Asia-Pacific

New Bitcoin Mutual Fund Eases Crypto Investing for Eager-Yet-Wary Asian Investors

Hong Kong-based venture capital group CMCC Global launched its Liberty Bitcoin Fund to provide crypto currency access to accredited investors in…

OKEX Korea Drops 5 Privacy Coins Citing FATF Rules

Regulatory pressure on cryptocurrency exchanges to stop providing users with access to so-called privacy coins is growing. The South Korean…

US Sanctions Three Alleged Crypto Hacking Groups from North Korea

The U.S. has sanctioned three North Korean entities for cyber crimes, mentioning cryptocurrency thefts as one of the reasons for…

Messaging Giant LINE Wins Japan License for Crypto Exchange Business

LINE, provider of Japan’s most popular messaging app, has just been approved for a cryptocurrency business license in the country.…

The State of Security Token Regulations in Asia

This essay is presented as a part of No Closing Bell, a series leading up to Invest: Asia 2019 focused…

Thai Gang Member Arrested Over Alleged $16 Million Crypto Fraud

A Thai man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a crypto crime ring that fleeced investors for 500…

‘Nasty Game’: North Korea Denies It Hacked $2 Billion in Fiat and Crypto

North Korea has denied a recent U.N. report suggesting it was behind major hacks of banks and cryptocurrency exchanges that…

Why Tether Volume Surged to All-Time Highs in August

A year after China banned local fiat on-ramps for crypto exchanges, Chinese traders continue to drive the market forward by…

Beyond USD: The Next Frontier for Stablecoins

George Harrap is CEO and co-founder of Hong Kong based Bitspark, a bankless money transfer ecosystem focused on Asia and…

Central Banks, Stablecoins and the Looming War of Currencies

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital…

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