Japan Financial Services Agency (FSA) flagged crypto derivatives exchange Bybit for operating without the necessary registration, according to The Block.

  • FSA said it found Bybit granting Japanese investors access to its platform even without the approval to do so.
  • Crypto derivatives exchange Deribit has established a mechanism that prohibits Japanese residents from investing in its platform by blocking their IP addresses.
  • Such warning is the first from the FSA in over three years, when it warned Binance over unregistered operations in March 2018.
  • Binance last year said it would gradually restrict trading functions for Japanese investors, but the exchange is still available at present.
  • Bybit was earlier warned by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, and stopped operations in the country. 
  • Headquartered in Singapore, Bybit is the fourth-largest Bitcoin futures exchange in terms of volumes and open interest.

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