Total of 7 Crypto Exchanges and 158 Wallets Hacked in South Korea, Police Find

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The South Korean National Police Agency has produced a report of all hacking incidents of crypto exchanges and wallets in the country during the past three years. According to local media, there were seven hacking cases of crypto exchanges and 158 cases of wallet hacks, 91 of which happened this year. However, only six arrests…

Hacked Crypto Exchange Bithumb Made $35 Million Profit in First Half 2018

Hacked Crypto Exchange Bithumb Made $35 Million Profit in First Half 2018

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South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb made net profits of about $35 million in the first half of this year, despite a rough June for the firm.

Bithumb Resumes Deposit and Withdrawal Services – Upbit Reveals 127% Cash Reserves

Bithumb Resumes Deposit and Withdrawal Services – Upbit Reveals 127% Cash Reserves

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South Korean exchange Bithumb has resumed deposit and withdrawal services for a number of cryptocurrencies after the recent hack. Another major Korean exchange, Upbit, has released an audit report showing more crypto and cash reserves than needed to pay customers. Meanwhile, all customer deposits at Korbit will now be held by a bank. Also read: Yahoo!…

Korea Will Fuel the Development of dApps and Base Blockchain Layers Like Ethereum, EOS and NEO

Korea Will Fuel the Development of dApps and Base Blockchain Layers Like Ethereum, EOS and NEO

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Local publications reported that the government of South Korea finalized plans to legitimize the cryptocurrency exchange market and the blockchain sector with a newly created regulatory framework. Initially, local financial authorities will begin with an imposition of a new legislation that will recognize cryptocurrency exchanges as regulated financial institutions and brokerages. Local cryptocurrency exchanges like…

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…

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…

Korean Government Details Regulatory Plans After Multiple Crypto Exchange Hacks

Korean Government Details Regulatory Plans After Multiple Crypto Exchange Hacks

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Following multiple hack reports, the South Korean government explains how it will strengthen the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency exchanges. A bill has already been submitted which imposes multiple new obligations on crypto exchanges. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Korean Government’s Solution Following recent reports of multiple security breaches at cryptocurrency exchanges,…

Bithumb to Lower Withdrawal Limit for Crypto Traders Not Using Real-Name System

Bithumb to Lower Withdrawal Limit for Crypto Traders Not Using Real-Name System

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One of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, has reportedly announced that it will gradually lower the withdrawal limit for any accounts that have not been converted to real-name ones, citing risks of financial crimes. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Lowering Withdrawal Limit Bithumb reportedly said on Monday that it has “decided…

Zilliqa (ZIL) Update: Up 190% Over Past Month on Testnet Launch and Exchange Listings

Zilliqa (ZIL) Update: Up 190% Over Past Month on Testnet Launch and Exchange Listings

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Zilliqa’s price continues to increase after the successful launch of its testnet and addition of new exchange listings. It is currently ranked the twenty-third largest coin by market cap according to coin rankings, with a market cap of $1.3 billion. Zilliqa is up 190.41% over the past 30 days. What is Zilliqa? Zilliqa is a…