Japanese Players Are Going Crypto as the Local Government Is Overseeing the Market

[ad_1] The beginning of the year was particularly eventful for the Japanese crypto ecosystem, which is generally considered to be a major part of the industry. First of all, Japan’s Central Bank (BoJ) issued a study on the role of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in the current monetary system, a topic that was widely discussed by the country’s officials last year.Secondly, major domestic trading company and investment bank, Marubeni
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Starbucks allow Bitcoin payments in store in 2019

[ad_1] New leaked information shows that Starbucks has received a “significant stake” in the Bakkt crypto platform in exchange for Starbucks installing Bakkt’s payment software in its stores, allowing customers to pay with Bitcoin & Crypto. In August last year, Starbucks surprisingly announced that they will work with the Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt. What was initially interpreted as accepting Starbucks payments in Bitcoin, was later clarified as a partnership in