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Japan Proposes Guidelines to Legalize ICOs

A working group backed by Japan’s government has proposed new guidelines intended to legalize and regulate initial coin offerings (ICOs). In a report published April 5, Japan’s ICO Business Research Group — a task force that includes lawmakers, academics, bankers, and the chief executive of bitFlyer, Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange — called for the government to legalize ICOs and adopt clear industry rules and practices that encourage growth but also protect investors. Continue reading Japan Proposes Guidelines to Legalize ICOs

Fujitsu Opens International ‘Blockchain Innovation Center’ In Belgium

The leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) firm Fujitsu recently announced the opening of its international Blockchain Innovation Center in Brussels, Belgium to explore the technology’s potential applications in all possible areas, according to a press release published March 21. Continue reading Fujitsu Opens International ‘Blockchain Innovation Center’ In Belgium

Yahoo Japan is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Yahoo Japan is preparing to launch a cryptocurrency exchange, regional media sources say. Nikkei Asian Review reported on Friday that the tech firm — originally a joint venture between Altaba (formerly Yahoo!) and Softbank — will begin an acquisition of BitARG Exchange Tokyo in April and will spend the next year using BitARG’s technology to build a full-fledged exchange that will launch in 2019. Continue reading Yahoo Japan is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance Faces Regulatory Pressure in Japan

Japan’s top securities regulator will warn cryptocurrency exchange Binance that it must cease operating in the country without a license or face enforcement action. Citing a person familiar with the matter, Nikkei reports that Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) will issue a formal warning to Binance, which has allegedly begun expanding operations into Japan without permission from the regulatory agency. Continue reading Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance Faces Regulatory Pressure in Japan