Crypto News from Japan: Sept. 22–29

As per the latest report, Bitflyer adds the Ether (ETH)/ yen pair to its trading platform, the official website Ethereum.org adds a Japanese language version, while Monex CEO Oki Matsumoto says that Facebook opened Pandora’s box with its stable coin project, Libra.

On Sept. 25, Japan reported that the Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer was adding the Ether/yen pair (ETH/JPY) to “BitFlyer Lightning”, a virtual currency trading tool for professionals.

It was reported that BitFlyer was adding five new altcoins to its platforms in Europe and the United States. In Europe, the exchange will add Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), Lisk (LSK) and Monacoin (MONA), while U.S. customers will have access to BCH, ETC and LTC.

On Sept. 27, the official website of the Ethereum network added support for the Japanese language. Ethereum.org is now offering its content in five different languages: English, French, Korean, simplified Chinese and Japanese. Support for the Japanese language was made possible because of the joined effort of volunteers, according to Masaharu Uno of Ethereum Japan.

The cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint Japan announced that it will resume its cryptocurrency delivery service on Sept. 30.

Bitpoint halted all its services including trading, deposits and withdrawals when it noticed irregular withdrawals from its hot wallet in July, which resulted in a loss of $32 million in crypto assets. 

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