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About Coincheck

What is Coincheck?

Coincheck is a cryptocurrency centralized exchange (CEX) with a global community of users, primarily in Japan. The exchange has one of the highest liquidity, trading volume and traffic in Asia. It is registered in Japan, regulated by the Japan Financial Services Agency (FAS), and audited by the Japan Blockchain Association. The Japan-based exchange supports 17 popular high-cap cryptocurrencies. Its primary currency is the Japanese yen, and it also accepts US dollars. Users can deposit fiat currency via bank transfer card, and their digital assets are stored in a cold wallet. In addition, Coincheck offers a variety of products and services, including: OTC (Over-the-Counter), IEO (Initial Exchange Offerings), Coincheck Denki (electronic bill payments via bitcoin), Coincheck Gas (gas payments via bitcoin), Coincheck Survey (answering questionnaires to earn cryptocurrency) and loan services. In addition, the platform also offers a non-homogenized token (NFT) marketplace and a beta pledge service. The platform serves over 1.5 million customers and has both web and mobile app-based trading terminals, as well as a variety of key tools for trading assets in global markets.

Who are the founders of Coincheck?

Coincheck was founded in April 2012 by cryptocurrency enthusiasts Yusuke Otsuka (COO) and Koichiro Wada (CEO/Chief Technology). Yusuke Otsuka graduated from Waseda University with a master's degree in quantum mechanics. Prior to founding Coincheck, Otsuka worked as a user experience designer at Nexway. Koichiro Wada has been writing programs since he was 8 years old and has often won various hackathon competitions. He studied at Tokyo Institute of Technology, founded ResuPress and developed In 2018, the project was acquired by the influential online brokerage firm Monex Group, Inc. As a result, Katsuya Toshihiko took over as the company's representative director, while Oki Matsumoto took on the role of executive board director.

Where is Coincheck located?

The Japanese centralized exchange is based in Tokyo.

Countries that restrict access to Coincheck

US investors are not allowed to use the exchange.

What coins does Coincheck support?

In addition to Bitcoin (BTC), Coincheck also supports a variety of well-known cryptocurrencies such as ETH, ETC, XRP, LTC, XLM, ENJ, SAND, DOT, and more.

What are Coincheck's fees?

The exchange charges a pending order and an order taking transaction fee, depending on the currency, with BTC having a 0% pending order-order taking fee and ETC having a 0.05% pending order fee and a 0.10% order taking fee. The Coincheck marketplace fees range from 0.1% to 5%. With regard to deposits and withdrawals, the withdrawal fee varies for each token, for example, the withdrawal fee for BTC is 0.0005 BTC, and the deposit fee depends on the deposit method and the amount of funds.

Can I trade with leverage or margin on Coincheck?

The exchange does not offer margin trading or leverage.