Tag: fsa

  • FSA
    Industry

    Japan’s Financial Watchdog Unveils New Guidelines for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

    In attempts to prevent another Coincheck-like heist, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has unveiled stricter standards for cryptocurrency exchanges that register with the financial watchdog. FSA: Stricter Guidelines for Exchanges Unlike neighboring China, the Japanese government has worked to grow the nascent cryptocurrency industry since it began recognizing...

    Thomas Delahunty | May 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm
  • mastercard
    Crypto

    Mastercard Recognises the Influence of Cryptocurrencies

    Mastercard released their 2018 Q1 financial results on May 2 showing record first-quarter net income of $1.5 billion and revenue of $3.6 billion. They attributed some of this success to the December and January boom in cryptocurrency prices as they expect results to drop following the recent bear market....

    timcopeland | May 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm
  • Exchange
    Industry

    Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Association Aims to Restore Public Confidence

    Yesterday, the 16 cryptocurrency exchanges currently registered with Japan’s financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), announced the launch of the Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Association (JCEA), according to a Japanese media outlet. The self-regulatory body, chaired by Taizen Okuyama, president and CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Money Partners, aims...

    Thomas Delahunty | April 24, 2018 | 7:25 pm
  • Bitcoin

    Japan Has Over 3.5 Million Cryptocurrency Investors

    Japan, the leading country in digital currency adoption, has over 3.5 million cryptocurrency investors, according to a preliminary report by the country’s Financial Services Agency on Tuesday. Japan Has Over 3.5 Million Cryptocurrency Investors, Says FSA The Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japan’s financial watchdog, has published a report...

    Ricardo Esteves | April 10, 2018 | 11:35 pm
  • bank of japan
    Industry

    Bank of Japan’s Warning Has Little Effect Bitcoin Bounceback

    Japan takes another side step with its relationship to cryptocurrency trading as the Central Bank releases a negative Q&A guide for those seeking information about the markets. BoJ Publishes Negative Q&A for the General Public The question and answer page translated from Japanese as “Let’s Think About Cryptocurrency”...

    John McMahon | April 3, 2018 | 7:04 am
  • Bitcoin

    Crypto Markets React Following Reported Japanese Pressure on Binance

    The cryptocurrency market has reacted today as Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has come under pressure from the government of Japan for operating without a license, according to a report. However Binance founder Zhao Changpeng dismissed the news as “irresponsible journalism”. Cryptocurrency Market Reacts With Japan vs...

    Ricardo Esteves | March 22, 2018 | 1:41 pm
  • Japan
    Industry

    Japan Suspends Trading on Two Cryptocurrency Exchanges

    Japanese government regulators shuttered two cryptocurrency exchanges in the long-awaited aftermath of the massive Coincheck hack when hundreds of millions of dollars in digital currency were lost. FSA Suspends Two Exchanges Japanese Financial Security Agency (FSA) released a statement outlining regulatory steps it was taking against cryptocurrency exchanges...

    John McMahon | March 8, 2018 | 9:00 am
  • shutterstock
    Industry

    Japan Still Leads Asia in Bitcoin Market

    In the wake of the second largest cryptocurrency theft ever on January, 26, which triggered painful memories of the Mt. Gox hack in 2014 Japan continues to lead the way in the Asian Bitcoin market. Japan will see tighter regulation but no ban Despite being home to the two...

    John McMahon | February 5, 2018 | 6:25 am
  • BTC3
    Bitcoin

    Japan’s Financial Services Agency Isn’t Happy With Coincheck

    Last week’s big news was how Coincheck got hacked. With hundreds of millions in funds lost, things are not looking great. The company will refund all users by using money from their own reserves, though. Moreover, the exchange now faces additional scrutiny in Japan as well. The local...

    JP Buntinx | January 29, 2018 | 10:00 am

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