Crypto exchange Liquid attains Japanese derivatives license

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Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Liquid has announced that its subsidiary firm, Quoine Corporation, has acquired a Type I Financial Instruments Business license under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act from the Japanese regulatory authorities.

The approval will allow Liquid to commence derivatives trading on its platform and offer investment opportunities to both retail and institutional clients, although a specific launch date was not disclosed.

Founded in 2014, Liquid is one of the world’s largest crypto-fiat exchanges with in excess of 800,000 customers and a reported highest daily trade volume of $1.1 billion across 2021. The platform operates under Japan’s Payment Services Act via Quoine Corporation and has also applied for a license with the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

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