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Important Notice: Coincheck no longer supports DAO

Important Notice


Thank you for using Coincheck.


Coincheck will no longer support DAO after April 30, 2017. Your balance of DAO will be converted to Ethereum (ETH) after April 30.


■ Date and Time

00:00:00 on April 30, 2017: trading halt. Your balance of DAO to be converted into ETH.

※Deposit and withdrawal have been suspended from 0:00 on April 24.

■ Conversion rate to ETH


※This rate applies if you convert DAO to ETH at Coincheck after delisting of DAO.


If you possess DAO, please refer to the following URL to convert it to ETH.



Thank you for your understanding.


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Golden-Week Holidays Business Hours



Please be aware of our business hours during Golden Week holidays, spring holiday season in Japan (April 29 to 30, and May 3 to 7).


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Customer support will be closed from April 29 to 30, and May 3 to 7



Deposits and withdrawals via ATMs or bank counters


Coincheck will not be able to reflect your deposit in JPY in your coincheck account from April 29 to 30, and May 3 to 7 as banks in Japan will be closed during that period. If you are planning to deposit or withdraw JPY, please complete it before the holidays. Please check a website of each bank for more details about their business hours.
Transfers between the same bank will be reflected in an account on the same day regardless of holidays, Saturdays, or Sundays.


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Coincheck Exchange and Coincheck Payment will be available as usual.

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Coincheck Corporated in the Study by University of Cambridge

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Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study



On April 4th, “Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study,” was released by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance in cooperation with VISA. Coincheck has participated in the research as the only cryptocurrency company from Japan. Our company’s name is listed among cooperating companies.

Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study:


This report is the world’s first benchmark for cryptocurrency exchanges that gives the comprehensive guide about fast-growing cryptocurrency industry.


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List of cooperating companies


The report consists of four contents; “Exchanges,” “Wallets,” “Payments,” and “Mining.” It provides useful information such as the instruction on how to use cryptocurrencies and how to trade them, the number of people who work for the industry and the total volume of transactions, and the summary and outlook based on their own research with 114 pages.


The research has been conducted through questionnaires targeting more than 100 companies in 38 countries, which accounts for 75 percent of the whole industry. In addition to companies, the survey targets more than 30 individual miners.

The report also mentions that the further report to be released in a few weeks. This will focus on outlooks for utilization of blockchains by more established institutions such as banks and public sectors.


The overview of “Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study” can be found at the following link


Cryptocurrency growth:

Coincheck will continue working to develop and popularize cryptocurrencies typified by Bitcoin.


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Hirosaki City Collects Bitcoin Donations to Preserve Cherry Blossoms with 100 Years of History



【Hirosaki City Collects Bitcoin Donations to Preserve 50 kinds of 2600 Cherry Blossoms with 100 Years of History】


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Hirosaki-city accepts bitcoin donation at Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival that is held from April 22, 2017, in cooperation with Coincheck, inc. This will be the first attempt for both a Bitcoin company and a local government in Japan.


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Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival▽

Date: April 22 – May 7, 2017
Place: Hirosaki Park



■Comments by a government staff of Hirosaki

We expect bitcoin donation to be an effective approach to promote Hirosaki’s cherry blossoms and a castle especially to people living outside of Japan. When collecting donations from overseas, features of blockchain such as “fast payment process,” “low processing fees” and “transparency and security of transaction” enhances the efficiency of funding.
Furthermore, Bitcoin donation enables sending money quickly just by reading QR code with a smartphone as well as checking the progress and outcome of donation in real time. We thought these characteristics of blockchain could help increase satisfaction and provide memorable donation experience for donors. We also expect bitcoin donation to be a unique tourism promotion. When it comes to more practical benefits, bitcoin donation requires much lower initial cost and running cost compared to a traditional method.




■How donated money to be used

To preserve 50 kinds of 2600 cherry trees and maintain 400 years old Hirosaki Castle to future generations, contributions will be used to preserve cherry trees and repair stone walls of the castle.


■Future outlooks

Blockchain technology behind bitcoin sounds interesting. Last year, I saw several news articles such as “stores that install bitcoin payment (Coincheck Payment) reached over 260,000”, “Virtual Currency Law comes into effect from April in 2017” and “No tax imposed when buying bitcoin.” Reading them, I thought bitcoin was becoming more useful in society.
As Hirosaki-city, we consider bitcoin donation as a great opportunity to attract tourists from overseas. On the other hand, we are also going to conduct the search on disadvantage and discuss further possibilities.


■About Hirosaki-City


Hirosaki is located in the southwestern area of Aomori Prefecture, is a blessed city with abundant nature of Mt. Iwaki in the west and the World Natural Heritage Shirakami Mountains in the south. It is known as the place producing the largest production volume of apple in Japan, and it has developed as a castle town of the Hirosaki domain, with numerous cultural properties such as temples, shrines, samurai residences, and hybrid Western-Japanese style buildings built in Meiji and Taisho era. Hirosaki Castle, the symbol of our city, is known as one of the 12 existing original castles remaining since the Edo period, and as a rare castle that remains perfect from the time of its construction. In spring 50 kinds of 2600 cherry blossoms are in full bloom and cover the whole castle ground



■About Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival


Cherry blossom front comes to Hirosaki at the end of April. The scenery at Hirosaki park that consists of gorgeous cherry blossoms and old pine trees are stunning. Under cherry trees, people appreciate flowers and enjoy drinking with peers under cherry blossom trees. At night, cherry trees are lighted up, and its scenery is reflected in the water surrounding a castle, which creates a mysterious atmosphere attracting visitors.
At Hirosaki Park, you can enjoy more than 2600 cherry trees with 50 kinds including Somei Yoshino, weeping cherry, and double layer cherry blossom (Yaezakura) in April. What makes Hirosaki’s cherry blossom special is the size of each flower. Even 100-year-old Somei Yoshino cherry tree blooms 4-5 flowers per one bud. This is due to the pruning technique that has evolved from traditional apple cultivation method.

Hirosaki’s cherry blossom attracts people even after flowers fall. Flower raft (Hanaikada) a scenery where flower petals float the across the canal and Flower carpet (Hanajyutan) a scenery where flower petals cover the canal is also very famous.



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Bitcoin allows accepting donations regardless of regions due to its borderlessness. As one of the largest bitcoin company, Coincheck will continue to promote bitcoin donation around the world.

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Long-awaited release: Buy and sell Nem, Litecoin, and Dash! #coincheck #bitcoin


Hello! Thank you very much for using Coincheck.

Coincheck now support 3 different types of cryptocurrencies NEM, Litecoin, and DASH! With the addition of these new currencies, Coincheck now handles a total of 13 currencies.

We added most demanded cryptocurrencies among our customers. You can buy and sell all of the currencies in Japanese yen (JPY) and Bitcoin (BTC).

Buy and Sell NEM▽




Buy and Sell Litecoin▽ ‎




Buy and Sell DASH▽





All of the cryptocurrencies are added in Coincheck’s trading view.
*Deposit and withdrawal of NEM, Litecoin, and Dash will be supported soon.

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