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Japan's Financial Services Authority Suspends Two Cryptocurrency Exchanges


Apr 07, 2018 Posted /  538 Views


Japan's Financial Services Authority Suspends Two Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japan's Financial Services Authority Suspends Two Cryptocurrency Exchanges



The Financial Services Authority of Japan has enforced penalties on three digital currency exchanges. Two of them have been requested to suspend tasks. Authorities are not happy with the measures executed to avoid money laundering.

Japan's Financial Regulator as a part of ongoing inspection issued orders to the sanctioned crypto platforms FSHO, Eternal Link, and Lastroots to improve its practices.  As indicated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the penalties have been forced due to unacceptable techniques to forestall money laundering and other system risks.

The Japanese regulator has requested two of the exchanges to suspend their tasks for two months. Reuters reports, Eternal Link should stop exercises from Friday, April 6, 2018 and FSHO was advised to do likewise on April 8, 2018. On the other hand, Lastroots has been ordered to improve its practices.

Digital currency burglary has turned into a noteworthy security issue in Japan, some portion of the growing cybercrime trend. A year ago alone, $6.3 million worth of cryptocurrency was stolen.As of late, Japan's National Police Agency uncovered that no less than 149 crypto-related assaults occurred in 2017,

Authorities of Japan have decided to set up a center devoted to combating cybercrime, including crypto burglary. 500 experts and examiners from various branches of the nation's law authorization offices have joined the unit.



 


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