Financial regulator of Japan – financial services Agency (FSA) sent the warning, the six largest stock exchanges of the country in which decided immediately to make certain improvements in its operations.
According to a press release published on its website, the FSA is required to conduct a full review of the risk management system is subject to the requirements of anti-money laundering (AML) practices and know-your-customer (KYC). Orders were sent to the following exchanges: bitFlyer, Quoine, BTC Box, Bit Bank, Tech Bureau and Bit Point.
bitFlyer, currently is on the 23th place in the world by trading volume. Representatives of the exchange said they have already begun to implement the recommendations of the FSA, in particular, has closed registration for new users and also began a review of existing data users.
The FSA concluded that in the case of bitFlyer “you have not created an effective management system to ensure reliable operation of the business, as well as the adoption of countermeasures against money laundering and financing of terrorism”.
Representatives of the exchange said they will fulfill all 11 items listed in a and provide a report on the work done by 23 July. Also representatives of the exchange said that:
We apologize to all stakeholders and our customers in connection with this order.
【当社への行政処分に関するお詫びとお知らせ】本日、当社は金融庁より資金決済に関する法律第63条の16に基づく業務改善命令を受けました。今回の業務改善命令により多大なるご心配とご迷惑をおかけしたお客様ならびに全ての関係者の皆様に対し、深くお詫び申し上げます。https://t.co/s8kvdEX0BL— bitFlyer（ビットフライヤー） (@bitFlyer) June 22, 2018
Recall that the FSA has sharply tightened their requirements to cryptocurrency exchanges after the incident with Coincheck, when it was stolen about 530 million dollars in the cryptocurrency.
As a result of further verification about 7 cryptocurrency exchanges have closed, and some others have suspended their work.