Japan Self-Regulatory Crypto Exchange Association Considers Trading Cap for Some Clients

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) will obligate its member exchanges to place limits on the trading activity of some clients, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, July 28.

The self-regulatory body has reportedly established a policy of to require its member crypto exchanges to place maximum limits on the volumes traded by the exchanges’ customers.

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Blockchain May Add $5 Billion to Indian Economy In The Next Five Years, Expert Says

Distributed ledger technology may add $5 billion to Indian economy in the next five years, according to NASSCOM’s VP Industry Initiatives. The non-profit trade association, which represents the sector of software and services companies in the country, has backed blockchain technology for many years.

NASSCOM Promotes Blockchain In India for Its Potential for Economic Growth

KS Viswanathan,

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Interview: Joe Fanelli, Co-Founder of Top 21 Block Producer EOS Asia


Since going live a couple of months ago, EOS has generated a lot of column inches for good or for bad. One man who knows a things or two about the cryptocurrency, fifth-largest by market cap, is Joseph Fanelli.

He is the co-founder of EOS Asia, which is an active block producer on the EOS network,

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Telegram Reveals Personal ID Verification Tool for Sharing Data with ‘Finance, ICOs’

The crypto and blockchain industry’s go-to encrypted messenger app Telegram has released a personal identification authorization tool, according to an official statement published July 26.

The tool, dubbed Telegram Passport, reportedly encrypts a user’s personal ID information and let’s users securely share their ID data with third parties, which the Telegram post elaborates on as “finance,

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DragonEx Launched Supernode Program with Support from Multiple Capitals


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Digitising Timber with Blockchain and IoT to Modernie Energy and Manufacturing Sectors in Laos


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The Daily: US Presidential Candidate Accepts Crypto, KICKICO Hacked – $7.7M Stolen

The Daily

US presidential candidate, Andrew Yang (D), has announced that his campaign for the 2020 election is now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Also in the Daily, Chinese social network, Tianya, is about to issue a native token, and the KICKICO project has been hacked – resulting in the loss of $7.7 million USD worth of tokens due to a security breach of its smart contract.

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Chinese Social Network Tianya is Launching a Native Cryptocurrency


The Tianya Community in China, a social network of 130 million users that seeks to create the country’s most influential platform for content and knowledge creation, has announced a blockchain based initiative to rebuild its ecosystem.

The new ecosystem will launch on Aug. 8 and will make use of a blockchain based token,

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G20 Hears Out Multiple Crypto Reports in July, Waiting for FATF to Test Its Standards by October

The G20, after it was called upon by France’s finance minister Bruno Le Maire to have a public debate about cryptocurrencies at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, made strides towards a global front for regulation of digital currencies.

Those strides could however be only considered baby steps as, at the conclusion of a meeting of the finance ministers in March it was decided that July would be the deadline for “very specific recommendations.”

The recommendations were not about what to regulate,

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South Korean Regulator Presses Lawmakers to Pass Crypto Bill Urgently

Regulation

South Korea’s top financial regulator has urged lawmakers to pass the country’s first crypto bill quickly, citing the urgent need from rising incidents at crypto exchanges. There are currently several crypto-related laws pending at the National Assembly.

Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

Crypto Law Urgently Needed

South Korean Regulator Presses Lawmakers to Pass Crypto Bill UrgentlySouth Korea’s top financial regulator,

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Thai Bond Market Association to Launch Blockchain-Based Registrar Bond Service Platform

The Thai Bond Market Association (TBMA) will deploy a blockchain-powered solution on its registrar service platform, local news agency Bangkok Post reports July 28.

The new registrar service platform, which is scheduled to be introduced this year, intends to provide a faster bond certificate issuance and, in turn, boost the liquidity of the secondary market,

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Circle Taps Fmr. Goldman Sachs Executive to Spearhead Regulatory Affairs


Circle Internet Financial has hired Benedicte Nolens, a former Goldman Sachs executive director, as its new head of global regulatory affairs and head of compliance for Europe and Asia operations, as the company expands into global crypto securities trading, according to Business Insider.

