bitFlyer

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bitFlyer
TypePrivate
IndustryCryptocurrency
FoundedJanuary 9, 2014
FounderYuzo Kano
Headquarters
Tokyo
,
Japan
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Kimihiro Mine, Chief Executive Officer
Websitebitflyer.com

bitFlyer is a private company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and founded in 2014. It operates one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges with 2.5 million users[1] and develops other crypto-related technology.

History[edit]

bitFlyer was founded in 2014 by Yuzo Kano, a former derivatives and bonds trader from Goldman Sachs.[2] bitFlyer's cryptocurrency exchange was launched in April 2014, a few months before the once market-dominant bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, went out of business.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Popper, Nathaniel (September 1, 2017). "Bitcoin Bug Bites Japan and South Korea as China Clamps Down". The New York Times. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Williams-Grut, Oscar (January 24, 2018). "Japan's biggest bitcoin exchange saw $150 billion traded in less than 2 months: 'December was certainly an interesting month'". INSIDER. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  3. ^ Alpeyev, Pavel (July 22, 2014). "Ex-Goldman Trader's Bitcoin Exchange to Fill Mt. Gox Void". Bloomberg. Retrieved February 6, 2020.

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