According to Nikkei Asian Review, in 2019, the US company Coinbase plans to enter the Japanese market. This opinion was expressed by the head of the legal Department Mike Lempres.
Currently, Coinbase is negotiating with the FSA (financial services Agency of Japan) about the licensing of their activities. Himself Mike Lempres describes the negotiation process as good:
“We promised to bring the matter to the end. It certainly will happen in 2019”.
The financial services Agency of Japan is very serious about security issues in the field of the crypto industry. Especially after the hacking of the exchange Zaif. And it is in the interests Coinbase.
In addition, Mike Lempres added that Japan needs a reliable service provider in the field of cryptocurrency, and this place is Coinbase ready to take.