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Japan ‘s Finance Minister: Blockchain Can Help to Combat COVID

Japanese finance minister Taro Aso suggested that blockchain would be key. To the world’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic since the technology can be used to track contacts while ensuring privacy. Aso gave the opening remarks in Tokyo on 24 Aug. for the Blockchain Global Governance Conference. Also is known as the FIN / SUM […]

The Number of Active Crypto Traders in Japan Decreased in March

Before the state of emergency was formally declared slowing the pandemic spread in Japan. Total crypto-exchange activity decreased as fiat deposits peaked. The number of active crypto accounts registered in the country decreased from 2.048.501 in February to 2.044.806 in March. According to data published by the Japan Virtual and Crypto Asset Exchange Association (JVCEA) […]

Japan’s Top Credit Card Issuer Building Blockchain Payment System

JCB, Japan’s biggest credit card issuer, has collaborated with technology accelerator TECHFUND to create a secure transaction platform on the blockchain. The collaboration will leverage TECHFUND ‘s expertise on security token offerings (STOs) and staking to build a new transaction platform, according to a statement released by JCB on May 15. TECHFUND, which also located […]

Japanese Ad Giant Uses Blockchain to Boost Content Creators

Japanese Ad Giant Uses Blockchain to Boost Content Creators

One of Japan’s largest advertising firms is finding it easier to accept content creators as a business force on common devices. Even though they use proprietary material in their work. Dentsu has collaborated with Kadokawa Ascii research laboratories and others to launch Proof of Concept (POC). For rewards to independent content creators using blockchain technology, […]

EY Japan to fight counterfeit sake with blockchain

EY Japan to Fight Fraudulent Sale of Fruit & Sake with Blockchain in Asia

Japan-based global accountancy firm Ernst & Young has announced its plans to launch an ideal blockchain system for tracking and tracing Japanese fruit & sake. It ensures the prevention of fraudulent products’ sales in the Asian country. As per Asian Nikkei Review, SAKE Blockchain by EY Japan will soon be rolled out across Asia once […]

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Japanese Marketing Firm Invests in Pantera Capital Crypto Fund

Ceres, a marketing firm based in Japan, has just become the latest investor in the San Francisco-based blockchain and cryptocurrency hedge fund Pantera Capital. On Feb 28, Ceres announced on its website that they were supplying Pantera an undisclosed amount of yen towards the group’s third crypto fund. As the first Bitcoin fund in the […]

crypto exchange coinbase registers as second class member with JVCEA

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Registers as 2nd-Class Member with JVCEA

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) – the official self-regulatory organization for the crypto industry in Japan – announced on 2nd March 2020 that three additional companies have just registered as second-class members. Coinbase, Digital Asset Markets, and the Tokyo Hash have registered as reported by the JVCEA. Second-class members with the agency can […]

Coincheck to add Qtum soon for trading on the exchange

Coincheck Announces Qtum Soon Available for Trading

Japan may be on its way to creating the state-issued digital currency, but local companies in the world’s third-largest economy can still innovate and provide some healthy competition. Coincheck, the crypto exchange based in the Asian nation, currently handles trading, selling and buying for eleven cryptocurrencies. They announced on Feb 25 that they were planning […]