Category Archives: Japan

TechBureau Raises $6.2m to Fund Bitcoin Exchange Zaif


In the most recent declaration, TechBureau subtle elements the allottees incorporate a hefty portion of the Japanese fintech and funding firms in the district. TechBureau has been becoming well known in the course of recent months, as they work one of the biggest Japanese Bitcoin exchange called Zaif. Their Series A subsidizing is going entirely well, as the organization has raised […]

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Kraken Announces Investment from Money Partners Group in a Series B Funding Round


Kraken revealed that new customer accounts have risen four fold, while trade volumes have encountered a ten-fold increment in bitcoin (XBT)/USD exchanging, 30x expansion in XBT/CAD, 15x expansion in XBT/JPY and five-fold increment in XBT/GBP. The trade additionally reported a venture from remote trade edge exchanging administration supplier, Money Partners Group, in a Series B financing round. The late declaration […]

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Japanese Tech Giant Hitachi Studies Blockchain through R&D Lab


Tokyo – Japanese technology conglomerate Hitachi is set to open a financial technology research laboratory in the US and has revealed its plans to establish a Financial Innovation Laboratory.  Operations are expected to commence from April 2016. Hitachi operates in a number of industries including IT, consumer electronics and power generation. The new laboratory will be based in the company’s […]

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Japan Treats Bitcoin as Real Money by Starting to Tax It

Japan Bitcoin Tax

Financial regulators propose to treat virtual currencies as real money and  are preparing to start taxing transactions involving bitcoins. Not at all like traditional cash. Bitcoin is an advanced coin that is purchased and sold on a distributed PC system autonomous of focal control. Over the previous year, the aggregated estimation of all the bitcoins stamped is about $7 billion. […]

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Kraken Locks Investment from Japan’s SBI Holdings

Kraken SBI Holdings

There are a lot going on with the Bitcoin exchange market, and as the ecosystem gets crowded, more companies are looking for funding.  Japan’s driving funding firm SBI Investment has been uncovered as the premier investor in the Series B round of financing in Bitcoin exchange Kraken.  Kraken disclosed that it had secured a “multi-million dollar accord” with SBI Investment. The […]

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Using the Blockchain? NRI Thinks It’s a Good Idea

NRI Blockchain

Nomura Research Institute (NRI), a Tokyo, Japan-based supplier of counseling administrations and framework arrangements, will add to a proof of idea (PoC) for executing blockchain innovation with managing banking. Initially reported in late 2015, Nomura Research Institute (NRI) is as of now taking a shot at private confirmation of-ideas (P0Cs) with guardian firm Nomura Securities and Japan-based online bank SBI […]

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Japanese Government Pushes for Bitcoin Regulation

Bitcoin Japan Legislation

Regulators in Japan aren’t taking any chances, and they have started pushing virtual currency regulations. In a legislation meeting, members of the Japan Financial Services Agency have discussed security issues involving digital currencies. The meeting additionally included digital money trade administrators in Japan, who gave some knowledge into the present status of the bitcoin economy in Japan and around the […]

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Japan’s Cybercrime Scene – Still Young but Not Negligible

Japan Cybercrime

Trend Micro, a security firm conducted a research with regard to the Japanese cybercrime scene.  According to their findings, the internet underground industry in the region is still pretty much in their “infancy” stage. Most cyber criminals are still learning to utilize the tools to conduct a proper cybercrime campaign. For many the rookie hackers, online message boards are the […]

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