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Action in Japan After $60 Million Zaif Crypto Exchange Hack

Zaif Coin

The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) and a crypto industry self-regulatory body have both taken action following last week’s $60 million hack on licensed Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif, Cointelegraph reports. The hack, which has been publicly acknowledged by the company, took place over two hours on Friday,… Read More

As 13 Crypto Exchange Companies Leave, 160 Seek to Set up Shop in Japan, Regulator Says

Japan’s banking, securities and insurance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has told Bitcoin.com that around 160 companies have applied to open cryptocurrency exchanges in the country: “Including preliminary consultation/inquiries regarding registration, around 160 operators are expressing their intention of market entry.” The applications appear to… Read More

Report: Toshihide Endo, Head of the Japan Financial Services Agency, Wants Crypto to Grow

Buried within a report from Bloomberg this week was an interesting statement from Japan. Speaking with the relatively new Commissioner of the Japanese Financial Services Agency, Toshihide Endo, the public official shared his thoughts on cryptocurrency and Japan. Japan became a haven of sorts for… Read More

Financial Services Agency in Japan Updating Crypto Laws to Reflect Speculation

Relatively loose Japanese laws designed to facilitate the use of cryptocurrencies at the retail level will soon be revised to reflect their actual use as speculative investments, Japan Times reports. Initial laws enshrined in April 2017 made Japan was one of the first powerhouse economies… Read More

Yahoo Japan is Going Crypto with Investment in BitArg Cryptocurrency Exchange

A subsidiary of Yahoo Japan is getting into the cryptocurrency space with an investment in the parent company of BitArg Exchange, CMD Lab. A post on the Tokyo based exchange home page stated; “Today, the Company decided to accept capital participation from Z Corporation, a… Read More

Japan’s Financial Services Agency Announces Exchange of Letters for Cooperation Frame on Fintech With Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority

On Wednesday, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) announced it Exchanged of Letters for Cooperate Framework on fintech with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). According to the organization, this Cooperate Framework recognizes the global nature of innovation in financial services and intends to enhance… Read More

Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in Japan Hacked, Reports Indicate Over $500 Million Stolen from Coincheck [u]

Numerous reports are indicating leading cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has experienced a serious security breach. Estimates indicate that over $530 million in digital currency may have been stolen or about 58 billion yen of the virtual currency. Coincheck, based in Tokyo, has reported the “illegal outflow… Read More

Singapore & Japan to Cooperate on Fintech Innovation

Less than a week after Japan inked an agreement to partner with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan has announced a cooperation framework with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Similar to other existing arrangements by MAS,… Read More

UK & Japan Governments Partner to Promote & Support Fintech Innovators

The Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have announced a “Co-operation Framework” to support innovative Fintech firms. This “Exchange of Letters” between the JFSA and the FCA is intended to provide a regulatory referral system for “Innovator Businesses”… Read More

Major Japanese Bank Mitsubishi UFJ Said To Create Division For Fintech Research

Japan’s banks are beginning to say konnichiwa with more enthusiasm to Fintech: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., a major Japanese bank, has created a unit to research and develop new financial technologies, according to sources cited in a recent Bloomberg story. A spokesman for Mitsubishi UFJ in Tokyo, Taiki… Read More

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