Asia-Pacific

New Bitcoin Mutual Fund Eases Crypto for Wary Asian Investors

| David Pan

A new mutual fund will provide crypto currency access to accredited investors in Asia who are very interested but slow to buy the coins directly.

OKEX Korea Drops 5 Privacy Cryptocurrencies Citing FATF Rules

| Daniel Palmer

The Korean arm of the exchange has dropped support for privacy-enhancing cryptocurrencies including monero, zcash and dash.

US Sanctions Three Alleged Crypto Hacking Groups From North Korea

| Richard Meyer

The U.S. Treasury mentioned cryptocurrency thefts as one of the reasons for the action against the Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel.

Messaging Giant LINE Wins Japan License for Crypto Exchange Business

| Daniel Palmer

LINE, provider of Japan's most popular messaging app, has just been approved for a cryptocurrency business license in the country.

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The State of Security Token Regulations in Asia

| Antony Lewis and Xiang Ying Cheng

Some Asian countries have gone a long way toward shoring up their rules and regulations around cryptocurrencies and security tokens.

Thai Gang Member Arrested Over Alleged $16 Million Crypto Fraud

| Daniel Palmer

A Thai man has been arrested for alleged involvement in a crypto crime ring that fleeced investors for 500 million baht.

North Korea Denies It Hacked $2 Billion in Fiat and Crypto

| Daniel Palmer

North Korea has denied a recent U.N. report suggesting it was behind major hacks that reaped around $2 billion for its weapons programs.

Why Tether Volume Is at All-Time Highs

| Leigh Cuen

The dollar-pegged stablecoin tether (USDT) has become a virtual bridge between Chinese traders and global markets.

Beyond USD: The Next Frontier for Stablecoins

| George Harrap

The next generation of stablecoins will eschew the U.S. dollar as their basis, writes Bitspark's George Harrap.

Central Banks, Stablecoins and the Looming War of Currencies

| Michael J Casey

A flood of competing stablecoins is coming to the global economy, setting the stage for what could be a climactic battle with the world's biggest…