Coincheck Rolls Out Bitcoin (BTC) Payment for Gas

Tokyo-based crypto exchange Coincheck has launched a program that will allow users to pay for gas using bitcoin (BTC). Coincheck Debuts Bitcoin Rebate Promo The Japanese crypto trading giant announced the move in a press statement issued on Friday (October 4, 2019). The program is a result of a partnership between Coincheck and a couple […]

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Bank of Japan Admits Its Role Would Be ‘Sharply Reduced’ by Cryptocurrency

A top-level executive from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) revealed that the country’s central bank doesn’t plan to issue a digital currency. The BOJ justifies this decision by identifying major obstacles which prevent their further widespread adoption.   Spoken Like a True Banker Masayoshi Amamiya, a deputy governor of the Bank of Japan, revealed the […]

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In Japan, Exchange Operators Shore up Investor Protections After Thefts

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association says it will tighten investor protection stipulations after a wave of hacks on digital currency exchanges. Citing informed sources, the Japan Times reported the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has agreed to revise certain self-imposed rules to keep investors safe in the wake of hacks. The JVCEA is […]

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