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Author Topic: 2013-06-18 Asahi Shinbun (Major Japanese Newspaper)  (Read 1156 times)
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June 18, 2013, 11:02:56 AM
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http://www.asahi.com/shimen/articles/TKY201306170680.html

Full article and English translation:
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1gkfsm/bitcoin_article_in_asahi_shinbun_japans_no2/

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Positive. Mostly accurate. Covers remittance, exchanges, volatility, Bitcoin's similarity to gold, and a comment from the ECB.  

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Sebastien Gari a Currency Strategist at the large French finance [group] Societe Generale says "Because a problem in the design of bitcoin, it became used for speculation.", however he goes on to say, "This [new] type of "electric money" is extremely promising. Possibly in the future people will build various kinds of new currencies and ways of settling payments."
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June 18, 2013, 08:29:45 PM
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Wow, this is huge. Japan has had almost know recognition of Bitcoin yet and now the second biggest newspaper writes about it!

Does anyone know if it was in the print edition as well?
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June 18, 2013, 11:26:50 PM
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Wow, this is huge. Japan has had almost know recognition of Bitcoin yet and now the second biggest newspaper writes about it!

Does anyone know if it was in the print edition as well?

I thought Japan was very involved with BTC already?  I guess I just assumed?  Of course this is great news!!  Hopefully they see the potential and jump right in!  Grin

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June 19, 2013, 05:19:31 AM
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Mt Gox is in Japan but the rest of that country seems to be ignoring Bitcoin.

Not even appearing in this list:

We like to throw these numbers around a lot, but counting the number of downloads of a country is meaningless. What's more important is per capita downloads. I made a chart here below of countries with at least 10000 downloads.

CountryPer capita downloadsPopulationDownloads
Finland0.005005543520027203
Sweden0.004789956694545813
Netherlands0.0044541678610074759
Norway0.003881505127519602
Canada0.00368935056064129327
Denmark0.003592560262820124
Australia0.0034882301926480292
New Zealand0.003218446690014375
United States0.002964315840000936050
United Kingdom0.00283863181775179301
Ireland0.002810458540012885
Germany0.00253382029000207814
Austria0.002475848948221013
Switzerland0.002465803690019807
Israel0.002311801240018513
Slovakia0.002254541083612198
Poland0.0020103853378977451
Bulgaria0.001866728204113590
Czech Republic0.0017901051612518828
Belgium0.0017661115149519692
Portugal0.0014351056217815161
Greece0.0012501081519713523
Russia0.001175143369806168512
Ukraine0.0011174552940850854
Hungary0.001116990600011052
Romania0.0011121904376721172
Spain0.0010214705953348038
France0.0008256563500054165
Italy0.0007935953046447213
Argentina0.0005554011709622245
South Africa0.0002355177056012162
Brazil0.00020319394688639367
China0.0001941354040000262613
Mexico0.00013611233653815294
India0.000018121019342221776

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June 20, 2013, 08:57:11 AM
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Bitcoin is almost unknown here. Hopefully this will change things.

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Yes, it was.
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June 20, 2013, 09:30:49 AM
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This created a boost in google searches for Bitcoin in Japan Smiley

http://www.google.com/trends/explore?q=%E3%83%93%E3%83%83%E3%83%88%E3%82%B3%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3#q=%E3%83%93%E3%83%83%E3%83%88%E3%82%B3%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3&date=today%2012-m&cmpt=q
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