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Japan to strengthen crypto AML, KYC laws and look hard at exchanges

Business 23 May 2019

Japan to strengthen crypto AML, KYC laws and look hard at exchanges

Japan doesn’t want to be embarrassed by lax crypto laws again, and they will set a new example for the world to follow.

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2 crypto exchanges in Japan raided over ‘internal oversight’ fears

Business 24 April 2019

2 crypto exchanges in Japan raided over ‘internal oversight’ fears

Huobi Japan and Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange were inspected by members of the Financial Services Agency after the firms undertook significant restructuring, according to reports.

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Japan crypto exchanges may need better ‘cold wallet’ oversight

Business 22 April 2019

Japan crypto exchanges may need better ‘cold wallet’ oversight

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) will require cryptocurrency exchanges to strengthen oversight over cold wallet storage, according to reports.

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Japan’s Financial Services Agency calls BTC ‘not virtual currency’

Business 11 April 2019

Japan’s Financial Services Agency calls BTC ‘not virtual currency’

Bitcoin Core (BTC) has become ineffective for payments, due to slow processing times and high transaction fees, relative to other Bitcoin payment solutions, such as Bitcoin SV.

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Japan finds new tech unicorn in crypto trading platform Liquid

Business 4 April 2019

Japan finds new tech unicorn in crypto trading platform Liquid

Japanese crypto trading platform Liquid has officially hit unicorn status, now with a valuation of over $1 billion following its Series C funding round.

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Another crypto exchange gets green light from Japan regulators

Business 29 March 2019

Another crypto exchange gets green light from Japan regulators

DeCurret Co. Ltd. has successfully completed the application process to become registered as a virtual currency exchange service provider in Japan.

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Rakuten relaunches crypto exchange, wallet under new license

Business 27 March 2019

Rakuten relaunches crypto exchange, wallet under new license

Japanese retail giant Rakuten has been awarded a license to operate a cryptocurrency exchange, after relaunching its exchange service as Rakuten Wallet.

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Japan announces crackdown on cryptocurrency margin trading

Business 20 March 2019

Japan announces crackdown on cryptocurrency margin trading

Lawmakers in Japan have announced new measures around cryptocurrency margin trading, in the latest tranche of legislation designed to structure domestic digital asset markets.

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Huobi launches regulated crypto exchange in Japan

Business 18 January 2019

Huobi launches regulated crypto exchange in Japan

Singapore cryptocurrency exchange group Huobi has announced the launch of Huobi Japan, a regulated and fully licensed cryptocurrency exchange, following a recent merger with BitTrade.

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Hacked exchange Coincheck approved for Japanese crypto license: report

Business 20 December 2018

Hacked exchange Coincheck approved for Japanese crypto license: report

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has been awarded a crypto license by the Financial Services Agency (FSA), according to reports.

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To protect investors, Japan plans to regulate ICOs

Business 4 December 2018

To protect investors, Japan plans to regulate ICOs

Japan’s chief financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), will reportedly roll out a new set of regulations targeting initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the country.

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Stablecoins are not cryptocurrencies, Japan’s FSA confirms

Business 31 October 2018

Stablecoins are not cryptocurrencies, Japan’s FSA confirms

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) has said that stablecoins are not virtual currencies under the definition provided in the Payment Services Act, in a statement that could have profound effects on how stablecoins are regulated in Japan.

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