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Another Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack Hits Japan

Another cryptocurrency heist has shaken Japan. This time, 6.7 billion yen ($60 million USD) worth of company and user funds have vanished from Japanese cryptocurrency exchange platform Zaif. Tech Bureau Corp, the Osaka-based company that operates Zaif, estimates the heist occured on September 14, 2018, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time. The exchange detected the breach on September ...

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$60 Mln Crypto Exchange Hack in Japan had no Impact on Bitcoin Price

Another hacking attack has hit a known crypto exchange in Japan, and this time, thieves managed to steal around $60 million in crypto. Another Crypto Exchange Hack The popularity of attacks on crypto exchanges seemingly continues to grow, with another such exchange being hit just recently, in Japan. It is largely believed that such incidents are one of the main ...

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Japan Cryptocurrency Theft Cases Tripled in H1 2018, $530 Million Stolen: Police

Barely before the ink had dried on the news that Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif had been hacked and slightly less than US$60 million stolen, the National Police Agency (NPA) of Japan has released a report highlighting the vulnerability of Japan’s crypto space. According to the NPA, the number of incidents involving the theft of funds from cryptocurrency exchanges and individual ...

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Crypto in Japan | Yen-backed Stablecoin in the Works

Japan just received some crypto-positive news, as a Chinese blockchain company just unveiled it’s working on a yen-backed cryptocurrency. Crypto in Japan has always been widely accepted, but it is quite the opposite in China—the country went as far as to create its own cryptocurrency firewall. The South China Morning Post reported this morning that Grandshores Technology Group is planning on ...

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SBI Nears Launch Ripple Blockchain Payments App ‘MoneyTap’ in Japan

Japanese financial services group SBI Holdings will launch its consumer payments application MoneyTap, on both Android and iOS, using Ripple’s blockchain technology. SBI Ripple Asia, a joint venture established by SBI Holdings and San Francisco-based FinTech giant Ripple in early 2016, will soon launch ‘MoneyTap’, CEO Takashi Okita revealed on his own Twitter handle. MoneyTap is the first real noteworthy ...

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Japan Adds Personnel to Review Crypto Exchange License Applications

Japan’s primary financial regulator is expanding its team of 30 individuals screening license applications from cryptocurrency exchange operators to meet soaring interest at a time when mainstream companies like Yahoo, Rakuten and LINE are entering the sector. Speaking during a study group meeting centered on cryptocurrency on Wednesday, Financial Services Agency (FSA) vice commissioner for policy coordination Kiyotaka Sasaki revealed ...

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Huobi Acquires Licensed Cryptocurrency Exchange in Japan

Giant cryptocurrency exchange, Huobi has acquired a majority stake in Japan-based BitTrade in a move that is aimed at significantly scaling the trading platform and giving it greater global recognition. Now based in Singapore, Huobi was originally founded in China in 2013 and has over the years grown beyond borders into a number of nations that include Hong Kong, Korea, ...

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