South Korea envisons itself becoming a top metaverse leader, while Russia’s central bank proposes crypto ban.
The top contenders jockey for position on initial coin offerings and other blockchain-based innovations. How did crypto become a critical factor in the race?
South Korean company Hyundai Card’s VP says crypto passing through the “tulip stage”, meanwhile NFT is shifting towards Asia.
e-CNY transactions surge in China, meanwhile Fusang IPO ‘s get a green light
Top blockchain and crypto news: Asian governments target crypto. Managing MATIC. China’s expanding metaverse.
Binance partners with Gulf Energy for Thai crypto exchange, meanwhile, Polygon’s upgrade live
Australian Opens just opened in the metaverse and a Chinese university launches a virtual campus.
In the latest sign of growing blockchain adoption, the tennis tournament expands to the metaverse, offering rewards and participation through NFTs.
Binance’s CEO is now the richest Asian man, but the crypto exchange giant’s presence in Asia—where Binance got its start—is withering under regulatory heat.
China’s Blockchain Services Network rolling out NFT infrastructure, while Palau plans to issue stablecoin.
Online influencers may be improving crypto-financial literacy for millions of people. But regulators have growing concerns.
Stablecoins and CBDCs will likely co-exist in the city, experts say, as Hong Kong looks to thrive as crypto hub.
Korean prosecutors demand life, as HK plans new crypto regulation.
Developers adopt NFT technology to promote staple video game franchises, but reaction from a number of gamers has been negative.
Taiwanese’s superstar Jay Chou’s NFT dethrones Bored Ape Yacht Club. Meanwhile Bitcoin dips below US$40k mark.
Internet blackouts are partially restored but access remains unpredictable to support full crypto mining, industry players say.
The CFTC is asserting greater regulatory powers over the crypto industry than ever before. But does the agency have the statutory backing to do so?
Hyundai plans to open a “Meta-Factory”, meanwhile crypto divergence ahead for the year 2022.
What’s behind the crypto cheerleading by U.S. mayors? Are their city coins savvy moves — or will the bespoke crypto end up worthless?
The ability to display, buy and even mint NFTs is seeping into mainstream products from South Korea’s largest corporations.
Some of India’s largest crypto exchanges, including WazirX, blame ambiguity in the regulation of cryptocurrencies for missed tax payments.
Top blockchain and crypto news: CBDCs at the crossroads. A token gesture from Samsung. NFTs survive in China.
In South Korea, a new presidential administration will be chosen in March. Here’s where the four major candidates stand on Korea’s booming virtual asset space.
A CryptoPunk is sold in a Shanghai auction house despite an existing crypto ban in China.
The world’s largest crypto exchange continues struggling to stay compliant, but it has seen some luck in the Middle East.
A regulatory hurricane swept away half of South Korea’s crypto exchanges in 2021. Who are the survivors — and are there larger lessons for the rest of the world?
Countries acted to encourage — or discourage — cryptocurrency and other blockchain-based assets, sending markets wildly up and down.