Japan Labor Ministry Confused as Crypto Salaries Demand Increased

Japan Labor Ministry Confused as Crypto Salaries Demand Increased

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Japan’s Labor Ministry is not hiding its confusion as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and venture companies requested a deregulation of the Labor Standard Act. Japan has respected the “salaries in cash” principle for 70 years under the Labor Standard Act, however with the proliferation of digital money and salaries paid in cryptocurrencies, withdrawing money from…

Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Launches New Upgraded 7nm Bitcoin Miner

Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Launches New Upgraded 7nm Bitcoin Miner

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Japanese internet giant GMO has launched a new, upgraded model of its bitcoin miner equipped with 7nm ASIC mining chips. The previous model was sold out. The new model can achieve a higher hash rate and has a “hash power optimization function.” It is for sale at the same price as the previous model. Also…

Huobi Exchange Suspends Services for Japanese Residents

Huobi Exchange Suspends Services for Japanese Residents

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Crypto exchange Huobi notified its Japanese customers via e-mail on Wednesday that it will be closing accounts of users who are residents of Japan. According to Huobi, their decision came up as a result of compliance issues with the Japanese law. Also read: Huobi Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) No Japanese Traders on Huobi…

Mt Gox Ordered to Repay Victims of 850,000 Bitcoin Hack

Mt Gox Ordered to Repay Victims of 850,000 Bitcoin Hack

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The Tokyo District Court has ordered Mt Gox to begin compensating victims of its infamous 2014 hack, effectively stalling the exchange’s pending bankruptcy. Posted on the Mt Gox website June 22, the ruling may bring closure to a November 2017 petition requesting compensation — filed by creditors of the now-defunct Mt Gox exchange. Crucially, victims…

Bitcoin, Ethereum Slide Back in to Red as Market Reacts to Japanese Regulation, South Korean Tax Confusion

Bitcoin, Ethereum Slide Back in to Red as Market Reacts to Japanese Regulation, South Korean Tax Confusion

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The cryptocurrency market has swung violently back into the red due to a series of regulatory movements from Asia, spooking skittish market participants. Bitcoin and Ethereum plummeted by almost 10% as Japanese regulators crack down on exchange action. Crypto markets are bleeding red subsequent to a Japanese financial watchdog move that saw business improvement orders…

Led by Japan, Major Economies Set to Introduce Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

Led by Japan, Major Economies Set to Introduce Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

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International financial authority Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is expected to collaborate with Japan, the second largest cryptocurrency market behind the US, to introduce unified cryptocurrency regulations in the upcoming months. Japan Concerned With Anonymous Cryptocurrencies Last month, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) encouraged leading economies in the G20 to adopt unified policies regarding…

More Japanese Public Companies Entering the Crypto Space

More Japanese Public Companies Entering the Crypto Space

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Following reports of six publicly listed companies launching their own cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan, three other firms listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange have announced plans to enter the space with various crypto offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Publicly traded companies in Japan are increasingly seeking to enter the crypto…

Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

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After approving 16 cryptocurrency exchanges, the Japanese financial regulator is reportedly set to reject a crypto exchange application for the first time. The applicant is an exchange which has been suspended twice from carrying out any crypto activities and received two business improvement orders. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space The First Rejection…

Coinbase Invades Japan With New Office, FSA Compliance

Coinbase Invades Japan With New Office, FSA Compliance

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US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase officially announced an expansion into the booming Japanese cryptocurrency market with the launch of a new Japan office. Announced on June 4, a new office in Japan will be spearheaded by Japanese fintech leader Nao Kitazawa. The new Coinbase office will provide Japanese cryptocurrency investors access to the suite of Coinbase…

Japanese Corporation Begins Offering Loans Secured by Cryptocurrency

Japanese Corporation Begins Offering Loans Secured by Cryptocurrency

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An established Japanese corporation has begun offering loans secured by cryptocurrency. The company says this is the first service in Japan where loans in Japanese yen can be obtained with cryptocurrency as collateral. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Loan Program Abic Corporation announced Friday the launch of its bitcoin loan…