Japanese Financial Services Authority Approves Self-Regulation for Crypto

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has granted self-regulatory status to the country’s cryptocurrency industry, giving the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) authority to oversee the space, according to a Reuters report. The FSA approval, which was granted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, gives the association the power to regulate the sector, safeguard customer assets,…

Coinbase Just Added Its First Stablecoin

Coinbase is integrating its first stablecoin, joining other top exchanges in what has become a listing race to add Tether’s rising competitors. As detailed in an October 23, 2018, blog post, Coinbase has added support for Circle’s USD Coin (USDC). Starting today, U.S. Coinbase users — with the exception of those in N.Y. state —…