Blog: Japan’s Financial Regulator: Local Impact From FTX Collapse ‘Minimal’ –

Aiming to determine Japan’s exposure to FTX, the country’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has reportedly asked local cryptocurrency exchanges if the collapse of FTX and its affiliated companies has affected their businesses.

The financial regulator has found “minimal impact” upon the local exchanges, Bloomberg reported Wednesday (Nov. 16), citing an unnamed official.

The report comes a day after a Japanese official said during a press conference that FTX Japan, a local subsidiary of FTX Trading, is among the 130 companies that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States.

“The FSA is closely monitoring the impact of filing for Chapter 11 and the response of FTX Japan Inc.,” Shunichi Suzuki, minister of finance and minister of state for financial services, said during the Tuesday (Nov. 15) press conference. “In any case, the FSA believes that the protection of assets of users of FTX Japan Inc. is well implemented as follows.”

Suzuki added that Japanese law requires business operators to keep users’ assets separate from their own, that a local finance bureau took action to require FTX Japan to preserve customers’ assets, and that the company has said publicly that it has preserved customers’ assets.

Looking at the impact of the FTX bankruptcy on the financial markets in general, Suzuki said during the press conference that the impact on markets outside of the crypto markets has been limited and the FSA doesn’t see a need for other immediate action.

“However, we are not prejudging the impact of this incident and continue to closely monitor the situation with a sense of tension,” Suzuki said.

As PYMNTS reported Wednesday, crypto industry actors are rushing to distance themselves — and their business fundamentals — from the rug-pull implosion of FTX.

The blink-of-an-eye tumble of FTX and the corresponding plunge of its FTT token to near-zero has affected up to 1 million of the exchange’s customers.

For all PYMNTS crypto coverage, subscribe to the daily Crypto Newsletter.

How Consumers Pay Online With Stored Credentials
Convenience drives some consumers to store their payment credentials with merchants, while security concerns give other customers pause. For “How We Pay Digitally: Stored Credentials Edition,” a collaboration with Amazon Web Services, PYMNTS surveyed 2,102 U.S. consumers to analyze consumers’ dilemma and reveal how merchants can win over holdouts.

Sign up for our daily newsletter.

We’re always on the lookout for opportunities to partner with innovators and disruptors.

Learn More

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s