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SBI Holdings and Circle Collaborate to Boost USDC Circulation in Japan

SBI Holdings, Inc., a leading Tokyo-based financial services firm, has announced its strategic partnership with Circle Internet Financial, the USD Coin (USDC) issuer. This collaboration aims to increase the circulation of USDC and promote the use of Circle’s cutting-edge Web3 services in Japan while establishing a banking relationship. SBI and Circle’s Partnership This agreement, formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), paves the way for enhanced adoption of...

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Important Update from Binance Concerning 13 Cryptocurrencies

TL;DR New Cryptocurrencies on Binance Japan: Binance Japan adds 13 new digital assets, including NEAR, IMX, and MANA, expanding its total offerings to 47, with future plans to reach 100. Market Response to Announcement: The addition of these cryptocurrencies led to a positive market response, with notable gains in NEAR, KLAY, and OP. Binance’s Strategic Re-entry into Japan: Binance re-enters the Japanese market after acquiring Sakura Exchange BitCoin, aiming to leverage...

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SBI Holdings to Launch $663M Fund to Propel Web3 and Fintech Startups

SBI Holdings, a prominent Japanese financial company, is preparing to launch a $663 million fund supporting Web3, AI, and other fintech startups. The fund is slated to invest in 150-200 companies and is anticipated to begin operations by the current year’s end, as Nikkei Shimbun reported. Japan’s Startup Fund Momentum with Major Backing The SBI Holdings investment scale is expected to be robust, ranging from hundreds of millions to billions of yen per project. This ambitious...

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Japan to Embrace Dogecoin’s Dog Statue in November

In a heartwarming tribute to one of the internet’s most iconic dogs, the Dogecoin community fundraised for a bronze statue of Kabosu, the Japanese Shiba Inu that inspired the beloved Doge meme and the Dogecoin cryptocurrency. The crowdfunding campaign, launched on Kabosu’s 17th birthday on Nov. 2, 2022, will end with the unveiling of the dog statue in Sakura Furusato Square at the beginning of November this year. Dogecoin Community’s Dream of Kabosu Statue Comes True...

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Hong Kong’s Crypto Initiatives Spark ‘Bubbling Optimism’ in East Asia: Chainalysis

Eastern Asia ranks as the fifth most active crypto market, contributing 8.8% of global digital asset activity between July 2022 and June 2023. Its decline over the last few years has been notable – largely propelled by the big blow to the Chinese trading activity and mining sector. Chainlysis’ latest analysis signals a potential tailwind for the region East Asia owing to Hong Kong’s crypto initiatives and industry-friendly regulations that have been launched over the past...

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This Automobile Giant Now Accepts Ripple (XRP) and Shiba Inu (SHIB) for Payments

The Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda has jumped into the cryptocurrency bandwagon by embracing several digital assets as payment options.  Interestingly, Ripple’s native token – XRP, and the popular memecoin Shiba Inu (SHIB) are among the supported ones. ‘Drive Into the Future’ With Crypto The Tokyo-based manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment – Honda Motor Co. – partnered with the blockchain payment system FCF Pay to allow clients to lease or...

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Das ist Mrs. Watanabe

Frau Watanabe ist eine Personifizierung der japanischen Hausfrauen-Spekulanten, die stark genug sind, um die internationalen Märkte, insbesondere die Devisenmärkte, zu beeinflussen. Inzwischen hat sich der Begriff auf Kleinanleger im Allgemeinen erweitert. Die Figur „Mrs. Watanabe“ ist in der Welt der internationalen Finanzmärkte kein Unbekannter. Aber wer ist Mrs. Watanabe genau? Warum ist dieser Name so symbolisch? Und welche Rolle spielt sie in...

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XRP Holders Airdrop Updates: Here’s What You Need to Know

The Japanese cryptocurrency exchange GMO Coin, which operates under the umbrella of the IT giant GMO Internet Group, vowed to distribute SGB tokens to certain XRP investors by the end of this month. In the following lines, we will outline the exact amount of distribution each investor should expect, as well as other essential details of the initiative. More Clarity on the Handouts According to a recent coverage, each eligible XRP investor will receive the yen equivalent of...

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XRP Holders to Receive a Unique Airdrop from This Japanese IT Giant

GMO Coin – a cryptocurrency exchange operating under the umbrella of the Japanese IT behemoth GMO Internet Group – will distribute Songbird (SGB) tokens to eligible XRP users. The airdrop is scheduled to reach customers by September 29, 2023. Benefiting XRP Owners The Japanese organization explained that the offering will reach those clients who have held amounts of Ripple’s native token in GMO Coin accounts after December 12, 2020. “Customers using crypto asset lending...

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New Japan Laws Will Put Limits on Crypto Taxation

Japan just established a whole new level of clarity to its crypto tax agenda. Up to this point, all unrealized gains from crypto assets were subjected to the country’s present 30 percent corporate tax rate, though now, it appears this is coming to an end. Japan is Putting an End to Some Crypto Taxation The news came from Japan’s National Tax Agency (NTA). The agency explained in a statement that crypto assets will be excluded from any company’s asset valuation...

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