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Japan Updates ICO Regulations While BitTrade Joins Huobi Family

Japan’s crypto friendly status has been achieved through a solid regulatory framework which protect investors without stifling trading or innovation. This has been strengthened this week when its financial watchdog announced plans for further ICO regulation.ICO Regulation for Investor ProtectionEarlier this week Japan announced that it was ready to launch

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Microsoft Japan Partners With Startup to Increase Domestic Blockchain Uptake

The Japanese arm of computer giant Microsoft has partnered with nascent blockchain startup LayerX to “accelerate” uptake of the technology, Cointelegraph Japan reported Nov. 30.LayerX, which formed in August as a joint venture from news curation app Gunosy and advisory service AnyPay, oversees blockchain integration for enterprise, including areas such

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SBI Ripple Asia, Japan Payment Card Consortium Partner on Blockchain System to Fight Fraud

SBI Ripple Asia and the Japan Payment Card Consortium have announced a joint proof of concept (PoC) to combat fraud with blockchain technology, according to an official release published Nov. 16.According to the news release, the PoC will be conducted on R3's blockchain platform, Corda, and will aim to prevent

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XRP Posts 6% Gains as Japan and Brazil Adopt Ripple Tech for Payments

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Ripple’s XRP token has a posted a 6 percent profit to establish a fresh weekly high towards $0.534. The bullish behavior also got the coin close to replacing Etherum as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap. SOURCE: TRADINGVIEW.COMThe XPR/USD value appreciated from 0.506-fiat to 0.535-fiat on Monday. The price

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Japan: FSA Says Stablecoins Are Not Cryptocurrencies

Japan’s Financial Services Agency or FSA clarified that stablecoins are not cryptocurrencies under the current regulatory framework, according to a report by Bitcoin.com. The financial regulator also talked about the registration requirements for stablecoins’ issuers and dealers.Stablecoin is a term used to describe cryptocurrencies meant to hold stable values, designed

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Crypto Week In Review: China, Japan, U.S. Regulators Approve Crypto

Declining volatility in crypto markets has allowed startups, investors, and industry leaders to slow down, and postulate about the future of this nascent industry, catalyzing a series of positive developments. For one, in the past week, certain crypto-centric entities were awarded wheelbarrows of regulatory traction, with leading governmental agencies from

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Binance Reveals Results of Crypto Donations for Flood Relief in Japan

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance has released a report on crypto donations to provide relief for West Japan following devastating floods in mid-July, according to a blog post published Oct. 24.From late June to mid-July, record downpours in southwestern Japan caused floods and landslides, wherein over 8 million people

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Japan Gov’t Outraged by $60m Crypto Hack of Zaif, Regrets no Suspension

Earlier this month, major Japanese crypto exchange Zaif was hacked, losing $60 million worth of crypto in user funds. The Financial Services Agency (FSA), the main financial watchdog of Japan, has stated that it regrets allowing Zaif to continue its operation after the exchange was given two warnings to drastically improve

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Google to Reverse Crypto Ad Ban for Exchanges Advertising in US, Japan

The U.S. tech giant Google is set to update its ad policy in October, reallowing some crypto businesses to advertise on its platform. The company announced this in an official post Tuesday, September 25.According to the official announcement, starting in October Google will allow registered cryptocurrency exchanges to advertise on

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