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QURAS Announces Listing on Digital 
Asset Exchange, CoinTiger (e-cryptonews.com) 12/12/2019 - 8:09am
Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 11th, 2019 – Today, QURAS , the next generation blockchain protocol that enables privacy-protected transactions, announced that its native token, XQC, has listed on CoinTiger. Singapore-based CoinTiger is a leading global digital asset exchange with over 2.8 million registered users. This is the third exchange listing of the...
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One fan’s struggle to fix the worst game in Sonic history (e-cryptonews.com) 12/11/2019 - 10:00am
For now, only a handful of stages are available in P-06. According to Moris, only “very small snippets of pseudo-code” can be accessed or seen in Sonic 06 ‘s files. These digital tidbits include values, formulas and parameters for core character attributes, such as running speed and jumping height. They also provide some insight into the game’s...
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Dark Money Laundering Clouds Force Japan’s Banks to Eye JPMorgan Blockchain Network (coinspeaker.com) 12/11/2019 - 8:04am
Coinspeaker Dark Money Laundering Clouds Force Japan’s Banks to Eye JPMorgan Blockchain Network For some time now, Japan’s banking sector has faced many challenges arising from money laundering. This problem has been in the limelight since the Financial Action Task Force found “numerous and serious deficiencies” back in 2014. Japan has long been...
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Over 80 Japanese banks plan to join JPMorgan’s blockchain payments network (theblockcrypto.com) 12/10/2019 - 4:55am
More than 80 banks in Japan have shown interest in joining JPMorgan’s blockchain payments platform, the Interbank Information Network (IIN). Daizaburo Sanai, an executive director at JPMorgan, told Bloomberg in an interview published Tuesday that the number is highest from any single country on the network, which currently has over 360 banks...
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TEAMZ Blockchain Summit Will Bring the New Era of Tech to Tokyo in 2020 (prnewswire.com) 12/09/2019 - 6:47pm
TOKYO, Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TEAMZ Blockchain Summit 2020 will be held on April 22 in Happoen, Shirokanedai, Tokyo. The TEAMZ Blockchain Summit brings together industry experts, top-notch ...
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BitFlyer’s New ‘Instant Buy’ Feature Lets Users Buy Crypto With Cards or Transfers (cointelegraph.com) 12/06/2019 - 1:36pm
BitFlyer is allowing its European users to buy crypto using a credit card, debit card or local instant transfer Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer announced the launch of ‘Instant Buy’ on ...
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Crypto Today: Calm between the storm? Schiff says look out below, Dash, Monero stand out (fxstreet.com) 12/05/2019 - 6:33pm
Kraken, a prominent cryptocurrency exchange, adds support for the Swiss franc as it continues its expansion. - BitFlyer, based in Tokyo, has launched its "Instant Buy" feature that lets users buy ...
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What Did the Alchemy Payment CEO Say at A Speech at The University ... (pr-inside.com) 12/05/2019 - 3:10pm
What Did the Alchemy Payment CEO Say at A Speech at The University of Tokyo? Here Comes the Information on One of the World's Most Popular Cryptocurrency Payment Projects TOKYO, JAPAN / ACCESSWIRE / ...
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Financial Giant SBI Considering Expansive XRP Dividends Program: Report (dailyhodl.com) 12/05/2019 - 1:17pm
Tokyo-based SBI Holdings, a major financial services company, is reportedly looking into granting XRP as part of a benefit program to all shareholders of SBI Group, according to CEO Yoshitaka Kitao. SBI subsidiary Morningstar confirmed in August that XRP, the world’s third-largest digital asset by market cap, will be distributed to its...
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Monex Crypto Market Weekly: December 6 (insights.tradestation.com) 12/05/2019 - 6:52am
This post is a translation of the weekly cryptocurrency analysis by Block Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of Monex Group (Tokyo, Japan). Monex is the parent of TradeStation Group. Due to the ...
