Japan’s FSA Denies Rumours About Upcoming Bitcoin ETF Approval
January 14th, 2019

Even though last week a lot of sources were reporting about Japan’s approving Bitcoin ETFs as an alternative to Bitcoin futures, it seems that this will not be the case after all.

Japan’s Financial Watchdog Hints at Its Readiness to Approve Crypto ETFs
January 8th, 2019

After barring crypto derivatives, Japan is currently gauging industry interest in ETFs tracking digital currencies. The Liberal Democratic Party will reportedly submit draft legislation by March 2019.

Japan Mandates Crypto Exchanges Report About Suspected Tax Evaders
December 4th, 2018

The National Tax Agency (NTA) of Japan will ask exchanges to immediately report on suspected customers trying to evade crypto taxes.

Japan’s Financial Services Agency to Bring New ICO Regulations
December 3rd, 2018

The new guidelines mandate local companies to register with the FSA before launching their ICO digital tokens in the market.

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.

SBI Japan Soft-Launches the World’s First Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange
June 4th, 2018

SBI Holdings launches VCTRADE, in-house bank-backed cryptocurrency exchange. Trading will initially only be available for Ripple. 20,000 potential users who pre-registered back in October of last year have already got access to the service.

Bitcoin Price Falls Back Below $9,000 after Japan’s FSA Issued a Warning to Binance
March 23rd, 2018

As per source familiar to the plans of FSA, Binance received the warning as it was expanding its operations in Japan without taking prior approval from the agency.

Coinbase Receives E-Money License in UK for Expansion across Europe
March 14th, 2018

Thanks to the obtained U.K. e-money license San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase now can operate in the EU countries.

Coincheck Starts Refunding Victims of Crypto Hack, Resumes Limited Trading
March 12th, 2018

Coincheck is finally compensating all the victims of the hack as promised earlier. The exchange is also allowing customers withdraw their crypto holdings.