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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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-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.
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.
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.