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XRP Is about to Become the Worst Performing Coin among Top-10 Cryptocurrencies in 2019 (coinspeaker.com) 12/04/2019 - 9:16am
Coinspeaker XRP Is about to Become the Worst Performing Coin among Top-10 Cryptocurrencies in 2019 In what is seen as a paradox that has put many pundits on the edge, recent data indicates that XRP that is widely used by Ripple in its solutions is already less than one month away from being the worst-performing cryptocurrency token that is among...
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Japan Approves Its 21st Cryptocurrency Exchange (insidebitcoins.com) 12/04/2019 - 8:24am
Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) approved the 21st cryptocurrency exchange in the country last week. The latest exchange to receive this approval is Lastroots. The exchange was earlier considered a “deemed cryptocurrency exchange.” Saying goodbye to the last deemed exchange Lastroots was the last remaining deemed exchange in Japan. This...
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Ripple News Today – Top Headline for Ripple XRP, December 4th, 2019 (smartereum.com) 12/04/2019 - 5:13am
Ripple adds the University of Tokyo to its UBRI project Bitflyer thrilled to have Ripple in Japan Bitflyer running giveaway for 10 lucky users Ripple continues to increase its reach globally, this has been one of the company’s main aim that provides solutions for swift and affordable transactions. In recent times, the company has been extending...
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How a Japanese Conglomerate Is Introducing Crypto To 22 Million Users Overnight (newsbtc.com) 12/03/2019 - 6:00pm
Last night, Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group announced a new crypto wallet card, that looks just like your traditional credit or debit card, but has some unique crypto-specific features in tow. While the name SoftBank may not initially ring a bell, the company owns a stake in a number of major brands and has over 22 million paying smartphone...
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SoftBank Unleashes SBC Wallet Cards Featuring Built-In Blockchain Wallet (coinspeaker.com) 12/03/2019 - 5:55am
Coinspeaker SoftBank Unleashes SBC Wallet Cards Featuring Built-In Blockchain Wallet The current roller-coaster that has hit the crypto space does not seem to prevent new investments in the industry. In that connection, Tokyo-based telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank has introduced a new bank card. The firm says that it can be used either as...
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'We cannot sacrifice safety' for Libra: ECB's Villeroy (asia.nikkei.com) 12/03/2019 - 2:01am
TOKYO -- Facebook's cryptocurrency project Libra must comply with the "highest standards for banking and financial regulation," European Central Bank policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau stressed ...
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IFA: The Birth of the New Token ARCS Toward a Society Where the Value and Ideas of Individuals Can Be Converted to Money (businesswire.com) 12/02/2019 - 7:52pm
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IFA CO., LTD. (CEO: Masashi Mizukura) has developed the token ARCS (ticker symbol ARX) based on blockchain technology. The product platform AIre, which uses ARCS, tokenizes the ...
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Financial Giant SoftBank Breaks Into Crypto Payments, Launches New Bank Card With 10,000 Stores on Board (dailyhodl.com) 12/02/2019 - 4:10pm
Tokyo-based SoftBank, a multinational conglomerate holding company, is introducing its own SBC wallet card, “Softbank Card 3.0,” which works like a traditional debit card and has a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. According to the announcement, the card has been created through a partnership with wallet card development firm Dynamics. SBC wallet...
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SoftBank issues new debit card featuring built-in blockchain wallet (theblockcrypto.com) 12/02/2019 - 3:03pm
Tokyo-based telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank has released a new bank card that includes a built-in blockchain wallet, in addition to traditional debit card functions. SoftBank already issues prepaid Visa cards . According to SoftBank’s press release, the newly released product, called SBC Wallet Cards, features a blockchain wallet with...
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SoftBank issues debit card with integrated blockchain wallet (leaprate.com) 12/02/2019 - 12:32pm
SoftBank has been recently in the news primarily because of the WeWork “ordeal”. However, the Tokyo-based conglomerate has now entered the blockchain space by releasing a debit card with built-in ...
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SoftBank issues new debit card featuring built-in blockchain wallet (finance.yahoo.com) 12/02/2019 - 11:13am
Tokyo-based telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank has released a new bank card that includes a built-in blockchain wallet, in addition to traditional debit card functions. SoftBank already issues ...
