The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association welcomed five more crypto exchanges according to an official announcement from the association that reached our blockchain news today.
The virtual currency exchange association is a regulatory body that was self-formed back in April 2018 by 16 registered crypto exchanges that wanted to create standards for all the industry investors. The financial regulator of Japan granted a self-regulatory status to the Japanese virtual currency association in October and will help in overseeing the entire crypto sector.
The self-regulatory body was formed after in January 2018 one of the biggest hack attacks in crypto history happened to the crypto exchange Coincheck where about $534 million were wiped out off the exchange. The JVCEA released regulatory guidelines in June where they also proposed the ban on insider trading and the prohibition against trading of coins that are privacy-oriented.
The new addition of the JVCEA are Lastroots Inc., Coincheck, LVC Corporation, Coinage Corporation, and Everyone’s Bitcoin.
All of the five companies belong to the Type 2 members classification which is a classification meaning that the businesses are in the process of applying for trader registration as virtual traders. The JVCEA will currently recruit Type 2 members but will also allow for companies to handle virtual currency services very soon.
As mentioned, Coincheck is now a member of the association and the exchange even announced that it is considering providing a margin trading limit. The exchange also got approval for a crypto exchange operating license however its new operator Monex did not confirm the announcement.
Crypto Exchanges In Bulgaria Are Investigated: Government Asks For 10% On Profits
Accounts Of The First Digital Bank In India Closed After Involving In Crypto-Related Activity
“I've been a user of DBS' Digibank for a year. Although I regularly used Kotak Mahindra Bank for my cryptocurrency transactions, I used Digibank only 7 times throughout the year. On January 14th, I received multiple messages from my twitter [sic] followers regarding an account closure notice by Digibank. I checked my mailbox and found the mail myself.”However, Digibank stated:
“Reserve Bank of India through their public notices have warned/advised the public regarding risks associated with virtual currencies. We reiterated the same vide our emails dated 4th May 2018 and 2nd Aug 2019, cautioning our account holders [against] the risks associated [...] and that DBS accounts and debit cards should not be used for their purchase or any kind of dealings.”Many other users responded to the allegations that not only Digibank but many other banks are doing the same as well.
BitMex Pulls The Plug On Trading Accounts In Quebec And The US
‘’The development comes at the same time as the Hong Kong-based company notifying users in North Korea, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Sudan and Sevastopol in the Crimea since the fourth quarter of 2018 against holding positions or trading on BitMEX, as these are restricted jurisdictions.’’It seems like BitMex only wants to cover its back and provide protection for their users against regulatory crackdowns. However, the exchange decided to pull the plug on the trading accounts after the Canadian regulatory body has announced the BitMex is operating illegally in Canada:
‘’BitMEX is not registered with the AMF and is therefore not authorized to have activities in the province of Quebec. We informed this company that its activities were illegal.’’There is still no explanation why the exchange decided to shut down the trading accounts in the US. Many believe that the exchange does so because of the same strict crypto regulations. We are still expecting a comment from BitMex since it seems like there is almost a billion dollars worth of crypto still on the platform.
The Revenue Agency Of Bulgaria Will Investigate Crypto-Selling Companies
Join us on Facebook
- Russia Is Not Planning To Buy $10 Billion In Bitcoin
- Huobi Re-Launched As Fully Licensed Platform In Japan
- $1 Billion In Transactions Reported For 2018 By BitPay
- Third Audit Attestation Of USDC Stablecoin Reserves Released By Circle
- 21-Year Old Accused Of Stealing More Than $24 Million Worth Of Crypto
UPCOMING EVENTS RECOMMEND BY DC FORECASTS
Altcoin News5 days ago
Bitcoin Hovers Near $3,700 As Top Altcoins Record A Mix Of Reds And Greens
Ethereum News3 days ago
Coinbase And Kraken Officially Supporting ETH’s Constantinople Hard Fork
Ethereum News5 days ago
$100,000 Reportedly Returned From Ethereum Classic 51% Attacker
Altcoin News5 days ago
Bitcoin Drops Below $3,600 As $5 Billion Get Wiped Out Of The Crypto Market
Altcoin News4 days ago
Major Swiss Bank Launches A Crypto Custody Solution Targeting Banks & Asset Managers
Bitcoin Scams3 days ago
New Torrent Malware Posing As Movie File Can Replace BTC & ETH Addresses: Researcher
Blockchain News5 days ago
Washington’s Douglas County Wants To Build A Blockchain Innovation Campus
Bitcoin News4 days ago
American Businessman Still Missing After $950,000 In BTC Ransom Paid