Japan Gives a Green Signal for Self Regulation of Crypto Industry
The Japanese Financial Regulatory body the FSA (Financial Services Agency) has given a green signal for the Crypto industry to self-regulate.
FSA on Wednesday officially approved the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA), an organization comprised of 16 domestic exchanges by declaring them as an “Association of Certified Fund Settlement Business Operators.”
By passing this approval JVCEA will now be able to create specific guidelines for all domestic exchanges to enforce KYC/AML and insider trading laws. The organization was formed earlier this year after the $530 Million CoinCheck hack.
Reuters Japan quotes an unnamed source from FSA saying:
“It’s a very fast-moving industry. It’s better for experts to make rules in a timely manner than bureaucrats do,”
The JVCEA had previously drafted 100-page self-regulatory rules which included restrictions of privacy coins like Monero and Dash, a complete ban on insider trading and a 4 to 1 limit on margin trading.
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