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Crypto News From Japan: Sept. 2–8

Japan, one of the most important markets for cryptocurrencies, has seen a number of important developments over the past week. Japan, one of the leading markets for cryptocurrencies, has seen a series of important developments for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries this week. The country’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has licensed crypto-related […]

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Japan to Check Money Laundering Policies of Crypto Exchanges Ahead of FATF Inspection

Japan’s FSA will reportedly review the anti-money laundering policies of various crypto exchanges ahead of an inspection by international regulators. Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is reportedly cracking down on crypto exchanges that offer anonymous transactions or have weak identity verification practices in preparation for inspection by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) this fall. […]

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Japanese Financial Regulator Receives 190 Cryptocurrency Exchange License Applications

The Japanese Financial Services Agency has received 190 cryptocurrency exchange license applications. The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) received 190 cryptocurrency exchange license applications, an unnamed FSA staff member told Cointelegraph Japan on Dec. 28. The FSA has given the local crypto industry self-regulatory status, certifying the Japanese Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) to oversee […]