Cybersecurity Challenges in Japan's Cryptocurrency Market

February 6, 2019

In December 2017, the price of a bitcoin was more than USD 19,000 – nearly fifteen times the price for an ounce of gold. But while gold is a physical object that can be held, traded and used to make products and jewelry, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies exist only digitally and derive their volatile prices from their perceived value in a still-forming market. With bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies much in the news recently, we provide this introduction to cryptocurrency issues in Japan.

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