The Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) for the first time published official statistics on cryptocurrency trading. Judging by the data collected on 17 trading floors, as of March 31, at least 3.5 million people in the country are engaged in digital assets trading. This is reported by Coindesk.
Among them, traders under 30 years old make up 28%, up to 40 years 34%, and up to 50 years - 22%, respectively. It is noted that the publication of this data was the next step of the FSA on the way to increasing the transparency of the local crypto exchange industry after the of more than half a billion dollars stolen from the Coincheck exchange.
In addition, according to the regulator, as of the end of March, 142 thousand people in the country are investing in crypto-margin positions and futures.
It is noteworthy that the annual trading volume directly by bitcoin increased from $ 22 000 000on March 31, 2014 to $ 97 000 000 000 in 2017. At the same time, trading in margin, credit and futures positions on bitcoin increased from $ 2 000 000 in 2014 to $ 543 000 000 000 only in 2017.