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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

Inspection of Japan Crypto Exchanges Reveals Loose Business Practices

Onsite inspections of 16 licensed cryptocurrency exchanges and 7 with licenses pending in Japan has revealed generally loose business practices and controls, according to a report released last Friday by the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA). The inspections were conducted by the FSA in cooperation with… Read More

Japan Regulators Urging Crypto Exchanges to Exclude Anonymous Altcoins

Forbes has reported that sources close to Japan’s Financial Services Agency (JFSA) have confirmed that the agency is encouraging the country’s crypto exchanges to exclude anonymous cryptocurrencies Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), and Dash (DASH) from trading on their exchanges. The suggestion comes as a number… Read More

Japan: Crypto Exchange Everyone’s Bitcoin Hit with Administrative Punishment from FSA

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Japan has hit another cryptocurrency exchange with an enforcement action. According to the FSA’s site, “Everyone’s Bitcoin” has received an “administrative punishment” for not abiding by compliance rules for cryptocurrency exchanges. The FSA states that due to reports from… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance Receives Warning from Japanese Financial Services Agency

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan has slapped Binance with a warning regarding cryptocurrency exchanges that operate without being registered with the FSA. Binance is one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Recently, the crypto-exchange thwarted a hack attack. Binance then placed… 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

Japan Plans to Create Fintech Hub

It is fair to say that over the past couple years, Fintech has taken the financial industry by storm. Their new-age approach to classic finance has added value to both companies and consumers. Because of this, many countries have decided to ride this wave of… Read More

P2P Lender Amartha Receives Regulatory Approval from Indonesian Financial Services Authority

Jakarta based Amartha (PT Amartha Micro Fintek) a peer to peer lending platform launched in 2010, is now officially registered with the Directorate of Institutional and Product IKNB (Financial Industry Non Bank) Financial Services Authority ( FSA). Amartha said the approval by the financial regulators… 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

Brief: Sweden FSA Approves FundedByMe’s Loan Making Process

This week, Swedish crowdfunding platform, FundedByMe, announced it has received approval from the FSA for its loan making process. FundedByMe revealed: “In light of the material FSA has received, in the request, judges FSA to FundedByMe Crowdfunding Sweden Aktiebolag [does not] need to take any… Read More

Indonesian FSA and MCI Collaborating on New Fintech Regulations

Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (FSA), which regulates the banking and non-banking sector, is working with the Ministry of Communications and Information to bring out regulations governing online startup companies offering financial services, popularly referred to as fintech, reported DealStreetAsia. Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s largest economy (US$890B).  The new regulation will… Read More

Brief: Megan Butler is New FCA Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale & Specialists

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that Megan Butler will be joining the FC to take the role of Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialists. Megan is currently Executive Director of International Banks Directorate at the PRA. Megan starts on the 1 September and… Read More

Abundance Co-Founder & UKCFA Director Bruce Davis Spotlights Democratic Finance, ISAs & Crowdfunding in the UK

The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey deadline has been extended until 6 January 2015. In late November  The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. As readers may know, this is the largest… Read More

UC Berkeley’s Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership estimates size of crowdfunding market to be at least $3.98B

Fung Institute Estimate includes both Debt and Equity Crowdfunding for the US Market Crowdfund investing will go live later in 2013. With the release of the proposed crowdfunding rules, a wave of small business and startup financing is expected to sweep the nation. In a… Read More

Investors warned about Dragon’s Den-style crowdfunding ventures

Budding investors have been warned to be on their guard against Dragon’s Den-style ‘crowdfunding’ ventures. Experts fear that thousands of people could be left “high and dry” unless tighter controls on the practice are put in place. Crowdfunding appeals to amateur investors because it gives… Read More

Britain’s FSA’s ‘softening stance’ towards crowdfunding platforms good news

Earlier this month Crowdcube became the first equity crowdfunding platform to gain regulatory approval from the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Crowdcube is a forum that allows businesses to advertise projects they are seeking financial support for and, in return, give investors a share in the… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Site Crowdcube Authorised by British FSA

UK based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has finally become authorised and regulated by the British Financial Services Association (FSA).  The original application for authorization was submitted in 2011. This event makes Crowdcube the first authorized crowdfunding platform to allow investors to become direct shareholders in UK… Read More

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