190 Companies Intends to Get Jap. Crypto License

Yahoo! Japan, country's second-largest broker, Daiwa Securities Group, Money Forward Inc and other contacted regulator for licenses
28 December 2018   618

Interest in launching cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan is not cooling down - more than 190 companies are currently trying to get approval from the Financial Services Agency (FSA) to operate in this industry.

In a conversation with Bitcoin.com, Japan’s chief financial regulator confirmed the number of applicants awaiting consideration of their appeals. In August, the FSA reported that at that time 160 operators wanted to enter the cryptocurrency market.

The FSA does not disclose information about applicants and the details of appeals, but some of them do it themselves. So, Yahoo! Japan, country's second-largest broker, Daiwa Securities Group and Money Forward Inc contacted regulator for licenses.

Currently, there are 16 licensed cryptocurrency exchange operators in Japan, including the SBI Virtual Currency and GMO Coin. Also, Coincheck, Lastroots and Everybody’s Bitcoin are allowed to serve trades, although they do not officially have a license.

Recently it became known that the popular BitMEX crypto-derivative exchange may become the indirect owner of the licensed Japanese BitOcean platform, which currently does not serve the auction.

Poloniex to Bring Back the Trollbox

According to Poloniex owner, the "most frequent request has been, “BRING BACK THE TROLLBOX”, a general topic chat  
19 June 2019   180

Due to numerous requests from users, the Bitcoin exchange Poloniex activated a general chat, better known as Trollbox.

You’ve been asking for it and we’re excited to tell you IT’S HAPPENING: Trollbox is back! Poloniex’s Trollbox is the original forum for traders to talk all things crypto. Our legendary mods are ready to go, armed as always with the mighty Banhammer to maintain order.

Poloniex Team

From now on, traders can again communicate on a wide range of topics without leaving the stock exchange, and moderators will use the legendary ban-hammers in case of violation of the rules.