Japan’s Coincheck Crypto Exchange Reduces Leverage by 20%
The platform will reduce leverage from 5x to 4x in its latest overhaul, which is scheduled for the end of October.
In a blog post on Aug. 30, officials said they were reducing the size of leverage available for margin traders from five times to four times.
Coincheck plans Oct. 31 changes
The move has come in direct response to best practices put forward by the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association — or JVCEA — the dedicated self-regulatory body for the Japanese exchange industry.
The changes should take effect from Oct. 31, the blog post says, Coincheck urging traders to cancel any scheduled margin calls and take certain precautions.
Exchange metamorphosis continues
Similar in essence to initial coin offerings —or ICOs — an IEO facilitates sales of crowdsale tokens directly by an exchange without the need for a middleman.
On Thursday, meanwhile, Japan’s financial regulator said it was considering expanding on existing exchange monitoring policies. The plans were reported by local cryptocurrency news outlet, Crypto Watch.