Buying Cryptocurrency in Japan
Buying bitcoin in Japan is as popular as gambling on pachinko because the country was one of the first to recognize bitcoin as an asset. With the early adoption of crypto comes increased regulatory requirements, the “know your customer” rules could make buying bitcoin in Japan, difficult some times and annoying other times.
This is why buying bitcoin anonymously in Japan has become so popular recently, even with the existing regulated exchanges available across the country, anonymity online is becoming the hottest topic in every country.
We cover the most popular and anonymous options available for Japanese bitcoin buyer’s, as well as the bitcoin gambling options available in Japanese.
Best Crypto Currency Exchanges in Japan
With popular exchanges like Kraken pulling out of Japan recently, along with Bitbank and bitFlyer leaving the JVCEA over regulatory warnings, it may only be a matter of time that Japanese bitcoin buyers continue purchasing from Japanese bitcoin exchanges in the country.
Zaif is still one of the more popular exchanges in Japan. easily one of the safest for buying altcoins like Ethereum and NEM, as well as Bitcoin. The Zaif exchange is one of the few regulated exchanges that has helped grow crypto currencies since 2014 in the country and is used by many.
The other popular bitcoin exchange in Japan, Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange, has already been all of the press in Japan for the last few years as one of the top exchanges. Along with Zaif, the two are considered extremely secure and trusted among the crypto community in Japan.
The best cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan currently are:
Japan Crypto Exchanges Known For Popular in KYC Currencies Large Global Exchange Latin America, Europe, UK Yes USD, EUR, GBP, INR, BTC, ETH, Alts Sign Up
No KYC, Low Trading Fee's Global Under 2 BTC No BTC, ETH, Alts Sign Up
Credit Card / Exchange Everywhere except USA Yes EUR, USD, GBP, INR Sign Up
P2P Trading Global No BTC, ETH, Alts Sign Up
Large Global Exchange Asia Yes All National Currencies, BTC, Alts Sign Up
Credit Card / Exchange America's, Europe, Asia Yes GBP, USD, EUR, BTC, ETH, Alts Sign Up
Decentralized Anonymous Exchange Global No BTC, ETH, Alts Sign Up
Person to Person Trades Global Yes/No BTC, ETH, Alts Sign Up
Anonymous Purchases Global No BTC, ETH, Alts Sign Up
Buying Bitcoin Anonymously in Japan
The anonymous exchanges open to Japanese customers are plentiful, the few most popular can be found below.
Gambling with Bitcoin in Japan
Our Japan Crypto Gambling Guide covers the top bitcoin and altcoin gambling sites available and translated for Japanese gamblers. With the strict regulation of gambling in Japan, much like gambling in China, bitcoin sports betting and casino sites are a great way to gamble without the government being any wiser.