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December 2022

The Taxman Cometh

Crypto tax laws aren’t easy to follow, and as more investors are moving to put their cryptocurrencies into ledgers, how do traders keep track?

Why local currency stablecoins are needed in non-US countries

Stablecoins in USD are becoming the digital world’s default currency — which burdens ordinary crypto users and monetary policies in smaller nations, writes Wei Zhou of

Coniferous crypto: What the industry must do next to weather this winter

Crypto is weathering this year’s extreme turbulence so far. But its long-term health will require the sector’s urgent attention to regulation, education and security, writes Oliver Linch, CEO of Bittrex Global.

Tether launches offshore yuan-pegged stablecoin on Tron

Tether, the world’s largest stablecoin provider, will include the CNHT stablecoin on Justin Sun’s Tron network.

Salary in stablecoins?

Can crypto and stablecoins be used to pay employees across borders as remote working becomes more popular?

Crypto’s Next Steps?

2022 saw the collapse of FTX, Terra-Luna and 3AC, and hacks were at an all time high. How can going back to blockchain’s roots help restore faith in crypto?

Bitcoin mining difficulty drops more than 7% as cash crunch hits miners

Miners face a liquidity crunch as cryptocurrency prices slide, with the world’s largest publicly-listed miner, Core Scientific, saying it may run down its cash reserves by the end of this year.

S.Korean prosecutors mull second request of arrest warrant for Terra cofounder Daniel Shin

Seoul judge dismisses prosecutors’ request for arrest warrant for Terra’s Daniel Shin, derails their plan to investigate Shin in custody

NFT sales rise for first time in 7 months in November despite crypto price slump

NFT investors seemingly see opportunities in a month full of surprises and headwinds for the broader cryptocurrency market.

It’s time for more institutions to adopt blockchain and crypto: Opinion

Despite the myriad benefits of blockchain and cryptocurrency, institutional interest remains mixed in Asia Pacific. What lessons should the industry learn from 2022 to overcome the barriers to adoption?

FastForkast headlines

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall; Solana rises as top 10 cryptos retreat

MetaMask partners with PayPal for Ethereum purchases through wallet

FTX collapse not the worst for crypto investors this year, says Chainalysis study

Markets: Bitcoin rebounds then retraces amid hawkish Fed comments, Solana gains

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether strengthen; Solana leads gains in most top 10 cryptos

Terra fugitive Do Kwon has registered address in Serbia: S. Korean local media

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether prices rise as November U.S. inflation reading lower than expected

Binance resumes USDC withdrawals amid record stablecoin outflows

Bitcoin up 5% as U.S. inflation cools in November

Binance ‘temporarily’ freezes USDC stablecoin withdrawals, cites need for NY banks to reopen

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise in mixed trading; U.S. equities gain ahead of inflation data

Terra cryptocurrency fugitive Do Kwon flew to Serbia last month, South Korean prosecutor says

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether down as markets brace for November inflation data

U.S. considering bill to require crypto miners to report carbon emissions

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether prices rise as gains in U.S. equities help cryptocurrencies bounce back

Sam Bankman-Fried probed over Terra-LUNA crash: report

Trader loses 70 ETH over bug in NFT marketplace Blur 

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether drop as SEC’s Gensler says crypto firms running out of time to comply with securities laws

Judge approves subpoenas for 3AC cofounders 

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise in slow trading, Solana gains on Web3 game partnership

Hong Kong’s race to launch first crypto-linked ETF begins

Crypto lender Nexo to quit U.S. market over ‘regulatory unclarity’

S.Korea central bank puts hand up to regulate stablecoins

Majority of ‘wealthy’ South Koreans say no plan to invest in crypto, cite lack of trust

Markets: Bitcoin, crypto top 10 retreat with equities on signs of inflation uptick in U.S.

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rally; Litecoin sees most gains across top 10 cryptos

Markets: Bitcoin back above US$17,000, Ether gains along with other top 10 crypto

Terra cofounder Daniel Shin makes court appearance for arrest warrant review

Markets: Bitcoin dips back below US$17,000, Ether falls, Dogecoin leads losers list

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise with Polygon topping gains in most top 10 cryptos

Indonesia central bank releases whitepaper on digital rupiah, to develop wholesale CBDC first

Markets: Bitcoin, crypto, rise after Fed Chair Powell hints at easing rate hikes

December 2022

S.Korea requests warrant to bring Terra-Luna cofounder Daniel Shin into custody

A court in South Korea will review if prosecutors are allowed to arrest and bring Terraform cofounder Daniel Shin and seven others into custody, for charges including fraud.

CeFi vs DeFi

FTX’s collapse has now led to another crypto service filing for bankruptcy. Could this be the end for centralized exchanges?

Bitcoin price follows slide in Asia equity markets amid growing China protests against Covid-19 lockdowns

Reports of civil disobedience, protests and clashes with the police in cities and universities in China are unnerving financial markets in Asia

Can crypto return?

Terra, 3AC and now FTX, it’s been a difficult year, but can crypto come back stronger?

Genesis jitters keep investors on edge as contagion risks grow

Top blockchain and crypto news: Fear stalks crypto as Genesis wobbles. FTX cleanup begins. China’s NFT scene shrinks.

FastForkast headlines

Markets: Bitcoin, crypto, rise after Fed Chair Powell hints at easing rate hikes

Dominica releases ‘world’s first’ national crypto token with Huobi, Tron

Coinbase wallet ends support for ETC, BCH, XRP, XLM

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether gain as China eases Covid rules amid protests; Dogecoin jumps

India to roll out retail CBDC on Dec. 1

Markets: Top 10 crypto fall as BlockFi enters bankruptcy, macroeconomic concerns spread

Nigeria seeks distinction between digital assets and crypto 

Terra-Luna cofounder Daniel Shin may face fraud charges in South Korea, prosecutors say

Australian fintech firm launches new AUD stablecoin, AUDE

Markets: Bitcoin little changed, Dogecoin leads pack in muted morning of trading

Singapore’s Matrixport eyes US$100 mln fundraiser at US$1.5 bln valuation

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall; Litecoin leads decline across most top 10 crypto

Stablecoin project Ardana on Cardano halts operation

Markets: Bitcoin little changed, Ether rises ahead of ‘Shanghai’ upgrade, XRP climbs

Russia plans launch of national crypto exchange

India’s CoinDCX crypto exchange publishes proof of reserves

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether extend gains; Solana leads rise across most top 10 cryptos

Fake crypto awards on the rise during football world cup: research

Digital Currency Group seeks to calm investors over Genesis loans: reports

Wallet linked to defunct crypto exchange BTC-e suddenly activates

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise as Fed minutes suggest an easing in interest rate hikes

Japan’s central bank to test digital yen with three megabanks: report

New York Attorney General eyes ban of crypto purchases through retirement funds

India’s CoinSwitch launches platform to enable multi-exchange trading with single login

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether prices rise as top 10 cryptos strengthen