Japan is lowering the limits for cryptocurrency margin trading from next year, and will also mandate registration of platforms offering the service.
Japan's Financial Services Agency is planning to put a cap on the leverage available to crypto margin traders to curb speculation and risk.
A South Korean police department says execs at crypto exchange Coinone will be charged over claims its margin trading service is illegal gambling.
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CoinDesk speaks to Bitfinex, OKCoin and others about margin trading and its impact on the overall bitcoin economy.