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Japan is at the Forefront of Innovation, Making History for the Global Cryptocurrency Community
Apr 05, 2021 at 12:33
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Japan is at the Forefront of Innovation, Making History for the Global Cryptocurrency Community
There is a theory that Japan is the mother country of Bitcoin. Regardless of whether it is true or not, it was among the first countries to start making virtual currency transactions. Besides, Japan was the first country to solve the problem of double-spending for crypto using the P2P structure.
5 Countries That Offer the Most Favourable Environment for Cryptocurrency Businesses
Feb 10, 2021 at 14:31
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5 Countries That Offer the Most Favourable Environment for Cryptocurrency Businesses
Amidst global digitization, the cryptocurrency industry is constantly growing. Some countries remain alerted to the industry, while others create favourable conditions to take advantage of it to boost their economy.
Funds from Coincheck Hack Surface and Get Confiscated in Japan
Aug 21, 2020 at 14:51
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Funds from Coincheck Hack Surface and Get Confiscated in Japan
Japanese police are going to confiscate cryptocurrency funds stolen during the Coincheck hack. If successful, this will be the first digital currency confiscation of the kind in the country.
Japan Employs Foreign Blockchain Specialists due to the Lack of Human Resources
Aug 18, 2020 at 12:32
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Japan Employs Foreign Blockchain Specialists due to the Lack of Human Resources
Japan employs foreign blockchain engineers as well as other information technology (IT) specialists due to the lack of internal human resources.
South Korea Embraces Innovation: Blockchain-Based Voting is Coming
Jun 26, 2020 at 13:58
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South Korea Embraces Innovation: Blockchain-Based Voting is Coming
The South Korean government is actively adopting disruptive innovations including blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) within various industries. It seems the country wants to follow in the footsteps of Japan and Switzerland to become a global tech hub.
Japan’s Finance Minister Won’t Adjust Cryptocurrency Tax Rate
Jun 03, 2020 at 13:39
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Japan’s Finance Minister Won’t Adjust Cryptocurrency Tax Rate
Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tarō Asō said he disagrees with the plan to lower the cryptocurrency tax to the same level as stocks. At the meeting of the Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, he stated that there was no intention to lower the cryptocurrency tax rate to 20%.
Japanese E-Book Platform Puts $2.8 Mln into the Development of Blockchain
May 19, 2020 at 10:01
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Japanese E-Book Platform Puts $2.8 Mln into the Development of Blockchain
As the demand for e-books is increasing because of Coronavirus pandemic, a Japanese ebook leader Media Do Holdings is looking for effective ways to improve services via blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT).
Japan’s Largest Credit Card Company Builds Blockchain Payment System
May 19, 2020 at 09:18
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Japan’s Largest Credit Card Company Builds Blockchain Payment System
JCB, a global credit card network company in Japan, announced on May 15 that it is building a blockchain-based transaction system in cooperation with a Japanese venture capital and blockchain startup.
Two People Arrested in Japan for Holding Coins Linked to Coincheck’s $530m 2018 Heist
Mar 12, 2020 at 11:02
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Two People Arrested in Japan for Holding Coins Linked to Coincheck’s $530m 2018 Heist
On March 11, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested two people in connection with the $580m hack on cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck. The police revealed that the two men were found in possession of NEM cryptocurrency linked to the cryptocurrency stolen from the exchange in 2018.
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