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About bitFlyer

bitFlyer is a Japan-based crypto-asset exchange and marketplace dedicated to providing its customers with convenient ways to buy, sell, and spend Bitcoins. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

bitFlyer Headquarter Location

Midtown · Tower 8F Akasaka 9-7-1, Minato-ku

Tokyo, 107-6208,



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bitFlyer's Products & Differentiation

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  • bitFlyer Lightning

    It provides exchange services for crypto assets. It also provides trading tools for professionals.


    It has the largest bitcoin trading volume in Japan. 

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bitFlyer Patents

bitFlyer has filed 13 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Blockchains
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Alternative currencies
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Latest bitFlyer News

Japan crypto exchange bitFlyer to be sold to Singapore-based investment fund

Apr 4, 2022

After Japan legally defined cryptocurrencies in 2017, a bubble emerged in the digital assets and operators raked in large profits. But in January 2018, Tokyo-based Coincheck fell victim to one of the largest hacks in cryptocurrency history and came under the control of Monex Group, a major internet-based securities company. Since then, a number of operators are exiting the crypto exchange business due to rising legal compliance costs and other factors caused by tighter regulations. The trend is likely to accelerate. Coincheck has 1.53 million accounts with verified identities, and bitFlyer is thought to have about the same number. A group of bitFlyer Holdings shareholders, including venture capital investors, led the sale negotiations. The Tokyo Stock Exchange does not accept initial public offerings for cryptocurrency exchanges. Since an overseas listing would take some time to execute, the group decided to sell shares to an investment fund to recoup their investments quickly. Yuzo Kano, bitFlyer founder and CEO, owns an approximately 40% stake and has been negotiating a sale on his own. Talks to sell the company with Huobi Group, which operates crypto exchanges throughout Asia, and with Mercari, Japan’s version of eBay, have failed to come to terms. Kano has reportedly insisted that the value of the exchange be set at just over JPY 100 billion. The coalition of shareholders negotiated the sale to ACA independently with backing from Minefumi Komiyama, bitFlyer’s co-founder, who holds approximately 13% of the company. Sekisui House, which has a 13% stake, is also expected to participate, indicating that a total stake of just over 50% will be sold. It is still possible that Kano will join the sale. Quick, a Nikkei Group company, is an investor in bitFlyer. This article first appeared on  Nikkei Asia . It has been republished here as part of 36Kr’s ongoing  partnership with Nikkei . Share

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  • When was bitFlyer founded?

    bitFlyer was founded in 2014.

  • Where is bitFlyer's headquarters?

    bitFlyer's headquarters is located at Midtown · Tower 8F, Tokyo.

  • What is bitFlyer's latest funding round?

    bitFlyer's latest funding round is Acq - Fin.

  • How much did bitFlyer raise?

    bitFlyer raised a total of $35.66M.

  • Who are the investors of bitFlyer?

    Investors of bitFlyer include ACA Investments, Dai-ichi Life Insurance, Sumitomo Corporation, Mizuho Financial Group, Venture Labo and 11 more.

  • Who are bitFlyer's competitors?

    Competitors of bitFlyer include Coincheck and 8 more.

  • What products does bitFlyer offer?

    bitFlyer's products include bitFlyer Lightning and 1 more.

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