Japan Agency Grants Digital Exchange License to Coincheck

Announcements, Regulation | September 18, 2017 By:

Japan-based Coincheck has officially been certified to operate as a compliant digital currency exchange. The Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) has approved the application of Coincheck to obtain a license that allows it to operate in the country.

Coincheck’s registration approval follows the provisions of Article 63-3 of the country’s fund settlement law.


Nebraska Lawyers Advisory Approves Bitcoin Payments

Announcements, Now Accepting, Regulation | September 18, 2017 By:

The Nebraska Lawyers Advisory Committee, an eight-member body that makes conduct decisions for lawyers in Nebraska, has granted approval for attorneys to accept bitcoin payments from their clients.

In an opinion dated September 11, three different questions were presented before the board: whether an attorney can receive cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as payment;


Dubai Issues Public Warning Against ICOs

Announcements, Blockchain, News, Regulation | September 14, 2017 By:

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has issued a warning on initial coin offerings (ICO). The move follows similar warnings issued by global financial regulators, which include agencies from China, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia and the US, among others.

The DFSA warned the public that some types of offerings should be regarded as high-risk investments.