Category: Japan

Japan’s Monex Group Launching Cryptocurrency Exchange in the US

Monex Group, a major Japanese financial services company and the parent company of cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, has unveiled its plan…

Japanese Exchange Bitpoint Launches Trading Platform in Panama

On Wednesday Dec. 12, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint announced the launch of a crypto-to-fiat trading platform in Panama. The regulatory-compliant…

Former Mt. Gox CEO Could Face 10 Years in Jail Over Embezzlement

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year jail term for Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of Mt. Gox. The embattled Frenchman,…

Crypto Exchange Coincheck’s Owner Monex to Launch Crypto Trading in US starting Q1 2019

Online broker Monex Group, known for buying hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck in April, has announced it will launch cryptocurrency…

Ex-Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles Denies Embezzlement as Prosecutors Call For Ten Year Jail Term

The former CEO of defunct Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, Mark Karpeles, could spend ten years in jail over alleged…

10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for Mark Karpeles, the former chief executive officer of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt.…

Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Changes to Ease Crypto Tax Burden

A Japanese lawmaker has proposed a number of changes to the current taxation regime in order to ease the burden…

Japanese Police Note Uptick in Reports of Illicit Crypto Transactions This Year

There has been a significant wave of reports of suspicious cryptocurrency transactions to the police in Japan, English-language local media…

SBI Holdings, R3 Embark on ‘Joint Venture’ to Boost Corda Blockchain Use in Asia

Japanese financial services company SBI Holdings will partner with software firm R3 to expand local use of its Corda blockchain…

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