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Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan – TechCrunch

Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan – TechCrunch The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined forces to develop Bitcoin and blockchain financial services in Japan, which has emerged as one of the world’s most crypto-friendly markets. …

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Japan’s SBI Invests $15 Million In Crypto Card Wallet Maker Tangem

Japan’s SBI Invests $15 Million In Crypto Card Wallet Maker Tangem Japanese financial services giant SBI Group has invested $15 million in Swiss startup Tangem, maker of a slimline hardware wallet for cryptocurrencies. Tangem describes its crypto storage product as a “smart banknote for digital assets.” Designed to be used …

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Digital Garage to Test Yen-Pegged Stablecoin on Blockstream Network

Digital Garage to Test Yen-Pegged Stablecoin on Blockstream Network An arm of Tokyo-listed internet group Digital Garage is working with bitcoin infrastructure startup Blockstream to test the issuance of a Japanese yen-pegged stablecoin. Crypto Garage, a Digital Garage subsidiary focusing on blockchain and crypto tech, announced Monday that it has launched …

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American Express acquires Japan-based restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge – TechCrunch

American Express acquires Japan-based restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge – TechCrunch American Express has made an acquisition in Japan after it picked up restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge in an undisclosed deal. The acquisition was announced in Japanese and in English by James Riney, the head of 500 Startups Japan which invested in …

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President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – TechCrunch

President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – TechCrunch Romero Rodrigues Contributor More posts by this contributor Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis In late October following a significant victory for Jair Bolsonaro in …

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Coincheck Wins Crypto Exchange License 12 Months After Major Hack

Coincheck Wins Crypto Exchange License 12 Months After Major Hack Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, which suffered a $530 million hack in January of last year, is now a licensed entity. Monex Group, the Japan-based online brokerage firm that acquired Coincheck for $33.5 million following the cyberattack, announced Friday that the …

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World’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan – TechCrunch

World’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan – TechCrunch The world’s highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime has set foot in Japan. The Beijing-based firm announced on Friday that it just opened a self-driving facility in Joso, a historic city 50 kilometers away from Tokyo where it …

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Nissan’s new Leaf E+ is packing more than just 226 miles of range – TechCrunch

Nissan’s new Leaf E+ is packing more than just 226 miles of range – TechCrunch Electric vehicle competition is heating up and it’s pushing some of the first entrants to add range and other features in hopes of keeping up with automakers that are just bringing EVs to the market. …

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