Asia-Pacific

Crypto Exchanges Huobi and Fisco Investigated by Japan Watchdog: Report

| Yogita Khatri

Crypto exchanges Huobi Japan and Fisco were investigated by the country’s Financial Services Agency last week, according to Reuters sources.

Hacked Crypto Exchange Zaif Resuming Full Services Under New Owner

| Daniel Palmer

Japanese crypto exchange Zaif, which was hacked for $60 million last year, is reinstating all services after being acquired by investment firm Fisco.

Crypto Startups Barred from Indian Central Bank Fintech Sandbox

| Nikhilesh De

The Reserve Bank of India is setting up a regulatory sandbox for fintech startups – but crypto projects are excluded.

China’s New Policy Isn’t An Automatic Bitcoin Mining Ban – Here’s Why

| Wolfie Zhao

Despite breathless headlines, a recent proposal by China’s economic planners would not automatically ban bitcoin mining.

Korean Crypto Scam Fleeced Investors for Over $18.5 Million

| Yogita Khatri

Police have reportedly used AI to spot a cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme in South Korea that cheated investors out of $18.5 million.

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked for $13 Million in Suspected Insider Job

| Wolfie Zhao

South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has had over $13 million in EOS stolen in a hack, but says customer funds are safe.

Mt. Gox bitcoin protest

Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles to Appeal Conviction

| Yogita Khatri

Mark Karpeles, former CEO of the collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, is reportedly to appeal his conviction on data manipulation charges.

E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Wins License for New Crypto Exchange

| Yogita Khatri

Japan's Financial Service Agency has licensed a cryptocurrency exchange being rebranded and relaunched by internet giant Rakuten.

Singapore-Based Crypto Exchange DragonEx Has Been Hacked

| Yogita Khatri

Singapore-based exchange DragonEx says it has been hacked for an undisclosed amount in a large number of cryptocurrencies.

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Mt Gox Creditors Warn Mass Sale Could Put Bitcoin Fork Prices At Risk

| Daniel Palmer

A group of Mt. Gox creditors has warned of a market risk to forks of bitcoin in a draft plan for the collapsed exchange's civil rehabilitation.