Tag Archives: Japan

How Japan Prepares to Recognize Bitcoin as Method of Payment on April 1
  In February, reported that the first Japanese bill containing digital currencies, recognizing Bitcoin as a method of payment, was [...]
Bitcoin in Japan: Officially Recognized in April; Asset or Expense?
  As a Japanese Cabinet-signed law recognizing virtual currencies like bitcoin as a legal method of payment goes into effect on April 1, bitcoin [...]
Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Implement Stricter KYC Requirements
  As part of Japan’s amended ‘Payment Services Act’ which will enter into force on April 1, the ‘Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds’ [...]
Russia, Japan Consider Joint Digital Currency For Kuril Islands
  Russia and Japan may introduce a joint digital currency for residents of the far eastern Kuril Islands. According to reports highlighted by Russian [...]
FinTech’s Influence in Asian Markets Grows
  Several Asian countries are experiencing a growing effect of the fintech revolution that has swept across economies as innovative solutions pave the [...]
Bitcoin Card Provider Wirex Raises $3 Million from Japan’s SBI for Asian Expansion
  Bitcoin-based financial platform Wirex, formerly known as E-Coin, has raised $3 million in a Series A funding round from the Fintech fund [...]
Japanese Blockchain Consortium Exceeds 100 Members, Aims to Boost Awareness in Banks
  The Blockchain Collaborative Consortium (BCCC), Japan’s first industry blockchain consortium has revealed it has now reached 109 member companies [...]
Wirex Closes $3 mln Japan Funding Round, Eyes Asia Expansion
  UK-based fiat and cryptocurrency online banking platform Wirex has announced it has raised $3 mln from Japanese SBI Group. Wirex, which offers [...]
Japan’s Biggest Bank to Open Banking Processes to FinTech App Developers
  The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Japan’s largest banking corporation and one of the biggest financial groups in the world is reportedly [...]
Japanese Fintech Sector to See a Significant Boost in Revenues by 2021
  The fintech industry in Japan is expected to register a huge growth in the next five years, thanks to innovation-friendly regulations. Read [...]