Japan’s FSA defines policy on cryptocurrencies and ICOs

The Japanese Financial Services Agency announced a document clarifying its financial administrative policies on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offering
20 November 2017   849

FSA has recently published 41-page document on financial policy. There is the unit on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

First topic of discussion was providing protection of crypto-exchanges. As cryptocurrencies utilizing Blockchain technology, “which was not seen before,” agency claimed that both business and system management required.

The agency decided to “look at the trends in the currency market” and ensure that each operation took place at exchanges. FSA also pays its attention to the balance between the promotion of innovation and the protection of users, noted that it is necessary to monitor whether the system is in place, they will respond to changes in the environment surrounding the virtual currencies for protecting users, such as verifying appropriate explanation or information provision for users is in place.

FSA tries to provide high-level security to users “through safe and stable system operation and fraud prevention.” It will be provided by verifying whether risk management has already been installed at crypto-exchange.

The Agency also will struggle against such crime acts like money laundering.

 

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Civic to Buy Identity.com Domain

The domain will become a blockchain platform for the exchange of user data
19 July 2018   137

American startup Civic has acquired the domain name identity.com. According to Vinny Lingham, CEO of the company, the domain will become a blockchain platform for the exchange of user data. This is reported by CoinDesk.

The identity.com platform will be a decentralized ecosystem. Thus, companies that own data will request the user's consent to the issuance of information. Blockchain will allow verifying the authenticity of the user's permission. After that, the company will be able to provide information to the data buyer.

Calculation on the platform will be performed in Civic (CVC) tokens. And thanks to smart contracts, payment will occur after the requesting company receives relevant information.

Previously, the domain was a portal for Internet real estate and belonged to the Inflection. Civic bought the domain name after Inflection stopped operating in this area of ​​business.

Vinny Lingham does not disclose the details of the negotiations and the amount of the deal. Nevertheless, he stated that he always considered the identity.com domain an ideal address for the promotion of his blocking project.

According to CEO Civic, this purchase is an important step not only for the company, but also for the development of the Web 3.0 concept.