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CRYPTOCURRENCY

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 6, 2018
Japan's cryptocurrency exchanges held back by shortage of engineers
When cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. explained how hackers were able to make off with $530 million (¥56.7 billion) in digital money, it noted that part of the problem had been beyond its control; the firm had struggled amid Japan's shortage of software engineers.
BUSINESS
Apr 5, 2018
Japan unveils proposals for controls on Initial Coin Offerings
Japan is moving toward legalizing initial coin offerings, even as countries such as China and the U.S. restrict the fundraising method because of the risks it presents for investors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 23, 2018
All NEM stolen from Coincheck may have been exchanged for other cryptocurrencies: experts
Almost all of the NEM stolen from Japanese exchange Coincheck Inc., valued at around ¥58 billion ($530 million), may have been exchanged for other cryptocurrencies, information security experts said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 2, 2018
Trail of Coincheck's stolen cryptocurrency leads to Canada: researcher
Some of the funds stolen from Coincheck Inc. in the $500 million heist have been traced to a cryptocurrency exchange in Canada, according researcher BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc.
BUSINESS
Mar 2, 2018
Digital currency exchanges to join up on standards and security
A group of digital currency exchanges in Japan said Friday they will form a new organization to establish industry-wide standards for security and compliance.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 27, 2018
U.S. and European servers were accessed from Coincheck intranet before hack
Investigative sources said Tuesday that Coincheck Inc.'s private network repeatedly accessed U.S. and European servers a few days before a massive hack in January.
BUSINESS
Feb 22, 2018
NPA cryptocurrency tips point to 669 suspected money-laundering cases from April to December
The police on Thursday disclosed that 669 cases of suspected money laundering had been reported by cryptocurrency exchanges between April and December.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets / Deep Dive
Feb 18, 2018
Cryptocurrency boom: A fading fad or real innovation?
The ¥58 billion digital token heist at Tokyo-based exchange Coincheck last month reminded many of the infamous Mt. Gox fiasco in 2014 and renewed debate on a critical question: Is the cryptocurrency boom a fad or a prelude to real innovation?
BUSINESS / Markets / Deep Dive
Feb 18, 2018
Cryptoprofits are taxable — have you filed?
Many people probably gambled on the cryptocurrency investment boom last year, and some might even have been lucky enough to earn a fortune. But any profits come at a price.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 13, 2018
Coincheck users pull out ¥40.1 billion Tuesday as Japan-based exchange resumes yen withdrawals
The target of the biggest theft of digital coins in history began allowing yen withdrawals for the first time, triggering the exodus of money.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 11, 2018
Police question Japanese man over Coincheck cryptocurrency theft
A Japanese man linked to the cryptocurrency heist at Coincheck is questioned as Tokyo's police attempt to catch up to the fast-moving thieves.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Feb 5, 2018
Let's discuss cryptocurrencies
Echoing the Mt. Gox fiasco nearly four years ago, Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck disclosed Friday it had been hacked and lost about u00a558 billion ($532 million) worth of its holdings, sending clients into a panic about the fate of their virtual assets.
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 5, 2018
South Korea says North stole cryptocurrency worth billions of won last year
South Korea said Monday that North Korea last year stole cryptocurrency from the South worth billions of won and that it was still trying to hack into its exchanges.
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 3, 2018
Cryptocurrency groups squabble over merger as shadow of regulation looms
Two Japanese groups vying to oversee the virtual-currency industry can't agree on terms for a merger seen as vital to warding off deeper government regulation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 2, 2018
Shaken by cybertheft, Japan's regulator raids Coincheck exchange
The Financial Services Agency inspects Coincheck to pin down how hackers stole the equivalent of u00a558 billion from the cryptocurrency exchange.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 1, 2018
Bitcoin's big wipeout erased $44 billion in virtual value in January
The slide is the biggest one-month loss in dollar terms in the short history of digital assets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 1, 2018
SoftBank to take majority stake in Line mobile unit
SoftBank Group Corp. said it has agreed to take a majority stake in Line Corp.'s mobile unit for an undisclosed sum.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 1, 2018
Cryptocurrency exchanges should improve security measures, BOJ chief says
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda urged operators of virtual-currency exchanges to enhance security in the wake of last week's massive cryptocurrency theft.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 31, 2018
Facebook bans ads tied to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
Facebook Inc. is banning ads on its social network that promote cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings and binary options, saying they're "frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices."
BUSINESS
Jan 30, 2018
Cryptocurrency stolen from Japan's Coincheck was sent to eight separate addresses
Half a billion dollars in cryptocurrency that was stolen from Tokyo-based virtual currency exchange Coincheck in a hacking attack last week was transferred to eight separate digital addresses, sources with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday.

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