BitPoint discovers additional 250 million yen stolen in cryptocurrency

    15 Jul 2019

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, BitPoint, was all over the news recently following a 3.5 billion...

Japan rolls out Libra ‘working group’ to assess macro-economic impact; looks to include G7 countries

    13 Jul 2019

Can Libra survive the Tokyo Drift? It has been a little over a month...

Breaking: Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BitPoint hacked; 7 billion yen compromised

    12 Jul 2019

Ring in the hacking bells once again. BitPoint, a licensed Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, has...

Digital Currencies can’t be used to boost negative interest rates’ effects: Bank of Japan’s Deputy Governor

    05 Jul 2019

There was a time when cryptocurrencies were ridiculed as just a ‘speculative financial asset’...

Japan: Hacked IoT Devices and Cryptocurrency Networks Doubled in 2018

Japan: Hacked IoT Devices and Cryptocurrency Networks Doubled in 2018

    07 Mar 2019

In Japan, the number of hacked IoT devices and cryptocurrency networks nearly doubled in...

Research: Global Blockchain Spending to Reach $2.9 Billion in 2019

Research: Global Blockchain Spending to Reach $2.9 Billion in 2019

    06 Mar 2019

According to the Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide, blockchain spending on a global scale...

Japanese Banks Unite to Launch Blockchain Finance Platform Services

Japanese Banks Unite to Launch Blockchain Finance Platform Services

    06 Mar 2019

Five regional financial institutions aim to release the first services of their blockchain-based financial...

From Stablecoins to Blockchain Trials: Japanese Players Are Going Crypto as the Local Government Is Overseeing the Market

From Stablecoins to Blockchain Trials: Japanese Players Are Going Crypto as the Local Government Is Overseeing the Market

    05 Mar 2019

Last month was particularly eventful for the Japanese crypto ecosystem. The beginning of the...

US Court Denies Ex-Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles’ Motion to Stay Lawsuit Against Him

US Court Denies Ex-Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles’ Motion to Stay Lawsuit Against Him

    01 Mar 2019

Former CEO of now-defunct Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was denied his motion to stay...

Japan: Reported Cases of Crypto-Related Money Laundering Increase 10-Fold in 2018

Japan: Reported Cases of Crypto-Related Money Laundering Increase 10-Fold in 2018

    28 Feb 2019

7,096 cases of suspected money laundering tied to crypto were reported to Japanese police...