Central banks could allow access around the clock if they used blockchains, a senior Bank of Japan official speculated last week.
Japan is set to begin recognizing bitcoin as a legal method of payment starting tomorrow.
A consortium of 47 banks has completed a distributed ledger technology pilot spearheaded by SBI Ripple Asia.
An official from Japan’s central bank invoked failed ethereum-based project The DAO in a speech yesterday.
Japan, a relatively quiet and traditionally isolated market, is about to set a precedent that could change the cryptocurrency sector.
Japan’s central bank is set to host an event focused on distributed ledger tech next month.
NRI’s Takeo Nishikata examines some of the discussion around blockchain, seeking to “clarify all the misunderstandings” around the technology.
Japanese blockchain consortium BCCC has passed the 100 member milestone as well as having graduated 100 students from its Blockchain University.
A group of major Japanese banks has published the first results of a blockchain interbank payments trial.
A senior official for Japan’s central bank had words of caution for distributed ledgers.