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Yahoo Japan is preparing to launch a cryptocurrency exchange, regional media sources stated. The Nikkei Asian Review reported on Friday that the tech firm — originally a joint venture between Softbank and Altaba — will begin an acquisition of BitARG Exchange Tokyo in April of last year and will spend the nextRead More →

crypto

Citing anonymous sources close to the newly planned group, Reuters is now reporting that sixteen Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges are drawing plans to install a self-regulating body as early as next week. This new plan is to fast-track a self-regulatory body to better secure investors, in particular due to the recent hack ofRead More →

coincheck

Japanese financial regulators on Friday raided the office of virtual currency exchange Coincheck, which lost some 58 billion yen ($530 million dollars) worth of cryptocurrency held by its customers when it was hacked last week.  The Financial Services Agency inspected the Tokyo-based exchange operator under the revised Payment Services ActRead More →