Japan

Japanese Manufacturers Enter Blockchain-Backed Data Sharing Arrangement

Mitsubishi Electric and Yaskawa Electric are among 100 major Japanese manufacturers to enter into a data sharing arrangement underpinned by…

Privacy Is Paramount: How KYC Makes Us All Less Free

KYC (Know Your Customer) policies and endless private data collection, coupled with force-backed, violent legislation compromise the utility and ethics…

Japanese Gov’t Agency Reports 170% Increase in Consumer Inquiries About Crypto in 2018

Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has reported that 2018 saw a 170% uptick in the number of consumer queries about cryptocurrencies…

Japan Data Initiative Brings Blockchain Security to 100 Major Businesses

A data-sharing initiative involving one hundred of Japan’s biggest companies will use blockchain for its security, English-language news outlet Nikkei…

Report: Record-Breaking Coincheck Hack Perpetrated by Virus Tied to Russian Hackers

The personal computers of employees at hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck have allegedly been found to have been infected by…

Liquid CEO Explains the Gram Token Sale Is ‘Natural,’ Disputes Conspiratory Theories

It was a “natural” development. That is how Mike Kayamori, the CEO of Liquid described an exclusive deal with Gram…

Cashless-Bound: Japan’s Transport, e-Commerce Partnership on the Fast Track

The Japanese transportation industry is leading the country’s long-standing efforts to go cashless. Earlier this month, two major players from…

Cypherpunk Adam Back Speaks of Blockchain Benefits at G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers

Adam Back, who invented the hashcash proof-of-work system and was one of the first people to work on bitcoin (BTC), spoke…

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