Asia-Pacific

Thailand Green Lights Issuance and Trading of Blockchain Securities

| Yogita Khatri

The Thai National Legislative Assembly has approved changes to the law allowing tokenized securities to be issued and traded in the country.

Indonesia Passes Rules for Trading of Cryptocurrency Futures

| Yogita Khatri

An Indonesian financial watchdog has set out new regulations for the trading of crypto assets on futures exchanges in the country.

Korean Central Bank Study: Issuing Digital Currency Poses Financial Risk

| Yogita Khatri

A Bank of Korea study concluded that a central bank digital currency could adversely affect commercial banks and ultimately financial stability.

South Korea Will Maintain ICO Ban After Finding Token Projects Broke Rules

| Yogita Khatri

South Korea has decided not to lift its ban on domestic initial coin offerings after a watchdog's survey found projects have been violating rules.

Crypto CEO Sentenced to 3-Year Jail Term for Faking Trading Volume

| Daniel Palmer

Two execs from South Korean crypto exchange Komid have been given jail time for faking trading volume and deceiving investors.

New Zealand Police Keeping ‘Open Mind’ on Cryptopia Hack

| Yogita Khatri

New Zealand Police says the investigation into the hack of crypto exchange Cryptopia is complex and it's keeping an "open mind" on all possibilities.

New Zealand Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Goes Offline Citing Hack

| Yogita Khatri

New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has gone offline claiming "significant" losses arising from a hack.

Malaysia to Regulate ICOs as Securities Offerings from Tuesday

| Yogita Khatri

Malaysia’s securities watchdog will have powers to regulate digital asset offerings and crypto exchanges from tomorrow.

Tokyo, Japan

Coincheck Wins Crypto Exchange License 12 Months After Major Hack

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, which suffered a $530 million hack in January of last year, is now a licensed entity.

china, flags

China’s Internet Censor to Start Regulating Blockchain Firms Next Month

| Yogita Khatri

China’s internet censorship agency is bringing in regulations for blockchain service providers in the country.