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VIRTUAL CURRENCIES

Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Feb 3, 2018
Scrutiny on initial coin offerings rises in wake of Coincheck theft
Crime involving cryptocurrencies appears to be on the rise at a time when the total number of reported crimes in Japan is falling.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 25, 2018
Consumer centers in Japan face surge of inquires about issues linked to cryptocurrency trading
More than a threefold increase was seen from the previous year in inquiries related to bitcoin and other virtual currencies, prompting concern that more people were trading without adequate knowledge.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 29, 2017
Bitcoin tops $10,000 for first time, but bubble warnings multiply
Bitcoin surpassed $10,000 for the first time, bringing this year's price surge to more than 10-fold even as warnings multiply that the largest digital currency is an asset bubble.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 26, 2017
Bitcoin price briefly tops ¥1 million, 10 times higher than in early 2017, on Tokyo exchange
The price of one bitcoin digital currency briefly tops u00a51 million for the first time on a major Tokyo exchange amid hopes for its widespread use.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 29, 2017
China's bitcoin barons seek new life in Japan and Hong Kong
China's largest cryptocurrency operators are proving hard to keep down.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 18, 2017
Manager of Ripple cryptocurrency exchange arrested for scam
A Japanese manager of an exchange for the Ripple cryptocurrency was arrested Wednesday for allegedly swindling ¥1.4 million ($12,470) from a depositor, police said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 20, 2017
Booming cryptocurrencies fire up investment interest
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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 11, 2016
Bitcoin operators await regulation in Japan amid push for legitimacy and widespread use
Bitcoin operators are keenly watching the Diet as it deliberates bills to regulate the currency, believing the legislation is key to regaining the public trust's in the virtual tender and luring more players to the industry.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 6, 2016
Line audited over in-game virtual currency
Finance Ministry officials investigate whether an item sold in an online game is equivalent to a virtual currency.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 24, 2015
Police operation recovers ¥50 million after virtual currency scam
In a rare move, prosecutors have offered investigative information to fraud victims hit by a virtual currency scam before pursuing indictment, allowing the recovery of some ¥50 million in illicit funds, investigative sources said Thursday.
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.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 12, 2014
Brokerage watchdog warns of bitcoin risks
The bitcoin digital currency can expose people to significant losses, fraud and theft, and the lure of a potential quick profit should not blind investors to its significant risks, a brokerage industry watchdog warns.

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