‘Asia’s Amazon’ Starts Using Bithumb’s Payment Service for Cryptocurrency Users

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One of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, has begun providing a cryptocurrency payment service to a major online marketplace it refers to as “Asia’s Amazon.” Korean users can use their cryptocurrencies held at the exchange to pay for purchases on Qoo10 using this service. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Qoo10…

Venezuela’s Supreme Court Orders Payment in National Cryptocurrency

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Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice has ordered a compensation payment of 266 petros, the country’s national cryptocurrency, in a workplace injury case. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government has launched the petro savings plan, backed by 4 million of the digital currency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Venezuela’s Supreme Court Recognizes Petro The…

Top Three South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Expand Overseas

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Three of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges are expanding overseas. Upbit has launched a Singaporean crypto exchange with 156 coins and 221 trading pairs. Coinone has established a crypto exchange in Malta while Bithumb is planning to launch a security token platform in the U.S. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bithumb to…

China Updates Crypto Ranking, Downgrades BTC Further

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China’s Center for Information Industry Development has updated its ranking of 33 crypto projects, evaluated in three separate categories as well as overall. BTC has been downgraded further since the center’s previous update while EOS and Ethereum still top the overall ranking. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Ranking The China…

Korean Court Rules in Favor of Cryptocurrency Exchange Against Bank

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A South Korean district court has ruled that Nonghyup Bank, a major bank in the country, cannot block transactions to the account of cryptocurrency exchange Coinis based solely on the government’s anti-money laundering guidelines. This is reportedly the first time a Korean crypto exchange has taken legal action against a bank for blocking its transactions.…

South Korea Cracks Down on Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Funds

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South Korean financial regulators are cracking down on unauthorized cryptocurrency funds. In particular, one crypto fund launched by a local exchange is reportedly being investigated. The exchange claims no wrongdoing as its token activities were carried out overseas, but has promptly canceled its plan to launch a second fund. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into…

Bitstamp Confirms Acquisition by South Korean Company

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Bitstamp has confirmed that it has been acquired by a European subsidiary of a South Korean corporation. Nejc Kodrič will remain the CEO of the exchange. The Korean group also owns gaming giant Nexon and Korbit, the country’s fourth largest crypto exchange. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bitstamp Acquired The oldest…

Japanese Regulator: Stablecoins Are Not Cryptocurrencies Under Current Law

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Japan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency, has exclusively explained to news.Bitcoin.com how stablecoins are treated under current Japanese law. In addition to emphasizing that they are not virtual currencies, the regulator clarified the registration requirements for their issuers and dealers. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Not Virtual Currencies Japan’s…

Taiwan Drafting National ICO Standards

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The Taiwanese Financial Supervisory Commission is drafting a set of national standards for initial coin offerings. The regulator reportedly aims to make tokens as easy to invest and as liquid as stocks. The commission emphasizes that it “has no intention of curbing the creativity and productivity associated with cryptocurrencies if they are not used as…