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Japan Bolsters Crypto Exchange Regulations to Prevent Another Coincheck

Japanese regulators have announced stricter regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges in an effort to prevent another heist like the one that befell Coincheck in January, according to Nikkei Asian Review. The country’s Financial Services Agency expects to begin using a new, stricter framework for registered cryptocurrency exchanges this summer, and will advise those that fail to meet its new rules to discontinue operations. Both new and existing operators will be required to meet the new standards. Continue reading Japan Bolsters Crypto Exchange Regulations to Prevent Another Coincheck

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

Japan Proposes Guidelines to Legalize ICOs

A working group backed by Japan’s government has proposed new guidelines intended to legalize and regulate initial coin offerings (ICOs). In a report published April 5, Japan’s ICO Business Research Group — a task force that includes lawmakers, academics, bankers, and the chief executive of bitFlyer, Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange — called for the government to legalize ICOs and adopt clear industry rules and practices that encourage growth but also protect investors. Continue reading Japan Proposes Guidelines to Legalize ICOs