Japanese Minister Denies Association with Cryptocurrency Firm Under Investigation

Seiko Noda, Japan’s internal affairs minister, denied having an interest in a cryptocurrency company under investigation and interfering in that investigation, according to a report in Asahi Shimbun. As a Cabinet minister, Noda could be accused of trying to influence a government investigation. Noda acknowledged that one of her aides was present at a meeting on …

Japan’s Cryptocurrency Exchanges Self-Regulate After $530 Million NEM Theft

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. A total of 16 registered Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges are establishing a self-regulatory body in April, within months of the infamous $530 million hack of Coincheck. Japan’s two major cryptocurrency trade outfits are coming together to form a new self-regulatory body that will …

Japanese Crypto Exchange Accidentally Gives Bitcoins Away for Free

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Bitcoin skeptics such as JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon have often claimed that Bitcoin is “worth nothing.” For approximately 18 minutes at one cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, these skeptics were right. On Tuesday, Zaif — a cryptocurrency exchange operated by Osaka-based Tech Bureau …