Category: Asia-Pacific

New Zealand Police Keeping ‘Open Mind’ on Cryptopia Hack

New Zealand Police has said the investigation into this week’s hack of crypto exchange Cryptopia is complex and it is…

New Zealand Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Goes Offline Citing Hack

New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has gone offline citing a major hack. The exchange announced the news on Twitter this morning,…

Malaysia to Regulate ICOs as Securities Offerings from Tuesday

Malaysia’s securities watchdog will have powers to regulate digital asset offerings and crypto exchanges as of Tuesday. According to a notice from…

Coincheck Wins Crypto Exchange License 12 Months After Major Hack

Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, which suffered a $530 million hack in January of last year, is now a licensed entity.…

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

China’s internet censorship agency has approved a set of regulations for blockchain service providers in the country that will take…

Two Thirds of Korean Crypto Exchanges Fail Government Security Check

Only a third of cryptocurrency exchanges inspected got a full pass in a recent government security audit. The Ministry of…

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

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance has granted digital asset business licenses to four crypto firms, while rejecting two other applications. The…

Japan Eyes Regulation of Unregistered Crypto Investment Schemes

Japan’s financial regulator is reportedly looking to close a legal loophole that lets unregistered investment firms solicit funds in cryptocurrencies…

Japan’s Financial Regulator May Green Light Crypto ETFs: Report

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is apparently open to approving crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs). A Bloomberg report on Monday, citing…

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

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

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