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Japan-based freee collects $60m in Series E round

Japanese FinTech startup freee has collected $60m in its Series E round of funding to accelerate the development of its ‘small business platform.’ Read more: fintech.global

Asia’s largest stock exchange ‘troubled’ by a crypto firm

The planned acquisition of a Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed company by a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency firm is reportedly raising concerns within the bourse. Read more: www.ccn.com

Data shows US dollar, not Japanese yen, dominating bitcoin

Inconsistency in the way data providers count trades across exchanges has overstated the yen's importance as a trading pair, CoinDesk research finds. Read more: www.coindesk.com

SoftBank, Yahoo Japan, Paytm partner for QR-code payments app

SoftBank and Yahoo Japan JV have partnered to build a new smartphone-based payments platform, set for an Autumn launch. Read more: fintech.global

Japanese crypto exchanges limit margin trading borrowing

A self-regulatory organization formed by crypto exchanges in Japan is proposing a limit on how much investors can borrow when margin trading. Read more: coindesk.com

SoftBank’s moves continue with plan for payment service in Japan

SoftBank is best known in Japan as a mobile operator, but the company is increasingly getting into other types of consumer services in its homeland. Read more: techcrunch.com

Japan regulatory agency to address issues in FinTech

The Japanese Financial Services Agency has been overhauled in order to deal with fintech-related fields, including cryptocurrencies. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Korean crypto giant Bithumb eyes Japan and Thailand for expansion

Bithumb is awaiting the approval of Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) and Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Read more: www.ccn.com

Coinsquare plots Asian expansion

Canada-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare is plotting a major expansion into Japan as it prepares to go public later this year. Read more: ccn.com

Paidy raises $55m in its Series C led by ITOCHU

Paidy, which offers credit lines at during online shopping purchases, has raised $55m in a Series C round. Read more: fintech.global