New Zealand Police Keeping ‘Open Mind’ on Cryptopia Hack
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New Zealand Police Keeping ‘Open Mind’ on Cryptopia Hack

btcethereumadmin - January 16, 2019

UPDATE (Jan. 16, 2019, 15:50 UTC): Ethereum network data indicates that some of the funds from the hack were sent to Binance. Changpeng Zhao, the exchange’s founder and…

New Zealand Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Goes Offline Citing Hack
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New Zealand Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Goes Offline Citing Hack

btcethereumadmin - January 15, 2019

New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has gone offline citing a major hack. The exchange announced the news on Twitter this morning, stating that it “suffered a security breach…

Malaysia to Regulate ICOs as Securities Offerings from Tuesday
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Malaysia to Regulate ICOs as Securities Offerings from Tuesday

btcethereumadmin - January 14, 2019

Malaysia’s securities watchdog will have powers to regulate digital asset offerings and crypto exchanges as of Tuesday. According to a notice from the country’s Securities Commission (SC), the Capital…

Coincheck Wins Crypto Exchange License 12 Months After Major Hack
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Coincheck Wins Crypto Exchange License 12 Months After Major Hack

btcethereumadmin - January 11, 2019

Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, which suffered a $530 million hack in January of last year, is now a licensed entity. Monex Group, the Japan-based online brokerage firm…

China’s Internet Censor to Start Regulating Blockchain Firms Next Month
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China’s Internet Censor to Start Regulating Blockchain Firms Next Month

btcethereumadmin - January 10, 2019

China’s internet censorship agency has approved a set of regulations for blockchain service providers in the country that will take effect in mid-February. The Cyberspace Administration of…

Two Thirds of Korean Crypto Exchanges Fail Government Security Check
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Two Thirds of Korean Crypto Exchanges Fail Government Security Check

btcethereumadmin - January 10, 2019

Only a third of cryptocurrency exchanges inspected got a full pass in a recent government security audit. The Ministry of Science and ICT, the Korea Internet &…

Thai Finance Ministry Awards Licenses to 4 Crypto Firms, Rejects 2
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Thai Finance Ministry Awards Licenses to 4 Crypto Firms, Rejects 2

btcethereumadmin - January 10, 2019

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance has granted digital asset business licenses to four crypto firms, while rejecting two other applications. The news was announced Tuesday by the country’s…

Japan Eyes Regulation of Unregistered Crypto Investment Schemes
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Japan Eyes Regulation of Unregistered Crypto Investment Schemes

btcethereumadmin - January 8, 2019

Japan’s financial regulator is reportedly looking to close a legal loophole that lets unregistered investment firms solicit funds in cryptocurrencies rather than cash. According to a report…

Japan’s Financial Regulator May Approve Crypto ETFs: Report
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Japan’s Financial Regulator May Approve Crypto ETFs: Report

btcethereumadmin - January 7, 2019

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is apparently open to approving crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs). A Bloomberg report on Monday, citing a person “familiar with the matter,” said…

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Claims Innocence as Trial Nears End
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Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Claims Innocence as Trial Nears End

btcethereumadmin - December 27, 2018

In his closing arguments in a Tokyo court, Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has restated his innocence in the events that saw…