- Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto has denied being the creator of bitcoin, a cryptocurrency he claims not to have even heard of until his son was contacted by a Newsweek reporter 3 weeks earlier.
- Japan’s government has deemed bitcoin unworthy of currency status, but said that some transactions involving the digital unit should be taxed.
- The world’s largest military alliance seems annoyed about Russia’s “lack of transparency” over military drills at a very “delicate time.” NATO, however, has its own long history of war games all over the globe.
- Mt Gox, once the world's largest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy in a Tokyo district court on Friday, the company's lawyer citing 'outstanding debts of $63.2 million, after mysteriously going offline on Monday.
- The radioactive water clean-up system at the stricken Fukushima plant was hit by another issue as its alarm went off. The warning alerted that one of the two clean-up pumps had stopped functioning.
- Things are not getting much better for MtGox, the once-largest Bitcoin exchange on the internet. The company has reportedly been subpoenaed by federal investigators in the United States, and their CEO has asked employees for their silence.
- In its first draft energy policy since 2011, Japan says nuclear energy is still among its vital sources of electricity. This comes after three years of nationwide calls to shut down nuclear plants – and pledges to reduce dependency on nuclear.
- Nearly three years after catastrophe struck the Fukushima nuclear plant, the Japanese government will lift an exclusion order in a restricted area, allowing some residents to return home.
- The number of people who survived the Fukushima nuclear disaster only to succumb to stress and other illnesses has continued to climb, with Japanese officials announcing that the death toll outnumbers the amount of people killed in the meltdown.
- A new report on the nuclear crisis that started to unfold in Fukushima, Japan almost three years ago suggests that American troops who assisted with disaster relief efforts were exposed to unheard of radiation levels while on assignment.
- Can one be a nationalist, while faithfully serving the interests of a foreign country or an empire? Anywhere else in the world the answer would be resolute and loud “No!”
- Around 100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one of the tanks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said on Thursday.