Japanese Regulators Grant Cryptocurrency Exchange License to Coincheck

Japan’s Financial Services Agency has issued an operating license to Coincheck, which lost $530 million due to a hack last year. Japan’s finance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has granted full permission for cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck to continue operating in the country. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the development on Jan. 11, quoting an official […]

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Microsoft Japan Partners With Startup to Increase Domestic Blockchain Uptake

Microsoft and LayerX hope to propagate blockchain technology throughout Japan’s domestic market. 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, […]

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Japan: Zaif Exchange Handover Complete as Previous Owner Vows to Dissolve Company

Fisco will now be in charge of refunding users from Japanese crypto exchange Zaif’s hack, which should begin this month. Tech Bureau, the company that formerly operated hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif, has completed its handover to buyer Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange (FCCE), Cointelegraph Japan reported Nov. 22. FCCE, which agreed to take over proceedings in […]

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Japan: Queries About Cryptocurrencies Steadily Decline, Financial Regulator Reveals

Japan’s financial watchdog reports a lower number of crypto enquiries in comparison to quarter two. The number of enquiries about cryptocurrencies from Japanese investors has declined in the third quarter of 2018, according to a report published by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) Friday, Nov. 16. The FSA, which oversees the country’s crypto market, published […]

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Japan: Cybersecurity Experts Claim to Have Made Progress in Tracking Zaif Exchange Hackers

Cybersecurity experts from a subsidiary of bank holding giant Mitsubishi UFJ say they have found potentially incriminating evidence against Zaif exchange hackers. Cybersecurity experts say they have found potentially incriminating evidence against the hackers of Japanese crypto exchange Zaif, according to an official statement today, Nov. 5. The experts are from Japan Digital Design Co. […]

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Crypto Exchange Service Helps Bithumb Recover 1 Million XRP After Massive June Hack

Prague-based crypto exchange Changelly announced that it helped South Korean exchange Bithumb recover over 1 million XRP following a massive hack in June. Prague-based crypto exchange service Changelly has announced that it helped South Korean exchange platform Bithumb recover 1,063,500 Ripple (XRP) in stolen assets following a massive hack in June, a press-release stated, Oct. […]

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Japanese Financial Watchdog Grants Self-Regulatory Status to Local Crypto Exchanges

Japan’s Financial Service Agency has certified self-regulatory body JVCEA to oversee the local cryptocurrency industry. Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has given the local crypto industry self-regulatory status, certifying the Japanese Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) to oversee the space, Cointelegraph Japan reports Wednesday, Oct. 24. The FSA expects the self-regulatory body to set rules […]

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