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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.
Sweden Could be the Next Major Cryptocurrency Market
Feb 27, 2020 at 12:32
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Sweden Could be the Next Major Cryptocurrency Market
Almost half of the country's retailers forecast that Sweden will completely stop handling physical cash before 2025. The Riksbank is currently piloting a digital currency known as e-krona. Could it be that the reduced fiat currency handling in the nation results in a rampant cryptocurrency market?
Japan to Issue CBDC Proposal to Counter China’s Government-Owned Cryptocurrency
Feb 07, 2020 at 15:59
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Japan to Issue CBDC Proposal to Counter China’s Government-Owned Cryptocurrency
After hearing that China is trying to develop its own state-backed cryptocurrency, Japan has joined arms with other countries to come up with their own government-owned digital asset so it can dominate China’s digital yuan and all other state-owned tokens that will be launched afterwards.
Japan to Double Leverage on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Trading
Jan 15, 2020 at 13:09
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Japan to Double Leverage on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Trading
The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has tightened its policy on trading margin assets which can trade large amounts of money with a small amount of capital, up to twice the ratio over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions.
Russia-US War Gets Hotter with Mt. Gox Bitcoin Hacker to be Extradited to France
Dec 24, 2019 at 15:45
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Russia-US War Gets Hotter with Mt. Gox Bitcoin Hacker to be Extradited to France
For over two years now, there has been an ongoing fight between the courts of different countries over the case involving founder of BTC-e Alexander Vinnik from Russia, suspected to have illegally stolen huge sums of Bitcoin (in billions) by Mark Karpeles, the French founder of the collapsed Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox. Now, the case looks to be reaching its end.
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