Japan's FSA approves 11 companies as operators of crypto-currency exchanges

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 29, 2017 3:38 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Financial Services Agency approved 11 companies as operators of crypto-currency exchanges, the financial watchdog said on Friday.

The Japanese government has recognized bitcoin as legal tender in April and required crypto-currency exchange operators to register with the government.

(Reporting by Takahiko Wada, writing by Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Sam Holmes)