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Coincheck Registers 1.7M New Users Since Resuming Operations

Coincheck Registers 1.7M New Users Since Resuming Operations Last OctoberCoincheck has reported 1.73 million downloads of its mobile app since the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange resumed new account signups, withdrawals, deposits and limited trading in October. By the end of December, more than 900,000 of the new users had gone on to confirm their identities, in what looks like a remarkable comeback for an exchange […]

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February 1, 2019 0

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Withdraws from Japanese Market

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Withdraws from Japanese MarketCryptocurrency exchange Kraken is suspending all of its services to Japanese residents. The exchange has been allowed to operate in Japan while its application with the country’s financial regulator is being reviewed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Kraken Pulling Out of Japan Kraken announced on Tuesday the suspension of its services […]

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April 17, 2018 0

Coincheck Drops Anonymous Monero, Dash, Zcash

Coincheck Drops Anonymous Monero, Dash, ZcashCoincheck, the Japanese exchange that lost ~$550 million worth of NEM to hackers, will stop dealing with Monero, Dash and Zcash. The trading platform has recognized the risk posed by these cryptocurrencies which provide high levels of anonymity. Half of the NEM coins stolen in the hack may have been converted already on the darknet, […]

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March 19, 2018 0

Coincheck to Start Compensating Hack Victims and Resume Operations Next Week

Coincheck to Start Compensating Hack Victims and Resume Operations Next WeekHacked Japanese exchange Coincheck is getting ready to start compensating its customers next week as it plans to resume operations. The exchange has been slapped with two business improvement orders so far by Japan’s financial regulator and may stop trading some cryptocurrencies for safety reasons. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 […]

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March 9, 2018 0

Survey Says 88% of Japanese Have Heard of Bitcoin

A recent survey of 10,000 men and women across Japan shows that 88% of them have heard of bitcoin. Among those that have bitcoin, 47% said that they have used it in retail stores but long-term investment is most respondents’ main reason for purchasing bitcoin. Also read: Local Japanese Government Considers ICO to Revitalize Region 88% […]

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November 20, 2017 0

Seven Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Plans

Seven of Japan’s leading bitcoin exchanges have announced their policies regarding the planned Bitcoin Gold hard fork of the Bitcoin network. The country’s largest exchange, Bitflyer, plans to distribute and trade the new cryptocurrency. Some exchanges will only distribute the coins, while others are taking a wait-and-see approach. Also read: Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard […]

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October 22, 2017 0

Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer Launches Bitcoin Visa Prepaid Card

Japan’s largest bitcoin exchange by volume, Bitflyer, has launched its own reloadable Visa prepaid card. Customers can fund them using bitcoin through Bitflyer or other bitcoin wallets. The exchange is also giving away gifts to 1,000 customers during the launch period. Also read: Bitcoin Debit Cards Halt Service to Non-European Residents Due to Visa’s New […]

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October 7, 2017 0

Large Japanese Energy Supplier Adds Bitcoin Payments With a Discount

Remixpoint, a Japanese company engaged in a number of energy-related businesses, has recently launched a new electricity service with bitcoin payments integrated to serve customers all over Japan. The company is now offering customers who pay with bitcoin a discount on their electricity bills. Bitcoin payments are processed by the company’s cryptocurrency exchange subsidiary, Bitpoint. […]

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October 4, 2017 0

Japan’s Largest C2C Ticket Marketplace with 5 Million Users Accepts Bitcoin

Japan's Largest Ticket Marketplace with 5 Million Users Accepts BitcoinJapan’s top customer-to-customer (C2C) ticket exchange marketplace, Ticket Camp, announced last week that it has become the first in the Japanese ticket industry to accept bitcoin. The site has about 5 million users and processes approximately 5.8 billion yen per month. Also read: World’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer Expands into US Market First in Ticket Industry […]

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August 20, 2017 0

Rollout of 260,000+ Bitcoin-Accepting Stores in Japan Begins

Rollout of 260,000+ Bitcoin-Accepting Stores in Japan BeginsThree months after Recruit Lifestyle partnered with Japanese bitcoin exchange Coincheck to enable over 260,000 retail stores to accept bitcoin, the company has finally announced on Monday that its point-of-sale app is now bitcoin-ready. Immediately, a chain of 334 eyeglasses stores using the app announced that it will accept the cryptocurrency starting July 10. Also

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July 4, 2017 0