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Square Enix plans to invest more in blockchain gaming in 2022

One of the world’s best-known gaming companies intends to grow its footprint in the world of blockchain-based gaming this year. Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda spent much of a January 1st letter discussing what he termed “decentralized gaming,” noting that “I hope this becomes a major trend in gaming going forward.” “If we refer to the one-way relationship where game players and game providers are linked by games that are finished products as “centralized gaming” to contrast it with decentralized …

Japanese regulators seek limits on domestic stablecoin issuance: report

Financial regulators in Japan are reportedly planning to seek limits on who can issue stablecoins in the country. According to Nikkei, citing sources familiar with the matter, the Financial Services Agency wants to withhold such activities for banks and wire services. The agency is said to be planning to propose legislation to affect this change sometime next year. If so, it would constitute an aggressive form of stablecoin regulation, coming as governments around the world move forward with varying approaches …