Although Japan seems to be warming up to cryptocurrency, it can be quite expensive to purchase Bitcoin. Over in China, people are almost getting used to paying a small premium price on top of the market value. But when people in Japan pay a fee of over 7.4% in commission, things look far less appealing all of a sudden.
Buying Bitcoin In Japan is Not Necessarily Cheap
People living in the Eastern part of the globe may have noticed how some things appear to be more expensive to them for some reason. Especially when it comes to buying Bitcoin, things can get quite expensive fast. Although there is nothing wrong with paying a small premium price, anything above 3% raises some questions.
One Reddit user pointed out how his Bitcoin purchase on the bitflyer exchange would be subject to a 7.41% commission fee. It is important to note this would be a purchase made by a non-Japanese resident, making it rather strange as to why they would use bitFlyer in the first place. Then again, these fees are far too high regardless, and it is an issue that needs to be addressed.