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Crypto Exchange Coincheck Resumes NEM Trading Almost 10 Months After Major Hack

Recently re-opened Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck has announced it has resumed NEM (XEM) crypto token trading after a restructuring of its platform by external “security experts,” South Korean news outlet FNNews reports Nov. 13.In January of this year, Coincheck suffered an industry record-breaking hack when $534 million worth of NEM was stolen from its wallets.This […]
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Why Governments May (or May Not) Need Them

On October 20, The Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) deputy governor, Masayoshi Amamiya, repeated his negative stance towards central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDC), claiming that such digital currencies are unlikely to improve the existing monetary systems.The concept of CBDC, or national cryptocurrencies, has attracted many governments across the world. Some of them have already rolled out […]
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Japanese Financial Watchdog Grants Self-Regulatory Status to Local Crypto Exchanges

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has given the local crypto industry self-regulatory status, certifying the Japanese Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) to oversee the space, Cointelegraph Japan reports Wednesday, Oct. 24.The FSA expects the self-regulatory body to set rules to protect customers’ assets, elaborate on anti-money-laundering (AML) policy, and give working guidelines to crypto exchanges.An […]
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Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies Are Not an Effective Economic Tool

The Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) deputy governor Masayoshi Amamiya has recently reiterated his negative stance towards central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDC), the New York Times reports Oct. 20.Speaking on Saturday at a meeting in Nagoya, central Japan, Amamiya expressed doubts about the use of CBDCs, claiming that such digital currencies are unlikely to improve the […]
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Elon Musk Wants Advice on Twitter Crypto Scammers, the US SEC Wants Comments on BTC ETFs

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Top Stories This WeekJapanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Zaif Hacked Of Reported 5,966 BitcoinsAs a […]
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Japanese Financial Watchdog Launches Investigation Following $60 Million Exchange Hack

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan has launched an investigation after $60 million worth of cryptocurrencies were allegedly stolen from local crypto exchange Zaif, Cointelegraph Japan reports Friday, September 21.According to the report, the FSA has sent its staff to Tech Bureau — Zaif’s parent company based in Osaka — to verify whether the […]
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What Is the Most Crypto-Friendly Travel Destination?

Backed with continuing adoption, crypto holidays have become a reality. At this point, flights and hotels all around the world can be booked with Bitcoin (BTC). Still, some cities are more ready to accept your BTC — and major altcoins — than others, depending on the local infrastructure and crypto-related policies.According to data from Coinmap, […]
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The Japanese, Swiss and American Experience

Free and fair elections are one of the pillars of healthy democracies. From the United States to Sierra Leone, advocates of blockchain believe that the technology can bring a new level of transparency, fairness and efficiency to the electoral process. In spite of the enthusiasm of the blockchain community — and tentative support from political […]
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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 from Deutsche Bank, will join FXcoin as a senior crypto strategist starting in September 2018. The strategist position includes providing analysis of crypto markets and daily reports on the market’s activity.The […]
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Japanese City Tsukuba Trials Blockchain-Based Voting System

The Japanese city of Tsukuba, north of Tokyo, has recently tested a voting system based on blockchain technology, local newspaper The Japan Times wrote Sunday, September 2.The city, which The Japan Times described as a “center for scientific research,” held the voting trial in late August. As Cointelegraph Japan reported earlier, in order to vote […]
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