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Enjin Coin (ENJ) Price Explodes by 90% as Japan’s JVCEA Approves it for Coincheck Listing

Less than two years after entering the Japanese market, Enjin Coin has received approval from the country’s JVCEA to be listed on the cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck. Thus, the asset has become the first gaming token authorized for usage in the Asian nation.JVCEA Approves Enjin Coin’s Listing On CoincheckLaunched following several high-profile exchange hacks in 2018, Japan’s Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) received approval from the country’s financial regulator, the FSA, to...

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Report: Mt Gox Creditors Could Claim 90% Of The Owned Bitcoins After A CoinLab Deal

Nearly $5 billion in bitcoin could make their way back to Mt. Gox users following a deal between creditors and CoinLab. Nevertheless, the agreement is still reportedly subject to creditor acceptance.Bloomberg reporter Matt Leising offered a brief explanation of the story earlier today, noting that CoinLab has reached a deal with Mt. Gox creditors for 90% of the bitcoins they are owned.Should the deal indeed proceed, the creditors would receive over 135,000 bitcoins out of 150,000. With...

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Mt. Gox Rehabilitation Plan for 150,000 Bitcoins: Draft Finally Submitted

Mt. Gox users fallen victim to an infamous hack in 2014 are closer to receive reimbursement as the debunked exchange’s trustee finally filed a draft rehabilitation plan. The Tokyo District Court and an examiner will now review the proposal and determine the following steps.CryptoPotato reported in October that the Tokyo District Court had issued an order to postpone the submission deadline for the rehabilitation plan to December 15th. This was the second delay in 2020.Today’s announcement...

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Japanese Giant SBI Group Launched A Crypto Lending Service For Bitcoin

Founded in 1999, SBI Group is a financial services company based in Tokyo, Japan. Apart from offering numerous traditional financial services, the SoftBank Group subsidiary announced today a new cryptocurrency-related endeavor.SBI Group has introduced a digital asset lending service through its cryptocurrency arm – SBI VC Trade.The statement informed that the platform, dubbed VC Trade Lending, will initially support only Bitcoin. However, plans include adding support for Ether (ETH), Ripple...

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SoftBank Billionaire CEO Still Doesn’t Understand Bitcoin After A $50M Investment Loss

Masayoshi Son, the founder, and CEO of the giant Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank Group, has lost millions from buying Bitcoin high and selling it low. In a recent speech, he also admitted that he doesn’t understand how the cryptocurrency works, but he believes some digital asset will have a role in the future.SoftBank CEO’s Unsuccessful Bitcoin InvestmentThe 63-year old Japanese billionaire and philanthropist recently spoke about his regrets, especially financial misfortunes,...

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New Japanese Crypto Exchange, Bitterz, Opens for Business

The world is saying hello to its newest cryptocurrency trading exchange. Known as Bitterz LLC, the exchange is based out of Japan while its parent company is stationed in a small nation in the Caribbean known as St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The firm is celebrating its addition to the crypto space by giving away free bitcoin for customers to enjoy and to get into the trading spirit.Bitterz Is Here and Ready to TradeStarting a crypto exchange is not an easy feat. There is tons of regulation...

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BOJ Official: Japan’s Central Bank Can’t Launch A CBDC Without Public Support

More than a week ago, Japan’s central bank announced that it would begin testing its digital currency next year. This is coming a few months after the bank formed a new research team to accelerate its research on the feasibility of a digital currency in the country. BOJ Needs Public Support More reports surfaced that Japan has no immediate plans to launch a digital currency. However, a senior BOJ official in charge of looking into the possibility of launching a CBDC made a...

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These Are Ripple’s Relocation Options if it Moves Out of the United States

Ripple has expressed dissatisfaction over the regulatory uncertainty surrounding cryptocurrencies in the United States. Apart from this, the San Francisco-based firm has also decided to act. By moving out of its home turf. But where will Ripple move next? Here are the relocation options. Ripple’s Asia Options: Japan, Singapore & the United Arab Emirates When Ripple’s co-founder and Executive Chairman Chris Larsen threatened to move out of the United States over the...

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Japanese Financial Group SBI Hires 2 Pro e-Sports Players. Will Pay Them in XRP

The Japanese financial services group SBI Holdings is not playing on easy mode when it comes to e-Sports. Not only it is investing heavily on its team, but SBI also hopes to take advantage of the opportunity to boost the growth of the crypto-verse. To strengthen its presence in the gaming scene, SBI e-Sports – the professional e-Sports team sponsored by the financial giant – announced the recruitment of two top gamers: Subaru Sagano, AKA Mickey; and Kenji Suzuki, AKA Ken. Ken...

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Japan Expresses Concern Over Promoting Cryptocurrency Trading

Top Japanese financial bureaucrat Ryozo Himino thinks that promoting cryptocurrency trading will not necessarily accelerate technological innovation. Rather it will spark increased speculative trading, the regulator said. Himono has, therefore, cautioned against the same.Deregulating Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies Will Fuel’ Speculative Trading’As per a Reuters article, the Japanese Financial Services Agency boss has shared fresh thoughts regarding his stance on crypto trading practices in...

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