Japan’s top financial regulator has responded to media reports that it is considering overhauling the way cryptocurrency is regulated in the country. The authority has been under fire for the inadequacy of its crypto exchange registration process after it issued business improvement orders to a number of exchanges it previously approved.
FSA Reportedly Considering New Crypto Law
On Tuesday, June 3, the Sankei Shimbun reported that Japan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), is considering overhauling the way cryptocurrency is regulated in the country. The news outlet claims that the FSA is mulling over switching from using the revised fund settlement law to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA), elaborating: