India’s blockchain ecosystem — which includes developers, services providers, and other cryptocurrency-related companies — are increasingly moving to countries with more friendly jurisdictions like Singapore, Switzerland, Japan, and, in particular,…

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In attempts to prevent another Coincheck-like heist, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has unveiled stricter standards for cryptocurrency exchanges that register with the financial watchdog. FSA: Stricter Guidelines for Exchanges…

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Yesterday, the 16 cryptocurrency exchanges currently registered with Japan’s financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), announced the launch of the Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Association (JCEA), according to a Japanese…

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A just-launched group of licensed cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan is looking to restore market confidence by adopting self-imposed rules. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/16-japan-exchanges-pledge-to-restore-confidence-at-regulatory-group-launch/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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A group of Japanese firms is planning a blockchain pilot that would allow rural consumers to trade renewable energy. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/softbank-eyes-carbon-emissions-cuts-with-green-energy-blockchain-pilot/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer says it will revise its know-your-customer procedures after criticism from a financial regulator. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bitflyer-exchange-toughens-user-verification-amid-watchdog-scrutiny/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Japan’s Financial Services Agency has published domestic cryptocurrency trading statistics for the first time. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/3-5-million-traders-japan-releases-domestic-cryptocurrency-statistics/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and…

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Japan’s financial regulator has ordered two cryptocurrency exchanges to halt operations for two months due to insufficient KYC procedures. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/japanese-regulator-suspends-two-crypto-exchanges-over-kyc-failings/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Make sure you check out last weeks post here, now let’s go over what happened in crypto this week.  Price Watch: Bitcoin is up 3%  this week gaining back some of…

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In a bold move that looks to further legitimize cryptocurrencies and related technology, Japan has unveiled guidelines for the legalization of the sometimes controversial fundraising method, initial coin offerings (ICOs). A government-funded…

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