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Tokyo-Based Softbank To Offer Cryptocurrency Debit Cards To Its Clients - CryptoPotato (cryptopotato.com) 12/02/2019 - 9:55am
Tokyo-Based Softbank To Offer Cryptocurrency Debit Cards To Its Clients CryptoPotato
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Softbank issues debit cards with connected blockchain wallet (siliconangle.com) 12/02/2019 - 3:49am
Tokyo-based Softbank Group Corp. announced over the weekend that the company has released an ultra-thin blockchain-enabled wallet card, the SBC Wallet Card, designed to improve on “shortcomings” of ...
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Ocado Group Notes Major Demand for its Grocery-packing Robot Workers (themerkle.com) 11/29/2019 - 9:00pm
Automation and robots are of great value to society. In Japan, that approach has become a lot more prevalent compared to the rest of the world. One of the ventures worth keeping an eye on is the robots capable of packing one’s groceries. Robot Workers Come at a Cost It makes a lot of sense to explore such a venture in this day and age. More and...
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ACD Inc. Partners With Alchemy to Strengthen ACD Tokens Network in Asia (cryptonewsz.com) 11/27/2019 - 2:15am
Leading cryptocurrency payment platform, Alchemy Global Payment Solutions Limited has announced the news about its strategic partnership with ACD Inc., a Tokyo-based joint-venture group facilitating e-commerce and air cargo delivery and logistics services in Japan. The two leading firms have joined hands to offer ACD tokens at businesses and...
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SBI Invests Seven-Figure Sum in Securitize (financemagnates.com) 11/26/2019 - 8:43pm
Securitize, a San Francisco-based blockchain startup, on Tuesday announced an investment sum received from SBI Investment, the asset management subsidiary of Tokyo-listed SBI Holdings. Though the ...
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Securitize announces strategic fundraise by SBI Investment (theblockcrypto.com) 11/26/2019 - 7:13pm
Digital securities platform Securitize today announced a strategic investment of undisclosed amount by SBI Investment, the asset management subsidiary of Tokyo-listed SBI Holdings. Backed by Coinbase, Securitize features a digital securities protocol that enables the compliant trading of private securities on public blockchains and multiple...
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Asian stocks cheered by fresh trade talk momentum (msn.com) 11/26/2019 - 7:32am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, bolstered by Wall Street’s record closing highs and signs of new momentum in Beijing’s and Washington’s efforts to end their long and acrimonious trade ...
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Asian stocks cheered by fresh trade talk momentum (reuters.com) 11/26/2019 - 7:32am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, bolstered by Wall Street’s record closing highs and signs of new momentum in Beijing’s and Washington’s efforts to end their long and acrimonious trade ...
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Ripple Expands Operations In Dubai – XRP’s Price Falls Below $0.22 (oracletimes.com) 11/25/2019 - 6:19am
Ripple has been expanding operations a lot lately. For instance, it was recently reported that Ripple is hiring. It's been revealed that the company's expansion process continues these days. Ripple is looking for a new integration engineer in Tokyo Japan at the SBI Ripple Asia. It was also reported that Ripple is also planning to hire four...
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Blockchain may be a solution for two problems of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Harbour Times (harbourtimes.com) 11/24/2019 - 5:04pm
Blockchain may be a solution for two problems of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Harbour Times
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Blockchain may be a solution for two problems of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (harbourtimes.com) 11/24/2019 - 9:07am
Some successfully hacked national and anti-doping organisation sites connected to the 2018 Winter Olympic several times after the Russian team was suspended. Blockchain has been suggested as a ...
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Ripple Success: Mercury FX Has New Plans For XRP; Santander Brings One Pay FX To US (oracletimes.com) 11/24/2019 - 6:08am
Ripple and XRP are doing great, and the two entities are in the news again following the latest events. Ripple's cross border payment tech is expanding Two of Ripple’s clients announce plans to expand the use of the company’s cross-border payments tech. In a new interview with Bloomberg , the exec chairman of Spanish banking giant Santander, Ana...
