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Central Banks Worldwide Testing Their Own Digital Currencies

Central Banks Worldwide Testing Their Own Digital CurrenciesCentral banks worldwide are examining the possibility of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), with some already testing theirs for different uses. Countries that have advanced their digital currency projects include China, Singapore, Canada, the Bahamas, Thailand, Uruguay, and Sweden. India has also included the digital rupee in the country’s draft cryptocurrency bill. Also […]

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PR: Bitkan and Bitcoin.com Announce Strategic Partnership

PR: Bitkan and Bitcoin.com Announce Strategic PartnershipBitKan and Bitcoin.com have officially signed a Strategic Collaboration agreement together. Both parties will leverage on each other’s global resources to achieve a mutually beneficial win-win relationship.

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SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These Countries

SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These CountriesThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could learn from other countries when finalizing its own crypto regulation, Commissioner Hester Peirce explains. While highlighting peculiar and notable features of the U.S. system, the commissioner emphasizes cross-border considerations, detailing applicable crypto frameworks of several countries. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A […]

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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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PR: Telcoin Partners With Vimo – Leading Vietnamese Mobile Wallet

PR: Telcoin Partners With Vimo - Leading Vietnamese Mobile WalletSingapore and Hanoi, Vietnam — Telcoin Pte. Ltd., a fintech startup leveraging blockchain technology to facilitate high-speed, low-cost international remittances, today announced a partnership with Vimo Technology JSC, operator of leading Vietnamese digital wallet Vimo.

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PR: Sparrow Makes Trading Options Simple and Secure

Sparrow Makes Trading Options Simple and SecureSparrow, the Singapore-based options trading platform has launched its revolutionary platform which empowers institutions and individuals to trade options that are settled by smart contract. Sparrow offers a simple and secure way for traders to control risk in the volatile digital asset market and monetize their assets.

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How 5 Asian Countries Regulate Cryptocurrency

How 5 Asian Countries Regulate CryptocurrencyThe Financial Stability Board has detailed how its member countries regulate crypto assets, who the regulators are, and the scope of their oversight. Most countries have more than one government body monitoring and regulating different aspects of crypto activities. Among the board’s Asian member countries, India is the only one with no legal mandate to […]

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PR: Singapore Hosts Blockchain Life 2019

Singapore Hosts Blockchain Life 2019Blockchain Life 2019 – the 3d edition of the international forum – brings together more than 3000 participants from 70+ countries. Founders of top blockchain and crypto companies, investors, developers, crypto traders, CEOs of projects, entrepreneurs and businessmen coming at Blockchain Life 2019 on April 23-24 in Singapore.

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Payglobal Provides Cryptocurrency to Fiat Transfers With Existing Bank Cards

Payglobal Provides Cryptocurrency to Fiat Transfers With Existing Bank CardsWhile there’s been a lot of news of cryptocurrency debit cards closing shop over the last two years, a company called Payglobal offers cryptocurrency to fiat transfers onto a user’s existing bank card. The U.K. based e-wallet service licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) aims to provide a variety of end-to-end solutions for people […]

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5 Crypto-Friendly Countries to Base Your Business

Choosing the best country to set up a business is vital in this digital age, and especially so for crypto companies. As governments around the world continue to learn more about cryptocurrencies and elect to either crack down on them or allow them to flourish, some jurisdictions emerge as being better than others for launching […]

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Singaporean and Eastern European P2P Markets Post Record BTC Volume

Singaporean and Eastern European P2P Markets Post Record VolumeSeveral markets have seen spikes in peer-to-peer (P2P) volume, with the Kazakh and Singaporean Localbitcoins markets posting their second strongest weeks on record. Polish P2P trade also increased this past week, with volume reaching a 14-month high. Also Read: Leaked Documents Suggest Mt. Gox Trustee’s Bitcoin Sales Impacted Market Prices Singaporean P2P Trade Sees Spike The […]

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Just Because Cryptocurrency Isn’t ‘Legal Tender’ Doesn’t Make It Illegal

Cryptocurrency Not 'Legal Tender', but Not Illegal EitherCentral bank warnings about crypto assets may give the impression that cryptocurrency is illegal, especially since these entities often cite reasons as to why they’re uncomfortable with virtual currencies encroaching on their turf. But their assertions are often inaccurate, particularly when it comes to determining the legality of cryptocurrency. Also read: Jamaica Stock Exchange Plans to […]

