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Coinbase introduces new rules for crypto transactions in some countries
Due to legal requirements, Coinbase will ask for additional information before issuing crypto transactions to Canada, Japan and Singapore.
Russian sanction tightening: G7 intensifies measures and Japan sanctions against crypto usage
After the G7 countries decided to strengthen their sanctions against Russia, Japan announced that it is sanctioning Russian crypto IP's and sets an $8.5K penalty to exchanges who don't comply.
Japan orders crypto exchanges to comply with Russia sanctions
Defaulters of this order could face up to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 1 million yen ($8,478.52).
FBI looks to return $190 million in Bitcoin seized from alleged Sony Life embezzler
An employee of Sony Group Corporation's insurance arm used the money he allegedly embezzled to buy 3,879 BTC on Coinbase.
Japanese crypto firms join forces to spearhead a new metaverse association
The association aims to promote the emerging metaverse technology in Japan by disseminating essential information both inside and outside of the region.
A Japanese game with 8 million users is launching a crypto metaverse
Metaworld is the newest version of Gensokishi Online, a popular Japanese game.
Coinbase launches in crypto-friendly Japan
The publicly traded exchange announced its inroads in the country yesterday.
Cardano (ADA) sees Japan listing after passing strict crypto regulatory checks
Cardano (ADA) has finally acquired regulatory approval to be listed on Japanese crypto exchanges.
XRP jumps 19% as Ripple announces ODL corridor in crypto-friendly Japan
As a part of its expansion in the APAC region, the company announces a new partnership.
Two Japanese firms turn to Ripple (XRP) tech to power remittances
A subsidiary of SBI has partnered with a local firm to utilize Ripple for remittances.
Bank of Japan governor slams Bitcoin, questions its usage in settlements
The central bank of the cash-centric country is planning out its own digital currency, but seems unsure about cryptocurrencies.
Tokyo-listed gaming giant Nexon invests $100 million in Bitcoin (BTC)
The firm said ‘protecting shareholder value’ was one of the reasons behind the move.
Japan megabank Sumitomo Mitsui issues crypto ‘security’ token
Japan is one of the handful of countries in the world to spearhead crypto and blockchain initiatives. And its major conglomerates seem to share that goal.
Softbank CEO sold Bitcoin at a $130m loss after getting “too distracted”
Masayoshi Son’s not having the greatest of years in recent times.
$1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin from Mt. Gox hack might spook crypto markets
Victims of the infamous Mt Gox hack in 2014 are set to receive a record 150,000 Bitcoin reimbursement in the coming months.
Why Japan’s crypto traders chose Bitcoin over alts earlier this year
A new study from a Japanese crypto exchange showed the country’s crypto fanatics favored Bitcoin ahead of local favorites XRP and Monacoin, with trading volumes for the former significantly higher than the latter two and other altcoins.
Bitcoin trading laws impede stablecoin development, says Japan regulator
A newly-appointed financial regulator in Japan said this week that introducing laws and regulations for Bitcoin trading would impede technical innovation while supporting purely speculative gains, according to Reuters.
Japan: Bitcoin-friendly central bank creates digital currency division
Japan’s central bank — the Bank of Japan (BoJ) — confirmed Monday it has created a new division to research and study the issuance of digital currency.