Japan

There are a total of 17 articles associated with Japan.

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Binance is hoping to reinforce its status as the dominant digital asset exchange with its latest acquisition

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“It’s taken a while, a lot of work, and we’ve got to a point now where the firm is a strong believer,” CEO Jez Mohideen told Blockworks

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Crypto companies in Japan asked to defend against hacks from North Korea’s Lazarus group

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Japan-based financial giant’s Laser Digital intends to launch trading and investment products in the coming months

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As Japanese intellectual property gains international popularity, local crypto community continues to grow

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The Japanese Justice Ministry will be having conversations with the Legislative Council to discuss revisions to the law later this month

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The new legislation, which comes into effect in 2023, defines stablecoins as digital money and restricts issuance to licensed financial institutions

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FTX’s new Japan-based exchange service comes on the heels of its acquisition of domestic company Liquid Group in February

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Despite backlash, Square Enix would rather invest in blockchain gaming than retain some of its most recognizable franchises

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Japan is tightening its crypto regulation in a bid to close the gap on Russia’s sanction evasion

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Rakuten said its NFT marketplace would allow for the purchase, sale and trade of virtual assets based on Japanese manga and TV shows

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LINE is aiming to increase the usage of its native crypto LINK (LN) and will begin trialling the token’s use in payments via its messaging app

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The latest acquisition follows FTX’s $400 million Series C funding round last month, aimed at picking up licenses in major markets

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In a note, cryptocurrency liquidity provider B2C2, which has significant operations in Japan, said this move was expected but the long term implications aren’t clear.

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A currency arms race is brewing in Asia. A Minister for Economic Security, and a former Bank of Japan governor say Tokyo must act faster to create a CBDC in light of China and Europe’s efforts.

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The partnership will help Japanese people access the platform to trade on Coinbase’s exchange by offering “MUFG Quick Deposit” for users in the country, it said.

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The BTC/JPY trading pair is one of the largest in the world, and non-Japan residents were previously blocked off from access.

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