Circle Goldman SachsBenedicte Nolens | Source: LinkedIn

Nolens brings significant regulatory experience,

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Tezos Foundation Taps ‘Big Four’ Firm PwC for Independent Audit


Major auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Switzerland has agreed to conduct an independent audit of the Tezos Foundation’s finances and operations, the foundation announced on Monday.

PwC, considered one of the “Big Four” auditing firms, will review the finances of the Tezos Foundation, which is holding hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrencies and other assets raised from the project’s then-record initial coin offering (ICO) in summer 2017.

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The Daily: Twitter Blocks Bots Mimicking Musk, Coinvault Hackers Sentenced

The Daily

In Friday’s edition of The Daily, Twitter has taken measures against crypto scammers imitating the profile of Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and a Dutch court has sentenced the operators of the Coinvault ransomware. Also, crypto has been labeled as ‘junk’ by Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga,

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Indian Government-Appointed Commission Recognizes Crypto as Means of Payment

Indian Government-Appointed Commission Recognizes Crypto as Means of Payment

Regulation

The law commission established by the order of the Indian government has issued a report recognizing cryptocurrency as a means of payment. This is reportedly the first time that a body appointed by the government admitted cryptocurrencies have value and can be used in transactions.

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Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges Plan Limits on Borrowed Margin Trading


Japan’s primary self-regulatory body for cryptocurrency exchanges is finalizing a proposal to enforce a limit on the amount of funds investors can borrow for margin trading of cryptocurrencies.

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) is proposing a 4-to-1 limit on margin trading wherein investors will only be allowed to borrow up to four times their original deposit,

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SECC: Blockchain Security Is in an Era of Vulnerability


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Crypto Wallet to Replace Private Keys With Encrypted QR Codes

Decentralized cryptocurrency wallet SafeWallet is launching a new QR code-based user identification system to replace mnemonic phrases and private keys, the firm announced Friday.

The app, operated by China-based Cheetah Mobile, will use a two-tier security system to grant users access to their holdings, according to a press release. The first stage will have users scan their personalized and encrypted QR codes,

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New Crypto Mining Malware Targeting Corporate Networks, Says Kaspersky

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a new form of cryptojacking malware targeting corporations in multiple countries, the cybersecurity firm reported Thursday.

PowerGhost, a form of fileless malware – which uses a system’s native processes to hijack a computer – has reportedly been spreading on corporate networks in India, Brazil, Colombia and Turkey.

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HashFlare’s Exit and the Future of Cloud Mining

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Cloud mining — a service that enables individual users to lease hashing power from dedicated cryptocurrency mining operations — came forth as professionalization and cartelization of the mining business began to drive out smaller and insufficiently equipped players from the scene.

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Crypto Exchange Coincheck’s Owner Monex Reveals Plans to Open US Trading Platform

Online broker Monex Group, which bought out hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck this spring, plans to launch a U.S.-based trading platform, Cointelegraph Japan reported today, July 27.

A summary of data from a financial briefing held Friday confirms plans to establish TradeStation Crypto Inc. as a cryptocurrency-focused subsidiary of securities brokerage firm TradeStation,

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Japanese Class Action Against Gambling Coin Claims $12m Damages

News

Withcoin, a virtual currency reportedly designed for casinos, and listed on the Hitbtc exchange around May, is accused of selling coins using a promotional video propagating alleged lies and misleading information. In April 2018, a video promoting Withcoin went viral on the internet, inviting investors to purchase in advance a coin that was going to be listed on a crypto exchange in May,

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$1 Billion Chinese Blockchain Fund Denies Report of Government Pull-Out

A $1 billion Chinese blockchain fund launched in April has denied a report that local government will pull out its originally planned funding support following a recently leaked recording involving a former partner of the fund.

A news report from China Business Journal on Thursday said the Hangzhou city government has required Xiong’An (or Grandshores) Blockchain Fund to stop promoting itself by using the name as a government-backed fund.

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Binance Will Face Tough Competition in South Korea in New Market Expansion


Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is planning an expansion into South Korea, the third biggest cryptocurrency market behind Japan and the US.

South Korea’s Unique Market Structure

In South Korea, two major digital asset trading platforms have had dominance over the crypto exchange market for several years.

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