I took a trip with some friends to a sleepy rural town in Japan, hours outside of Tokyo. We entered a cafe and were surprised to see that they accepted bitcoin. Here is my friend buying a chocolate cake.

I took a trip with some friends to a sleepy rural town in Japan, hours outside of Tokyo. We entered a cafe and were surprised to see that they accepted bitcoin. Here is my friend buying a chocolate cake. submitted by /u/LouisOfTokyo
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16 Government-Approved Crypto Exchanges Have Formed Self-Regulatory Group in Japan (news.bitcoin.com)

A new association has been registered in Japan consisting of 16 government-approved cryptocurrency exchanges. The group will focus on establishing self-regulatory rules and will have the authority to investigate and sanction members that do not comply with self-regulation.
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Japan Exchange Bitarg Denies Yahoo Acquisition Press Reports (news.bitcoin.com)

Media outlets are touting what would amount to a major shake-up of cryptocurrency exchanges, Bitarg Exchange selling off a little less than half its business to Yahoo Japan. Reports even detailed how Yahoo Japan (YJFX) would then launch still another exchange built on Bitarg’s system by spring of next year. As of March 23, Bitarg is vigorously denying press accounts, insisting they were instead “studying various possibilities.”

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Bitcoin slumps further as Japan and SEC revive regulatory concerns

Bitcoin slumped for a third day amid fears of a regulatory clampdown on cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan and the US, the world's most active markets for digital assets. The biggest virtual currency declined more than 3 percent in early Asia trading, extending its slump below $ 10,000, after Japan's …
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