Free Bitcoin at Japanese Exchange

TOKYO (Reuters) – A blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free – though none were able to profit from the mistake.     Reuters reported that Zaif, a government-registered exchange run by Osaka-based Tech Bureau Corp, said on Tuesday that a system glitch had let seven customers buy bitcoin with no yen value during a 20-minute window last week.   The trades were voided by the exchange but the issue was unresolved as one customer tried to transfer the purchased Bitcoin.   Full Story:…

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Japanese Electronics Retail Giant Launches Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin adoption in Japan seems to be forging ahead with major Japanese consumer electronics retailer Yamada Denki announcing that it has partnered with cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer to add a bitcoin payments service in two of its stores.     The company said: “In addition to diversifying [our services], we will implement initiatives to improve bitcoin recognition and usage promotion.” The company indicated that they believe the acceptance of Bitcoin can provide improved service and convenience. This is some good news from a country recently plagued with bad news after the massive…

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