Tag: fsa

  • japan

    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 Leverage Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have mainly become tools for...

    Ricardo Esteves | August 8, 2018 | 10:30 pm
  • japan

    FSA Considers Changing Japanese Cryptocurrency Regulations

    New information points towards the FSA, Japan’s financial regulating body, changing the legal basis on which cryptocurrencies are overseen in the country. FSA Considers Change to Regulatory Basis As was reported in local Japanese media Sankei on July 3, the Financial Services Agency is considering changing the legal foundation...

    John McMahon | July 3, 2018 | 1:30 pm
  • japan

    What Will New FSA Head Mean for Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges

    As the position of minister of the FSA is about to change hands, questions about the future of regulations on cryptocurrency and blockchain based technology arise in Japan. Japan’s FSA to Change Hands As the current minister of Japan’s Financial Security Agency, Nobuchika Mori, heads into what most...

    John McMahon | June 27, 2018 | 11:00 am
  • Griffin

    Bitcoin Drops to Within 2018 Low Close to $6,000

    Bitcoin fell to within touching distance of the $6,000 mark on Friday, a figure not seen since February, following improvement orders from Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) to six of the country’s crypto exchanges. Bitcoin Continues to Fall The number one digital currency is seeing its value being...

    Rebecca Campbell | June 22, 2018 | 11:37 pm
  • FSA

    Japan’s Largest Crypto Exchanges to Face the Wrath of the FSA

    Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) will be taking administrative action against several registered cryptocurrency exchange operators in the country. These exchanges include Quoine, Bitbank, BITPoint Japan, BtcBox, and industry leader BitFlyer, who authorities claim don’t have proper internal management systems in place, including measures to prevent money laundering.  FSA...

    Thomas Delahunty | June 19, 2018 | 8:10 pm
  • bitFlyer

    Japan’s FSA to Deny First Cryptocurrency Exchange Application

    Japan’s financial regulator is reportedly getting ready to issue its first ever rejection of a business application to register a cryptocurrency exchange in the country. FSHO Ordered to Improve Operations Yokohama-based trading platform FSHO is likely to see its application denied by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), according...

    Rebecca Campbell | June 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm
  • Coinbase

    Coinbase Steps Into The Crypto-Centric Japanese Market

    One of the largest cryptocurrency companies in the world, Coinbase, just announced that it will be opening up operations in Japan very shortly. Coinbase Japan’s First Steps Although it may be easy for Coinbase to obtain business licenses in other countries, in Japan, it may be especially difficult....

    nickchong | June 5, 2018 | 5:00 am
  • FSA

    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

    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....

    tim copeland | May 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm

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