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Chinese Central Bank Outlines Rules for Blockchain & FinTech Participants  (insidebitcoins.com) 11/21/2019 - 4:26pm
As unlikely as it may have seemed at the beginning of the year, China appears to be the country that is leading the charge for bolstering the global blockchain and cryptocurrency space. After the government has all but confer that it will be launching a cryptocurrency in the near future, the Central Bank is now stepping up to prove regulatory...
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China Has Three Times More Blockchain Patent Filings Than US (finance.yahoo.com) 11/21/2019 - 11:08am
The number of blockchain technology-related patents filed in China till the end of 2018 is three times higher than those registered in the U.S., the Nikkei reported on Thursday. Citing data from Tokyo ...
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Security Token Platform iSTOX Lands Another Big Asian Backer (bitcoin.worldnewsoffice.com) 11/21/2019 - 9:29am
Japanese financial services group Tokai Tokyo is the latest large Asian financial institution to back tokenized securities platform iSTOX.
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Ripple Is Hiring – The Company’s Expansion Continues (oracletimes.com) 11/21/2019 - 4:13am
In a crypto market where the coins are trying hard to correct prices upwards, the projects behind the digital assets are making increased efforts towards development and new achievements. Ripple enjoyed a great year, and the company was able to mark various achievements, including meaningful partnerships and adoption of its products. Ripple has...
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Global Bitcoin Technology Market Study 2019 | Market Projected to Exhibit a CAGR of 8.3% - ResearchAndMarkets.com (digitaljournal.com) 11/21/2019 - 2:06am
January 2019 - Blockstream entered a joint venture called Crypto Garage with Japanese fintech industry heavyweights Digital Garage and Tokyo Tanshi. It is dedicated to building Bitcoin and blockchain ...
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China outpaces US 3-to-1 in blockchain patent applications (asia.nikkei.com) 11/20/2019 - 4:11am
TOKYO/SHANGHAI -- As businesses around the globe eye new uses for blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies, China is quickly outpacing the rest of the world in patent applications for related technology.
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ICO scammer Maksim Zaslavskiy to miss 2020 Tokyo Olympics over digital currency fraud (theregister.co.uk) 11/20/2019 - 2:01am
Businessman gets 18 months for bogus cryptocoin sales A 39 year-old man from New York has been ordered to spend the next 18 months in prison after being convicted of cryptocurrency-based securities fraud.
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Security Token Platform iSTOX Lands Another Big Asian Backer (coindesk.com) 11/19/2019 - 6:25pm
Japanese financial services group Tokai Tokyo is the latest large Asian financial institution to back tokenized securities platform iSTOX.
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SBI Ripple Asia launches first blockchain remittance service between Japan and Vietnam (finance.yahoo.com) 11/15/2019 - 8:46pm
Tokyo-based remittance company SBI Remit has announced the launch of the first-ever blockchain-based money transfer service between Japan and Vietnam. According to a press release published earlier ...
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Japanese finance giant takes million-dollar stake in digital security trading platform (theblockcrypto.com) 11/14/2019 - 5:41pm
Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, a Japanese financial services provider, has taken a 4.8% stake in ICHX Tech, the company that will operate the digital security trading platform, iSTOX market. The Tokyo firm will invest approximately $4.58 million for its minority stake, according to a Nikkei report . iSTOX is a regulated platform offering the...
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Japan Joins Asian Security Token Market Through iSTOX (thetokenist.io) 11/14/2019 - 12:28pm
On November 14th 2019, Japan-based firm Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings announced an investment in developing security token platform iSTOX. The investment is anticipated to result in a higher rate of security token adoption in Japan and could even lead to Japan’s own security token exchange in the future. Details Concerning Tokai Tokyo’s...
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New York City beats Tokyo to become world's most innovative city (reuters.com) 11/12/2019 - 11:03am
China is preparing to become the first country in the world to roll out a digitized domestic currency - powered partially by blockchain technology and dispersed through digital wallets - in a move ...
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New York City beats Tokyo to become world's most innovative city (japantoday.com) 11/12/2019 - 8:41am
China is preparing to become the first country in the world to roll out a digitized domestic currency - powered partially by blockchain technology and dispersed through digital wallets - in a move ...
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