Japan Could Abandon Token Screening Rules, Report Says

June 8, 2022 0 Comments

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The Japan Virtual and
Crypto Assets Exchange Association (JVCEA) is in talks to decide whether to jettison
its current cryptocurrency token screening procedures, Bloomberg reports. 


JVCEA currently requires
local cryptocurrency exchanges that want to list new tokens to undergo a
screening process. 


However, this could
change soon, private sources told the outlet.


According to the
sources, JVCEA could begin to focus instead on policing cryptocurrencies and
tokens after they are listed. 


However, this new
approach will not apply to initial coin offerings, the sources further told the


The self-regulatory body
is looking to make a definite decision with regards to the change before the end of 2022, the anonymous sources also said.


However, a source within
Japan’s Financial Service Agency told the outlet that it was not clear whether the financial industry watchdog will approve JVCEA’s recommendations.


The new development
comes after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s administration expressed
dissatisfaction with the current system of listing digital assets in the country. 


Kishida last month
criticized JVCEA for taking too long in its pre-screening procedures. 


The news also comes on the heels of Japan’s recent passage into
law a bill that defines
stablecoins as digital money and sought to entrench investor protection. 


Crypto Regulation in


In March, Japan
announced that it was introducing a green list of cryptocurrencies that could
be listed in a-go on exchange.

The goal was to simplify the process of listing new
cryptocurrencies on exchanges in the country.


Also, Huobi, one of
Japan’s most popular cryptocurrency exchanges and part of the Huobi Group, last
month disclosed that Japanese will be able to start
trading Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision
(BSV) this month. 


With the move, BSV, the native cryptocurrency of Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) will
become the 15th cryptocurrency on Huobi Japan.


In 2021, Japan’s
Financial Services Agency (FSA) established a
new unit to oversee digital
currency regulatory frameworks.


Citing three anonymous
officials, Reuters had reported at the time that the move followed the
country’s concern over the influence of private money on the existing financial


Japan has
always been a progressive country when it comes to crypto adoption and


Some of the earliest
cryptocurrency exchanges were established in the East Asian country and have
led the market in Bitcoin trading for many years.


However, crypto
regulations in the country underwent a major overhaul in 2019 after a massive
attack on the country’s leading crypto exchange, Coincheck, which resulted in
the theft of more than $500 million worth of digital currencies.

This article was written by Solomon Oladipupo at www.financemagnates.com.

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