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Japanese Consortium to Research Direct Trading of Electricity with Blockchain

A Japanese consortium is to research the use of blockchain technology to determine the price of surplus electricity generated by photovoltaic power generation, and a new system capable of direct trading. Japan Unisys to Build Blockchain Platform…
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SBI Remit is Using the Blockchain to Make Money Transfers Between Japan and Africa

SBI Remit, a Japanese money transfer company, is teaming up with a venture-backed firm to use its new treasury management service that uses the blockchain for increased transparency and liquidity to small and medium-sized businesses operating…
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Japan Sees Rising Crypto Theft, $540 Million Stolen in First Six Months of 2018

Japan, often fondly referred to as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ has this year increasingly become the ‘Land of rising crypto theft,’ with a new report suggesting that the yen equivalent of $540 million has been stolen…
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Deutsche Bank Veteran Jumps Ship, Joins Japanese Crypto Exchange

Although many risk-averse individuals are hesitant to venture into the nascent cryptocurrency industry, there are some that are willing to take the plunge, including a multitude of former institutional investors, analysts, traders, and executives. Japanese…
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Japan Has No Plans to Curb Crypto, Seeks Further Growth

Japan’s positive stance on cryptocurrencies just got reaffirmed. “We have no intention to curb (the crypto industry) excessively,” said Toshihide Endo, the commissioner of Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japan’s top financial regulator. No…
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Japan to Focus Cryptocurrency Regulation on Speculative Investments

The Financial Services Agency, the government agency that oversees banking, securities, and exchange services in Japan, plans to set up stricter requirements on cryptocurrencies and its use for speculative purposes. Japan Regulator May Impose…
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Japan Self-Regulatory Crypto Exchange Association Considers Trading Cap for Some Clients

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) will obligate its member exchanges to place limits on the trading activity of some clients, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, July 28. The self-regulatory body has reportedly established…
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Binance Donates $1 Million to Japanese Flood Victims

Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, is showing its humanitarian side by donating $1 million to the victims in West Japan that were affected by the heavy rains on 7 July 2018. News outlets in the country have reported…