Tagged: japan

Crypto Exchange Binance Creates New Partnership with Uplive, Creator of Gifto

Binance, one of the largest cryptocurreny exchanges in the world, has partnered with Uplive, in an interesting move to bring Uplive’s 20+ million users to the Binance platform. According to Binance, Uplive will feature a special virtual gift created specially for Binance’s token BNB. Uplive’s… Read More

Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in the World: Binance Claims Top Spot as $2.8 Billion Traded in Just days

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has claimed the top spot in regards to trading volume in digital currencies. According to Binance, the crypto exchange is now the largest in world having fulfilled trading volume of $2.8 billion since Tuesday. The milestone  takes place just 5 months after… Read More

Telcoin, a Mobile Cryptocurrency Solution, Plans ICO Launch on December 11th

Telcoin, a French Accelerator startup that is based in Tokyo, is planning to launch an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on December 11th. Co-founded by Claude Eguienta and Paul Neuner, Telcoin has created a cryptocurrency that expects to be distributed by mobile operators and accepted everywhere…. Read More

SBI Holdings & Huobi Group Partner on Cryptocurrency Related Services in Asia, will Launch Digital Assets Exchange

Huobi Group and SBI Holdings (TYO:8473) have agreed to jointly develop Global Digital Asset Markets focusing on cryptocurrency related businesses in China and the greater Asian region. Yoshitaka Kitao, chairman of SBI Holding (formerly Softbank Investment Group) and Leon Li, Chairman of Huobi Group jointly announced… Read More

Japanese Firm bitFlyer Launches Bitcoin Exchange in the U.S.

Tokyo-based bitFlyer announced on Tuesday the official launch of its bitcoin exchange in the U.S. The debut in the U.S., comes just after the company reported more than $100 billion in virtual currency has been traded year-to-date. While sharing more details about the U.S. expansion, bitFlyer… Read More

Japan Blockchain Alliance Provides Guidance on ICOs

The Japan Blockchain Alliance (JBA) has published guidance for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for sales to residents of Japan. The JBA said there was a misconception regarding ICOs sold to Japanese citizens as there are no existing regulations or, alternatively no Japanese laws apply if… Read More

Japanese Fintech QUOINE Signs MOU with ULS Group to Develop QASH Blockchain

Japan-based fintech firm QUOINE announced on Thursday it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ULS Group to create the QASH Blockchain. According to QUOINE, the QASH token is based on the Ethereum blockchain for the ICO, but the company will do a token swap to utility tokens based on the… Read More

Fujitsu Partners with Three Major Banks on Blockchain Field Study

Fujitsu has announced an agreement with Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, to conduct a field trial of a “person-to-person money transfer service” using Blockchain technology. The trial is scheduled to commence in January 2018 and last for three… Read More

Japanese Fintech Firm QUOINE Launches ICO to Build Global Crypto Economy Liquidity Platform

Japan-based fintech firm QUOINE announced on Wednesday the launch of its global Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to build a global crypto economy liquidy platform. This news comes just a few months after the company launched its full digital cryptocurrency exchange and trade platform. Speaking about the ICO, Mike… Read More

Financial Services Agency in Japan Officially Recognizes 11 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan has put their seal of approval on eleven different cryptocurrency exchanges that facilitate the transfer and exchange of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies. This is according to a report in Reuters highlighted the fact that Japan recognized… Read More

FSA Japan & FSRA of ADGM Join Forces to Promote Fintech Innovation

The Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced the completion of a framework for cooperation to promote innovation in financial services in Japan and ADGM. This Cooperation Framework recognizes the global nature of… Read More

Cloud Lending Solutions Forms Partnership With Fujitsu to Provide Lending & Leasing in Japan

Cloud Lending Solutions, a cloud-based lending platform, announced earlier this week it has formed a partnership with Fujitsu Limited, an information and communication technology (ICT) company, to bring cloud-based lending to its business practice, starting with Japan. Cloud Lending reports that the partnership presents a tremendous… Read More

Kon’nichiwa!: Kickstarter Is Now Open to Japanese Creators

Reward-based crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced on Tuesday it has officially opened to creators in Japan. The funding portal stated that artists, authors, filmmakers, musicians, designers, and creators of all types may now launch projects and find support from its backer community. “Japanese culture embodies a… Read More

Singapore – Japan Partnership: LATTICE80 & FINOLAB Sign MOU on Fintech

  LATTICE80, a Singapore based non profit Fintech hub backed by Marvelstone Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FINOLAB in Japan to mutually boost their Fintech ecosystems and global networks. Marvelstone is a global VC group based in Singapore. LATTICE80 is said… Read More

Asian Expansion: Kickstarter to Launch in Japan This September

Kickstarter announced this week that it will be launching in Japan next month Plans for the crowdfunding giant to make its Japanese debut were revealed earlier this year. According to The Verge, Japanese creators will be able to use the funding portal to attract backers… Read More

Nippon Technology Venture Partners, FISCO Capitals & ABBA Pledge $9M+ Upcoming COMSA ICO

Tech Bureau Corp, a fintech and cryptocurrency solutions company, announced that leading Japanese VCs pledged over $9M investment in COMSA’s ICO. Nippon Technology Venture Partners, FISCO Capitals and ABBALab Inc will invest in COMSA ICO tokens and XEM. COMSA, a complete Initial Coin Offering fundraising… Read More

Japan Plans to Create Fintech Hub

It is fair to say that over the past couple years, Fintech has taken the financial industry by storm. Their new-age approach to classic finance has added value to both companies and consumers. Because of this, many countries have decided to ride this wave of… Read More

Fintech Collaboration: Japan & Australian Create Cooperation Framework

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) have announced a framework for co-operation to promote Fintech innovation in Japan and Australia. A formal “Exchange of Letters” ceremony between Australian Ambassador to Japan, the Hon Richard Court AC and State Minister… Read More

Japan’s Bitcoin Frenzy Affecting Small Cap Market

According to an article published on Bloomberg, the increased frenzy over bitcoin in Japan is causing some spill-over effects on some of the country’s small-cap stock market companies. The companies being affected are all related to bitcoin in some way and, as the article speculates,… Read More

SoftBank Backs Paytm with $1.6 Billion

Paytm has announced that SoftBank has invested in their parent company One97 Communications Limited. The $1.6 billion commitment is said to be the single largest funding round from a single investor in India. Crowdfund Insider reported this past week that Paytm was discussing an investment… Read More