Rakutan to launch crypto trading in June


Rakutan, the Japanese E-Commerce giant, has announced intent to launch it’s own crypto exchange. This exchange will be known as ” Rakutan Wallet” and will launch in June, with registrations opening today, 15th April 2019.

The full press release in English and Japanese can be found below:

Rakuten wallet starts cryptographic asset trading service “Rakuten wallet” from this summer

Rakutan, 29/03/2019

Rakuten Wallet Co., Ltd. (head office: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Tatsuya Yamada, hereinafter referred to as “Rakuten Wallet”), which operates virtual currency exchange business as a consolidated subsidiary of the Rakuten Group, (Virtual currency) We will start trading service “Rakuten Wallet”. We will notify you that we will start accepting applications for opening a new account from Monday, April 15, prior to the service launch.

In this service, we plan to provide a smartphone application so that trading of cryptographic assets (virtual currency) can be performed anywhere. Account opening fee is free, we have introduced an automatic response chat service that employs AI technology, and it is possible to respond to user inquiries anytime.
As a security measure, assets managed by customers are managed in an offline environment called cold storage in principle, so the security is extremely high and services can be used with confidence.

Rakuten Wallet has been registered with the Kanto Finance Bureau on March 25 (Month) as a “virtual currency exchange company” based on the fund settlement law. We will renovate our system and start this service in order to lead the industry and continue to invest in the system by introducing leading-edge technologies.

Going forward, we will aim to further enhance our services so that we can provide trading services that can be used safely and comfortably to our customers.

Rakuten Wallet Co., Ltd.
Rakuten Wallet Co., Ltd. launched a virtual currency exchange service on March 30, 2017. On September 7, 2017, an application for registration of a virtual currency exchange company according to Article 63-3, paragraph 1 of the Fund Settlement Act was submitted to the Kanto Finance Bureau, and on March 25, 2019 the Act on Fund Settlement Completed registration with the Kanto Finance Bureau as a “virtual currency exchange company” based on. The company changed its trade name from “All Bitcoin Co., Ltd.” to “Rakuten Wallet Co., Ltd.” on March 1, 2019, and stopped the current service at the end of March, June 2019 (planned) We start cryptographic asset (virtual currency) transaction service “Rakuten wallet” from.


– 4月15日から新規口座開設の申込受付を開始 –

 楽天グループの連結子会社で仮想通貨交換業を運営する楽天ウォレット株式会社(本社:東京都世田谷区、代表取締役社長:山田 達也、以下「楽天ウォレット」)は、2019年6月(予定)に暗号資産(仮想通貨)取引サービス「楽天ウォレット」を開始いたします。サービス開始に先立ち、4月15日(月)より新規口座開設の申込受付を開始しますので、お知らせいたします。




楽天ウォレット株式会社は、2017年3月30日に仮想通貨交換所のサービスを開始いたしました。2017年9月7日には、資金決済に関する法律第 63 条の3第1項の規定による仮想通貨交換業者の登録申請書を関東財務局へ提出し、2019年3月25日に資金決済に関する法律に基づく「仮想通貨交換業者」として関東財務局への登録を完了いたしました。なお、同社は2019年3月1日に、旧「みんなのビットコイン株式会社」から「楽天ウォレット株式会社」に商号変更しており、現サービスを3月末で停止し、2019年6月(予定)から暗号資産(仮想通貨)取引サービス「楽天ウォレット」を開始いたします。


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