Asia-Pacific

Japan to Tighten Rules on Cryptocurrency Margin Trading

Japan is putting in place new, stricter rules for cryptocurrency margin trading from next year. According to a report from…

Australian Government to Help Fund Trade Mission to CoinDesk Consensus

Australia’s government has committed AU$100,000 (US$71,139) funding for a blockchain industry trade mission to CoinDesk’s Consensus event in May. Minister…

Japan to Hold First Ever Trial Over Crypto Hacking Losses

An 18-year-old Japanese youth has been sent to prosecutors in the country’s first ever trial involving cryptocurrency cyber-theft. According to…

Court Rules Quoine Exchange Liable for Reversing Bitcoin Trades Worth Millions

The Singapore International Commercial Court has ruled against cryptocurrency exchange Quoine after it reversed trades for a total of 3,092 bitcoins…

Thailand’s Securities Watchdog Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given the green light to the country’s first portal for scrutinized initial coin offerings (ICOs).…

North Korea Hacking Crypto Exchanges to Circumvent Sanctions: UN Panel

North Korea has been carrying out major cryptocurrency hacks to bypass economic sanctions, according to a United Nations (U.N.) Security…

Thai SEC Bans Three Cryptocurrencies from ICO Investment, Trading Pairs

Thailand’s financial markets regulator has banned several cryptocurrencies as a means to invest in ICOs and as a base in…

Crypto Money Laundering Reports Spiked in Japan Last Year, Police Say

Reports of suspicious cryptocurrency transactions in Japan soared last year, the country’s police agency has said. According to an article…

Australian Regulator Trials Blockchain to Automate Transaction Reporting

An Australian financial regulator is trialing blockchain technology to automate reporting of cross-border transactions by institutions. ZDNet reported Sunday that…

Thailand Green Lights Issuance and Trading of Blockchain Securities

The Thai government is moving to allow blockchain-based securities to be issued and traded in the country. According to a report…

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