BitFlyer Lightning

BitFlyer Lightning

BitFlyer Lightning
In Social Media:
Complex Ease of use,  Enough secure,  Anonymously trading

Volume 24H: BTC 19,462/24h

BitFlyer Lightning is an advanced cryptocurrency exchange which runs mostly on the Japanese market and works as a platform for Bitcoin spot, FX, futures trading, and altcoin spot trading. Users can choose between JPY/BTC and BTC/ETH trading pairs. The platform incorporates Lightning FX service that allows users to margin trade Bitcoin by making a deposit and then a settlement.

BitFlyer Lightning is geared towards professional users and traders. The platform has a refined user interface that offers enhanced transaction tools, modern design, and high usability and functionality. Due to the strict KYC/AML policies followed by BitFlyer Lightning there are rigid verification checks, making anonymous trading impossible. Not recommended for beginners.

Traditional Currency Support

  • Japanese Yen (JPY)

Language Support

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese

Country Support

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • European Union
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Most Africa
  • Most of Asia
  • Most of Eastern European Union
  • Most of Latin America
  • Most of the Middle East
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russian Federation
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Platforms Systems

  • Web Interface
  • Mobile App
  • API

Stock Market Options


  • Allows customization of charts
  • Allows light and dark theme
  • Allows the movement or resizing of boxes
  • Allows customized alerts and notifications


  • Limit Order
  • Market Order
  • Stop Order
  • One Cancel Other Order
  • Immediate or Cancel IOC
  • Fill or Kill
  • Good till canceled order (GTC)
  • Trailing Stop Order
  • If Done Order (IFD)
  • If Done One Cancel Other Order (IFDOCO)

Discounts For
The Big Traders:

  • Volume based discounts


  • Margin Trading x2
  • Margin Trading x3
  • Margin Trading up to x15 on Lightning FX

BitFlyer Lightning offers a range of security features and no breach has been reported up to now. The exchange has property insurance for Bitcoin deposits through a major Japanese company and a fiat policy against fraudulent JPY withdrawals occurred as result of stolen email addresses, passwords, and other vital information of users who had enabled two-factor authentication.


2 Factor Authentication
Funds Insured
3rd party insurance
Private Keys Stored On
Exchange platform
Storage Type
At least 80% of user funds are stored in cold storage

Advanced Security Features:

  • Email reports of logins
  • Ability to limit access to account based on IP address
  • Monitor bahavior patterns for suspicious activity

Security Features:

  • SSL
  • Bank Level Encryption
  • XSS (Cross Site Scripting) measures
  • CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery) measures

Legal Registration or Compliance:

  • KYC/AML Compliant

BitFlyer Inc is a Japanese company from Tokyo founded in 2014 to fill the void left in Japan by the collapse of MtGox. Banking concerns Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group have invested 200 million yen ($1.75 million) in BitFlyer. In 2017, the company was featured in the news with plans to enter the US market and launch a prepaid Visa Card.


BitFlyer Lightning is a crypto exchange for skilled users to trade futures, FX, and make Ethereum spot trades. For Lightning FX and Lightning Futures one can practice up to 15x leverage, seek profits in both bull and bear markets, and undertake various investment strategies. Security is good and advanced order types are allowed, but they offer limited privacy and only JPY as a fiat currency.

Ease of use
Transaction Fees
Between 0.10-0.20% depending on volume, 0.0004BTC/Transaction
Deposit/Withdrawal Fee
Deposit/Withdrawal Fee c For Bank Transfer
Deposit/Withdrawal Fee For Credit Card
Deposit/Withdrawal Fee Charged For 3rd party Payments
Anonymous Trading

Deposit/Withdrawal Options:

Deposit from bank account, Deposit using credit card, Deposit using 3rd party, Send/Receive Crypto


BitFlyer Lightning offers a number of advanced functionalities such as complex order types, trade reports, FX or spot trading, and can be fully accessed by users with verified accounts. With Lightning FX, one can leverage its trade by up to 15 times, while the Quick Deposit feature allows users to make a deposit using Internet banking and Japanese convenience store payment.

Most common
customer complaint:

Trading only available against JPY