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The Push to Kill Cash – Australia’s Proposed Ban Shows It’s Not Conspiracy Theory

The supposed coordination of governments and tech companies to create a one-world, cashless society is often viewed as little more than fodder for silly Youtube conspiracy videos. After all, cash is still king in daily life, even in extremely high-tech, innovative societies like Japan. Upon closer e..

Japanese HR and Tech Giant Recruit Holdings Invests in Blockstack

News Blockchain startup Blockstack PBC has received strategic investment from Japanese human resources giant Recruit Holdings. U.S. startups look for Japanese partnershipsThe Block reported the startup’s new funding on Aug. 22. As part of the investment deal, Recruit, which is currently valued at ..

Japanese Crypto Exchange Coincheck Is Considering Launching an IEO

News Major Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck is considering launching an initial exchange offering (IEO) platform for raising funds through utility tokens. The platformAcquired by Japanese financial services firm Monex Group in April 2018, Coincheck hinted at its plans to establish an IEO busines..

Bitpoint Taiwan’s Sues Parent Exchange for Overbilling After July Hack

News The Taiwan-based subsidiary of hacked crypto exchange Bitpoint Japan will file a $9.4 million damages suit as it claims to have been overbilled by the parent exchange. Overbilling is ‘clearly’ erroneousBitpoint Taiwan reportedly found that total funds it collected from local clients have been..

How Bitcoin Demand is Driven by Central Banks Devaluing Their Currencies

The demand for bitcoin has certainly been tangible over the past few months. Even with a correction of around 30% the digital asset is still up over 160% this year. That growth could have been spurred by central banks devaluing their own currencies as economic skies darken. Big Banks Boosting Bitco..

Japan’s Largest Gift Card Marketplace Launching Blockchain Gift Cards

News Japan’s largest gift card platform Amaten will issue tokenized gift cards in partnership with blockchain network provider Aelf. United Kingdom news outlet Verdict reported on Aug. 20 that Amaten partnered with Aelf — one of the 30 blockchain providers certified by the China Electronics Techno..

Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten: Unveils Crypto Exchange

Imagine Amazon making a foray into crypto. While this is all but a quixotic dream in the U.S. and Europe, an event of this magnitude has just occurred in Japan, known to be one of the most crypto-friendly countries in the world. Confirmed in a press release published on August 19th, Rakuten, the Ja..

BitFlyer and Tpoint Japan Team Up to Offer Bitcoin Loyalty Program

News Cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer and technology services company Tpoint Japan announced a new partnership that allows local customers to exchange loyalty program points for Bitcoin (BTC) and earn rewards for paying in crypto. The official press release states: “As part of our mission of ‘Maki..

‘Amazon of Japan’ Rakuten Launches Crypto Exchange Service

Rakuten, the “Amazon of Japan,” announced the launch of its new crypto exchange platform Monday, August 19, offering spot trading of crypto assets via a dedicated smartphone app. The e-commerce giant has been crypto-friendly for a while now, experimenting and investing in crypto payment systems sinc..

Japan’s Retail Giant Rakuten Officially Launches Crypto Exchange

News Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Rakuten Wallet has launched trading a year after acquiring Everybody’s Bitcoin. Three trading pairs go liveConfirmed in a press release on Aug. 19, Rakuten Wallet, which is a subsidiary of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, said spot trading of three cryptocur..

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