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Binance’s Partner Allows Users to Buy Crypto with Credit Card in JPY and CAD

News Israeli-based fintech and cryptocurrency firm Simplex now supports two new fiat currencies — the Japanese yen (JPY) and the Canadian dollar (CAD). Following the addition, users at some of Simplex’s partner exchanges such as Binance will be able to buy crypto via credit cards using JPY and CAD..

Japan’s 2nd-Largest Utility Trials Blockchain for Renewable Energy Credits

News The second-largest power utility in Japan is extending its trial of a blockchain-powered system for transacting renewable energy credits. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 9, the Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (KEPCO) is extending its trial of a blockchain-enabled r..

BitFlyer’s New ‘Instant Buy’ Feature Lets Users Buy Crypto With Cards or Transfers

News Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer announced the launch of ‘Instant Buy’ on its European exchange platform. BitFlyer launched its latest feature Instant Buy on Dec. 5 to provide its European users with the ability to buy cryptocurrency using a credit card, debit card and local insta..

No Demand for a State Digital Currency in Japan: Central Bank Governor

News Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said that there is no public demand for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the country. During his speech at the symposium for the 35th anniversary of the Center for Financial Industry Information Systems on Dec. 4, Kuroda addressed the chal..

Japan: MUFG Bank Denies Reports It is Developing New Digital Currency

News MUFG Bank, the largest bank in Japan and the world’s fifth-largest bank, has denied reports that it plans to launch a digital currency in Japan next year. In a statement on Dec. 4, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Bank (MUFG) said it had not decided whether a recent business partnership would u..

SoftBank Releases Debit Cards With Built-In Blockchain Wallet

News Japanese holding company SoftBank has introduced a new debit card featuring a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. According to a press release on Dec. 1, SoftBank developed a debit card featuring a built-in blockchain wallet in collaboration with United States-based wallet card developer Dynamics..

KPMG Launches DLT Supply Chain Tool in Australia, China and Japan

News Big Four audit firm KPMG has officially launched a blockchain-based track and trace platform in Australia, China and Japan. Dubbed KPMG Origins, the tool is designed to increase transparency and traceability of processes in multiple industries such as agriculture, manufacturing and financial ..

Monex Subsidiary Trade Station Launches New Crypto Brokerage

News United States-based Trade Station — a subsidiary of Coincheck owner Monex Group — is launching a cryptocurrency brokerage platform via a newly-launched offshoot called Trade Station Crypto. As Cointelegraph Japan reported on Nov. 20, the platform will establish an online brokerage model in li..

Crypto News From Japan: Nov. 11–17 in Review

Local News In this week’s selected cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news from Japan, a new association promoting crypto assets in antiquing was born, a well-known cryptocurrency trader was arrested and the Kyoto University started participating in the XRP ledger. Here is the past week of cryp..

UPS and Agritech Firm Use Blockchain to Verify Beef Shipment From US to Japan

News American logistics giant UPS has successfully delivered a blockchain-verified beef shipment from the United States to Japan. The company partnered with agritech firm HerdX to incorporate its packaging technology into a blockchain network to trace the journey of beef from Kansas to Japan, the ..

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