Top blockchain and crypto news: Fed nominations suggest no sudden moves. El Salvador’s Bitcoin lava affair. Dodgy dealings in China’s digital yuan.
Inner Mongolia police bust yet another digital yuan money laundering case.
Korea stands firm on NFT games, meanwhile Laos introduces crypto regulations
Despite the global boom of play-to-earn games, South Korea will still ban blockchain-based video games that reward cashable NFTs.
Crypto market cap plunges as South Korean banks head into metaverse
Every morning at Upbit, the nation’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, a brief and odd surge in random altcoin prices takes place. Which crypto will it be tomorrow?
Blockchain-powered iVote.ph lets users ‘vote’ on NFTs depicting presidential candidates in the Philippines. Can the underlying technology be trusted?
While fears of a complete ban on virtual currencies have been dispelled, Indian investors are still in the lurch about what may or may not be allowed.
Central banks around the world are exploring digital currencies, writes Aymeric Salley of StraitsX. Here’s why Southeast Asia may be especially ripe for them.
South Korea a metaverse hub, also NFTs go from digital to physical
A ticket to the metaverse is highly coveted in South Korea, whether it’s by an individual, a public company or a city government.
China’s mining exodus has flowed to the cowboy state that embraces crypto, but it might have to take into consideration the surging power loads.
Top blockchain and crypto news: Spot ETFs stymied as SEC stands firm. Is Bitcoin’s Taproot upgrade worth the wait? China’s crypto mining goes underground.
China may be banning crypto mining activities, but rig makers appear to be spared from the clampdown.
The projects topped 300 rivals in their potential to improve the future digital Singapore dollar in payment services and financial inclusion. Who were the other winners?
South Korean financial companies bring investors results a month after their metaverse exchange-traded funds were listed, with one fund gathering nearly $170M in net asset value.
As Circle expands into Asia as part of a global expansion plan, what does the investment in a yen-back stablecoin mean for the market?
Chinese police have busted yet another tele-fraud case related to e-CNY money laundering as the country continues to test the digital currency.
While the government has yet to figure out the details, a crypto regulatory regime is expected to be released before February.
A crypto investor in Hong Kong was rescued six days after being kidnapped earlier this month when he tried to meet a buyer offline who promised to purchase his Tether tokens.
As crypto projects are relocating from China to friendlier shores, it represents ‘huge opportunity’ for Taiwan.
‘Double Eleven 2021: Common Prosperity’ — how an NFT project examines Chinese tech giants’ dominance
In a 48-second, computer-generated 3D animation, ROK uses a decentralized format to offer an ironic take on China’s internet giants crowding to host the shopping holiday.
Crypto surges on US inflation rise meanwhile, Korean investors win damages
The greatest number does not mean the greatest significance, analytics firm PatSnap says.
As speculation continues over the fate of the Chinese property development giant, crypto markets were not spared the downturn over fears of its potential collapse.
Despite movement from both the ruling Democratic Party and the conservative party to delay the 20% virtual asset gains tax, South Korean finance minister still thinks it should start as planned for Jan. 1, 2022.
Top blockchain and crypto news: Ethereum rises and rivals follow. Taxing times for US investors. New life for reborn crypto miner.
Speaking at the Singapore FinTech Festival, Singapore central bank chief Ravi Menon announces the launch of Project Orchid, a digital dollar project.
The city’s disaffected post-protest youth and recent statistics suggest a brain drain in the city’s future.
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.
Canaan is seeking $14 million in alleged losses from Shenzhen HighSharp Electronic Technology and Sichuan Yinbimei Technology.
DBS Bank — Southeast Asia’s largest lender — intends to scale its crypto exchange as it invests in blockchain and wants to be nimble to adapt to how DeFi evolves.
e-CNY scam investigated meanwhile S Korea gets metaverse bug