Japanese Exchanges to Form Self-Regulatory Organization

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchanges Association (JVCEA) was formed by 16 crypto exchanges in March
07 August 2018   866

A group of Japanese exchanges has formally applied to the Financial Services Agency (FSA) with a proposal to form a self-regulatory organization, CoinDesk reports.

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchanges Association (JVCEA) was formed by 16 crypto exchanges in March and registered with the FSA in April. Now it intends to obtain the status of a "certified business association in the field of financial accounting". This will allow JVCEA to establish self-regulation rules for the local cryptocurrency industry and develop more stringent standards.

The working version of the statement includes about 100 pages with proposals for regular audits, a ban on trading certain anonymous cryptocurrencies such as Monero and Dash, and others.

Even before that, JVCEA announced that it wants to set limits on the amount of borrowed capital for margin trading in crypto-currencies, thus preventing traders from taking their leverage, which is more than 4 times larger than their own deposit.

These measures are aimed at preventing incidents similar to what happened on the Coincheck exchange, with which more than $ 500 million was stolen in January of this year in the crypto currency.

The group's activities are consistent with the policy of the financial regulator FSA, which after the incident at Coincheck began to closely monitor the activity on local exchanges of cryptocurrencies and issued several resolutions requiring the improvement of certain aspects of their business.

Bitfinex to Unveil Tokinex IEO Platform

Information on first campaign will be available this Thursday, May 23rd
21 May 2019   113

Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange announced the launch of an IEO platform called Tokinex.

The Bitfinex blog reports that information on the first IEO on the new platform will appear already this Thursday, May 23rd. The very same initial exchange offer will take place on June 13.

What it means to be an exchange has evolved to become an entire ecosystem, not just limited to the remit of trading digital assets. We are proud to finally launch Tokinex and bring the opportunity for participation in quality token sales in a fair environment.

Bitfinex Team

To participate in IEO on Tokinex, users of the exchange will have to undergo KYC identification using the Blockpass mobile app. After that, investors will be able to transfer funds from the exchange to the account for the purchase of new coins on the eve of the tokensale.

According to The Block, Bitfinex plans to hold approximately two IEOs per month. In the commentary on the publication's tweet, the representatives of the exchange specified that the new platform would not charge for listing.

Earlier, Bitfinex managed to attract $ 1 billion in private IEO. The LEO token started trading yesterday, May 20.