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Japan to Put Virtual Currency Exchanges under Surveillance (News)

Tokyo, Sept. 24 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Financial Services Agency will put virtual currency exchanges operating in the country under full surveillance from October, officials have said. The FSA will monitor whether the exchanges for Bitcoin and other digital currencies have appropriate internal systems, including ones to protect customer assets. If necessary, the agency will carry out on-site ins…

New Virtual Currency Bitcoin Cash Created (News)

Tokyo, Aug. 2 (Jiji Press)—A new virtual currency called "bitcoin cash" was created early Wednesday as a result of the split of bitcoin. The market price of bitcoin briefly showed wild fluctuations following the split, but no major loss of customer assets has been confirmed so far, market sources said. Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange operator BtcBox Co. started trading services for bitcoin cash…

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