CBDCs are coming, but they won't change the face of international payments and they won't dethrone the dollar.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 15, 2021
Cryptocurrency market retakes $2 trillion market cap amid bitcoin gains
The total market value of cryptocurrencies rose above $2 trillion again as bitcoin continued to climb and the likes of Cardano, XRP and Dogecoin advanced as well.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 10, 2021
Cryptocurrency regulator says easing of restrictions in Japan must wait
While the FSA chief is open-minded about the potential benefits that crypto-assets possess as a quick way to send cash, in Japan they are mainly being used for speculation and investment.

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