Japan's financial regulator has ordered two cryptocurrency exchanges to halt operations for two months due to insufficient KYC procedures.
South Korean police on Thursday detained four executives from two cryptocurrency exchanges over alleged embezzlement.
South Korean regulators, whose decisions have shaken cryptocurrency markets in the past, are reportedly cracking down on exchanges' contract terms.
If cryptocurrency gains acceptance as a means of exchange, it’s sure to raise the ire of governments hungry for revenue from sales taxes.
Australia’s cryptocurrency exchanges must now follow new rules aimed to counter money laundering and terrorism financing.
The Central Bank of Taiwan is eyeing new rules that would bring bitcoin under the island's existing anti-money laundering regulations.
Companies using cheap electricity to mine cryptocurrencies at industrial complexes in South Korea have reportedly been arrested by police.
Thailand is expected to enact a law soon that will mandate cryptocurrency traders for both value added tax as well as capital gain tax.
The People's Bank of China says cryptocurrencies will be a top priority for the agency this year, in an effort to protect the national currency.
A Chinese investment association has scrapped a previously reported plan to launch a funding center to boost blockchain development in the country.