Funds Regulations in Japan

An analysis of disclosure and registration requirements for (tokenized) funds and fund managers and possible exemptions.

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Digital Assets in Japan

Digital assets, primary markets, secondary markets, and key market infrastructure under the new regulations

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Virtual Annual General Meetings in Japan

With the Japanese government declaring the state of emergency shortly before the upcoming AGM season and audit firms not being able to finalize their statements, many companies are wondering how to comply with their obligations under the Companies Act.

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Hot wallets, non-custodian exchanges, and smart solutions

Cryptocurrency regulation in Japan is closely linked to the hack of the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox in 2014 and Coincheck in 2018. As such, it is no surprise that the latest revision of the Payment Services Act (PSA) introduces detailed regulations on the safekeeping of crypto assets stored in hot wallets. The impact of […]

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Stable Coins under Japanese Laws

According to proponents of stable coins, the volatility of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is one of the biggest barriers to mainstream adoption. Stable coins come with the promise to remove these barriers and are therefore praised as the Holy Grail of Crypto. As of the time of writing, stable coins have reached a market capitalization […]

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