BitFlyer is a cryptocurrency exchange based in Japan that introduced its own European and North American platforms at the end of 2017. Takafumi Komiyama and Yuzo Kano, the creators of BitFlyer, previously worked for Goldman Sachs as an investment bank director and manager, respectively. BitFlyer is a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange that was established in 2013. It has over 2.5 million users worldwide, and it ranked #1 for monthly trading volume in 2017. It has also been mentioned in well-known online publications such as The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and CoinDesk. In the last 7 rounds of financing, the firm has gathered over USD 37 million in contributions. SBI Investment, Digital Currency Group, and Venture Labo Investment are among its investors.