Deregulating Crypto Could Spark More Speculation Says Japan’s FSA

“Deregulating Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies may not necessarily promote technical innovation,” says Japan’s new top financial regulator. Ryozo Himino, the new commissioner of Japan’s Financial Services Agency, says the agency is wary of deregulating private cryptocurrencies. Noting that the COVID-19 pandemic could accelerate the transition to a cashless society, Himono instead emphasized the potential role […]

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Japanese Financial Watchdog Appoints New Commissioner

Ryozo Himino, the International Financial Deputy Counselor at Japan’s financial watchdog, will take over as the agency’s new commissioner. Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has officially announced it will hire Ryozo Himino as its next leader. In a July 20 update to the Financial Services Agency’s executive directory, Himino is now listed as the commissioner […]

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Japan’s Financial Regulator Launches Global Blockchain Governance Initiate

Japan’s Financial Services Agency has launched a Bitcoin Governance Initiate Network to foster the “sustainable development” of the DLT sector. Japan’s financial regulator announced the launch of its global Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN) on March 10. The BGIN intends to foster the “sustainable development of the blockchain community.” The Financial Services Agency Japan (JFSA) […]

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