Popular domestic exchanges
This article introduces popular exchanges for people living in Japan. Please note that the exchanges introduced are for reference only and are not recommended or guaranteed by Bitcasino. We strongly encourage you to do your own research before making any financial decisions.
- bitFlyer: a major domestic exchange established in 2014. You may have heard about it on TV commercials featuring the host Hitoshi Matsumoto, among others. bitFlyer is considered the largest exchange in Japan and among the world's top 10 virtual currency exchanges. (See: Top Cryptocurrency Exchanges Ranked By Volume | CoinMarketCap)
- GMO Coin: established in 2016, this is a virtual currency exchange belonging to the GMO Internet Group. Their app can also display multi-functional charts and has high operability.
- bitbank: it may not be as well known as the major exchanges, but it has a solid image without large-scale advertising or flashy campaigns. The platform offers high standards of security.
- DMM Bitcoin: popular due to no account administration and no fees, withdrawal or otherwise. Additionally, BitMatch matches and exchanges orders between users. LINE support is available 365 days a year, offering a full range of customer support.
- Rakuten Wallet: operated by Rakuten Wallet Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Rakuten Group. It is attractive for Rakuten users due to the possibility of exchanging Rakuten points for virtual currency.
- CoinCheck: part of the Monex Group, started in 2014. The CoinCheck app has the most downloads among domestic virtual currency exchange apps. You can start trading in as little as one day.
- Bitpoint: It is an exchange platform that has gained support from users due to zero fees for physical transactions. Thus, there are very low to no costs for starters, and it has a beginner-friendly exchange.