12th March 2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is under renewed scrutiny after altered documents released on Monday related to a land sale to a school operator with ties to his wife raised the possibility of a cover-up in a favoritism scandal. Questions about the sale of land – sold at a huge… Read More
7th March 2018
A UK company has been linked to the laundering of 650,000 stolen bitcoins worth £4.5bn, a BBC Radio 4 investigation has found. The coins were taken by hackers from Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, leaving tens of thousands of customers out of pocket. It’s not clear who is in control… Read More
29th January 2018
Japanese authorities said on Monday they would investigate all cryptocurrency exchanges in the country for security gaps and ordered Coincheck to raise its standards after hackers stole $530 million (£376.7 million) of digital money from the Tokyo-based exchange. The theft – one of the world’s biggest cyberheists – highlights the… Read More
29th January 2018
One of Japan’s largest digital currency exchanges says it has lost some $534m (£380m) worth of virtual money in a hacking attack on its network. Coincheck suspended deposits and withdrawals for all crypto-currencies except Bitcoin as it assessed its losses in NEM, a lesser-known coin. If the theft is… Read More
26th January 2018
North Korea exported coal to Russia last year which was then delivered to South Korea and Japan in a likely violation of UN sanctions, three Western European intelligence sources said. The UN Security Council banned North Korean exports of coal last August under sanctions intended to cut off… Read More
24th January 2018
Japan has told the United Nations about a North Korea tanker spotted in the East China Sea that it suspects was engaged in a transfer of goods with another tanker in defiance of UN sanctions, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and missiles… Read More
22nd January 2018
A Japanese supercomputer venture whose president has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the government of subsidies is now suspected of evading corporate taxes, sources said Sunday. Pezy Computing may have squeezed the company’s income by padding outsourcing costs to its affiliates and evading several hundred million yen in… Read More
15th December 2017
Japan has imposed fresh sanctions against North Korea as it seeks to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes. Chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said the assets of another 19 entities and individuals would be frozen. More than 210 organisations and people from countries including China… Read More
14th December 2017
Fortune A Japanese internet company with the bitcoin bug will soon allow its employees to receive some of their salaries in the form of cryptocurrency. Tokyo-based GMO Internet Group announced the new payment option will launch in February 2018, according to digital currency news site coindesk.com. GMO said the… Read More
1st December 2017
By Samburaj Das, Crypto Coin News Following new cryptocurrency regulations in April, Japanese police have pointed to 170 cases of money laundering via cryptocurrencies reported by exchange operators in six months between April and October. Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has compiled its first report on cryptocurrency laundering cases following… Read More