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Korean Presidential Committee Pushes to Legalize Crypto

Korean Presidential Committee Pushes Government to Legalize CryptoA South Korean presidential committee is pushing for the government to establish legal status for cryptocurrency to stay competitive globally. So far, the government’s policies have been risk-focused to curb speculation, which the committee says must change. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain Presidential Committee Pushes for Crypto Legalization […]

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How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra CryptocurrencyA growing number of governments have responded to Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans including China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. Several intergovernmental organizations have also weighed in such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – […]

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24 Countries and IMF Discuss Global Standards of Crypto Regulation

24 Countries and IMF Discuss Global Standards of Crypto RegulationTwenty-four financial authorities and 11 international organizations, including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, recently gathered in New York and discussed global standards of crypto regulation. “It is important to consistently implement international standards,” said the chairman of South Korea’s top financial regulator who attended the meeting. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones […]

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PR: Bitcoin.com Partners With Jeju Blockchain Smartcity Association to Spread BCH Adoption

Bitcoin.com Partners With Jeju Blockchain Smartcity Association to Spread BCH AdoptionRoger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com has agreed to help the Jeju Blockchain Smartcity Association grow the BCH ecosystem.

On March 25th, Roger Ver agreed to collaborate with the Jeju Blockchain Smarcity Association in Korea. The Association’s blockchain and BCH friendly environment is built on three pillars: free market efficiency, job creation, and international leadership. Since time is of the essence, the association plans to launch the Korean Blockchain Smarcity Challenge, to find and incentivize startups to help develop the BCH ecosystem. The goal of the competition is to develop innovative solutions that resolve existing urban issues in transport, energy, environmental sustainability, safety, payments and many more. The Korean Blockchain Smartcity Challenge will also showcase the ways in which blockchain technology is used by companies, the federal government, and the local government in Jeju Smartcity.

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Chinese Government Officials Targeted With Ransomware, North Korea Suspected

Chinese Government Officials Targeted With Ransomware, North Korea SuspectedA statement issued by the People’s Government of Yiling District, Yichang has revealed that Chinese officials have been the target of a ransomware email attack in recent days. Also Read: Late Quadrigacx CEO Used Personal Funds to Fulfill Withdrawals Chinese Government Officials Face Ransomware Attack A statement issued by a Chinese provincial government website has […]

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35 Countries Urged to Regulate Cryptocurrency Exchanges Like Commercial Banks

35 Countries Urged to Regulate Cryptocurrency Exchanges Like Commercial BanksThe Financial Action Task Force has finalized its requirements for the supervision and monitoring of cryptocurrency service providers. The inter-governmental body has reportedly urged all of its 35 member countries to regulate crypto exchanges in the same manner they regulate commercial banks. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval Regulating […]

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US ETF Ruling to Inform South Korean Cryptocurrency Market

Local media has reported that a South Korean exchange is waiting for regulators in the United States to make a ruling regarding the highly anticipated Vaneck cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF) before determining its stance pertaining to virtual currency ETFs. Also Read: Markets Update: Altcoins Gain on BTC Exchange Awaits US Ruling to Develop ETF Policy […]

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Localbitcoins Trade Surges in Latin America and East Asia

Localbitcoins Trade Surges in Latin America and East AsiaThe peer-to-peer (P2P) markets saw a surge in trade activity this past week, with the Localbitcoins markets of five countries posting record volume. The largest spikes were concentrated in the Latin American and Asian regions, however, the United States also posted its strongest monthly P2P volume since April 2018. Also Read: Nasdaq Stock Exchange to Start […]

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South Korea Updates ICO Stance After 3-Month Investigation

South Korea Updates ICO Policy After 3-Month InvestigationThe South Korean government has updated its stance on initial coin offerings (ICOs) as well as announced the results of its 3-month investigation of ICO activities carried out by Korean companies. The government found that many companies have bypassed its ICO ban and conducted token sales overseas. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community […]

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Airdrop Mishap Causes Korean Exchange to Accidentally Send BTC to Customers

Airdrop Mishap Causes Korean Exchange to Accidentally Send BTC to CustomersA South Korean crypto exchange mistakenly sent its customers BTC and other cryptocurrencies due to an error during an airdrop. Some users immediately sold the coins, causing the prices of a number of cryptocurrencies on the exchange to sharply fall. The exchange said, however, that the majority of customers have agreed to return the funds. […]

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Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking Volumes

Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking VolumesTwo executives of a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange have reportedly been sentenced to jail for inflating trading volumes on their exchange. The pair allegedly used a bot to fake large orders in both cryptocurrencies and Korean won. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Prison Sentences Two executives of South […]

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Exchange News: Huobi Trials EOS Exchange, Sharespost Enables Security Token Trade

Exchanges News: Huobi Trial Eos Exchange, Sharespost Facilitates Security Token TransactionIn recent cryptocurrency exchange news, Huobi’s EOS exchange has entered trial operations, Sharespost has facilitated a secondary trade of the BCAP security token, and Bithumb has obtained South Korean Information Security Management System certification. Also Read: Bisq DEX Launches DAO on Testnet as Developers Seek to Decentralize Governance  Huobi Launches Trial of EOS Exchange In the […]

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7 Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Pass Government Security Inspection

The South Korean government has released the results of its security inspection of cryptocurrency exchanges. Only seven of them passed all 85 of the inspection points. Fourteen previously-inspected exchanges still have not improved and 17 new crypto exchanges did not meet security standards. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations […]

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Report: 70 to 80 Percent of South Korean Miners Shut Down in 2018

Report: 70 to 80 Percent of South Korean Miners Shut Down in 2018Chinese state television has sought to document the toll taken on South Korean cryptocurrency companies by 2018’s bear market, with Financial Channel (CCTV-2) producing a report detailing the challenges faced by Korean miners. According to the report, last year’s bear trend was further exacerbated by a 97.5 percent drop in Korean cryptocurrency premiums, driving between […]

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South Korea Ends Year With 6 Bills to Regulate Crypto Industry

South Korea Ends Year With 6 Bills to Regulate Cryptocurrency IndustrySouth Korea’s top financial regulator has exclusively shared with news.Bitcoin.com information about six cryptocurrency-related bills that have been submitted to the National Assembly. The most recent bill seeks to protect the rights of crypto owners and to ensure the safety and reliability of crypto transactions. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for […]

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7 Major Exchanges in Korea to Create Healthy Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

7 Major Exchanges in Korea to Create a Healthy Cryptocurrency EcosystemSeven major crypto exchanges in South Korea have joined forces to create a sound cryptocurrency ecosystem. They have agreed on joint measures such as information sharing and real-time monitoring of abnormal transactions. Meanwhile, the Korean government is working on institutionalizing crypto exchanges. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Seven […]

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Bithumb Launches Voting Platform to Screen New Cryptocurrencies

Bithumb Launches Voting Platform to Screen New CryptocurrenciesMajor South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has beta launched a public voting system for screening new coins to be listed on its exchange. The platform, Pickthumb, aims to boost transparency and fairness in Bithumb’s listing process. Five coins are currently being evaluated with the current voting round ending in nine days. Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]

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Korean Court Case Alleges Government’s ICO Ban Is Unconstitutional

Korean Court Case Alleges Government's ICO Ban Is UnconstitutionalA constitutional complaint has reportedly been filed in South Korea alleging that the government’s ban on initial coin offerings is unconstitutional. It has been more than a year since token sales were banned in the country but the government has yet to introduce any regulations for them, causing problems for startups. Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]

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Korean Incoming Minister Confirms Cryptocurrency Taxation Plans

Korean Incoming Finance Minister Confirms Cryptocurrency Taxation PlansSouth Korea’s incoming finance minister, Hong Nam-ki, has reportedly unveiled his government’s taxation plans for cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings. A task force consisting of experts from government agencies and the private sector will be formed to examine overseas cases to establish domestic cryptocurrency tax rules. Also read: SEC Fails to Show Court Blockvest Tokens Are […]

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Korean Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Promote Crypto Trading

Korean Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Promote Cryptocurrency TradingA South Korean lawmaker has reportedly introduced a bill to promote cryptocurrency trading and the development of crypto exchanges. In addition to requirements such as capital, manpower, and internal systems, the bill proposes establishing a committee to promote and support crypto trading. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Promoting […]

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Philippine Crypto Valley to Attract Companies From Japan, Korea and Australia

Philippine Crypto Valley to Attract Companies From Japan, Korea and AustraliaThe Philippine government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority has unveiled a plan to attract Japanese, Korean and Australian companies to its “Crypto Valley of Asia.” The authority is also cracking down on crypto companies operating within its economic zone without a license. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Ceza’s Crypto […]

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South Korea’s Upbit to Launch Crypto 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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‘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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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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