Major cryptocurrencies exchange FTX recently posted a notification reporting that it will not accept registrations from residents of Japan.
The message was confirmed on the FTX’s posting on its Japanese website. The company has not confirmed the situation regarding accounts of existing users at the time of writing (Sept.21 02:15 UTC).
The Financial Services Agency of Japan has released a list of “names of companies engaged in the financial instruments business without registration”, and warns the crypto exchanges to disallow registration of residents of Japan if the exchange does not have relevant licenses.
Apart from Japan, FTX also does not provide services to personal accounts of current residents of the United States of America, Cuba, Crimea and Sevastopol, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, North Korea, or Antigua and Barbuda.
FTX also does not accept registrations from Ontario and non-professional investors from Hong Kong.