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Japanese online brokerage Monex to buy Coincheck for ¥3.6b

2018-04-06 themalaymailonline
Monex Group Inc CEO Oki Matsumoto (left) and Coincheck CEO Koichiro Wada attend a joint news conference in Tokyo, April 6, 2018. — Reuters picTOKYO, April 6 — Japanese online brokerage firm Monex Group Inc said today it would buy hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc, acquiring full ownership of the Tokyo-based firm for ¥3.6 billion (approx. RM130 million).
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Japan's Monex agrees to buy cryptocurrency firm that suffered massive hack

2018-04-06 cnbc
Japanese online brokerage firm Monex Group said on Friday it would buy hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, acquiring full ownership of the Tokyo-based firm for 3.6 billion yen ($33.59 million).
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Ex-Googler Wants to Upend Pigs and Hotels With the Blockchain - Bloomberg

2018-03-23 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.
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Govt. invites Japan to develop own industrial zone in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government this week invited Japanese investors to set up export-oriented industries in the upcoming industrial zones and offered Japan the opportunity to develop its own industrial zone in Sri Lanka.
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Ripple Develops Blockchain Payments App With 61 Japanese Banks - Bloomberg

2018-03-08 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.
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Ripple makes headway in Japan

TOKYO: Ripple, the US digital payments company, is working with 61 Japanese banks on an application that will enable customers to settle cash transfers instantly around the clock, the latest effort to apply blockchain technology in finance.
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Celebrating three decades of incredible expansion

2018-03-07 bworldonline
Investment & Capital Corporation of the Philippines (ICCP), an investment bank that’s at the core of the ICCP Group of Companies, a conglomerate whose other businesses include property, was, for all intents and purposes, a gamble that its founder, Guillermo D. Luchangco, took. Mr. Luchangco started it in 1988, when the Philippines was still in the early stages of its recovery from a 21-year authoritarian rule.
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Life In The Blockchain

2018-02-20 seekingalpha
While it is most commonly associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency applications, the blockchain is capable of so much more.
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SA Interview: Special Situation Value Investing With Angry Uptick

2018-02-18 seekingalpha
How to define - and find - special situations, how the opportunity in MLPs was created and lessons learned from the recent sell-off are topics discussed.
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Cryptocurrency advertising goes big in Japan, but the pushback has begun

If a massive billboard by Shibuya crossing is a barometer of trends in Japan, then the latest ad for the cryptocurrency exchange DMM Bitcoin, featuring a Japanese celebrity coated in gold, may be a sign of how cryptocurrencies have taken center stage in both the advertising media and the broader national conversation in Japan.
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4 New Cryptocurrency ETFs To Consider For Your Portfolio

2018-02-05 seekingalpha
The words bitcoin and cryptocurrency were among the hottest words on Google and investment websites in 2017. Investors looked for new ways to invest in cryptocurrencies and also publicly traded companies that profited from the surge in interest and prices. I have changed this article and the title several times as the party of cryptocurrency ETFs started with two players and quickly rose to three and now has four at week’s end.
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SBI Holdings, Inc. 2018 Q3 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

2018-01-30 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by SBI Holdings, Inc. in conjunction with their 2018 Q3 earnings call.
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Investors clamor into new ETFs with focus on blockchain

2018-01-26 cnbc
Investors poured about $240 million into two blockchain-focused ETFs since their launch last week, according to the latest available data from FactSet. Blockchain is the technology behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
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Sunshine Holdings invests Rs9mn to partner with investment firm

2018-01-25 lankabusinessonline
Jan 25, 2018 (LBO) – Sunshine Holdings has invested 9 million rupees to partner with Strategic Business Innovator (Pvt) Ltd, an investment firm to be set up in Sri Lanka.
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