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BTCManager’s Week in Review August 13: Bitcoin Moves Below $6,500 Suggesting That New Lows May Be on the Horizon

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BTCManager’s Week in Review August 13: Bitcoin Moves Below $6,500 Suggesting That New Lows May Be on the Horizon

Bitcoin Moves Below $6,500 Suggesting That New Lows May Be on the Horizon: BTCManager’s Week in Review August 13 The price of bitcoin dropped by almost ten percent week-on-week, continuing last week’s decline, suggesting that we may not have seen the bottom of this year’s bear market yet. Last week, the price of bitcoin declined by 15 percent despite bitcoin-positive…

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Japan’s FSA Set to Introduce New Cryptocurrency Regulations After Speculative Trading Runs Rampant

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Japan’s FSA Set to Introduce New Cryptocurrency Regulations After Speculative Trading Runs Rampant

Per a report published on August 8, 2018, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA), which is also Japan’s premier financial regulatory body, is planning to update its existing regulatory framework for bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. This is being done to tackle the rampant frauds and malicious attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges. The infamous attack on Coincheck in January 2018 resulted in a…

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Japanese Firm SBI Plans to Create Cryptocurrency Derivatives Platform to Hedge Risk

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Japanese Firm SBI Plans to Create Cryptocurrency Derivatives Platform to Hedge Risk

On July 31, 2018, Japanese financial services company SBI Group indicated that it plans to create a trading platform for cryptocurrency credit default swaps (CDS), also known as derivatives. The platform’s purpose is to hedge the inherent risk of investing in cryptocurrencies, and to this end, SBI has made a significant investment in an American digital marketplace developer, Clear Markets. Clear…

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Japanese Official Denies Involvement in Cryptocurrency Exchange Investigations

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Japanese Official Denies Involvement in Cryptocurrency Exchange Investigations

Months after speculations surrounding the government’s role in the investigation of a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, Seiko Noda, the country’s internal affairs minister, has denied her involvement. Japanese Official in Soup According to a report by Japanese daily, Asahi Shimbun, on July 19, 2018, the government official did not play a role in scrutinizing the “non-registered cryptocurrency exchange.” Reports did not…

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Binance Donates $1 Million to Flood Victims in Japan

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Binance Donates $1 Million to Flood Victims in Japan

Because of the destruction caused by the bad weather, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by traded volume started a campaign on Twitter to raise money to help the people affected by the floods. Crypto-Philanthropy This weekend Japan was struck by an intense flood of rain. The lousy weather hit with an immense force and millions and millions of gallons of…

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Japanese Man Confined Behind Bars for Illegal Mining of Cryptocurrency

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Japanese Man Confined Behind Bars for Illegal Mining of Cryptocurrency

A 24-year-old man in Japan has been put behind bars for using unlawful means to mine cryptocurrencies. The delinquent had been sending malware to his targets to gain access to victims’ computer processing power. His conviction indicates that Japan is taking such crimes seriously, a trend that other countries are likely to follow. Wrongdoer Targeted Gamers The young man, whose…

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Are Bitcoin Futures Responsible for the Bearish Market?

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Are Bitcoin Futures Responsible for the Bearish Market?

Yukio Noguchi, a well-respected Japanese economist, believes the launch of Bitcoin Futures in 2017 may have been responsible for the destruction of Bitcoin’s 2017 bull rally and may have led to Bitcoin’s 2018 bearish market. Bitcoin Futures and its Impact On the Bitcoin Rally Bitcoin futures enables traders to speculate on what the price of a Bitcoin token is in…

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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology May Kick-Start Japan’s Economy

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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology May Kick-Start Japan’s Economy

Japan’s economy has struggled to reach its 1980s high growth levels. Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology may, however, usher in a new economic boom for Japan. Japan’s Cryptocurrency Push According to Forbes, Yoshitaka Kitao, the chief executive of financial services giant SBI, mentioned at a Japanese Blockchain Conference in Tokyo that blockchain-related technologies would contribute significantly to Japan’s next economic boom….

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BitFlyer Hit With “Business Improvement Order,” Suspends The Creation of New Accounts

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BitFlyer Hit With “Business Improvement Order,” Suspends The Creation of New Accounts

Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, BitFlyer, has placed a moratorium on the creation of new accounts following intervention from the country’s principal financial services regulator, the FSA. The restriction was put in place after the FSA placed a ‘Business Improvement Order’ on the exchange on June 22, 2018. BitFlyer received the order alongside many crypto-based companies the same day. “Voluntary and Temporary Suspension”…

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Japanese Police Arrest 16 Persons for Illegally Mining Cryptocurrency

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Japanese Police Arrest 16 Persons for Illegally Mining Cryptocurrency

While the entire crypto ecosystem is still trying to find lasting solutions to crypto-related financial crimes such as money laundering, crypto theft, hacks and heists, bad actors keep formulating new ways to benefit from the digital currency revolution at the expense of others. Now, Japan’s security forces have arraigned sixteen people for similar cryptojacking on June 15, 2018. Mining Crypto…

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