Update: the CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao has made a post on Twitter denying that the exchange has “received any mandates” from the Financial Services Agency and describing Nikkei’s report as “irresponsible journalism.”
Nikkei showed irresponsible journalism. We are in constructive dialogs with Japan FSA, and have not received any mandates. It does not make sense for JFSA to tell a newspaper before telling us, while we have an active dialog going on with them.
— CZ (not giving crypto away) (@cz_binance) March 22, 2018
“Quite interesting how #Bitcoin reacts to this, even though Binance is just a s***coin exchange with no fiat on-ram”