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Rakuten acquires Bitcoin exchange Everybody’s Bitcoin in $2.4m deal | FinTech...

Japan-based e-commerce company Rakuten has acquired Bitcoin exchange Everybody’s Bitcoin in a $2.4m deal. Read more: fintech.global

Japan’s regulator enhances risk screening for crypto exchanges

Japan’s financial regulator, the FSA, has enhanced the registration screening process for cryptocurrency exchanges. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Japanese giant Rakuten is acquiring a Bitcoin exchange

Japanese e-commerce retail giant Rakuten has announced its foray into the cryptocurrency sector with its acquisition of crypto exchange ‘Everybody’s Bitcoin’ Read more: www.ccn.com

Visa invests into and partners with Japan-based Paidy

Japanese payment solution Paidy has received an investment from Visa, alongside the formation of a new partnership between the pair. Read more: fintech.global

Japan’s regulator wants crypto to ‘grow under appropriate regulation’

Japan’s financial regulator commissioner said the approach to crypto exchanges must both protect consumers and promote technological innovation. Read more: cointelegraph.com

LINE Corp launches new $10m digital token fund

Japan-based Line Corporation has launched a new investment division which will focus on backing blockchain startups. Read more: fintech.global

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