Jul 7, 2020
Our guest this week is Koji Higashi, a long time bitcoiner and a much sought after and followed industry expert in Japan. He has helped several large companies with market entrance and localization strategies in Japan and is a founder of Koinup. Most recently he has been focused on the Lightning Network and is building products with the team at Nayuta (https://nayuta.co). We talk about how bitcoin has trended in Japan over the past few years and really dive into product development and developer trends for Bitcoin in Asia especially what is going on with Lightning development there, current status and where he sees it going over the next two years. Koji also details the exchange marketplace in Japan and the regulations that have effected its growth.