South Korean telco LG Uplus is to trial a blockchain-based mobile payment service aimed to let travelers save fees when shopping abroad. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/lgs-mobile-arm-to-trial-blockchain-payments-for-overseas-travelers/. …

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Corporate creditors of the long-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox can now enter online claims for refunds of trapped bitcoin assets. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/mt-goxs-corporate-creditors-can-now-file-claims-for-bitcoin-refunds/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Huobi Group is about to expand its trading services to Japan via a deal to purchase local cryptocurrency exchange BitTrade. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/huobi-eyes-japan-expansion-with-acquisition-of-licensed-crypto-exchange/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Japanese telecoms giant Softbank Corp. has completed a blockchain proof-of-concept that allows P2P mobile payments across different carriers. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/softbank-completes-blockchain-poc-for-cross-carrier-mobile-payments/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Deutsche Bank Institutional Trader Joins Japanese Crypto Startup A former Deutsche Bank trader has joined Japanese crypto exchange-startup FXcoin Ltd., Bloomberg reports September 3. According to the announcement, Yasuo Matsuda, an institutional trader…

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Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is planning another step into the cryptocurrency industry with the acquisition of a local bitcoin exchange. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/rakuten-seeks-to-acquire-bitcoin-exchange-in-2-4-million-deal/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Japan: IT Giant NTT Data, Ministry of Economy Announce Blockchain-Based Platform for Trade Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) is working on a blockchain-based data sharing system for…

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Japan’s Financial Regulator Wants Crypto Industry to ‘Grow Under Appropriate Regulation’ The commissioner of Japan’s financial regulator the Financial Services Agency (FSA) said that the agency wants the cryptocurrency industry…

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Report: Ready-to-Use Malware for Bitcoin ATMs Found for Sale Online Tokyo-based security software manufacturer Trend Micro has found Bitcoin (BTC) automated teller machine (ATM) malware available for purchase online, according to a blog post published August…

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