bitcoin regulation japan

Virtual currencies become recognized as asset-like values while all cryptocurrency exchanges need obligatory registration with the Financial Services Agency.

Bitflyer Suspends New Signups After Receiving “Improvement Order” from Japanese FSA
June 22nd, 2018

Japan’s Financial Service Agency has forced one of the biggest Bitcoin exchanges bitFlyer to cease new account registrations due to inadequate AML/KYC requirements.

Japan’s FSA Officially Licenses 11 Bitcoin Exchanges, Including bitFlyer
October 2nd, 2017

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

Japanese Government Passes Bills to Officially Recognize Bitcoin as Similar to Real Money
March 4th, 2016

Virtual currencies become recognized as asset-like values while all cryptocurrency exchanges need obligatory registration with the Financial Services Agency.

Japan’s Financial Services Agency Considers Regulating Bitcoin the Same as Real Money
February 24th, 2016

The Financial Services Agency is planning to register all exchanges and companies dealing with virtual currencies for better control.