Japan's government and financial regulator have laid out the penalties crypto exchanges could face if they fail to comply with sanctions imposed on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.
- The Financial Services Agency and Ministry of Finance announced the penalties in a joint statement Monday, according to a report by Forkast.
- Crypto exchanges making unauthorized payments to sanctioned individuals could be fined as much as 1 million yen ($8,500), with executives facing up to three years in prison.
- The financial regulator also requires exchanges to report any suspected instances of such transfers.
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