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bitFlyer is a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange. As of June 2018, it was Japan's largest.


bitFyler was founded on January 9, 2014 by Yuzo Kano, a former Goldman Sachs trader.[1][2] They have offices in Tokyo, San Francisco and Luxembourg.[3]

On June 22, 2018 bitFlyer temporarily stopped accepting new customers after they received a business improvement order from Japan's Financial Services Agency.[4][5] On July 2, 2019 bitFlyer announced that they would start accepting new accounts again.[6]. During that period, the entire C-suite of the company was forced out by the FSA.


  1. ^ "Company Summary".
  2. ^ "Ex-Goldman Trader's Bitcoin Exchange to Fill Mt. Gox Void". Bloomberg. July 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "Japan's Bitcoin King Poaches Wall Street Talent for Crypto Empire". Bloomberg. May 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Japan's largest crypto exchange halts new account creation". Financial Times. June 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Japan's Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Suspends New Business". The Wall Street Journal. June 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Virtual currency exchange bit flyer resumes opening new accounts from July 3". CNET Japan (in Japanese). July 2, 2019.

External links[edit]

Official website