Asia-Pacific

Korean Lawyers Urge Government to Draw Up Blockchain Rules

| Yogita Khatri

The Korean Bar Association has called on the government to introduce blockchain regulations, ASAP.

Chinese School Principals Caught Mining Ethereum At Work

| Yogita Khatri

Two principals at a Chinese school got in hot water after installing ethereum miners at the institution, according to a report.

Hong Kong’s Securities Watchdog to Regulate Crypto Funds

| Yogita Khatri

Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission says it will bring crypto funds under its securities regulations to improve investor protection.

Indian Officials Met to Discuss Possible Ban on ‘Private Cryptocurrencies’

| Yogita Khatri

The Indian government is considering imposing a ban on what it calls "private cryptocurrencies," according to an official release.

Crypto Wallet Maker Ledger to Expand Support for Stablecoins, Including Tether

| Leigh Cuen

Benjamin Soong, Ledger's newly hired head of Asia-Pacific operations, says tether remains popular in the region despite the token's recent troubles.

India Supreme Court Seeks Government Opinion on Crypto Within 2 Weeks

| Yogita Khatri

The Supreme Court of India has asked the government to give its view on cryptocurrencies, amid fallout from a ruling by the central bank in April.

Chinese Court Rules Bitcoin Should Be Protected as Property

| Wolfie Zhao

An arbitration body in China has said bitcoin should be legally protected as a property, despite the central bank's ban on crypto trading.

Japan’s Financial Regulator Mulls Cap on Cryptocurrency Margin Trading

| Wolfie Zhao

Japan's Financial Services Agency is planning to put a cap on the leverage available to crypto margin traders to curb speculation and risk.

South Korea’s Financial Watchdog Warns Investors Over Crypto Funds

| Yogita Khatri

South Korea's Financial Services Commission has warned the public to exercise caution when investing in cryptocurrency funds.

Japanese Crypto Exchange Group Gets Legal Status to Self-Regulate

| Wolfie Zhao

Japan's financial regulator has formally approved a crypto exchange association, giving it legal powers to police the industry.