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Korean Regulators Widen Investigation of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

South Korea’s government is widening its probe on cryptocurrency exchanges, particularly the use of corporate accounts which the regulators say can lead to money laundering. This announcement follows the prosecutors launching an investigation on the country’s largest crypto exchange, Upbit. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance…

Thailand Commences Cryptocurrency Regulations Today

The decree to regulate cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings in Thailand goes into effect on Monday. The government has also revised the country’s tax code to add crypto taxation. Sellers of digital tokens will face a fine or even jail time if they fail to…

New Crypto Exchanges Open in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines

The number of new cryptocurrency exchanges is rapidly growing worldwide. This new crypto exchange roundup features four platforms located in South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space South Korea’s Coinbit South Korean game developer Axia Soft…

Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Wants to Borrow BCH, ETH, LTC, XRP From Customers

GMO Internet’s cryptocurrency exchange has added four more cryptocurrencies to its loan program which allows customers to lend their cryptocurrencies to the company. The program was originally launched last month for just bitcoin (BTC) but GMO has now added bitcoin cash (BCH), ether (ETH), litecoin (LTC)…

Public Company’s ICO Paves the Way for Other Token Sales in Thailand

The first initial coin offering (ICO) by a publicly traded company in Thailand has begun trading on a couple of local exchanges. Meanwhile, the regulators are still drafting the legal framework for cryptocurrencies and token sales. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space…

5,000 Developers in India Ready to Work on Crypto Projects

According to a recent study, 5,000 Indian software developers currently have the skill sets to work on cryptocurrency and blockchain projects. 10,000 more developers can be easily trained but an additional 30,000 would require extensive training. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space…

Robinhood App Valued at $5.6 Billion – Now Available in 10 US States

Trading app Robinhood which started offering bitcoin and ether trading in February has attained a valuation of $5.6 billion after raising $363 million, the company has confirmed. The app is now available in 10 U.S. states. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space…

South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Upbit Under Investigation for Fraud

The largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, Upbit, is suspected of fraud and is currently under investigation. The prosecutors have conducted searches at the exchange and confiscated computers and accounting records. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Upbit Under Investigation South Korea’s…

Japan’s GMO Has Mined Over 900 Bitcoins – Hashrate Doubled Last Month

The mining operation of Japan’s internet giant GMO has resulted in over 900 bitcoins and 537 bitcoin cash so far, as the company roughly doubled its hashrate last month. Meanwhile, its crypto exchange reported a first-quarter loss after the country’s financial regulator ordered it to improve.…

Novogratz Launches Benchmark Index of 10 Cryptocurrencies

Well-known hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz has launched a cryptocurrency benchmark index in partnership with Bloomberg. The index, designed to track the performance of the largest, most liquid coins, consists of 10 cryptocurrencies at its inception. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space…

Bitflyer on Hiring Spree – Discusses Multiple Expansion Plans

Japanese exchange Bitflyer is on a hiring spree, trying to tap talent from Wall Street. The company says coders can make $100,000, and plenty of employees earn $200,000. Besides already operating in three regions, the exchange is expanding into additional countries and adding more services.…