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Japan’s Largest Bank Latest to Develop Own Digital Currency

Japan’s Largest Bank Latest to Develop Own Digital Currency | money money money | Scoop.it

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG) has revealed that it has developed its own digital currency nicknamed “MUFG coin” as part of its research into blockchain and distributed ledger technology.

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Japanese Regulators Discuss Policing Local Bitcoin Exchanges

Japanese Regulators Discuss Policing Local Bitcoin Exchanges | money money money | Scoop.it

The Japan government is gearing up to regulate bitcoin activity more actively in the wake of the collapse of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox.

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Deal Brings Bitcoin Option to Over 20,000 Japanese Retailers - CoinDesk

Deal Brings Bitcoin Option to Over 20,000 Japanese Retailers - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it
A deal between exchange Quoine and a payments network will see a bitcoin payment option offered to over 20,000 online and physical merchants in Japan.
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Why Money Isn't Everything

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The world over, alternative currencies are helping societies solve key issues. In Japan, volunteers earn redeemable friendship tokens when they care for the elderly.
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Japan Wants to be the Most Bitcoin Friendly Country

Japan Wants to be the Most Bitcoin Friendly Country | money money money | Scoop.it
All year we have chronicled the various ways nation-states have chosen to mis-categorize and malign Bitcoin.
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Serious Financial Trouble Is Erupting In Germany And Japan

Serious Financial Trouble Is Erupting In Germany And Japan | money money money | Scoop.it
There are some who believe that the next great financial crash will not begin in the United States.  Instead, they are convinced that a financial crisis that
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Japanese Politician to Crowdfund Bitcoin Research Tour - CoinDesk

Japanese Politician to Crowdfund Bitcoin Research Tour - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

Japanese politician and bitcoin supporter Mineyuki Fukuda has taken a novel approach to bitcoin research, launching an online crowdfunding campaign to conduct a research tour of bitcoin businesses in the US.

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Japanese Retail Giant Rakuten Hints at Bitcoin Acceptance

Japanese Retail Giant Rakuten Hints at Bitcoin Acceptance | money money money | Scoop.it
The CEO of e-commerce empire Rakuten has praised bitcoin and suggested the company could eventually accept the cryptocurrency.
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Learning from Japan's financial crisis | East Asia Forum

Learning from Japan's financial crisis | East Asia Forum | money money money | Scoop.it
Author: Eiji Okuyama, Chuo University Since the onset of the global financial crisis which originated in the subprime meltdown in the United States,
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Nation's first bitcoin ATM fired up in Mie

Nation's first bitcoin ATM fired up in Mie | money money money | Scoop.it

SUZUKA, MIE PREF. – Japan’s first bitcoin ATM was unveiled at an event in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, on Friday, allowing customers to buy the virtual currency or withdraw cash from their online bitcoin accounts.

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Is Japan on the Verge of a Financial Crisis? - Businessweek

Is Japan on the Verge of a Financial Crisis? - Businessweek | money money money | Scoop.it


March 18 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg's John Dawson reports on Japan economists' fearing the country is on the verge of a fiscal crisis because of its debt burden.

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Japan's Government Has No Plans To Regulate Bitcoin - TechCrunch

Japan's Government Has No Plans To Regulate Bitcoin - TechCrunch | money money money | Scoop.it

Following the implosion of Japanese exchange Mt.Gox, the Japanese government wanted to clarify its stance regarding the cryptocurrency. According to the Wall Street Journal, the government doesn’t consider Bitcoin a currency. Companies and individuals using Bitcoin don’t need to obtain a banking license or comply with regulatory standards. In other words, Japan could have become a Bitcoin haven for companies willing to avoid regulation at all costs.

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Now, Nations Mull the Ways to Regulate Bitcoin - New York Times

Now, Nations Mull the Ways to Regulate Bitcoin - New York Times | money money money | Scoop.it

In Tokyo, where Mt. Gox is based, Japan’s top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, said on Wednesday that agencies including the Financial Services Agency, the Finance Ministry and the police were collecting information on the Bitcoin trade in Japan, with an eye toward regulatory action.

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Bitcoin plunges on Japan exchange halt - Financial Times

Bitcoin plunges on Japan exchange halt - Financial Times | money money money | Scoop.it

Bitcoin prices yo-yoed after one of the world’s biggest Bitcoin exchanges, Japan’s Mt Gox, said it had suspended withdrawals because of a software flaw that would allow people trading the virtual currency to defraud exchanges.

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Bernard Lietaer - Complementary Currencies in Japan Today

Bernard Lietaer - Complementary Currencies in Japan Today (@tvanouvelles http://t.co/fV8HmdWnX8)
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