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ICOs Produce Slow Start to 2019

During the first two weeks of 2019, initial coin offerings (ICOs) raised roughly $90 million, according to data published by Icobench. Of the total funds raised this year so far, $80.2 million can be attributed to the Chelle Coin ICO. Also Read: How US Government Shutdown Affects Bitcoin ETF Approval Slow Start to 2019 for Initial […]

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Report Claims Central Banks Are Cautious About Issuing Their Own Digital Currencies

Report: World Central Banks Proceed Cautiously on Issuing Own Digital CurrenciesThe Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has published a survey showing that most central central banks are “proceeding cautiously” on issuing their own digital currencies. Only a handful are planning to do so in the near future, it said. Also read: Coinflex Exchange to Offer Leveraged BCH and BTC Futures 70 Percent of Central Banks Working […]

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How Institutional Investors Are Changing the Cryptocurrency Market

Institutional investors trading cryptocurrency gained ground in 2018, with a number of high profile players edging in and taking a seat at the table. Increased interest from larger investors may have played a part in supporting digital assets as well as distorting the market.  Also Read: KPMG: Institutional Investment Key to Cryptoassets Growth Will Crypto Markets […]

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Zebpay Exchange Now Live in 21 European Countries

Zebpay Cryptocurrency Exchange Now Live in 21 European CountriesZebpay, formerly one of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has launched in Europe. Euro deposits, withdrawals, and trading are now live in 21 countries. While the exchange is not accepting new registrations from India, existing users can continue to use its wallet app. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Zebpay […]

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PR: Postar – Public Chain Transaction Platform

Postar – Public Chain Transaction PlatformRecently, Postar, the world’s first public chain eco-transaction platform,has attracted the attention at home and abroad. However, emerging in the bear market, Postar faces many challenges and doubts. Today, we will be using a simple language to expound this platform at multi-levels.

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At present, projects are difficult to keep from intermingling the good and the bad due to the different attitudes of the national regulatory bills on crypto assets. Investors are hard to be safeguard. Therefore, the legality of the project has always been one of the concerns of investors.

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Singapore Financial Regulator Updates Guide to Digital Token Offerings

Singapore Financial Regulator Updates Guide to Digital Token OfferingsThe Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published new guidelines pertaining to digital token offerings. The document provides additional clarity on the regulatory requirements for intermediaries that facilitate them, while highlighting the reporting obligations of entities offering capital markets products that are not classified as securities. Also Read: P2P Markets Report: Dumping Drives Record Volume Across Latin […]

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The Daily: US Defense Department Probes Blockchain, Singapore Approves 1X

The Daily: US Defense Department Probes Blockchain, Singapore Approves 1XIn today’s edition of The Daily, we cover cryptocurrency-related news from different parts of the world. Documents have revealed that an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) plans to investigate the technology behind Bitcoin, while a teenager in Israel has been convicted of making bomb threats in exchange for BTC. In India, a […]

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Trial Begins: Bitcoin Exchange Accused of Wrongfully Reversing Trades

Trial Begins: Bitcoin Exchange Accused of Wrongfully Reversing TradesThe trial over alleged wrongful reversals of seven bitcoin trades that occurred last year has reportedly begun in Singapore. Cryptocurrency exchange Quoine has been sued by a market maker. The plaintiff is seeking to recover 3,085 BTC from the exchange. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Plaintiff Seeks 3,085 BTC The trial […]

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Singapore Finalizes Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrency Payment Services

Singapore Finalizes Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrency Payment ServicesThe central bank of Singapore has finalized the country’s new regulatory framework for payment services, which now includes cryptocurrency. Crypto payment service providers, which fall outside of the current regulatory framework, will need to be licensed under the new regime. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Regulating Crypto Payment Services The Monetary […]

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IMF: Central Banks Could Issue Digital Currency

IMF: Central Banks Could Issue Digital CurrencyChristine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has said central banks throughout the world should consider issuing digital currency to make transactions more secure. At a recent conference in Singapore, Lagarde argued that state-backed cryptocurrencies could satisfy public policy goals related to financial inclusion, consumer protection, privacy and fraud prevention. Also […]

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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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