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news - Bank of Japan to Start Trial of Its Digital Currency in 2021

Bank of Japan to Start Trial of Its Digital Currency in 2021

According to the Japan’s central bank report, the first of several testing phases for its own CBDC is expected to begin in 2021. The central bank of Japan (BoJ) has shared plans to conduct testi...

news - BitFlyer Europe Teams Up with PayPal

BitFlyer Europe Teams Up with PayPal

BitFlyer, one of the largest Japanese crypto exchanges has linked up with payment giant PayPal to facilitate FIAT-to-crypto transactions within its European subsidiary. According to a press release, t...

news - Bank of Japan Testing Digital Yen to Check its Technical Feasibility

Bank of Japan Testing Digital Yen to Check its Technical Feasibility

The Bank of Japan has started experimenting with a digital Japanese Yen (JPY) to “check the feasibility of the currency from technical perspectives.” This move will come as a surprise...

news - Brave Teams Up with Korean Pop Band BTS

Brave Teams Up with Korean Pop Band BTS

Privacy-focused browser Brave has partnered with popular Korean pop group BTS and Japanese e-sports team Rush Gaming to provide a limited edition release of its browser for residents of Japan. Th...

news - Japanese Banks to Develop Digital Payment Infrastructure in the Country

Japanese Banks to Develop Digital Payment Infrastructure in the Country

Three leading Japanese banks — Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc, Mizuho Financial Group Inc, and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group — will launch a study group to explore digital payment in...

news - EY Japan to Launch Blockchain Platform for Tracking Sake

EY Japan to Launch Blockchain Platform for Tracking Sake

EY Japan, a Japanese subsidiary of the auditing firm Ernst & Young (EY), is working to create the SAKE Blockchain platform to ensure the authenticity of alcohol products and prevent the sale of co...

news - Crypto Donations to Parties Get Thumbs-up from Japan Minister

Crypto Donations to Parties Get Thumbs-up from Japan Minister

Japan’s internal affairs and communications minister Sanae Takaichi has given a thumbs up to crypto donation to political parties, at a press conference Tuesday.

news - Japan’s Central Bank Encourages for International Regulation of Libra

Japan’s Central Bank Encourages for International Regulation of Libra

The chief of Japan’s central bank Haruhiko Kuroda has encouraged for international cooperation for regulation stablecoins like the Facebook’s Libra.

news - Messaging App Provider LINE to Launch its Crypto Exchange in Japan

Messaging App Provider LINE to Launch its Crypto Exchange in Japan

LINE, Japan’s major provider of messaging app, has been granted the license for cryptocurrency business operating in the country. 

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