Recent developments indicate the government is looking to regulate the sector instead of quashing it, and industry experts remain optimistic.
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Philippines trials blockchain voting meanwhile Byron Bay to host crypto mining
Local miners told Forkast.News that existing legal miners won’t be much affected, though they’re still subject to power rationing.
The Singapore government-incubated blockchain platform promises to dramatically speed up transactions and lower the cost of international trade.
Tech giants banish non-fungible token references as Beijing looks down new virtual asset market.
The nation’s elections commission wants to upgrade its voting technology to improve voter turnout and public trust. Does blockchain check the boxes?
While the government signals it is ready to promote the industry, the country’s banks remain unimpressed. ANZ has already settled its de-banking case with Allan Flynn, but as the tribunal with Westpac concluded over the weekend, what should we expect from the outcome?
The Australian government sees blockchain’s enormous benefits and is now actively developing the technology, writes Chami Akmeemana. What can other countries learn from this?
Australia’s Senate report into fintech regulations includes 12 recommendations for a clear digital assets framework.
A lawmaker claims authorities gave the country’s largest crypto exchange privilege in meeting government requirements.
The Senate unveiled its most comprehensive look at blockchain regulation, hoping to transform the country into a global industry leader.
In a special Q&A, CEO Louis Liu describes the hoops FOMO Pay jumped through to win Singapore’s first crypto license and calls its regulator a ‘collaborator.’
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More industry players are exiting the Chinese mainland market amid tougher crackdown.
After iron-fisted regulations closed down many exchanges, remaining trading platforms look for alternatives to transaction fees.
Chinese find ways around crypto ban meanwhile ANZ settles debanking case
Some are registering companies overseas, via — you guessed it — Taobao vendors.
Singapore is a major crypto hub. But for whom? In this primer, Malcolm Tan explains the island-state’s regulatory evolution and which groups are no longer in its favor.
Conglomerates including Samsung continue to invest in blockchain and crypto startups despite a government crackdown on the industry.
Authorities encourage new ways to apply blockchain across various industries, although there’s no room for crypto
South Korean presidential hopefuls lean towards delaying crypto tax to impress younger voters.
Hidden mining tracked by IP addresses to state agencies, enterprises, institutions, schools
U.S., Kazakhstan, Russia take up largest Bitcoin hashrate shares as the exodus of Chinese miners continues.
The country’s top economic planner hopes to prohibit investment in what it considers an energy-intensive sector.
Singers and musicians are embracing non-fungible tokens, but will their non-crypto active fans buy it?
Coinswitch Kuber becomes unicorn meanwhile Australians reminded over crypto tax
Officials are concerned that many investors may not be aware crypto trading is taxed in a similar way to share trading.
Kazakhstan blames its newly settled crypto miners for power shortages as South Korea’s largest exchange is accused of listing faulty tokens for profits.
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A lawmaker claims Upbit earned hundreds of millions by listing sketchy cryptocurrencies, while the exchange rebuts that it follows fair and strict standards.
Crypto investors say virtual asset gains will be taxed on uneven grounds compared to stock capital gains.
As China intensifies its crypto crackdown, regulatory clarity is a beacon for safer shores in Southeast Asia.
Hong Kong, a hotbed for crypto startups and exchanges, is at a crossroads, writes Jeremy Ng of Gemini. Here’s how the industry can better secure its future.
Much of the growth in the region is driven by strong grassroots adoption rates led by Vietnam, India and Pakistan, new data from Chainalysis shows
In a special Q&A, a Canadian law advisor who works with Chinese clients breaks down the ban’s potential legal boundaries and concerns held by overseas Chinese.