Thailand: Thailand’s National Stock Exchange Venturing into the Cryptocurrency Space

Thailand has increasingly become conducive to virtual currencies with the South Asian country’s national Stock Exchange reportedly planning to launch a cryptocurrency exchange. The Stock Exchange of Thailand , is looking to apply for a digital license in order...

China: How $400 Billion Tencent Might Soon Acquire Two Major Bitcoin Exchanges

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Tencent might soon be the proud owner of two major bitcoin exchanges, as the $400 billion Chinese tech conglomerate is weighing a bid for the South Korean holding company that controls them. Tencent Mulling Bid for Owner of Bitstamp...

China: Booming Chinese Capital Outflows May Result In 2019 Crypto Bull Run

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Increasing rates of Chinese capital outflows over the past few months are presenting the cryptocurrency space with an unprecedented opportunity as citizens of one of the world’s most strictly regulated jurisdictions find ever more ingenious ways to get around...

Global: Crypto’s Billion-Dollar Theft Problem Prompts Safer Way to Trade

Big investors who’ve soured on cryptocurrencies because of the industry’s billion-dollar theft problem will soon have a new way to trade that’s touted as a safer solution. By the end of the month, BitGo Inc.’s customers will be able to...

Global: Binance CEO Criticized for Appearing to Advise Storing Crypto on Exchanges

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Binance CEO Chengpeng Zhao (“CZ”) has come under attack after appearing to advise crypto holders to store their holdings on exchanges instead of on personal storage devices like USB drives or hardware wallets. In a tweet, Zhao appeared to...

Global: Bitcoin May Surpass Market Caps of Visa & Mastercard In 3 Years

Since Bitcoin (BTC) burst onto the digital scene in 2009, the innovation, first headed by Satoshi Nakamoto, has been lauded as an optimized, decentralized version of Visa, Mastercard, and the like. And while the narrative has undoubtedly changed over...

Global: HSBC Settles FX Deals Worth $250 Billion on Blockchain in Last Year

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HSBC has settled $250 billion (£194.15 billion) worth of forex trades using blockchain in the last year, it said on Monday, suggesting the heavily hyped technology is gaining traction in a sector until now hesitant to embrace it. The...

Global: Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Makes Cuts in Amsterdam & Texas

Bitmain’s problems continue, as the world’s largest bitcoin mining firm has announced a fresh round of layoffs. Bitmain is rumored to have lost over $700 million in Q4 2018, and late last month reports broke out that the Chinese mining giant...

Japan: Seven Cryptocurrency Exchanges Could Receive FSA-Issued Licenses in Two Months

In line with new perception into the Eastern monetary company’s evaluation procedure of businesses making use of for a cryptocurrency change license, seven packages will likely be both licensed or rejected inside two months. Cointelegraph Japan reported in this...

Japan: Ripple at Silicon Valley Japan Platform; Plans to Disrupt Japan’s Payment Industry

As per the latest tweet by Ripple, they are at the Silicon Valley Japan Platform trying to bridge the gap between the valley and Japan and also trying to disrupt Japan’s payment industry. Ripple’s recent tweet stated: “At...

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Several Influential Cryptocurrency Media Outlets in China Have Been Blocked

Wechat, an important application in China is used daily to share news, information, chat and even make an order at a restaurant. Wechat communicates with the Chinese government in order to monitor the public’s opinions on the Wechat platform to comply with the local law. Media surrounding blockchain technology has increased with the price of Bitcoin in 2017. At the beginning of 2018, the media increase continued and new outlets started up in China. During March of this year, more than 10 new blockchain media outlets finished financing campaigns. However, this increase in media development has created some controversy. Many cryptocurrency investors criticized the increase as being a proxy and working with the dealer to “cut the leek”, a vivid way to describe the pump and dump by the dealers or the project launchers to make the profits. On August 21, 2018 Chinese Cryptocurrency Media including Jinses Finance, Deepchain Finance, Huobi information...

Chandler Guo, China’s Top Bitcoin Tycoon, Continues to Build The Crypto Empire in The United States

Chandler Guo, one of China’s top Bitcoin tycoons, shared with BlockPulse 360 his thoughts on the cryptocurrency industry in China. Chandler was one of China’s first Bitcoin miners and has become one of the country’s most well-known cryptocurrency ambassadors. His success has brought him overseas to the United States to continue building his crypto empire. BlockPulse 360: Did your move to the United States have anything to do with the fact that the US is more ICO and blockchain friendly than China? Chandler Guo: Obviously, I am a big fan of Bitcoin and ICO. Just like everybody else in the crypto community, I understand the potential of digital currency and the magnitude of what it means for the economy. Today, ICO has made many people very rich, but in the future, cryptocurrency is likely to become the only currency in circulation. However, most governments, even the American government, are not the biggest...

OKEx Is Fighting back Against Amber AI’s BCH Settlement Allegations

In their public response on Monday, OKEx outlined several issues with the Amber AI complaints, expressing that “These are completely false allegations and the defamatory statements have caused serious damages to OKEx’s reputation.” The cryptocurrency exchange laid out their arguments, focusing on 3 main points that present that not only did the cryptocurrency exchange act in the best interest of their customers, but that Amber AI has no right to a lawsuit in the first place. 1 – Amber AI is not a customer. According to OKEx, “We do not have an institutional client profile named Amber AI, while Amber AI claim themselves as a Hong Kong-based company. We do NOT serve any customer in Hong Kong, in respect of the local laws and regulations. The OKEx account that Amber AI claimed managing is an individual account, which is not a Hong Kong resident or entity on the report of the KYC information” 2...

An Interview with Jihan Wu: BCH Split and STO

Jihan Wu, the Bitcoin mining titan and prominent supporter of BCH, recently gave an interview at a Q&A session for entrepreneurs at Peking University Guanghua school of Management . During the discussion, he shared his views on the controversial BCH split, current thoughts on STOs, Eco-friendly mining, and his opinions on the viability of coin-free blockchains. Regarding the split, Jihan shared his views on the importance of community and how his actions have been in support of free speech. “In this environment of free speech, I believe that division is inevitable. This is the nature of human contribution to the community, and it is easy to split because of some differences. The split itself will bring about the richness of the whole system.” He concluded that even though this split has created 2 new coins in the form of BCHABC and BCHSV, there is potential for further splits down the road Not a current...