Tag Archives: Japan


Will Japan’s Efforts to Halt Trading of Dash, Zcash and Monero Succeed?

by David Drake   The financial regulator in Japan, Financial Services Agency (FSA), has been quietly advising cryptocurrency exchanges in the country to quit trading Zcash, Dash and Monero. The three cryptocurrencies are seen to be favoured by money launderers as well as others who engage in criminal activities. The decision to discourage cryptocurrency exchanges from trading in these altcoins […]

Will Dropping Some Currencies from Exchanges Reduce Crypto Cyber Crime?

by David Drake According to Forbes, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has quietly been pressuring cryptocurrency exchanges to stop trading digital currencies that tend to be favored by underworld users. The FSA argues that currencies such as Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), and Dash (DASH) are ideal for money laundering because it is extremely difficult to track them and identify recipients. A […]

Comply or Move Out: Regulators’ Strong Message to Crypto Exchanges

by David Drake The Japanese government has made major strides towards the acceptance of cryptocurrency. Japan is among the countries that recognize Bitcoin as legal tender with over 30% of world Bitcon dealings being conducted in Yen. With this kind of positive outlook, Japan is poised to become a cryptocurrency capital in Asia, and even the world over. Despite the […]

Debate of QE Termination a Head Fake Expect Market Rallies Upon Completion of QE2

“The USSR had two newspapers, Pravda and Izvestia.  In the Russian language, “pravda” means truth and “izvestia” means news.  The saying amongst the Russian people put the situation in a nutshell:  “There’s no Pravda in Izvestia and there’s no Izvestia in Pravda”.” – The Privateer ‘You heard it here first’ and ‘Mark my words’ are the hackneyed phrases that come to […]

Japan Tragedy & Gulf of Mexico BP Spill Follow Similar News Cycle / Precious Metals Outlook

The Japanese tragedy continues to unfold and I, like the rest of you, watch on in horror. Meanwhile, the toxic sludge spewing from the traditional financial media outlets is at full throttle with spigots wide open.  Nothing like a good tragedy to create hysteria and boost ratings. I’d like to take it down a notch and offer a reality check: […]

Japan Shifting Away From the US Dollar, Option Adjust-rate Mortgages Delinquencies, Russia Threatens to Seize ArcelorMittal’s Mines

RCM Comment: I am loath to bore you with the same story over and over but the story’s far reaching ramifications demand that we cover this story like the wet blanket it represents. You see, there is a fire raging in the U.S.. Our government is burning paper (US$s) at an alarming clip as it spends aggressively to avoid the […]