Japan's Financial Services Agency has granted Coincheck a cryptocurrency exchange license following a major hacking incident earlier this year, The Nikkei reported Dec. 19.
The regulator said the Tokyo-based bitcoin wallet and exchange service has enhanced its customer protection and other systems after being acquired by Monex Group Inc. in April.
An announcement will be released by end-2018, the report said.
In January, Coincheck suspended trading in all cryptocurrencies except bitcoin after hackers stole ¥58 billion worth of the virtual currency, which left its clients without a sell option.
The FSA ordered Coincheck twice to improve its business operations particularly with regard to customer protection and money laundering.
Coincheck has since paid ¥46 billion in compensation to clients, the report said.
As of Dec. 19, US$1 was equivalent to ¥112.20.