Tag: Japan

Why Crypto Exchange OKCoin Jumped Through Hoops to Get Licensed in Japan

After more than two years, San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin received its license as a Virtual Currency Service Provider in March from the Kanto Local Finance Bureau in Japan. While the country is known for its retail market, the...

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Bitcoin Follows Stock Markets Higher; How Long Will They Move in Lockstep?

After the weekend slump, many cryptocurrencies made strong gains Monday, as did major stock indexes, while the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the global economy. Traders weren’t confident the green flashing across all markets would last, however.   Bitcoin...

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Securitize Launches Tokenized Platform to Revitalize Japan’s Rural Property Market

Digital asset issuer Securitize has launched a tokenized platform aimed at encouraging funding in under-invested real estate in rural Japan. Built in collaboration with Tokyo-based fintech firm LIFULL Social Funding, the crowdfunding platform just finished undergoing joint tests, according...

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Fearing ‘Currency Struggle,’ Japanese Politicians Want G-7 Response to China’s Digital Yuan

Japanese politicians are calling on G-7 members to respond to China’s planned digital yuan by collaborating on digital currency research. Senior politicians from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), led by former economy minister Akira Amari, told reporters Friday...

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