Japan to establish new regulations for cold wallets of crypto exchanges

3 months ago

As reported by Reuters, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) is going to establish new regulations in relation to the cold wallets for the storage of cryptocurrencies for cryptocurrency exchanges.

According to the report, the financial regulator of Japan is going to need a more strict internal supervision of the cold storage wallets (offline wallets) within the crypto exchanges.

The Financial Services Agency of Japan is going to mark the issues of protecting the security of the cryptocurrencies and other endangers to the country by establishing new regulations since the agency wants to uplift the fintech industry in order to encourage the economical growth.

Even though the cold storage wallets are in offline mode (not connected to the internet) and are considered a lot safer than the online wallets, Japan’s Financial Services Agency is considering the internal thefts within the organization itself. Currently, a lot of cryptocurrency exchanges do not have a procedure of rotating the individual responsible for the cold storage wallets.

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