Survival race of SK exchanges; Ethereum powers digital passports in HK | The Daily Forkast
50 crypto exchanges apply for ISMS in South Korea while Hong Kong sees the birth of a blockchain passport for Covid vaccinations.
SK govt assists crypto exchanges; Aus firm accepts crypto for rent | The Daily Forkast
South Korean government is holding on-site visits to help crypto exchanges get regulated while an Aussie business wants crypto for rent.
Chinese crypto social media crackdown; Seoul tightens rules on crypto | The Daily Forkast
Chinese social media Weibo bans crypto accounts as employees of South Korean crypto exchanges can no longer trade on their own platforms.
S. Korea facing backlash for banning police from owning crypto
To improve public trust, South Korea is barring police officers from buying cryptocurrency. Could this presage a broader clampdown on crypto in the country?
Binance under fire; Internet giant Naver takes on South Korea’s CBDC | The Daily Forkast
The Asian crypto industry reacts to the US Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service money laundering probe into Binance. In South Korea, the nation’s largest internet company plans to join Bank of Korea’s CBDC ventures. Over in Singapore, Southeast Asia’s largest lender DBS Bank expands its crypto services for its private bank clients by […]
FTX CEO on tokenized stocks; South Korean police officers want crypto | The Daily Forkast
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried joins Forkast.News to share how the exchange is able to provide new financial products while still satisfying regulators.
How S. Korea and Singapore are grappling with crypto investor protection
As retail interest in crypto grows, countries around the world are grappling with consumer protection. Asia offers a window into the array of policy responses.
“Everyone has been bitten by the Chia bug”; Indian banks puzzle crypto | The Daily Forkast
The Chia craze keeps on going while the Indian crypto industry speaks out against banks blocking crypto transactions.
Dogecoin keeps on barking; Mining for Chia heats up | The Daily Forkast
Dogecoin breaks another ATH while Chinese electronics vendors say that Chia is the hottest mining project in the mainland.
5 US digital dollar pilots launching to chase China’s CBDC lead
The private sector-led Digital Dollar Project is planning CBDC pilots for the US. How are central bank digital currency efforts and progress different in Asia?
Ant Group shares exclusive database tech to grow China’s CBDC | The Daily Forkast
China’s internet giant Ant Group shares its OceanBase database for the e-CNY project. More investors try out DeFi platform PancakeSwap.
South Korean cryptocurrency industry claps back; Bitcoin’s nosedive | The Daily Forkast
Crypto investors in South Korea stir petitions to unseat the nation’s financial watchdog chief for his anti-crypto remarks.
Korean crypto advocates cry foul and demand FSC chair’s resignation
Angered by cryptocurrency tax laws and a government official’s remarks on crypto investing, over 51,000 South Koreans are trying to push back via petitions.
Dogecoin frenzy spreads in Asia; Indian exchange logs 15x traffic | The Daily Forkast
Asia adds to global Dogecoin froth, investors buy into the meme-currency ahead of US hours. South Korea kicks off a crackdown on illicit crypto use.
Binance Lists Coinbase Stock Token; Altcoins Reign Asian Crypto | The Daily Forkast
Bitcoin booms to new all-time highs but Asian retail investors are wooed by higher gains in altcoins while Binance tokenizes Coinbase.
Bitcoin skyrockets past US$64,000, hits another all-time high
Ahead of Coinbase’s Nasdaq listing, Bitcoin surged to new highs in Asian trading hours. Ether, ADA and DOGE also reached new ATHs as altcoins soared.
Asian governments urge ‘extreme caution’ before buying cryptocurrency
As Bitcoin and crypto market swells beyond $2 trillion, even crypto-friendly Singapore is warning the public about risks. Are more regulations coming?
Korea’s BTC Premium Nosedives; Officials Take Aim at Crypto | The Daily Forkast
Government dismay at crypto frenzy in South Korea brings the country’s Bitcoin premium down a few notches. But despite threats and policy chills, it’s only got more South Koreans interested in the dizzying crypto world.
Bitcoin’s ‘kimchi premium’ plummets, Upbit exchange suspends services
After surging to 21%, the higher prices that South Koreans pay for Bitcoin are now plunging. What role did Korean regulators and overseas traders play?
Korea’s Bitcoin kimchi premium explodes as Kakao rises on Upbit rumors
Are South Korea’s new cryptocurrency exchange regulations skewing its crypto market? Meanwhile, Upbit’s parent Dunamu surges on NYSE listing rumors.
Ep. 3 | Top blockchain news on China, France and S. Korea – and a new Ethereum protocol. What’s next for India?
What’s up with South Korea’s new blockchain regulations? And where is bitcoin now legal tender? (Mai oui!) Other headlines around the world: a storm over STEEM, the new Baseline protocol for privacy, HTC’s Exodus 5G Hub, and how the coronavirus has affected blockchain firms in China.