Tag: Asia-Pacific

10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for Mark Karpeles, the former chief executive officer of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt.…

Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Changes to Ease Crypto Tax Burden

A Japanese lawmaker has proposed a number of changes to the current taxation regime in order to ease the burden…

Suspect Crypto Transactions Rise in Japan But Still Just 1.7% of Total

Japan’s cryptocurrency exchanges reported 5,944 suspicious transactions in the first 10 months of 2018. According to a report from Jiji…

Singapore’s Stock Exchange Clarifies Rules for Listed Firms Issuing ICOs

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has clarified the rules for publicly listed companies planning to conduct initial coin offerings (ICOs). In a…

Police Arrest 8 Over Alleged $68 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme in Japan

Police in Tokyo have arrested eight men alleged to have run a cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that collected 7.8 billion yen…

Bitmain Denies Reports That CEO Jihan Wu Was Ousted From Its Board

Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain has denied widely circulated reports that its co-CEO, Jihan Wu, has been ousted from the board of…

Korean Lawyers Urge Government to Draw Up Blockchain Rules

The body governing South Korean lawyers has called on the government to hasten the introduction of blockchain regulations. According to…

Chinese School Principals Caught Mining Ethereum At Work

Two principals at a Chinese school got in hot water after stealing power from the institution to mine the ethereum cryptocurrency.…

Hong Kong’s Securities Watchdog to Regulate Crypto Funds

Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) says it will bring crypto funds under its securities regulations to improve investor…

Indian Officials Met to Discuss Possible Ban on ‘Private Cryptocurrencies’

The Indian government is considering imposing a ban on what it calls "private cryptocurrencies" in the country. At the 19th…

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