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Revenues of Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea Up 88-Fold

Revenues of Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea Up 88-Fold

According to recent data collected by the South Korean government, the accumulated commission income of the country’s 30 cryptocurrency exchanges last year was 87.5 times that of the previous year. The vast increase in income and crypto transactions...

SEC Suspends Trading of Three Companies With Ties to Cryptocurrency

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended trading in the stocks of three companies with ties to cryptocurrency. One of the three is also planning an initial coin offering. The SEC says it is concerned about...

US Regulator Warns Against Pump-and-Dumps and Advises How to Buy Crypto

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued its first warning against pump-and-dump schemes involving cryptocurrencies while giving advice on how to buy crypto. This warning follows previous warnings by two other U.S. regulators. Also read: Japan’s DMM...

Korean Government Answers Petition Against Unfair Cryptocurrency Regulations

The South Korean government has officially responded to the popular petition, with over 20,000 signers, against unfair cryptocurrency regulations. The regulators defended their crypto measures and outlined additional regulatory plans. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business...

Bank of Russia Allows Crypto Mining But Proposes Miners Sell Their Coins Overseas

The Bank of Russia said it will allow cryptocurrency mining in the country, given tax, control, and reporting considerations. However, the central bank also proposes for crypto miners to sell their coins overseas, which will still oblige them to...

Growing Number of South Korean Crypto Exchanges Participate in Self-Regulation

The number of cryptocurrency exchanges participating in self-regulation has nearly doubled in South Korea. The crypto self-regulation efforts are led by the Korean Blockchain Association which has recently launched with 66 members. The association also plans to develop...

US Regulator Sues Three Companies For Cryptocurrency Fraud

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed charges against three separate companies for engaging in fraudulent schemes involving cryptocurrencies. The cases include fraud and misappropriation of bitcoin and litecoin. Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider...

Brazil Regulator Prohibits Funds from Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Brazil’s Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Friday that local investment funds are prohibited from investing in cryptocurrencies. The country’s regulators are currently working on crypto regulation; seven public hearings have already been held to discuss this subject....

Strict Regulations Force South Korean Banks to Stop Servicing Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Following the inspections of six major banks this week, South Korean regulators have uncovered some inadequate internal controls for handling cryptocurrency exchanges. Given the government’s strict rules, some banks have decided to stop providing services to cryptocurrency exchanges...

Korean Government Starts Inspecting Major Banks for Crypto Regulation Compliance

The South Korean authorities will start inspecting major banks for their compliance with cryptocurrency regulations on Monday. This move follows the regulators’ recent announcement prohibiting the use of virtual bank accounts for anonymous trading. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft...