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Ripple (XRP) powered mobile app to deliver instant payments within Japan

As a follow up to December 2017 news that banks in Japan would establish a “consortium of payment card industries utilizing blockchain technology,” today it was advertised that the Japan banking consortium has named its expected real-time smartphone payment application “MoneyTap” which will be powered by Ripple’s blockchain technology.

ICO platform COMSA accelerates prep to get regulated in Japan

Tech Bureau, a blockchain technology and cryptocurrency group company with offices in Japan, the U.S., and Europe announced today they will be accelerating preparations to make its recently launched COMSA ICO platform business regulated under the Payment Services Act of Japan.

Japan’s DMM Group sets up bitcoin exchange

DMM Group, a Japan-based eCommerce and Internet holding company is launching a new exchange called DMM Bitcoin. The new exchange company was established in November 2016 as talks of regulation were being finalized.

Crypto payment app Wirex appoints Wataru Kojima as Japan CEO and Head of Asia

Wirex, a UK-based provider of cryptocurrency debit cards and virtual wallets, today announced that Wataru Kojima has been appointed as Japan CEO and Head of Asia.

Japan’s top bitcoin exchange bitFlyer and others receive official exchange license

Japan’s largest bitcoin and blockchain company, in Tokyo-based bitFlyer, Inc. announced its official recognition by the Japan Financial Services Agency (FSA) as a registered virtual currency exchange.

QUOINE receives official license in Japan to operate bitcoin exchange

QUOINE Corporation, the Singapore-based company which operates bitcoin exchanges in Asia today reported that they received the official license from the Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) for operating QUOINEX, a cryptocurrency exchange and bitcoin platform that was started up in May 2014.

Coincheck’s application approved for Japan’s new bitcoin exchange registration

Popular Japan-based bitcoin exchange and payment company Coincheck announced a milestone today as it officially got its application certified in Japan for registration as digital currency exchange.

Leading Japanese bitcoin exchange bitFlyer to launch in US this Fall

Japan’s most popular domestic bitcoin exchange bitFlyer is getting ready to start operations within the United States with its subsidiary bitFlyer USA, Inc. The company will officially launch its US-based bitcoin exchange by the Fall of 2017.

Japan exchange bitbank goes live with Monacoin trading

Japan cryptocurrency company bitbank Inc. announced today that live trading has been activated for the cryptocurrency Monacoin. Traders can now access markets in MONA/JPY and MONA/BTC which have been added to the digital currency exchange at bitbank.cc.

Japan bitcoin exchange BTCBox to open Hong Kong branch

BTCBox, the popular Japan-based bitcoin exchange informed this week that they have decided to establish a subsidiary ‘MBK ASIA LIMITED’ in order to open and operate a new digital currency exchange out of Hong Kong.

Factom now working with Japan Social Security

Kaula Incorporated, a blockchain platform today announced that Kaula and Atrris Co., Ltd., who has been developing personnel, payment, accounting and medical logistics systems, have agreed to jointly develop a “usage record management system” against data involved in the above applications using the Factom blockchain.

Japan’s bitbank, Inc. launches LTC/BTC trading, ETH and XRP on the way

Japan-based digital asset exchange company bitbank, Inc. announced this morning they have launched Litecoin versus Bitcoin trading. The LTC/BTC trading pair has been added as the first altcoin/BTC pair on the company’s virtual currency exchange service at domain bitbank.cc.

Japan e-giant GMO Internet to launch bitcoin trading exchange May 24th

GMO Internet Co., Ltd. a Japanese conglomerate offering a full spectrum of Internet services for both the consumer and enterprise markets is going to officially launch its own bitcoin trading service starting May 24th.

Japan exchange Coincheck launches interest-paying accounts for bitcoin

Nikkei Asian Review from Tokyo reported this morning that popular Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck is introducing interest bearing accounts to bitcoin holders. One of the larger domestic exchanges in Japan, Coincheck will be the first to offer any type of interest paying fixed term deposit account on the leading digital currency.

Cryptocurrency exchange space in Japan set for major new entrants

With the legal changes designating bitcoin as a form of payment and the regulatory umbrella becoming organized for cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan, as many as 10 new entrants to the market are on the way says the Nikkei Asian Review.
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