China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

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In recent cryptocurrency news from China, three cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have been valued at more than $1 billion USD, Bitmain has supported the launch of a research center for digital financial assets at Tsinghua University, and more than 3,000 companies were found to have registered blockchain-themed business names during the first half of 2018.…

Mainstream Media Claims Bitcoin Burns More Energy Than Ireland – Does It?

Mainstream Media Claims Bitcoin Burns More Energy Than Ireland – Does It?

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A mainstream media assertion made recently implies that cryptocurrency is quite costly in terms of energy consumption. “Bitcoin has been alarming people for years,” the report notes, pointing to the amount of electricity used for its mining – almost as much as a small nation needs. But is that really so? Also read: Japanese Internet…

Indian Central Bank Responds About Crypto Restrictions

Indian Central Bank Responds About Crypto Restrictions

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India’s central bank has responded to a representation about its crypto banking ban. The Supreme Court gave the central bank seven days to reply following a hearing last week of the petition by the Internet & Mobile Association of India against the ban. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space RBI’s Response India’s…

Presidential Decree Sets the Stage for Legalizing Cryptocurrencies in Uzbekistan

Presidential Decree Sets the Stage for Legalizing Cryptocurrencies in Uzbekistan

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The executive power in Uzbekistan has advanced towards legalizing cryptocurrencies and implementing blockchain technology in both government and economy. A new decree signed by President Mirziyoyev mandates licensing for trading and other activities related to the circulation of digital coins. The document also calls for regulating crypto mining and smart contracts. Also read: No License…

Abu Dhabi Global Market Launches Regulatory Framework for Crypto Activities

Abu Dhabi Global Market Launches Regulatory Framework for Crypto Activities

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The financial authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market has launched a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency activities following the completion of a public consultation. The market’s financial watchdog has also published a guideline explaining how crypto asset activities are now regulated. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Regulatory Framework Launched Abu Dhabi…

Bithumb Reveals 11 Cryptocurrencies Lost and Plan to Compensate Customers

Bithumb Reveals 11 Cryptocurrencies Lost and Plan to Compensate Customers

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South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has announced the 11 cryptocurrencies stolen in last week’s theft and the amount of each coin missing. A compensation plan has also been unveiled for the equivalent value of the lost coins in an undetermined cryptocurrency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Only Half As Much Crypto…

Huobi Exchange Suspends Services for Japanese Residents

Huobi Exchange Suspends Services for Japanese Residents

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Crypto exchange Huobi notified its Japanese customers via e-mail on Wednesday that it will be closing accounts of users who are residents of Japan. According to Huobi, their decision came up as a result of compliance issues with the Japanese law. Also read: Huobi Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) No Japanese Traders on Huobi…

Indian Crypto Regulations Ready in July, Official Reveals

Indian Crypto Regulations Ready in July, Official Reveals

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If you thought crypto in India was over, you were probably wrong. According to a recent statement by a high-ranking official, the long-awaited regulations are on the way. A draft framework has been prepared, and authorities in Delhi hope to “wrap this up” as early as the first half of next month. Meanwhile, the Supreme…

Quebec Hikes Electricity Price: Crypto Miners to Pay up to 3 Times Current Rate

Quebec Hikes Electricity Price: Crypto Miners to Pay up to 3 Times Current Rate

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The Canadian province of Quebec has reportedly decided to charge cryptocurrency miners up to roughly three times the current price after they flooded utility Hydro-Quebec with requests for mining operations. In addition, several crypto-related proposals have been submitted including one that requires crypto firms to bid for power. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the…

Korean Government Launches Investigation into Crypto Hacks

Korean Government Launches Investigation into Crypto Hacks

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Following the alleged hacks of South Korean crypto exchanges, the government has formally launched an investigation into the cause of the hacks. The authorities will also perform security checks on all crypto exchanges’ systems. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Government’s Response The South Korean government announced on Wednesday, June 20, that it…