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November 2022

The Future of Exchanges

Nasdaq’s Head of Asia Pacific and Japan, Ulf Carlsson, tells us how stock exchanges could learn from crypto exchange operations.

NFT sales decline for sixth straight month despite tailwinds

While October saw the emergence of two very popular NFT collections, sales failed to break US$500 million in the lowest figures since July 2021.

USDC stablecoin issuer Circle wins Singapore digital payment license

The issuer of the world’s second-largest stablecoin is joining a fleet of companies in the digital asset industry moving into Singapore. What’s the attraction?

FastForkast headlines

India’s finance minister urges G20 nations to come on board to regulate crypto

BIS’ ‘Project Mariana’ to explore CBDC integration with DeFi

Payments platform StraitsX to show real-world stablecoin use at Singapore Fintech Festival

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether drop; Dogecoin rally ends

NEAR sets up Web3 hub in South Korea, eyes Asia expansion

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether prices flat; Dogecoin, SHIB lead gains in crypto top 10

mBridge participants to end domestic payments of foreign CBDCs

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise; Dogecoin, Shiba Inu biggest gainers in top 10 crypto

India seeks info from crypto exchanges as it mulls GST on asset class: report

JP Morgan, Standard Chartered execs disagree over Bitcoin’s significance

S.Korea sees passing crypto investor protection as a priority: report

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether prices fall; Dogecoin, Shiba Inu bull run continues; BNB gains

November 2022

Hong Kong announces policies to win back role as digital asset hub

Hong Kong reveals digital asset policies to distinguish itself from China, where cryptocurrency trading was banned in September last year.

Satoshi’s other big legacy: Bitcoin is propelling a green energy revolution

The Bitcoin white paper, published 14 years ago this day, launched an industry that is now subsidizing clean energy and turning waste into digital gold, writes Will Szamosszegi of Sazmining.

How to manage your crypto assets beyond the grave

When the Grim Reaper comes, will he take all your Bitcoins, too? Here’s how to ensure your crypto wealth will survive and live on for your heirs.

World’s largest Bitcoin miner Core Scientific’s stock tumbles amid liquidity crisis

The Nasdaq-listed company expects to deplete its cash resources by the end of this year.

How Europe’s MiCA can pave the way for crypto’s revival

Europe’s new MiCA framework for regulating crypto shows the good that can happen when government works with and not against the industry, writes Nick Saponaro of Divi Labs.

Aptos debut underwhelms amid questions over design and performance

Top blockchain and crypto news: Aptos launch falls short. Why FTX chief is calling for crypto regulations. Is Hong Kong paving way for a retail CBDC?

US alleges Chinese spies used Bitcoin to bribe law enforcement officer

Two Chinese intelligence officers allegedly paid a double agent to help steal files related to a federal investigation into a China-based global telecom firm, reported to be Huawei.

S.Korea’s Shinhan Securities lays groundwork toward hoped-for crypto expansion

As a leading financial institution of South Korea, Shinhan is gearing up for business expansion into crypto — while a local ban remains on the books.

As US midterms approach, poll says voters want policy interests to align with crypto, technology

Survey reveals popularity of crypto ownership among voters, their hopes for the industry’s growing potential and the need for regulation to protect consumers.

The crypto industry needs to do more to help ordinary investors

Cryptocurrency was created to be accessible to the masses. So why are retail investors getting shut out from the best analytical and trading tools?

Is crypto dead? No, but doomsayers may profit from your panic

A lack of regulations means anyone can say bad things about crypto to stir up fear — and push you to sell. Even if they stand to make money from your losses.

What is XRP and what is Ripple?

Why has Ripple Labs been in the U.S. SEC’s crosshairs and what’s the difference between Ripple and XRP?

NFT marketplaces ditching standard royalty fees labeled “short-sighted”

After Solana’s Magic Eden marketplace said it was bowing to pressure and making payment of royalties “optional” to NFT creators, industry insiders tell Forkast the policy is wrongheaded and damaging.

First Digital Trust says HK, Singapore can join hands on crypto initiatives

In a Q&A with Forkast, First Digital Trust Chief Executive Officer Vincent Chok shared his views on Hong Kong getting back into crypto, regulations, and how the crypto pie in Asia is big enough for rivals Singapore and Hong Kong.

Why local language education holds the key to crypto’s future

The crypto sector operates mainly in English, but more than 6 billion people — many of whom crypto would benefit the most — use other languages, writes Wei Zhou of

Finders Keepers?

What constitutes as stealing isn’t as black and white to all of us – what happens if crypto exchanges accidentally refund a little too much money?

Horizon Worlds fails to lift Meta as users stay away

Top blockchain and crypto news: Mark Zuckerberg’s empty metaverse. South Korea to roll out blockchain IDs. Macau bets on digital money.

FastForkast headlines

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether prices fall; Dogecoin, Shiba Inu bull run continues; BNB gains

Singapore’s DBS Bank trials use of digital SingDollar with vouchers

South Korea’s Wemade to remedy WEMIX token after ‘investment warning’ by crypto exchanges

Hong Kong seeks to allow crypto futures ETFs

Terra CEO Do Kwon faces lawsuit in Singapore, next hearing on Wednesday

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether, Cardano, XRP fall; BNB gains on Binance Twitter investment

Visa’s trademark filings hint at launch of crypto wallet

SBF: FTX stablecoin, ‘Second Great Stablecoin War’ are coming

Ethereum’s LooksRare latest NFT marketplace to make creator royalties optional

Huobi Global to end HUSD trading, delist stablecoin

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall; Dogecoin gains as Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout moves ahead

Crypto a rising currency of choice for drug smugglers in India

Kazakhstan’s central bank to test CBDC on BNB chain

UK High Court shuts down PGI Global for alleged crypto scam

Hong Kong mulls plans to legalize retail crypto trading: Bloomberg

Crypto a ‘better bet’ than gold, says Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin

SEC takes no position on two motions in support of Ripple in XRP lawsuit

A 100% reserve is a must for any stablecoin: Wemade CEO

Markets: Bitcoin price nears US$21,000 amid market rally as Ether, Dogecoin lead gains

Cash App users can now receive Bitcoin via the Lightning Network

Hong Kong crypto firm Q9 Capital gets Dubai provisional approval

Singapore floats tests for retail crypto traders, plans to regulate stablecoins

Markets: Bitcoin price back above US$20,000, Ether jumps as U.K. votes to regulate crypto

Markets: Bitcoin falls as mining difficulty hits record high, rest of crypto top 10 also decline

Bitcoin mining difficulty logs new high, up 3.4%

Hong Kong, BIS explore CBDC-backed stablecoins in retail prototype

SEC asks court to deny Ripple motion for summary judgment in XRP lawsuit

South Korea’s MIR4 maker Wemade launches stablecoin

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether, Polygon gain; US equities see largest gains since June

India Web3 talent driven away by lack of regulatory clarity, industry body says

Software maker Hancom raided amid suspicions over token Arowana, slush fund

Ripple lawyer says ‘worth the fight’ as SEC hands over Hinman files in court case

Markets: Bitcoin dips, 30-day volatility at 2 year low; Ether falls, Dogecoin gains

Crypto becomes approved financial product in South Africa

Fidelity Digital Assets to allow clients to trade Ether

Japan eases token vetting process to expand crypto offerings: report

Hong Kong digital asset firm sets up US$50 mln fund to expand mining business amid crypto winter

Terra CEO Do Kwon, wanted in South Korea, left Singapore and flew to parts unknown via Dubai

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall along with rest of crypto top 10; Uniswap gains

Bitcoin makes the Guinness World Records list as the first decentralized cryptocurrency