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  • Finance
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Asset Management and Asset Utilisation

Company Introduction

Bitcoin, changing the world with blockchain

A startup established in 2014 by Mr. Kano, who has been working in the financial industry for many years after Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas. The main business is the development and operation of bitFlyer virtual currency exchange. As of October 2017, the company has raised more than 4 billion yen and is one of the major cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan. We deal with relatively stable and highly recognizable currencies such as bitcoin and Ethereum. According to the company's research, it is the largest bitcoin and blockchain company in Japan in terms of monthly trading volume, number of users and capital. bitFlyer is one of the most historic cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan, and as mentioned above, there are already many users and trades, so it has a high creditworthiness among the many exchanges. The company has strong strengths in blockchain technology, and the next-generation blockchain-based database “miyabi” records 2000 CEKAI fastest transactions per secondis. A new system was launched in October 2018. Established bitFlyer Holdings, a holding company. To strengthen corporate governance and enforce compliance systems by separating business execution and supervision functions and clarifying responsibilities and obligations for each function.


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Finance Information

Information of Estimated Market Capitalization

How to calculate Market Capitalization

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Estimated Market Capitalization Registered date of Registration Certification
27,181M Yen 2019.06.25

Funding Rounds and Amounts

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Total Funding Amount
3,865M Yen
Funding Date Money Raised Lead Investor Investor Remarks
13.02.17 200M Yen - Mizuho Financial Group / THE DAI-ICHI LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Group
25.04.16 3,000M Yen - SBI Investment / Venture Labo Investment
12.08.15 510M Yen - QUICK / Venture Labo Investment / MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE Venture Capital / Mitsubishi UFJ Capital / Dentsu Innovation Partners Procurement from other investors
28.01.15 130M Yen - Bitcoin Opportunity / GMO Venture Partners / Recruit Strategic Partners
17.10.14 25M Yen - Bitcoin Opportunity
01.02.14 -M Yen - Kimura Shinji Funding Amount Not Published
- -M Yen - East Ventures Funding Amount Unpubliced/Date Unknown
- -M Yen - incubate Fund Funding Date, Funding Amount Not Published

Financial Closing Information

Fiscal Year End Accounting Method Settlement Method Sales Operating Income Ordinary Income Retained Earnings Net Income
31.12.18 JapaneseStandard Independent 14,085M Yen 5,335M Yen 4,894M Yen 11,795M Yen 2,146M Yen

Stock Market Information

Listing Date Stock Market PER Market Capitalization
- Private Company (Subsidiary) - -M Yen

Board Members

Hirako Yoshio


April 1994 Sanwa Bank Co., Ltd. (currently MUFG Bank Co., Ltd.) November 2004 Live Door Co., Ltd. February 2005 Executive Officer 2006 JanuaryExecutive Officer of THE SAIKYO BANK CORPORATION July Aeon Comprehensive Financial Reserve Co., Ltd. 2007/10.Executive Officer Apr. 2011 Director and Executive Executive Officer of AEON Community Bank Co., Ltd.November, Aeon Credit Service Co., Ltd., Apr. 2013 Director and Executive Officer of Asuka Holdings Co., Ltd.Dec. 2014 PT Bank Mutiara Tbk (currently PT Bank JTrust Indonesia) ManagingDirector October 2016 Money Design, Inc. April 2017, CEO, MJS Finance & Technology Co., Ltd. January 2019The same director, the same January, bitFlyer Co., Ltd.

Takimoto Norio


April 1988 NOMURA SECURITIES Co., Ltd. Arm, Inc. July 1995 Roland Berger and PartnerJapan (currently Roland Berger Co., Ltd.) August 2000, Director, Arm Co., Ltd. April 2004, Executive Operating Officer, MIROKU JYOHO SERVICE CO., LTD.June 2008 Executive Director of the same CFO April 2015 CTO June 2017 Representative Director of BREEZE Co., Ltd. January 2019Director of bitFlyer

Komiyama Takafumi

Executive officer

Seno Tadatoshi

Directors who are members of the Audit and Supervisory Committee

Yamanaka Tadayoshi

Directors who are members of the Audit and Supervisory Committee

Imada Takahide

Executive officer

Onishi Ichiro

Directors who are members of the Audit and Supervisory Committee

Kanemitsu Midori

Executive officer

Kogame Shuntaro

Executive officer

Hamada Hideki

US-based CFO

Andy Bryant

European Office COO

Masuda Rikiya

CFO in Europe

Tom Love

Technical Advisors

Ivars Zukovskis

EU Compliance

Hailey Lennon

U.S. Office Compliance

Yana Afanasieva

European Office Advisor