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CRYPTOCURRENCIES

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.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 26, 2021
The stablecoin illusion
Stablecoin stability is an illusion. They are unlikely to replace Federal Reserve money, revolutionize finance or realize the dreams of their libertarian enthusiasts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 23, 2021
China cryptocurrency miners plot next moves to evade crackdown
Cryptocurrency diehards are betting they can continue to thrive under Communist Party oversight by shifting into lesser-known tokens.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 12, 2021
How to keep crypto from crashing the financial system
The volatility, transaction costs and carbon footprint of Bitcoin, for example, have made it largely useless for purposes other than speculation and ransomware (and even there it has flaws).
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 29, 2021
China's bitcoin crackdown sparks fears of dirtier cryptomining
By cutting off access to China's power grid, with its plentiful supply of affordable renewable energy, the new restrictions could push miners toward dirtier sources of electricity.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 23, 2021
What 16th-century Venice teaches us about crypto
If Bitcoin and its ilk are to survive, they will need to find a way to betray their libertarian roots and cut their own deals with the state.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 22, 2021
Nvidia hedges against crypto hangover with chips just for miners
Nvidia's extreme action is one result of the rising influence of cryptocurrencies, touching on the retail market, the environment and the worlds of finance and technology.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 15, 2021
In El Salvador's Bitcoin beach town, digital divide slows uptake
The tropical surfing spot's basic infrastructure offers a glimpse of the potential pitfalls to popularizing Bitcoin nationally for payments and savings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 14, 2021
As El Salvador makes bitcoins tender, traders mull where that leaves the dollar
Some observers wonder whether a bigger movement is afoot: replacing a conventional currency on a national scale and then beyond.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jun 8, 2021
NFT interest growing in Japan, but legal worries persist
While the local NFT market is still in its infancy, there has already been a battle among businesses to team up with popular intellectual-property holders.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 29, 2021
Biden stumbles with cryptocurrency tax-collection plan
Since investors first started trading cryptocurrencies a decade ago, the IRS has been slow to define the rules of the road.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 25, 2021
This Bitcoin chaos will blow up your cyberpunk utopia
The mania and panic that have gripped decentralized cryptocurrencies are heightening the attraction of their coming rivals: digital cash, issued by central banks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 23, 2021
Oil drillers and bitcoin miners bond over natural gas
The global bitcoin industry's overall carbon dioxide emissions have risen to 60 million tons, equal to the exhaust from about 9 million cars.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 20, 2021
Why I pay my seventh grader in Bitcoin
Some 68% of Americans make a major financial mistake before the age of 30. Seventy percent of wealthy families lose their wealth by the next generation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 20, 2021
As Bitcoin plunges, is it a bust or a buy?
At one point on Wednesday, nearly $1 trillion was wiped off the market capitalization of the entire cryptocurrency sector.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 19, 2021
Bitcoin’s obstacles mount amid China cryptocurrency warning
Digital currencies should not and cannot be used in the market because they're not real currencies, according to a notice posted on the People's Bank of China's official WeChat account.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 17, 2021
Bitcoin tumbles after Elon Musk implies Tesla may sell cryptocurrency
The currency slid below $45,000 for the first time in almost three months following a Twitter exchange involving the mercurial billionaire.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 16, 2021
How to be smart about taxes on Bitcoin
Lots of crypto investors might be tempted to hide their heads in the tax-planning sand, and it's easy to see why. The tax issues are complex.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 14, 2021
Roaring cryptocurrency cacophony drowns out rest of Wall Street
Even for a market that's famous for its wild volatility and gimmicks, the past week's cryptocurrency news set new records for jaw-droppers.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 13, 2021
Unseen digital cash will stretch your money
These invisible blockchain tokens could still turbocharge our everyday money: by making it move faster and stretching its worth.

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