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G20 Finance Ministers Reaffirm Support for Global Crypto Regulation
G20 Finance Ministers Reaffirm Support for Global Crypto Regulation
10 June 2019, 04:00
A communique signed by G20 finance ministers and central bank governors says that cryptocurrencies currently do not pose any threat to financial stability.
Japan Officially Approves New Rules for Crypto Industry
Japan Officially Approves New Rules for Crypto Industry
31 May 2019, 20:25
Japan has amended its Payment Services Act and Financial Instruments and Exchange Act to include laws for the crypto industry.
Japan Wants to Help G20 Members Implement Crypto Regulation
Japan Wants to Help G20 Members Implement Crypto Regulation
23 April 2019, 15:08
Japan's representatives at this year's conference will submit a proposed “manual” or toolkit that it believes can help G20 member nations regulate the crypto industry in their respective jurisdictions.
Japan to Introduce New Rules for Crypto Exchange Cold Wallets
Japan to Introduce New Rules for Crypto Exchange Cold Wallets
18 April 2019, 12:25
Even though cold wallets are less likely to get hacked, there is a high risk of internal theft. Japanese regulators want to curb this risk too.
TRON Bans Gambling DApps to Comply with Japanese Regulations
TRON Bans Gambling DApps to Comply with Japanese Regulations
03 April 2019, 03:20
TRON has stated that it does not support encourage or support any gambling DApp targeting the Japanese market. That means that the platform will not approve of Japanese developers building gambling Dapps on their blockchain.
Japan to Introduce Strict Rules for Crypto Margin Trading
Japan to Introduce Strict Rules for Crypto Margin Trading
19 March 2019, 15:34
Cryptocurrency traders and exchanges in Japan will have new rules to adopt after the country’s parliament on Friday approved adjustments to the financial instruments and payment services law.
Japanese Police Arrest 18-Year Old for $134,000 Crypto Theft
Japanese Police Arrest 18-Year Old for $134,000 Crypto Theft
15 March 2019, 18:20
The Japanese Police authorities have arrested an unnamed 18-year-old for executing a crypto theft worth $134,000, that led to the shut down of a local crypto wallet provider.
Japan's Crypto Group Release Recommendations for ICO Regulation
Japan's Crypto Group Release Recommendations for ICO Regulation
08 March 2019, 21:48
No mainstream regulation? No problem. A self-regulatory crypto group in Japan release its own regulation for ICOs hoping relevant authorities will listen.
Mizuho Bank Emulates JP Morgan — Releases J Coin
Mizuho Bank Emulates JP Morgan — Releases J Coin
21 February 2019, 21:25
Barely a week after U.S banking mogul, JP Morgan Chase unveiled its cryptocurrency, reports from Japan reveal that we will soon welcome the second bank-backed cryptocurrency.
BoJ Report — Should Central Banks Issue National Cryptocurrencies?
BoJ Report — Should Central Banks Issue National Cryptocurrencies?
19 February 2019, 16:53
Researchers at the Bank of Japan (BoJ) review whether central banks should issue national cryptocurrencies.
Japan’s Largest Bank To Launch Blockchain Payments System By 2020
Japan’s Largest Bank To Launch Blockchain Payments System By 2020
13 February 2019, 21:39
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the fifth largest bank in the world by assets and Japan’s most prominent financial group wants to have a taste of blockchain technology.
Cabinet Secretariat of Japan Approve Stablecoin
22 January 2019, 13:21
Japan could welcome the first Yen-pegged stablecoin early next year after the Cabinet Secretariat approved Crypto Garage's Application to carry out a proof-of-concept
Japan Targets Fresh Regulation For Unregistered Crypto Investment Schemes
09 January 2019, 11:38

Like Belgium and the rest of the world, Japan has had its fair share of fraudulent cryptocurrency investment schemes in recent times but will move to stop the rise of such projects by amending its laws.

JVCEA is to regulate crypto in Japan
28 December 2018, 13:03
The Japan Virtual Currency Exchanges Association (JVCEA), a group created in April 2018 by cryptocurrency exchange operators in Japan to bring clarity to the industry has achieved a new milestone.
Japan's FSA Separates Virtual Currencies From Legal Tenders To Avoid Confusion
18 December 2018, 06:54
Japan FSA purportedly agreed to replace the term “virtual currencies” with “crypto-assets” in their future regulatory frameworks for the emerging industry.
G20 To Align Crypto Regulations With FATF
G20 To Align Crypto Regulations With FATF
03 December 2018, 16:25
At a just-concluded G20 Summit held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the body announced as part of its written declaration that they “will regulate crypto-assets for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism in line with FATF standards and we will consider other responses as needed”.