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Cryptocurrency Startup Becomes Japan’s 2nd Billion-Dollar Tech Unicorn

Liquid.com, a Japan-based cryptocurrency platform, announced the successful closure of its Series C fundraising round, which saw the company achieve a total valuation of over US$1bn — making it one of only two tech unicorns in the country’s startup industry. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Japan Capping Cryptocurrency Leverage Trading in April 2020

Japan, arguably the world’s leader in cryptocurrency regulation, is set to drop more rules on the industry by capping leverage trading on cryptocurrency exchanges. Read more: bitcoinist.com

French card firm Evolis creates Japanese subsidiary

Evolis has created a wholly-owned subsidiary in Tokyo – Evolis Japan – to establish a long-term presence in Japan. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

Daiwa completes blockchain pilot

The major Japanese investment bank has published the results of a pilot project, aimed at implementing blockchain tech for securities post-trade processing. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Japanese banking giant MUFG launches JPY20bn FinTech fund

Japanese banking giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has launched a JPY20bn ($185m) FinTech-focused venture capital fund targeting US and Asian startups. Read more: fintech.global

Japan regulators deny they’re considering approving Bitcoin ETF

Regulators from the Japanese Financial Services Agency today told Cointelegraph Japan that, contrary to information provided by an anonymous source to Bloomberg, Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

Japan may approve crypto ETFs after saying no to futures

The Financial Services Agency of Japan is considering approving exchange-traded funds which track digital assets, Bloomberg reports. Read more: www.ccn.com

Japan’s FSA approves license for hacked crypto exchange Coincheck, Nikkei Reports

Unconfirmed: hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck has reportedly had its cryptocurrency exchange license approved by the country’s financial watchdog. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Nippon Platform, Nets to test QR code payment at Japanese merchants

Nippon Platform Group is partnering with Singapore's Nets to test mobile payments using Nets QR code payment in Japan, according to a press release. Read more: www.mobilepaymentstoday.com

Japanese taxation committee seeks to simplify crypto tax reporting

Japan is debating at government level a shake-up of complex tax reporting procedures for cryptocurrency investors. Read more: cointelegraph.com