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CRYPTOCURRENCY

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Nov 14, 2022
Cyber criminals hold Asian tech workers captive in scam factories
Thousands of people, many with tech skills, have been lured by social media advertisements promising well-paid jobs in Southeast Asia only to find themselves forced to defraud strangers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 3, 2022
Bitcoiners hunker down for ‘storms ahead’ as retail stays away
Even with the narrative going around that crypto hung tough in the July-September stretch, the mood has remained sour.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Apr 17, 2022
Fan tokens from Manchester City to PSG disappoint as boom fades
For many hopeful fans, soccer club tokens have failed to meet expectations, with prices quickly losing steam within days of their release.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 10, 2022
Japan warms up to the potential of cryptocurrencies
Mitsui & Co. is planning a cryptocurrency linked to the yen-denominated price of one gram of gold.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 9, 2021
The Tesla-Bitcoin singularity is here at last
The casual reference to Tesla taking Bitcoin as payment down the road is like digital catnip, helping to boost the value of that $1.5 billion bet.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 20, 2019
China's digital currency could threaten dollar's dominance
China's central bank digital currency may boost the internationalization of the yuan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 17, 2019
The digital money revolution
The choice for governments and central banks is whether to stand in front of a train that is gaining steam, or get on board and reap the benefits.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 16, 2019
Will Libra be stillborn?
The remedy for the financial woes of people in developing countries isn't going to come from Facebook.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 30, 2018
Japanese cryptocurrency industry group plans to tighten rules on asset management after thefts
In the wake of another hacking incident in early September, a group of cryptocurrency exchange operators is planning to tighten self-regulatory measures it follows on the management of customer assets.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 23, 2018
The myth of the stable cryptocurrency
The problems with the latest wave of cryptocurrencies will be familiar to anyone who has encountered even a single study of speculative attacks on pegged exchange rates.
SOCCER
Sep 12, 2018
PSG announce deal to launch cryptocurrency
French footballing giants Paris Saint-Germain are launching their own cryptocurrency after announcing a new partnership with Socios.com, a blockchain company based in Malta.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 19, 2018
Venezuelan shopkeepers, alarmed by Maduro's latest economic moves, fear for future of businesses, staff
After Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's 60-fold increase to the minimum wage, store-owners on Saturday wrestled with an anguishing decision: Close up shop or hit customers with steep price hikes at the risk of sinking the business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jul 1, 2018
Is bitcoin creator writing a book? Cryptic note indicates yes
Is the unknown creator of bitcoin writing a book about it?
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 28, 2018
In fintech bet, Line to launch overseas cryptocurrency exchange
The firm sees a key role for financial services in its growth strategy, and plans to integrate them into its messaging app used by 75 million people in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 23, 2018
Mt. Gox creditors get new avenue in years-long attempt to recover bitcoin losses
Things may be looking up for creditors of Mt. Gox, which was the world's biggest bitcoin exchange before going in flames after saying thousands of bitcoins had disappeared.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 28, 2018
More than 300 cryptocurrency traders logged over ¥100 million in income in 2017: National Tax Agency
More than 300 cryptocurrency traders reported over ¥100 million in miscellaneous income in their 2017 tax returns as a result of trading bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to data released last week by the National Tax Agency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 25, 2018
Bitcoin for otaku: Tokyo startup to launch cryptocurrency to serve communities
Cryptocurrencies may be making worldwide headlines as high volatility assets that have seen dazzling stretches of growth and stunning falls, but the CEO of Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. believes they have a different kind of potential.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 11, 2018
Seven men arrested for alleged scam that cost company president bitcoins worth ¥190 million
Seven men in Hyogo Prefecture have been arrested on suspicion of swindling a man out of bitcoins worth around ¥190 million ($1.8 million), police said Wednesday.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 7, 2018
Fintech can address Asia's inequality
Innovations in finance technology can increase the level of access to capital and financial inclusion in Asia.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 6, 2018
Online brokerage Monex to acquire cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck
Troubled exchange that was hit by a massive cybertheft earlier this year will be sold for u00a53.6 billion and become wholly owned subsidiary.

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