According to a Nov. 21 report from Japan-based news outlet NHK, FTX Japan has been making preparations to resume withdrawals. Japan’s Financial Services Agency, or FSA, requested the exchange suspend business orders on Nov. 10 prior to FTX Group declaring bankruptcy in the United States for more than 130 associated companies, including FTX Japan Holdings, FTX Japan, and FTX Japan Services.
On Nov. 11, the FSA announced that it had taken administrative actions against FTX Japan amid reports its parent company was “facing credit uncertainties.” The orders required FTX Japan to suspend over-the-counter derivatives transactions and related margins as well as new deposits from users from Nov. 10 to Dec. 9 unless directed otherwise by the financial regulator. FTX Japan should have also submitted a plan by Nov. 16 on how the exchange intended to protect investors and provide transparency on the ongoing situation.
(by Turner Wright)