Japanese Regulator Unveils Plan to Regulate Cryptocurrency Wallet Services

Japanese Regulator Unveils Plan to Regulate Cryptocurrency Wallet ServicesJapan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency, has unveiled a plan to regulate cryptocurrency wallet services. The regulator has put forward a number of regulatory measures as well as proposing how to implement them. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space The Plan The Financial Services Agency (FSA) held its ninth cryptocurrency […]

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Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Shipments of 7nm Bitcoin Mining Equipment

Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Shipments of 7nm Bitcoin Mining EquipmentJapan’s GMO Internet has postponed the shipments of its two lines of 7nm bitcoin mining rigs. A representative of the company has clarified the situation to news.Bitcoin.com, noting that some refunds have already been issued. In addition, the company is planning to relocate its mining operations. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Venezuela: Petro Can Be Converted Into Any Cryptocurrency If Bought This Year

Venezuela: Petro Can Be Converted Into Any Cryptocurrency If Bought This YearThe Venezuelan government has announced that its national digital currency, the petro, can be exchanged into any cryptocurrency if purchased this year. However, the wallet for the petro is still not available and petro buyers receive certificates of purchase. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space ‘Special Period’ Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, visited […]

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South Korea’s Upbit to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Thailand and Indonesia

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has reportedly started marketing new crypto exchanges in Thailand and Indonesia as part of its global expansion plans. The company recently launched an exchange in Singapore. Over 130 coins and 240 trading pairs will be offered on both of the new Upbit exchanges, according to their websites. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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Korean Exchange Terminating After Regulator Crackdown

Korean Exchange Shuts Down After Regulator Cracks Down on Its Cryptocurrency FundCryptocurrency exchange Zeniex has announced that it is terminating all services after South Korea’s financial authorities started cracking down on unauthorized crypto funds. The exchange is asking its customers to withdraw their cryptocurrencies before the end-of-service date. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Terminating Services and Fund Zeniex, an exchange launched in May, […]

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Colorado Takes Action Against Four More ICOs – 12 in Total

Colorado Takes Action Against Four More ICOs - 12 in TotalThe Division of Securities of the U.S. state of Colorado has issued four new cease-and-desist orders to stop as many companies from promoting their tokens to residents of the state. So far, action has been taken against a total of 12 initial coin offerings by the state’s securities commissioner. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

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‘Asia’s Amazon’ Starts Using Bithumb’s Payment Service for Cryptocurrency Users

'Asia’s Amazon' Starts Using Bithumb's Payment Service for Cryptocurrency UsersOne of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, has begun providing a cryptocurrency payment service to a major online marketplace it refers to as “Asia’s Amazon.” Korean users can use their cryptocurrencies held at the exchange to pay for purchases on Qoo10 using this service. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Qoo10 […]

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Thai SEC Expects to Approve Country’s First ICO Portal This Month

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly revealed that it expects to approve the country’s first portal for initial coin offerings (ICOs) this month, with ICO approvals to follow. According to the country’s crypto regulation, a portal’s role is to examine companies planning to launch an ICO. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

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Korean Lawyers Lobby Government to Pass Several Cryptocurrency Laws

Korean Lawyers Lobby Government to Pass Several Cryptocurrency LawsThe Korean Bar Association, whose membership is mandatory for all lawyers in the country, has campaigned publicly for the government to pass a number of cryptocurrency-related laws. The group specifically proposes regulation for crypto exchanges, initial coin offerings, domestic and foreign crypto transactions, and cryptocurrency funds. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Texas Takes Action Against Cryptocurrency Mining Company Promising 200% Profit

Texas Takes Action Against Cryptocurrency Mining Company Promising 200 Percent ProfitThe Texas State Securities Board has issued an emergency cease and desist order to an Australia-based cryptocurrency mining company and its affiliates. According to the order, the company represents that investments in its mining contracts are “guaranteed to 200% profit.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Cease and Desist Order The Texas State […]

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