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Japan Eyes Regulation of Unregistered Crypto Investment Schemes

Japan’s financial regulator is reportedly looking to close a legal loophole that lets unregistered investment firms solicit funds in cryptocurrencies rather than cash. According to a report from Sankei Shimbun on Tuesday, Japan’s Financial Service Agency (FSA) is planning revisions to bring such schemes under the country’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, although no timeline for the changes… Read More »

Japan’s Financial Watchdog Might Approve Cryptocurrency ETFs After Saying No to Futures

The Financial Services Agency of Japan is considering approving exchange-traded funds which track digital assets, Bloomberg reports. According to sources who confided in Bloomberg, the financial regulator is at the moment gauging sector interest in exchange-traded funds tracking cryptocurrencies. This comes less than a month since the financial watchdog put aside plans for cryptocurrency futures. Consequently, the regulator… Read More »

Japan’s Financial Regulator to Issue ICO Guidelines: Report

Citing “informed sources,” Japanese press outlet JIJI Press reports that the Japanese Financial Services Agency is soon to regulate Initial Coin Offerings. The regulation will involve investment limits “for better protecting them.” Similar to how securities tokens are required to register with the American SEC in the United States, companies which intend to issue virtual The post Japan’s… Read More »

Japan’s Financial Regulator Says Stablecoins Are Not Cryptocurrencies

The lack of uniformity in stablecoins has led Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) to conclude that stablecoins are not cryptocurrency. Not All Digital Assets Are Created Equal Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) recently announced that it does not believe stablecoins should be classified in the same category as cryptocurrencies. According to Japan’s Payment Services Act and the Fund… Read More »

Bank of Japan Admits Its Role Would Be ‘Sharply Reduced’ by Cryptocurrency

A top-level executive from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) revealed that the country’s central bank doesn’t plan to issue a digital currency. The BOJ justifies this decision by identifying major obstacles which prevent their further widespread adoption.   Spoken Like a True Banker Masayoshi Amamiya, a deputy governor of the Bank of Japan, revealed the bank’s position on… Read More »

Japan’s FSA Demands Information From Crypto Exchange Zaif Regarding Recent Hack

Japanese cryptocurrency firm Tech Bureau Corp’s Zaif exchange was hacked mid-month, where digital coin losses amounted to 7 billion yen ($60 million). Today, the country’s financial watchdog has accused the firm of failing to provide details on how thieves hacked the exchange and also for not explaining its delay in reporting the hack itself.

Japan Ramps up Scrutiny of New Cryptocurrency Exchange Applicants

Advertisement Japan’s primary financial regulator has dramatically increased its screening process of applicants registering to open cryptocurrency exchanges, according to a local report. The Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japan’s financial regulator and watchdog, has “increased the number of questions asked when screening applications to about 400 items”, a four-fold increase from previous norms, the Japan Times reported on… Read More »

Japan to Focus Cryptocurrency Regulation on Speculative Investments

The Financial Services Agency, the government agency that oversees banking, securities, and exchange services in Japan, plans to set up stricter requirements on cryptocurrencies and its use for speculative purposes.Japan Regulator May Impose Cap on Cryptocurrency Trading LeverageBitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have mainly become tools for speculative investment in recent months. Recently, a DEA agent explained that around 90%… Read More »