bitFlyer is the largest virtual currency and blockchain company in Japan, having received investments from SMBC Venture Capital, Mizuho Capital, Dai-ichi Life Insurance, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital, Recruit Strategic Partners, Dentsu Digital Holdings, SBI Investment, GMO VenturePartners, QUICK, and Venture Labo Investment, among others. The company aims to revolutionize the FinTech sector using blockchain technology. bitFlyer’s work includes operation of the bitFlyer integrated virtual currency platform, in-depth blockchain research, and the R&D of our original blockchain miyabi.

January 23rd, 2018

bitFlyer will be the only licensed exchange in the continent that will allow users to trade with Japan.

November 29th, 2017

Tokyo-based bitFlyer, world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, has recently received an approval-nod from the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to start its operations in U.S.

October 2nd, 2017

FSA has declared first cryptocurrency exchanges that are now allowed to operate in the country under the recently adopted regulations.

August 20th, 2017

Foundation of the BitFlyer’s entity in the US marks the first expansion of the leading Japanese exchange into a new, regulation-challenging market.

February 14th, 2017

Japanese banking giants are looking to invest in financial technology startups, as the government is promoting innovation in the competitive fintech market.

January 27th, 2016

The project called ‘Blockchain Angel Fund’ aims at supporting blockchain companies in Japan.

August 13th, 2015

Japanese venture capital firms Dentsu Digital Holdings, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Company Limited and others keep investing: bitFlyer raises $4m in this round.

Funding Overview: Anycoin Direct Raises €500K, Colu Gets $2.5M, BitFlyer Closes its 3rd Fundraising Round with $1.1M
January 28th, 2015

Anycoin Direct gets €500K in funding, while blockchain technology platform Colu and Japan-based BitFlyer raise $2.5M and $1.1M in funding, respectively.