January 18, 2021

Mitsubishi and Tokyo Tech create blockchain system for P2P energy trading

According to the announcement on Jan. 18, the new system is intended to support the efficient use of surplus electricity that is generated from renewable energy […]
December 30, 2020

New York authorizes first Yen stablecoin operator in the

According to a Tuesday announcement, the New York Department of Financial Services has granted Japanese firm GMO-Z.com a charter to handle U.S.-dollar and yen-backed stablecoins in […]
December 29, 2020

XRP Is a Crypto Asset in Japan

A statement issued Monday by Japan-based financial services firm SBI Holdings said XRP is a “cryptocurrency asset.” under Japanese law. The declaration comes after the U.S. […]
December 7, 2020

LayerX will develop blockchain-based voting system in Japan

According to a Thursday announcement from LayerX, the Tokyo-based company said it will be developing the electronic voting project in an attempt to promote secure elections […]
December 4, 2020

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse says 95% of Ripple’s customers are not from the US

On Dec. 02, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse sat for an interview with CNN anchor Julia Chatterley to discuss Ripple’s regulatory hurdles in operating in the U.S. […]
November 25, 2020

Monex CEO says a digital yen will make the crypto market more lively

In the early autumn, the Bank of Japan announced its plans to begin testing a central bank digital currency proof-of-concept in 2021.  As reported by cointelegraph, […]
November 22, 2020

SoftBank Billionaire CEO says Crypto will be useful but Bitcoin is hard to understand

While the ongoing cryptocurrency bull run is boosting crypto adoption, some investors still find Bitcoin (BTC) to be something of a distraction. As reported by cointelegraph, […]
November 19, 2020

Japan’s megabanks to begin experiments issuing digital yen

The Bank of Japan’s recently announced plan to experiment with issuing a digital yen. The group consists of banks, brokerages, telecommunication firms, utilities and retailers, according […]
November 10, 2020

Blockchain-based agri-commodity trading platform to tap world’s largest wheat market

According to bloomberg.com, Cerealia SA launched its blockchain-based physical agriculture trading platform for commercial use, and it allows companies to trade wheat, sorghum and other commodities.  […]