Japan Crypto News
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Japan urges other countries to regulate crypto companies like banks
A top official says the U.S. and Europe should closely supervise crypto firms.
Monex Group shows interest in buying FTX Japan
Due to Japan's liberal regulations, the crypto market in the country has a lot of potential, according to Monex's CEO.
Coinbase to wind down Japanese operations amid global staff cuts
The full closure will come after Coinbase finalizes discussions with Japanese regulators.
Mt. Gox extends deadline for BTC repayment registration
Mt. Gox has set March 10 as new deadline for repayment registration and approved creditors will now receive their BTC on Sept. 30 instead of July 31.
Kraken to shutter operations in Japan by end of January 2023
Kraken said affected users should withdraw their funds before Jan. 31, 2023, and added that deposits will be suspended by Jan. 9, 2023.
BTC bear market is worse than in 2014 but better than in 2018
Even though the recent bear market isn't encouraging for Bitcoin, which has fallen by 66% since January, it's still better than the bear market of 2018.
Japan to lift ban on foreign-issued stablecoins in 2023
Remittances through these stablecoins are limited to 1 million yen ($7500) per transaction.
CryptoSlate Wrapped Daily: Bitcoin falls 1.4% after US payroll data, FTX Japan works to offer liquidity
Binance freezes $3 million after the Ankr attacker stole 6 quadrillions of aBNB, data shows over 8% of Bitcoin was purchased between $15,5K and. $17K, and much more in this edition of CryptoSlate Wrapped Daily.
FTX Japan to unfreeze withdrawals of client funds
The new FTX trading management team has approved the plan to resume withdrawal services, the Japanese subsidiary announced on Thursday.
Binance re-enters Japan, controls over 75% of exchanges’ monthly trading volume
Binance now controls over 75% of exchnages' monthly trading volume, according to available data.
Asia’s Bitcoin supply records new ATH while US, EU reserves shrink
Asia currently holds 7.3% of the total Bitcoin supply as market moves inversely to the West
Japan Credit Bureau to test credit card-based CBDC settlement solutions
Japan Credit Bureau announced it will start the “JCBDC“ pilot project to test contactless credit-card based settlement solutions for general use retail CBDC despite the central banks' cancellation of its CBDC project.
North Korean Lazarus Group targets Japanese crypto firms
The Lazarus group sent phishing emails to employees of crypto companies and successfully infected their computers with malware.
Japan looks to amend crypto KYC rules
The Japanese government has decided to revise six laws related to foreign exchange, which will also affect crypto trading platforms.
Mt. Gox exchange releases guideline for BTC repayment
Mt. Gox has enabled an online claim function that will allow creditors to register their information and select a repayment method for subsequent disbursement of funds.
Japan to invest in metaverse, NFTs to drive implementation of Web3 services
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has made Web3 development one of the pillars of economic revitalization since assuming office in 2021.
Japan to tighten laws to prevent money laundering via crypto by May 2023
The government is looking to amend three laws simultaneously, one of which would help track where and when criminals send crypto.