Tag Archives: japan

DRAM Sales Decline Amidst Crypto Market Stutter

Osato Avan-Nomayo · May 19, 2018 · 2:00 am Sales of DRAM chips in Japan and the rest of the world have declined. The lull in cryptocurrency prices and the decline in smartphone sales are likely responsible for the decrease in sales. Lower Prices Cool Crypto Enthusiasm According to a recent Morgan Stanley report, the decline in cryptocurrency… Read More »

Hacked Cryptocurrency Exchange Coincheck Plots US Expansion

Advertisement Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Disgraced cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has come under new management, and its new owners are planning to bring the trading platform to the US market. Bloomberg reports that Monex, the Japanese brokerage firm that acquired Coincheck in April, believes a US expansion could fast-track… Read More »

Post-Hack, Coincheck Reveals Plans to Expand to U.S. Market

Monex Inc, the company that recently acquired hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, has revealed plans to expand the exchange to the U.S. in an interview with Bloomberg today, May 18. Monex CEO Oki Matsumoto said he expects Coincheck will receive an official license from Japanese authorities next month, but – without specifying a timeframe – he revealed the… Read More »

Exclusive: 200 Million Users Messaging Giant LINE Partners Blockchain Project ICON

Advertisement Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. ICON, the $1.6 billion blockchain project created by developers from South Korea, has secured an official partnership with LINE, Japan’s largest messaging app that supports more than 200 million monthly active users. LINE’s Entrance Into Cryptocurrency Exchange Market On January 31, CCN reported… Read More »

Subsidiary of Korean Search Giant Naver Launches Blockchain Venture For Decentralized Apps

Line Plus, the mobile platform subsidiary of Japan’s most popular messaging app Line, has launched a joint blockchain initiative – Unchain – with crypto platform ICON, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, May 16. In the beginning of April, Line Plus had also released its blockchain affiliate Unblock in South Korea, in order to integrate blockchain tech into Line’s cross-market system.… Read More »

Japan: Nomura Bank Announces Crypto Custody Solution For Institutional Investors

Japan-based global investment bank Nomura has announced a venture to establish a custody offering for digital assets, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, May 16. The new project aims at removing barriers to institutional investment in the crypto space. Nomura’s joint venture will be conducted in partnership with digital asset security company Ledger and investment house Global Advisors, according to… Read More »

World’s Fifth Largest Bank To Trial Own Cryptocurrency In 2019, Report Says

The banking unit of Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) plans to trial its own cryptocurrency as early as 2019, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, May 15. Cointelegraph Japan quotes local news media outlet NHK saying that a test phase of the cryptocurrency, known as MUFG Coin, could involve around 100,000 account holders. Currently the fifth largest bank in… Read More »

Japanese Regulator Sees Sharp Spike in Cryptocurrency Queries in Q1 2018

Advertisement Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Japanese consumers are filing over three times the number of cryptocurrency enquiries  in the first three months of 2018 compared to the previous quarter, figures from the country’s financial regulator reveal. According to numbers disclosed by the Financial Services Agency’s (FSA) Counseling Office for… Read More »