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Crypto Weekly #15, 2019: Our Top Picks

Another interesting week of developments with Japan again the leader in terms of future adoption. Bitcoin (BTC) holding its ground around the $5,300 mark, however, a retrace to $5k could be imminent. Rakuten Going Live With Crypto Monex a Brokerage in Japan Looking to Add Crypto eToro launches eTorox a cryptocurrency exchange. Congrats! Nestlé and […]

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Crypto Weekly #14, 2019: Our Top Picks

There is no stopping Bitcoin (BTC), hitting $5400 during the week, with more adoption and institutional innovations coming our way. Here is our weekly picks: Kleinwort Hambros To Launch Blockchain Linked Note Coinbase Teams Up with Visa to Launch Crypto Debit Card Bitstamp Awarded Bitlicence from NYDFS Pension Funds need Bitcoin to meet performance EOS, […]

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Crypto Weekly #12, 2019: Our Top Picks

More incredible developments and announcements this week, especially from Japan. Q1 2019 has come to an end, and Bitcoin (BTC) Futures have expired above the $4k barrier, looking strong!! Bitcoin (BTC) futures expire over $4k on CME Rakuten gets the Regulatory Green Lights for Crypto Wallet and Exchange Japan Railways Group Looking to Take Crypto […]

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Japan Railways Group Looking to Take Crypto Payments

Japans largest subway and railway operator, Japan Railways Group (JR Group), is looking to accept crypto payments. During an announcement on ANN news, JR Group have invested in a virtual exchange in collaboration with a telecommunication company and a bank; JR Group will hopefully integrating the crypto payment onto the Suica card which is mainly […]

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Rakuten gets the Regulatory Green Lights for Crypto Wallet and Exchange

Rakuten has announced yesterday that it has gained approval for licensing from Japan’s financial securities authority (Kanto Local Finance Bureau) to provide virtual exchange services. It plans to roll out Rakuten Wallet within a month. Having previously acquired Everybody’s Bitcoin, it has now rebranded officially into Rakuten Wallet. Previously Rakuten had received orders from the […]

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Japan Explores Crypto ETFs

Japans Financial Services Agency is currently exploring interest in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to track digital currencies. According to Bloomberg, the regulators in Japan last month decided against pursuing revisions to the nation’s securities law. This will allow cryptocurrency futures, options and other derivatives to be traded within the region. A person familiar with the […]

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Japan to Tackle Crypto Tax Evasion

The Japanese government will be looking to establish a system to prevent tax evasion from those who have made big profits from cryptocurrency trading. Profits from crypto trading in Japan will be classified as miscellaneous income under the Income Tax Act. The employed who gain 200k yen a year in crypto earnings are required to […]

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Microsoft Japan Partners with LayerX To Accelerate Domestic Uptake of Blockchain-as-a-Service

Microsoft Japan has announced partnering with blockchain startup LayerX. The new partnership seeks to promote BaaS within the domestic market. The announcement comes soon after the Azure Blockchain Development Kit was released earlier this month. The blockchain SDK enables seamless integration of applications into blockchains, and is built using Microsoft’s serverless technologies. The Microsoft Azure Blockchain-as-a-Service […]

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Binance’s Blockchain Charity Foundation Announces Donation Portal

On 24th October, Binance’s Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF) announced their new blockchain donation portal. The announcement came at the World Investment Forum (WIF) held in the Geneva offices of the UN. Operating costs would be covered by Binance, allowing for 100% of donations to go towards the beneficiaries. In the announcement, Binance committed itself towards […]

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Japan Looking to Cap Crypto Margin Trading

The Nikkei Asian Review has published an article stating that the Financial Services Agency in Japan is considering to cap margin trading in the crypto market. The move is intended to limit users exposure during volatility spikes. Approximately 80% of Japan’s cryptocurrency transactions in fiscal 2017 were conducted through margin trading, claimed by the Japan Virtual […]

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FSA in Japan Gives Crypto Self Regulated Status

According to Reuters, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in Japan has made the decision to grant the cryptocurrency industry self-regulatory status. This will allow the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association to sanction exchanges for any violations. It is claimed that the self regulatory rules are stricter than the current law. This would, therefore, allow more […]

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