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Japan: Crypto Group Merger For Self-Regulation Is ‘Not Fact’ Says Executive Director

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Japan’s two cryptocurrency industry groups will reportedly merge to form a legally-sanctioned self-regulatory body following talks held Thursday, Feb. 15. The Japan Blockchain Association (JBA) and Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (JCBA) should become a singular entity from April 1, mainstream media suggest. The move follows demands from regulators that only one body make legal decisions, Read More

Crypto Selloff Continues in Asia, SBI Ripple Asia Forms Consortium

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SBI Ripple Asia is shaping a consortium that will look into the utilization of dispersed record innovation in securities items. As indicated by a declaration, the organization – a joint venture between Japanese investment firm SBI and San Francisco-based DLT installment startup Ripple – said the new consortium will see joint endeavors from 18 securities Read More

Incomes grew more than 250% over five years in the Tokyo district where Google and Apple have offices, compared to 7% for the whole city

2 months ago adcity Comments Off on Incomes grew more than 250% over five years in the Tokyo district where Google and Apple have offices, compared to 7% for the whole city
Income in Minato—the area in Tokyo where industry giants like Google, Honda, Apple, and Sony have put down roots—increased 251% between 2012 and 2016. That’s a big difference from the overall Tokyo income growth of 7%. Published 2 hours ago  |  Photo by Reuters/Toru Hanai 251% Japan has long been considered an example of income equality Read More

Bitcoin Price Reaches Another Peak Crossing $15,000

3 months ago adcity Comments Off on Bitcoin Price Reaches Another Peak Crossing $15,000
Market Updates On December 7, at 9 am EDT the price of bitcoin broke a new record as one BTC is now worth US$15,000 across global exchanges. Bitcoin trade volume has been exponential with over $14.7Bn BTC being swapped on trading platforms worldwide. Also read: Peer-to-Peer Bitcoiner Gets Year in Prison for Being Unlicensed Bitcoin Reaches Read More

Bitcoin Price Surpasses 1,000,000 Yen as Japan Seizes Nearly 60% Market Share

3 months ago adcity Comments Off on Bitcoin Price Surpasses 1,000,000 Yen as Japan Seizes Nearly 60% Market Share
Yesterday, amid a rally that pushed Bitcoin to all-time highs globally, the price of a single Bitcoin broke 1,000,000 yen. While Westerners eye the sensational $10,000 level, Japan has seen their biggest psychological price barrier shattered. This is fitting, since there’s reason to believe that Japan started the massive Bitcoin rally to begin with. Granted, Read More

Japan’s new “Blade Library” lets amputees rent pricey prosthetic limbs for $9 a day

3 months ago adcity Comments Off on Japan’s new “Blade Library” lets amputees rent pricey prosthetic limbs for $9 a day
Prosthetic “blades” are carbon fiber prosthetic limbs that can bend and spring as you run. They are designed for professional-athlete amputees, and they usually cost thousands of dollars each. To alleviate that cost, Japanese prosthetics company Xiborg opened the “Blade Library” in Tokyo for people to borrow and try out the prosthetics. The company raised Read More

Mark Karpeles Wants to Resurrect Mt Gox with an ICO

3 months ago adcity Comments Off on Mark Karpeles Wants to Resurrect Mt Gox with an ICO
Featured Yes, you read that right. Fallen figure Mark Karpeles wants to resurrect Mt Gox, which collapsed in 2014 with the loss of 850,000 bitcoins. He proposes using an ICO and he’d really like your help. Where else is he going to raise the required $245 million? It sounds absurd, but before you hit caps Read More

Japanese Publicly Listed Companies Launch Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea

3 months ago adcity Comments Off on Japanese Publicly Listed Companies Launch Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea
News Two Japanese companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange have recently expanded their cryptocurrency operations into South Korea. One has partnered with a local company to launch a bitcoin exchange with a plan to add merchant services. The other held an ICO to develop a crypto exchange after launching a mobile game which allows Read More

An earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border has killed at least 170, and the toll is rising

3 months ago adcity Comments Off on An earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border has killed at least 170, and the toll is rising
This is a developing story. An earthquake epicentered close to the Iran-Iraq border has killed at least 170 people so far and injured more than 1,500, according to the news wire service Agence France-Presse, citing a local official. The toll has risen rapidly as rescue efforts continue. The US Geological Survey said the 7.3-magnitude quake Read More