The world’s biggest exchange at one time Mt Gox was a Japanese company that went broke due to various factors including mismanagement, lax security and fraud/ theft. Bitcoin has come a long way since then, but most of the Japanese still think that the whole Bitcoin revolution came to an end along with Mt Gox.
Tokyo played the host for one of the events this week. The event was targeted at educating the Japanese about Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Present in the event were well-known venture capitalist, their firms and some of the experts from Bitcoin community. The event was held in Tokyo’s Toranomon Hills skyscraper on Monday. The interesting day was filled with demos, briefings and QA regarding Bitcoin, other digital currencies and new tech. These sessions were managed by Joichi Ito, the director of MIT Media Lab and co-founder of Digital Garage.
The New Context Conference has been the initiative of Digital Garage for over a decade now. The main intention of starting this conference was to bridge the technological and cultural gap between eastern and western civilizations. Along with digital currency, the conference also covered virtual