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Lawmaker Behind Japan Crypto Strategy Says Rules Still Too Tight

Masaaki Taira

Masaaki Taira

Photographer: Baris Oral/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The lawmaker considered the brains behind Japan’s crypto policy said officials must do even more to relax rules on the industry, after the country’s regulator decided to make it easier for exchanges to list virtual coins.

“This is still not enough,” Masaaki Taira, who heads the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s web3 project team, said in an interview. “I don’t think we can stop here.”