Articles with tag like: virtual currency

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Japan prepares to issue CBDC by 2023

News | Cryptocurrencies | 24 Dec 2020

Japan has been preparing for the issuance of digital currency in both the public and private sectors following swift moves by China and other countries to do the same, according to Japan Times.

CBDC, Japan, MUFG Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, Mizuho Bank, digital currency, virtual currency, banks, Central banks

FinCEN hits Helix and Coin Ninja founder with USD 60 million civil monetary penalty

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 10 Nov 2020

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has recently hit the founder and primary operator of both Helix and Coin Ninja with a USD 60 million civil monetary penalty.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, FinCEN, virtual currency, Bitcoin, AML program, Bitcoin mixer, cryptocurrency

Stax announces first Australian IPO to accept cryptocurrency

News | Cryptocurrencies | 29 Oct 2020

Australia-based Stax has announced that West Coast Aquaculture Group (WCA) will conduct the country’s first initial public offering that accepts virtual currency as payment.

Stax, IPO, Australia, virtual currency, cryptocurrency, Tether, stablecoin, blockchain

Kanto Local Finance Bureau names OKCoin Japan a virtual currency exchange service provider

News | Cryptocurrencies | 31 Mar 2020

OKCoin has completed its registration with the Kanto Local Finance Bureau as a virtual currency exchange service provider based on Japan’s Payment Services Act for its OKCoin Japan K.K. entity. 

OKCoin, Japan, virtual currency, exchange, Kanto Local Finance Bureau, Fiat, cryptocurrency, Digital Asset, regulations, AML, transactions , Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin

Customer data protection and the impact on digital money and crypto: the 5th AML directive

Voice of the Industry | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 18 Mar 2020

Marta Solarska and Kamil Kaleńczuk, lawyers at Wołoszański & Partners discuss about the impact of the 5th AML directive over customer onboarding, plus GDPR context of AML procedure

Marta Solarska, Kamil Kalenczuk, WLAW, GDPR, virtual currency, cryptocurrency, merchants, data protection, AML, AMLD5, electronic identification

Verrency, Coinify announce new virtual currency partnership

News | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Aug 2019

Verrency has teamed up with Coinify, a Netherlands-based virtual currency provider, to help banks offer customers virtual currency for payments at any merchant around the world.

Verrency, Coinify, virtual currency, cryptocurrency, partnership, payments, APIs, banks

Rakuten to launch crypto exchange in April

News | Cryptocurrencies | 28 Mar 2019

Japan-based ecommerce company Rakuten has completed the registration of their cryptocurrency exchange, Rakuten Wallet.

Rakuten, launch, cryptocurrency, exchange, wallet, virtual currency, security, payments, transactions , service provider, Japan

Unionbank introduces the first crypto ATM in the Philippines

News | Cryptocurrencies | 11 Feb 2019

Union Bank of the Philippines (Unionbank) has revealed the launch of the country’s first crypto ATM that complies with the rules set by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

UnionBank, cryptocurrency, ATM, Philippines, banks, virtual currency, exchanges, remittance, transfers, transactions , payments

Japanese government to tax BTC and other cryptocurrencies from 2020

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Dec 2018

The Japanese government has announced its plan to establish a system that is meant to prevent people from evading taxes on their cryptocurrency earnings.

Japan, cryptocurrencies, tax, Bitcoin, transactions , earnings, income, virtual currency, trading, iD

Virtual currency exchanges are on the rise, report shows

News | Cryptocurrencies | 10 Jul 2018

Regulation uncertainty around ICOs and an explosive growth in virtual currency exchanges are some of the key 2018 mid-year insights into the crypto space, according to IdentityMind.

ICOs, virtual currency, Bitcoin, IdentityMind, security token, tokens, security, investment, report

Venezuela to roll out crypto-funded youth bank

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 May 2018

The Venezuelan president has announced plans to launch a youth bank that will be funded by the state’s controversial Petro cryptocurrency.

Petro, virtual currency, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Venezuela, economic crisis, Latin America, crypto

Venezuelas Petro cryptocurrency faces controversy

News | Cryptocurrencies | 22 Mar 2018

On March 19 the US President Donald Trump issued a trading ban on Venezuela’s Petro cryptocurrency, however some reports say Russia helped the Venezuelan government launch it.

Petro, virtual currency, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Venezuela, economic crisis, Latin America, crypto

USD 1.36 bln worth of cryptocurrencies stolen so far in 2018

News | Cryptocurrencies | 15 Mar 2018

Recent findings by Bitcoin.com News have revealed that fraudsters have stolen USD 1.36 billion worth of cryptocurrencies during the first two months of 2018.

cryptocurrencies, virtual currency, fraud, Bitcoin, crypto exchange

SBI Virtual Currencies to exclusively list Ripples XRP

News | Cryptocurrencies | 02 Feb 2018

SBI Virtual Currencies, the digital assets exchange of Tokyo-based SBI Holdings, has announced it will list Ripple (XRP) as the only cryptocurrency supported at launch.

SBI Virtual Currencies, XRP, Japan, cryptocurrency, crypto, virtual currency, Ripple

Stripe to dump Bitcoin payment support

News | Online Payments | 24 Jan 2018

Stripe has announced plans to abandon support for Bitcoin payments, as Bitcoin users see the virtual currency largely as an “asset” to be traded, rather than something to make payments with.

Stripe, bitcoin payments, cryptocurrency payments, online payments, virtual currency, merchants, online payments

Mizuho goes ahead with plans to launch digital currency J-Coin

News | Cryptocurrencies | 28 Dec 2017

Mizuho Financial Group has announced plans to issue J-Coin, a digital currency, with other Japanese banks in 2018.

Mizuho Financial Group, digital currency, virtual currency, Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, J Coin, merchants

Could launching a virtual currency save Venezuelas economic crisis?

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Dec 2017

The Venezuelan president has announced the creation of a new virtual currency called Petro in a bid to ease the country’s economic crisis.

Petro, virtual currency, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Venezuela, economic crisis, Latin America, crypto

Japanese banks could develop their own cryptocurrency

News | Cryptocurrencies | 28 Sep 2017

Mizuho Financial Group, together with other Japanese banks, have starting considering the creation of their own cryptocurrency called J-Coin.

Mizuho Financial Group, IBM Japan, digital currency, virtual currency, Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, J Coin

Japan scraps consumption tax on cryptocurrencies

News | Cryptocurrencies | 04 Jul 2017

Japan has exempted cryptocurrency holders from the 8% Japanese consumption tax (JCT).

cryptocurrencies, consumption tax, Japan, Australia, virtual currency, taxes

Hargreaves Lansdown to offer Bitcoin investment

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Jun 2017

Hargreaves Lansdown, a UK-based online trading platform, has informed its customers that they can invest in Bitcoin.

Bitcoin, Hargreaves Lansdown, trading platform, XBT Provider, UK, virtual currency