Japanese Messenger Line, Nomura Holdings Form Blockchain Alliance

Japanese messaging app Line has entered into a final agreement with financial giant Nomura Holdings to form a blockchain alliance. Focus on blockchain technology On Oct. 4, Line, together with Line Group company LVC Corporation and Nomura Holdings, announced that the three companies have signed the final capital alliance agreement, which is based on the…

Japan Grants Crypto Exchange License to Messaging Giant LINE

LVC Corporation, the digital asset- and blockchain-focused arm of Japanese messaging giant LINE, has obtained a crypto exchange operating license from Japan’s financial regulator. The news was reported by Cointelegraph Japan on Sept 6. Trading for 5 major cryptocurrencies As previously reported, LVC Corp.’s trading platform, to be dubbed BITMAX, will enable Line’s 80 million…

Japanese HR and Tech Giant Recruit Holdings Invests in Blockstack

Blockchain startup Blockstack PBC has received strategic investment from Japanese human resources giant Recruit Holdings. U.S. startups look for Japanese partnerships The Block reported the startup’s new funding on Aug. 22. As part of the investment deal, Recruit, which is currently valued at $50 billion, is purchasing Blockstack’s STACK tokens. Blockstack CEO and co-founder Muneeb…

G20 Leaders Reaffirm Position on Cryptocurrencies in Statement 9167

G20 leaders reaffirmed their previous stance towards cryptocurrencies in a declaration following the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29 In the declaration, the G20 leaders state that cryptocurrencies do not currently constitute a threat to monetary stability, and that technological innovation can deliver significant benefit to the economy. The participants also welcome the ongoing work on those assets by…

Japan might allow Crypto-Backed ETFs

Cryptocurrency-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs) might soon get the approval from The financial services agency in Japan. As reported, Japan’s financial market watchdog is actively exploring and considering the idea of allowance of crypto-backed ETFs. This piece of news is unexpected considering the latest news coming from Japan’s financial authorities. Just one month ago the financial…

Japan Blockchain Conference

Japan Blockchain Conference 2019

ONE OF THE BIGGEST BLOCKCHAIN CONFERENCES IN ASIA January 30-31 Over 100 exhibitors and 15,000 attendees came together in Tokyo for the first Japan Blockchain Conference in June 2018. Following this success, we are proud to present a second opportunity for blockchain and cryptocurrency professionals to reunite, this time in the vibrant Japanese port city…