Japanese Regulator FSA Hears Arguments for not Calling Bitcoin a Virtual Currency

Japanese finance regulator the Financial Services Agency (FSA) no longer wishes to describe Bitcoin (BTC) as a virtual currency, Cointelegraph Japan reported on April 8, quoting minutes of a meeting originally held on March 4. During a plenary session at the 41st General Assembly of the Financial Council and the 29th Financial Division Meeting, Professor Iwashita Goto of the Public…

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Japan and Korea Officially Approve Their Biggest Crypto Exchanges

Japan and Korea Officially Approve Their Biggest Crypto Exchanges

South Korea’s Internet & Security Agency (KISA) has granted an important certification to the country’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb. Meanwhile, in Japan, Coincheck, the country’s largest exchange, is now registered with the Financial Services Agency.  Bithumb Granted ISMS Certification Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has managed to obtain Information Security Management System certification from the country’s KISA. According…

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Japan: FSA Exploring Industry Interest in Cryptocurrency ETF

Bloomberg says anonymous sources have hinted that the FSA is now gauging investors interest in ETFs Authorities may submit legislation approving Bitcoin ETFs as early as March 2019 The approval of a cryptocurrency ETF could significantly boost investor confidence in the Japanese cryptospace After abandoning plans to approve cryptocurrency futures contracts, Japan’s financial watchdog, the…

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