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16 Japan Exchanges Pledge to ‘Restore Confidence’ at Regulatory Group Launch

16 Japan Exchanges Pledge to ‘Restore Confidence’ at Regulatory Group Launch A group of licensed cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan is looking to restore market confidence by adopting self-imposed rules. According to the Japanese news outlet Asahi Shimbun Tuesday, 16 exchanges that are currently registered with Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) have formally …

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Softbank Eyes Carbon Emissions Cuts with Green Energy Blockchain Pilot

Softbank Eyes Carbon Emissions Cuts with Green Energy Blockchain Pilot In bid to reduce carbon emissions, a group of Japanese technology and energy firms is launching a pilot project aimed to allow consumers in rural areas to trade renewable energy over a blockchain-based platform. Scheduled to start in June this …

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Dating service East Meet East raises $4M to develop AI matching and expand into Asia – TechCrunch

Dating service East Meet East raises $4M to develop AI matching and expand into Asia – TechCrunch East Meet East, a New York-based matchmaking service focused on connecting Asian people in the U.S., is expanding its focus to go after dating opportunities in Asia after it raised a $4 million Series …

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Lyft is considering entering Japan’s challenging ride-hailing market for some reason – TechCrunch

Lyft, Uber’s chief nemesis in the U.S., is thinking of entering the fiercely competitive Japanese ride-hailing space, according to comments from one of its founders. “We would love to be in Japan, and we also will be looking at that possibility,” John Zimmer, Lyft co-founder and president, said at the New …

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