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The Japanese government said late on Tuesday that a bitcoin exchange which allows users to buy and sell cash and bitcoins may be used to provide money for terrorism in Japan. The site, called Jex, had said that it was cooperating with authorities on terrorism-related cases and had been ordered closed by the Finance Ministry.
"In addition to cooperating with authorities for investigation, Jex has received the approval from the police for its operating operations from the government's Financial Enforcement Agency," the site said in a statemenatyasastra.comnt after the arrests of the company's staff, including the site's CEO.
The site, located in Tokyo's Gion, had already received a police request for information regarding possible terrorism activity through a criminal investigation into a bank account belonging to a woman allegedly involved in terrorist financing, and for evidence suggesting connections to terrorist groups.
Jex has not confirmed the reported plans. But in a statement, the site said it is cooperating with authorities for the investigation in relation to the case, adding that the site "encourages members to share information, and to report information and tips."
Earlier on Tuesday, the Japanese government said a company it had been pursuing for suspected financial terrorism was shut down in connection with the investigation by authorities. The police had also asked the company's employees to produce business cards bearing a security card with a secu더킹카지노rity code as proof of their safety. The site was shut down on Tuesday night, and no firm has issued any comments on the matter, a government spokesman said.
Authorities arrested seven people linked to the website in addition to the company owner.
The site's founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, who went by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, previously helped to organize what is known as the "Dark Bitcoin" excnatyasastra.comhange in 2008 that let people purchase and sell bitcoin, but its operations ended after users began refusing to give it money as payment.
The company was not found to be operating in Japan in 2007, but authorities began looking into the exchange as of September 2013, according to data compiled by the Japanese privacy watchdog.
The authorities arrested several Japanese nationals and investigators seized computers on Tuesday that allegedly were used to send money to the site. At least one of those arrested was an employee of the company, which operated out of a home in the coastal city of Oita, authorities said.