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Japan's financial regulator has warned the self-regulatory body representing the crypto industry to get its act together. (mbbirdy/ Getty)
Japan's Self-Regulatory Project in Peril as Financial Regulator Reprimands Crypto Advocacy Group: Report
The JVCEA has received an “extremely stern warning” over delays in anti-money-laundering rules and poor governance.
Japan's financial regulator has warned the self-regulatory body representing the crypto industry to get its act together. (mbbirdy/ Getty)

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Binance Sets Up Fiat-to-Crypto Payments Provider, Lends to FCA-Regulated Custodian
Bifinity supports 50 cryptocurrencies and major payment methods, including Visa and Mastercard.
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Coinbase Global Debuts Initial Public Offering At Nasdaq MarketSite
Coinbase Enters Japanese Market After Completing Registration With Financial Watchdog
The move paves the way for Coinbase to begin offering five major cryptocurrencies including bitcoin and ether.
Coinbase Global Debuts Initial Public Offering At Nasdaq MarketSite

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Japan’s BitFlyer Has a New President – Again
BitFlyer replaced its company president and introduced its first non-Japanese director in its latest management reorganization.
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Former Top Japanese Regulator Joins Crypto Exchange DeCurret as Adviser
Toshihide Endo was commissioner of the Financial Services Agency (FSA) from 2018 to 2020.
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Japan Rallies Behind XRP as Ripple Faces US Litigation
Unlike the U.S., Japan considers XRP to be a cryptocurrency, not a security.
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Japan's FSA Says XRP Not a Security: Report
The regulator's stance contrasts with that of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Why Crypto Exchange OKCoin Jumped Through Hoops to Get Licensed in Japan
While Japan is known for its retail market, crypto exchange OKCoin believes the country’s strict licensing regime will attract institutional investors.
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Japan's Financial Regulator Issues Draft Guidelines for Funds Investing in Crypto
The instructions from the FSA are vague and obvious, but they indicate some movement on the regulatory front.
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110 Crypto Exchanges Are Reportedly Trying to Get Licensed in Japan
In 2019 the Financial Services Agency has approved 3 new exchanges, following a year without any new openings.
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