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Japan Approves 17th Cryptocurrency Exchange – Its First in Over a Year

After Over a Year, Japan Finally Approves the 17th Cryptocurrency ExchangeIt has been over a year since Japan’s Financial Services Agency last approved a cryptocurrency exchange to legally operate in the country. Coincheck, which was hacked early last year, has become the 17th fully-registered crypto exchange in the country. The exchange has made numerous improvements after it was acquired by Monex Group. Also read: Indian Supreme […]

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Thailand Issues 4 Cryptocurrency Licenses, Rejects 2 Exchanges

Thailand Issues 4 Cryptocurrency Licenses, Rejects 2 ExchangesThailand has officially granted licenses to three cryptocurrency exchanges and one broker-dealer. Two exchanges have been rejected and one is still being reviewed. These seven companies have been temporarily allowed to operate in the country. Two of them will now begin closing down their businesses. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for […]

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Thai SEC Plans to Relax ICO Regulations

Thai SEC to Relax ICO RegulationThe Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reportedly planning to ease the country’s regulation for initial coin offerings. The regulator is conducting a public hearing to relax rules on pre-sales and private token sales. The commission has also unveiled plans to prevent the exploitation of token sales. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval

SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF ApprovalThe chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has outlined the key changes in cryptocurrency markets he needs to see before he is comfortable with a bitcoin ETF. While some solutions to the problems he mentioned have already been implemented, the chairman insists on seeing more improvements. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses

Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency BusinessesIn less than a year since Estonia introduced licensing for companies operating in the cryptocurrency industry, the number of licenses issued has surpassed 900. Authorities in the Baltic country have adopted a rather progressive approach to regulating the crypto space but startups have complained that local banks are still reluctant to offer them regular services. […]

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Thai SEC Expects to Approve Country’s First ICO Portal This Month

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly revealed that it expects to approve the country’s first portal for initial coin offerings (ICOs) this month, with ICO approvals to follow. According to the country’s crypto regulation, a portal’s role is to examine companies planning to launch an ICO. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

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Bitgo Attains Regulatory Approval in United States

Bitgo Attains Regulatory Approval in United StatesBitgo, a cryptocurrency security and custody company, has been granted regulatory approval to provide its storage services to the United States. Specifically, Bitgo will target U.S.-based institutional investors with its “Bitgo Trust Company.” Also Read: Corporate Creditors Can Now File Claims for Mt Gox Restitution Bitgo Approved by South Dakota Regulators The South Dakota Division of […]

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The Daily: Revolut to Launch in North America, US Startup Presents Telegram Alternative

The Daily: Revolut to Launch in North America, US Startup Presents Telegram AlternativeDigital bank Revolut is planning to expand its operations in America and Russia. Also, payment card provider Fuzex signs an agreement with Dash, a US-based startup offers an alternative to Telegram, and crypto firm Smart Valor receives approval as a financial operator in Switzerland. Also read: Robinhood Aiming for IPO, Dodgers to Give Away Crypto […]

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50 Percent Energy Rate Hike for Crypto Miners Approved in Central Washington State

50 Percent Energy Rate Hike for Crypto Miners Approved in Central Washington StateThe commissioners of a public utility district in central Washington State have unanimously approved a rate hike for cryptocurrency miners. The utility serves over 46,000 customers throughout the county. The cost increase starts at 15 percent beginning next year, 35 percent the following year, and 50 percent thereafter. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese […]

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Crypto Friendly Policies Rapidly Drawing Companies to Thailand

Crypto Friendly Policies Rapidly Drawing Companies to ThailandSoon after Thailand adopted its regulations for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), companies reportedly pile up to apply for licenses to operate in the country. According to the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission, about 50 ICO projects are seeking to launch, five portals plan to open for business and 20 crypto exchanges have applied […]

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