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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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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: