Japan’s financial regulator is reportedly looking to close a loophole that lets unregistered investment firms solicit funds in cryptocurrencies.
The new commissioner of Japan's top financial regulator has spoken of the need for balance when regulating the country's cryptocurrency industry.
Japan's financial regulator is reportedly mulling the creation of a regulatory framework for firms raising funds through initial coin offerings.
Finance regulators in South Korea are reportedly looking to cooperate with authorities in China and Japan on new rules for cryptocurrency trading.
Japan’s national legislature approved a bill on Wednesday to regulate domestic digital currency exchanges.
Japan's financial regulators are reportedly moving closer to creating a system for registering and overseeing domestic virtual currency exchanges.
Ruling party, the LDP, has ruled out regulation for now, but a final decision is yet to be made.
Japanese regulators responded to the escalating situation at Mt. Gox by calling for international cooperation on the matter.
Japan is lowering the limits for cryptocurrency margin trading from next year, and will also mandate registration of platforms offering the service.
Reported suspicious crypto transactions soared in the first 10 months of 2018, but fiat is still vastly more popular in money laundering.