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Bitpoint Hack Shows That Regulators’ Scrutiny Does Not Equal Safety

On July 12, 2019, Tokyo-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint promptly suspended its services after noticing an error ...

Bitpoint Reveals Amounts Stolen, Pledging to Reimburse Users in Crypto

Japanese exchange Bitpoint has published the breakdown of crypto assets stolen in the ¥3 billion (~$27.8 million) hack of its p...

Hacked Bitpoint Exchange Finds $2.3M in Stolen Crypto

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has discovered over 250 million yen ($2.3 million) in cryptocurrency — part of a $32 ...

Japan to Look Into the Impact of Facebook’s Libra Ahead of G7

Japanese authorities are investigating the impact of Facebook’s Libra stablecoin, The New York Times reported on July 12. Per t...

Japanese Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Suffers $32 Million Hack

Japanese crypto exchange Bitpoint has suspended all services after losing $32 million in a hack involving XRP, Bitcoin (BTC) an...

Fortress Offers to Buy Mt. Gox Bitcoin Claims at $900 a Piece

Fortress Investment Group is buying bitcoin (BTC) claims from Mt. Gox creditors, according to a report by CoinDesk on July 8. T...

Cash Prevents Digital Currencies With Negative Interest

Japan’s second most senior banking figure has said central banks cannot use digital currencies to enforce negative interest rat...
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Fujitsu Unveils Blockchain-Based Identity and Credential Rating Service

Japanese tech research firm Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a blockchain-based solution for evaluating user credentials, ide...

Gram Asia to Sell Telegram Tokens at Three Times ICO Price

South Korea’s Gram Asia is selling rights to its Gram holdings at $4.00 per token starting July 10, according to a report by Bl...

Only a Fool Would Trust Facebook’s Libra

Nobel prize-winning economist, Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, claims that “every currency is based on trust, but only a fool would tru...