Earlier on this year, January to be precised, Coincheck was hacked for 58 billion yen (~USD$530 million) worth of cryptocurrency. And since then Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan started
scrutinizing all exchanges operating in the country. The agency also urges industry players to adopt self-regulation standards.
Moreover, following this hack of Coincheck, 16 other cryptocurrency exchanges that have been approved by the Japanese government are now teaming up to form a self-regulatory group. Since Japan currently has no self-regulatory body.
The exchanges announced on Thursday, as reported by Reuters:
Japan’s 16 government-registered cryptocurrency exchanges will set up a self-regulatory body to bolster trust in an industry rocked by a $530 million digital money heist in January.
While neither the name of the new organization nor the date of registration with the FSA has been announced, sources told the news outlet that “the body would be set up this spring.”
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