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Japanese Regulators Discussed Restricting Trade Of Privacy-Focused Altcoins

Japanese regulators suggested preventing cryptocurrency exchanges from trading anonymity-oriented altcoins Dash (DASH) and Monero (XMR) this month, Forbes reports today, April 30. Relating the outcome of a working group meeting of industry “experts” and the country’s regulator the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the publication quotes one member of the group raising the idea of preventative measures regarding the altcoins, which are known for their focus on privacy and user anonymity. Continue reading Japanese Regulators Discussed Restricting Trade Of Privacy-Focused Altcoins

Japan’s 16 Licensed Cryptocurrency Exchanges Launch Self-Regulatory Body

A concentrated effort among 16 licensed Japanese cryptocurrency exchange operators to ‘restore confidence’ in the sector following the $530 million Coincheck theft in January has finally seen the launch of a self-regulatory body. Continue reading Japan’s 16 Licensed Cryptocurrency Exchanges Launch Self-Regulatory Body

Binance Plans to Move Office in Malta

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has received a formal warning from Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) for operating in the country without registering with the regulatory agency as a cryptocurrency trading platform. In a letter dated March 23 and addressed to Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, the FSA warned the exchange operator to cease operating in Japan without a license. Continue reading Binance Plans to Move Office in Malta

Yahoo Japan is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Yahoo Japan is preparing to launch a cryptocurrency exchange, regional media sources say. Nikkei Asian Review reported on Friday that the tech firm — originally a joint venture between Altaba (formerly Yahoo!) and Softbank — will begin an acquisition of BitARG Exchange Tokyo in April and will spend the next year using BitARG’s technology to build a full-fledged exchange that will launch in 2019. Continue reading Yahoo Japan is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance Faces Regulatory Pressure in Japan

Japan’s top securities regulator will warn cryptocurrency exchange Binance that it must cease operating in the country without a license or face enforcement action. Citing a person familiar with the matter, Nikkei reports that Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) will issue a formal warning to Binance, which has allegedly begun expanding operations into Japan without permission from the regulatory agency. Continue reading Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance Faces Regulatory Pressure in Japan