Japan has welcomed Bitcoin with open arms after legalizing the currency

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Earlier this month, Japan began accepting bitcoin as legal currency with major retailers backing the new law. Consumer electronics retailing giant Bic Camera began accepting bitcoin last week.

Bitcoin trading in Japanese yen is the second-most liquid market globally, according to data compiled by cryptocurrency trading platform Gatecoin.

“The Japan virtual currency act has likely had a major impact, as there has been a lot of buzz in Japanese media over the ruling over the last few months,” Aurélien Menant, founder and CEO of Gatecoin, told CNBC by email.

Read more on CNBC here.

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