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Hong Kong crypto exchange AAX has lost most staff, unlikely to reopen, says former executive
The exchange has gone silent since pausing withdrawals and liquidating all futures positions, with users fearing a repeat of the FTX collapse.
California governor vetoes bill requiring crypto-related businesses to obtain special license
A bill that proposed a regulatory and licensing framework for crypto companies was rejected by Gov. Gavin Newsom amid a broader national debate concerning the policing of digital assets.
Asia dominates Chainalysis’ 2022 crypto adoption index, China returns to top 10
APAC is leading in crypto use and adoption, according to a new report from U.S. blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis released on Wednesday, with China returning to the report’s top 10 countries for crypto adoption after it fell out of the list last year. APAC accounted for six of the top 10 countries in the index. […]
Crypto’s Institutional Boost
Crypto’s institutional boost is on the rise, meanwhile, Australia is proving to attract the crypto sector.
Recovering crypto from insolvent companies may be easier than you think
A stolen painting may be lost forever, but a fraudulent Bitcoin transaction — with these legal strategies and tracing tools — can lead right to the criminal.
How the crypto winter is laying groundwork for Web3 to reach its potential
Digital assets are powering new industries, and DeFi will be the financial system of the future internet economy, writes Alex Tapscott in his new book, ‘Digital Asset Revolution.’
Crypto self-custody is no longer a choice. It’s an imperative.
Celsius and Babel Finance’s freezing of customer accounts highlights the risks of intermediaries, writes Nick Saponaro. Crypto users should take back control.
US crypto bill leaves ‘open question’ on securities: Tessler
A proposed US crypto bill may place crypto under the CFTC’s primary oversight, but that won’t exclude the SEC from the industry, Sidley Austin’s Lilya Tessler says.
On the shoulders of a giant: How a huge state fund is nurturing Web3
Singapore investment behemoth Temasek has been in the digital asset space for several years, and it’s doubling down on its commitment, says its blockchain chief.
Why blockchain gaming needs more rules and regulations
The right balance of regulations can better protect gaming companies’ intellectual property as well as players’ assets, writes Henry Chang of Wemade.
Will 2022 be the year of crypto regulation?
Global shifts are underway in crypto regulations, writes Huong Hauduc of Bequant. How might the political and market forces play out next year?
How sports and crypto are knocking it out of the park
The billion-dollar intersection of sports and crypto is a big win for all, writes Ben Armstrong, aka BitBoy Crypto. Here’s how to make sense of this seismic cultural shift.
How crypto ETFs can open doors for traditional finance to enter DeFi
Crypto ETFs make it easy to invest in digital assets without the complexities, writes Kevin Tai of Linear Finance. Imagine what a crypto index can do.
Can Thailand emerge as a ‘crypto-positive’ travel destination?
Tourism officials want to attract more crypto-wealthy travelers to Thailand’s shimmering shores. But will the crypto faithful come if Thailand still has a ban on SHIB and Dogecoin?
Crypto-ban fears may be an overreaction in India
A former finance secretary says too much is yet unknown about the new crypto bill for investors to expect the worst.
Crypto tax delay is a chance for South Korea to fix loopholes, experts say
Now that South Korea’s crypto tax is delayed a year, what will the final form look like? Should crypto gains be taxed like stock profits — or winning the lottery?
Are surveillance and taxation coming soon to a blockchain near you?
The US Infrastructure Act has provisions that should make crypto advocates shudder, writes Alex Shipp of Offshift. Who will stand up for crypto’s core values?
South Korean regulator confirms that NFTs are not virtual assets
The country will follow global crypto guidelines in excluding non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from its categorization of virtual assets — meaning income from NFTs may remain untaxed in Korea.
South Korean banks find workaround to cash in on crypto services
NH Nonghyup is the third bank in South Korea to invest in a virtual asset custody service while they are prohibited from running their own.
Ban or no ban, Indian crypto industry is thriving
India’s crypto industry will grow over 200% to reach $241M by 2030, a new study says.
How Southeast Asia flowered into a global crypto hub
Until recently, most Southeast Asians had no internet. Now the region is abloom with blockchain innovation. How did they do it?
The world of crypto opens up life-changing earning opportunities for Indian tweens and teens
Gajesh Naik and Laya Mathikshara, two Indian 13-year-olds, are getting global recognition — and making astronomical sums — through their ventures in crypto and NFTs.
Cryptocurrency vs. gold — which is the better investment?
Gold and cryptocurrency have more in common than not, and savvy investors would do well to hold both, writes Sylvia Carrasco of Goldex.