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G20 Prepares to Regulate Crypto Assets – a Look at Current Policies

Following their joint declaration committing to regulate crypto assets, the G20 countries are now preparing to set crypto policies at…

Reuters: Japanese Regulators to Introduce New Rules Regarding Exchanges’ Cold Wallets

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) will reportedly introduce new rules regarding cold wallets for storing cryptocurrencies at crypto exchanges, Reuters…

E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Opens Its New Crypto Exchange to Customers

Japan’s equivalent to Amazon, e-commerce giant Rakuten, has started accepting account registrations for its new cryptocurrency exchange, Rakuten Wallet. For…

Japan’s Biggest Bank Invests in Crypto Sleuthing Startup Chainalysis

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Japan’s largest bank, has backed an additional $6 million Series B round for cryptocurrency sleuthing…

Chainalysis Caps Series B Funding With $6 Million From Two Japanese Heavyweights

United States-based blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis has raised a further $6 million from two major Japanese investors, the company confirmed…

Coincheck Owner Mulls Addition of Crypto to Its Retail Offerings

Online brokerage Monex Group Inc., owner of the hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, is considering adding crypto to its retail…

Rakuten Begins Registrations for Cryptocurrency Exchange Ahead of June Launch

Japanese internet giant Rakuten has begun letting prospective users of its Rakuten Wallet cryptocurrency exchange open accounts, Cointelegraph Japan reported…

Major Japanese Fintech Firm Halts Plans to Launch Crypto Exchange, Citing Bear Market

Money Forward Inc., the operator of one of Japan's most popular personal budgeting apps, has resolved to halt its plans…

Coincheck Exchange Adds Ethereum And Ripple to Its New Over-the-Counter Trading Desk

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has added its first two altcoins to its recently launched over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk, Cointelegraph Japan…

Japan’s SBI Holdings Invests in Local Crypto Exchange Applicant FXCoin

Japanese crypto startup FXCoin revealed it has completed a third-party allotment of shares with financial services giant SBI Holdings. The…

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