Japan

Crypto News From Japan: Nov. 11–17 in Review

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news from Japan, a new association promoting crypto assets in antiquing was born, a well-known cryptocurrency trader was arrested and the Kyoto University started participating in the XRP ledger. Here is the past week of cryptocurrency and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. Crypto …

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UPS and Agritech Firm Use Blockchain to Verify Beef Shipment From US to Japan

American logistics giant UPS has successfully delivered a blockchain-verified beef shipment from the United States to Japan. The company partnered with agritech firm HerdX to incorporate its packaging technology into a blockchain network to trace the journey of beef from Kansas to Japan, the firm announced on Nov. 11. As announced by UPS, the jointly-delivered …

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Crypto News From Japan: Nov. 2–9

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, the Japanese financial regulator solidifies its policy of banning trusts that invest in crypto, more than 20 companies launch a consortium that aims to raise funds with security tokens, and Coincheck starts its automated cryptocurrency accumulation service, while it denies having had any previous …

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Crypto News From Japan: Oct. 27–Nov. 2

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, the Japanese Liberal Democratic League said that it will formulate a quantum technology innovation strategy by the end of this year, crypto exchange Coincheck’s registered users are steadily increasing, Mt. Gox trustee extends the submission deadline again, and the SBI Holdings president is thinking …

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SBI’s Crypto-Focused Venture Capital Arm Sees Major Turnaround On Year

SBI Securities’ trading revenue surged 19.2% in 2019, largely due to the inclusion of the company’s crypto investment wing, which turned a $7.1 million loss into a $30 million profit over the year. Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings released its new financial report on Oct. 30. The report analyzed results for the six-month period …

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The Xi Effect – Chinese Government to Fund Blockchain Projects

</header> <strong>Chinese President Xi Jinping’s announcement that the country would invest heavily in blockchain technology – coupled with a sweeping move to remove online posts suggesting such technology is a scam – has nourished optimism long-held by crypto advocates. Of course, the reality is that China’s marked shift towards pro-blockchain policies is part of a …

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Blockchain Registers for Recording Ownership Rights Around the World

The use of blockchain to cement ownership rights for real estate and business has been ongoing since 2016, when the technology was first used to organize new forms of registries and registration of transactions. The blocks are used to record information onto the blockchain system, which can then certify the process of transfer of ownership …

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Huobi Japan Raises $4.6M From FPG to Expand Crypto Trading Business

Licensed crypto exchange Huobi Japan has raised 5 million yen ($4.6 million) from Financial Products Group (FPG), a financial instruments business operator. The development was revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 25. Future cooperation on digitized securities Huobi Japan is a wholly-owned subsidiary of major Singapore-based crypto exchange Huobi, which serves …

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Crypto and Blockchain News From Japan: Oct. 14–20 in Review

The cryptocurrency- and blockchain-friendly country of Japan has seen a number of significant developments for the industries this past week. A self-regulatory organization has introduced guidance for cryptocurrency custodians, while a subsidiary of major financial services firm SBI Holdings will conduct compliance policies using blockchain technology.  Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain …

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Japanese airline’s robots could let the elderly ‘travel’ from home

Sponsored Links All Nippon Airways If your inability to travel prevents you from embarking on a dream vacation, a robot might one day stand in your place. Japan’s All Nippon Airways has unveiled plans to deploy 1,000 “Newme” telepresence robots as surrogates for people whose health prevents them from traveling far. It could attend a …

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