11 Japanese exchanges received FSA approval

Eleven Japanese cryptoexchanges received greenlight from Financial Services Agency of Japan
29 September 2017   1010

Eleven cryptocurrencies exchange from Japan received approval from Financial Services Agency of Japan.

Chinese crypto related twitter account cnLedger also provided a source document.

Among the exchanges, that received approval are bitFlyer, BitBank, Zaif and Quoine. The last one is celebrating this event with "Zero trading fee".

Despite the fact that the company is registered in Singapore, the Quoine Exchange is very popular among Japanese users who prefer to trade bitcoin in tandem with the yen. In addition to Singapore and Japan, Quoine also has a unit in Vietnam.

Vinnik Extradtion to France to be Supported by SCoG

Alexander is holding the hunger strike for 24 days and lost around 9 kilos
19 December 2018   22

Following the trial court of the city of Thessaloniki, the Greek Areopagus decided to extradite Alexander Vinnik, suspected of laundering $ 4 billion through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, to France. Thus, the appeal of Russian lawyers was rejected, reports TASS referring to the chairman of the court Angelique Aliferopoul.

After the announcement of the verdict, Alexander Vinnik declared that he would continue the hunger strike against the arbitrary rule of the Greek authorities, which began in mid-November.

I have been starving for 24 days. Yesterday I was weighed; according to the documents, I lost 8 kg. But they did not immediately begin to weigh me, only on the third day. So I lost 9 kg. If I'll be extradited to Moscow, I will stop starving.

Alexander Vinnik


Alexander Vinnik was detained in Greece at the request of the American authorities on July 25, 2017. In June 2018, Vinnik was arrested in absentia in Russia on charges of cyber fraud on a large scale.

At the moment, there have been several court decisions on the extradition of Vinnik - at the request of the United States, at the request of France and two decisions at the request of Russia. The final decision on the case will take the Minister of Justice of Greece.