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Japan to tighten regulation due to hacking bitcoin-exchange Zaif

Hacking of Zaif was the reason for toughening control over the market by the financial regulator of Japan. The first measure taken was administrative sanctions against the stock exchange and its operator Tech Bureau Corp. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) has expanded the list of requirements for the latter, pointing out the need to identify

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Monex Creator Oki Matsumoto believes in the crypto future of Japan

The founder of Monex Group, one of the largest Internet brokers in Japan, Oki Matsumoto, expressed the opinion that crypto-currencies determine the future of the global financial sector. In an interview in July this year, Matsumoto said that Monex has every chance to create a new type of global cyber space and extensive financial service

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Satoshi unveils his book which will answer the main questions

Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of the first Bitcoin cryptocurrency, may publish an autobiography that reveals not only his personality, but also a number of other issues concerning crypto community. The information was published by an unknown author on the site nakamotofamilyfoundation.org, where even an alleged preview was published – 21 pages from the future book.

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Japanese messenger Line is launching a crypto exchange

The operator of Line, the most popular chat application in Japan, with 160 million users in total, confirmed the forthcoming launch of its crypto exchange called Bitbox. The new platform will list over 30 of the top currencies offering “low trading fees”. Supporting 15 languages, a new exchange will begin to operate globally except for

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Japanese Deputy Prime Minister wants to get rid of progressive crypto tax rate

According to Reuters, Taro Aso – Deputy Prime Minister of Japan – has recently declared his intentions to set a uniform tax rate in crypto sphere. At present, the main profits from crypto transactions are taxed as miscellaneous income. It means that the tax rate depends on the amount combined with other profits, such as

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Coinhive Users Speak Out on the Japanese Police Actions

The Japanese police have been earnestly investigating users of mining software app Coinhive and some others without their permission. Sixteen people were caught; three of them got arrested while personal data of the others was sent to the lawyers. Some researchers express their concern about the police’s actions in these cases. Dr. Takagi Hiromitsu –

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Japanese village will hold a first municipal ICO

The authorities of a small village in Japan announced an ICO in order to raise funds to protect the economic stability of the region. This will be the first Japanese ICO arranged with the support of the municipality. Nishiwakur settlement of the Okayama prefecture is located in the south of Honshu. It is known for

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Japan has more than 3 million crypto traders

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has released domestic statistics on crypto trading gathered from exchanges for the first time. The information from 17 Japanese exchanges showed that there are at least 3.5 million individuals in the country that are trading with cryptocurrencies as actual assets. Investors in their 20s, 30s and 40s constitute the crucial

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Fujitsu opens the center of blockchain innovation in Brussels

The leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company Fujitsu announced the opening of its international Blockchain Innovation Center in Belgium to explore the technology’s potential usage in various areas. According to press release, the new institution will research and develop Blockchain-based solutions in “sectors of all kinds” including logistics, public ledgers such as real

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