On June 22nd, 2018, bitFlyer, Inc. (Japan) received business improvement orders from the Japanese Financial Services Agency.
Our management and all employees are united in our understanding of how serious these issues are. In order to maximize our efforts towards building a suitable service and improving on the issues identified, we have voluntarily and temporarily suspended the onboarding of new customers.
We appreciate your understanding.
This order is directed to bitFlyer Inc. (Japan) and not to its USA or European entities, which are regulated in their own geographical jurisdictions.
The newest version of the Bitcoin app by Japan's largest* Bitcoin exchange.
Easily and safely send, receive, buy, trade, and store bitcoin on your phone with bitFlyer Wallet.
* bitFlyer recorded the largest monthly trading volume, virtual currency trading service utilization rate, and virtual currency trading app utilization rate in Japan according to research performed by Macromill (online survey published on the Japanese Bitcoin information site, JPBitcoin.com, in February 2018; "Virtual Currency and Cryptocurrency Trading Service Survey"). bitFlyer had the largest monthly trading volume recorded between April 2016 and January 2018 in Japan (includes spot, net settlement, and futures trading).
◆Bitcoin trading simple enough even for beginners
Quickly make trades from your phone when you have time to kill or need to react to market fluctuations.
◆Make payment requests and send bitcoin easily and with blazing fast speed.
◆Send, receive, and make payments face-to-face and in stores by scanning a QR code.
◆Send bitcoins through LINE, Facebook, email, and other communication tools you use most. Write messages and chat when you send and receive bitcoin.
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The virtual currencies handled by bitFlyer, Inc. are different from the fiat currencies of Japan and other countries. The value of virtual currency is not guaranteed by an established party.
The principal is not guaranteed in the virtual currency exchange transactions. There is the possibility of losses owing to price fluctuations in the virtual currency being transacted, etc. The amount of loss may exceed the amount deposited.
The products and services offered by bitFlyer may incur different fees for each product and service. For more information, please review our Fees list.
Virtual currencies carry inherent risks by their structures. Please read and fully understand our ”Written Explanation as per Articles 16 and 17 of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Virtual Currency Exchange Services”, etc. and make transactions based on your own judgement and at your responsibility.
Registered Virtual Currency Exchange Operator (Registration No. 00003, issued by the Director of the Kanto Local Finance Bureau)