根据报道，在上个月臭名昭著的加密货币交易所Coincheck被黑客攻击之后，有关成立相关自律监管机构的合作谈判开始迅速跟进，而该黑客攻击目前被视为迄今为止最大的加密货币盗窃案。 周四一项针对统一相关自律监管机构的基本协议暗示，bitFlyer首席执行官Yuzo Kano将成为该机构的副主席。
根据经修订的《支付服务法案》，日本加密货币交易所在开展业务前，需在日本金融厅（Financial Services Agency）登记以取得特别许可证。 而新立法对此前在运营的交易所有所例外，Coincheck就是一个值得注意的例子。
Japan’s two primary cryptocurrency industry groups are merging to form a new self-regulatory entity following the recent $530 million hack of Tokyo-based exchange Coincheck.
The unnamed new entity is set to launch April 1, the Nikkei reports, a year to the day after Japan’s revised Payment Services Act – which recognizes bitcoin as a legal method of payment – kicked in. The self-regulatory body will see the unification of the Japan Blockchain Association and the Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association. The former is notably founded around bitFlyer, Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange.
The new entity aims to quickly enforce self-imposed rules surrounding the protection of exchange users’ assets, system downtimes, insider trading and even advertising. Additionally, penalties for breaches will also be considered. All of which sums up to a transparent foray to foster confidence from the public and the conventional financial industry in the cryptocurrency space, particularly in the aftermath of a major hack.
According to the report, talks toward a self-regulatory body were fast-tracked following last month’s infamous hack of cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, now seen as the biggest cryptocurrency theft ever. A basic agreement toward the unified self-regulatory body on Thursday hinted at bitFlyer CEO Yuzo Kano becoming the body’s vice-chairman at launch.
Under the revised Payment Services Act, Japanese exchanges are mandated to register with Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency, to acquire a special license before commencing operations. Exceptions are made for operational exchanges predating the new legislation. Coincheck is a notable example.
The new law also allows registered cryptocurrency exchange operators to form a voluntary self-regulatory body. However, the FSA reportedly refused to allow two separate self-regulatory bodies to operate, thereby leading to the upcoming and newly unified organization.