Lavender Au

Lavender Au

Lavender Au is a CoinDesk reporter with a focus on regulation in Asia. She holds BTC, ETH, NEAR, KSM and SAITO.

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Hong Kong Regulator Wants to Beef Up Its Staff Covering Virtual Assets
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) wants to expand its team to deal with licensing applications for the incoming VASP regime.
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South Korea to Start Tracking Crypto Transactions in Bid to Crack Down on Money Laundering
The country will start off using a third-party system while it develops its own software.
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What You Need to Know About Crypto Regulation in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan
Asia’s biggest financial centers seem eager to encourage the growth of the crypto industry while protecting consumers and preventing contagion if things go wrong.
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Hong Kong’s Finance Regulator Calls for 'a More Solid Footing' for Crypto
After crypto firms have left the city, the regulator says it’s now moving with the market and industry.
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Japan to Exempt Token Issuers From Corporate Tax on Unrealized Gains
Project founders will no longer be subject to hefty taxes which forced them abroad from next April onwards.
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Japanese Regulator Extends FTX Japan’s Suspension as Users Wait for Their Funds
The Financial Services Agency ordered that operations stay suspended for another three months.
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South Korea’s Central Bank Wants to Oversee Stablecoins
The country joins other jurisdictions in proposing standards for stablecoin issuance.
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Singapore's Financial Regulator Defends Itself After FTX Blowup
Singapore state fund Temasek’s investment in FTX caused "reputational damage," but “it is the nature of investment and risk-taking,” said Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong.
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Bank of Japan to Run CBDC Experiments With Country's Megabanks: Report
The central bank will decide on issuing a digital yen in 2026.
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CFTC Has ‘Boots on the Ground’ at FTX Subsidiary LedgerX
Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson said that the regulator is monitoring crypto clearinghouse LedgerX on a “daily if not hourly basis.”
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