Bitcoin retreats as another offshoot of cryptocurrency appears

Business Oct 25, 2017

Bitcoin retreats as another offshoot of cryptocurrency appears

First there was bitcoin, then bitcoin cash — and now there's bitcoin gold. A new iteration of the cryptocurrency has been formed after some developers split the blockchain, the digitized ledger on which the bitcoin is based. Called bitcoin gold, the offshoot comes less than ...

Booming cryptocurrencies fire up investment interest

Business Aug 20, 2017

Booming cryptocurrencies fire up investment interest

by Kazuaki Nagata

Virtual currencies have been playing an increasingly significant role in finance, with investors around the world buying the digital tokens and driving up their value dramatically. Markets in Japan are no exception. Industry insiders say cryptocurrencies will spread more widely, establishing their position as an asset ...

Business May 14, 2014

Ministry to track illegal bitcoin deals

The government is vowing to monitor illegal transactions of bitcoins, but will put off regulating trade of the online digital currency, according to government and ruling party officials. Amid fears that criminal organizations have used bitcoins in money laundering and drug deals, the Ministry of ...