Author: Kevin Helms

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New Crypto Exchanges Launch in Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia

New Crypto Exchanges Launch in Hong Kong, Korea, IndonesiaThe cryptocurrency ecosystem continues to grow with the addition of some new crypto exchanges in Hong Kong, Korea, and Indonesia. Bitone Trade HK, affiliated with a Japanese publicly listed company, will support 30 cryptocurrencies. Huobi Indonesia will list 123 coins and new Korean exchange Probit will list 157 coins. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to […]

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September 8, 2018 0

Korean Province to Replace Local Currencies With Crypto

Korean Province to Replace Local Currencies With CryptoAn eastern South Korean province plans to issue its own cryptocurrency to replace the local currencies of its nine cities, according to local media. An exchange will be established for the new crypto. The coins can be used for payments within the province and merchants can accept them using smartphone QR codes. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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August 31, 2018 0

Australian Bills Can Soon Be Paid With 50-100 Cryptocurrencies

Cointree and Gobbill Enable Australian Bill Payments in Over 50 CryptocurrenciesA partnership between a bill payment company and a crypto exchange will allow Australians to pay their bills with between 50 and 100 cryptocurrencies. Customers can use any coins in their Cointree accounts to pay their bills regardless of whether the billers accept cryptocurrency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Gobbill Partners […]

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August 22, 2018 0

Korean Government: 11 out of 21 Crypto Exchanges Complete Security Measures

Korean Government: 11 out of 21 Crypto Exchanges Complete Security MeasuresThe South Korean government has announced the outcome of its inspection of 21 cryptocurrency exchanges. While a number of exchanges have completed implementing both short-term and wallet management measures, many security vulnerabilities remain at most exchanges. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 21 Exchanges Inspected South Korea’s government has announced the result […]

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August 18, 2018 0

More Japanese Public Companies Entering the Crypto Space

More Japanese Public Companies Entering the Crypto SpaceFollowing reports of six publicly listed companies launching their own cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan, three other firms listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange have announced plans to enter the space with various crypto offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Publicly traded companies in Japan are increasingly seeking to enter the crypto […]

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June 11, 2018 0

Everyone in This Village Now Owns Cryptocurrency

Everyone in This Village Now Owns CryptocurrencyIn a small village in Ukraine, all residents are now owners of cryptocurrency, thanks to an initiative by the head of the village council. Cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ether, can also be used in the village to purchase items such as eggs, lard, meat, and milk. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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May 5, 2018 0

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Withdraws from Japanese Market

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Withdraws from Japanese MarketCryptocurrency exchange Kraken is suspending all of its services to Japanese residents. The exchange has been allowed to operate in Japan while its application with the country’s financial regulator is being reviewed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Kraken Pulling Out of Japan Kraken announced on Tuesday the suspension of its services […]

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April 17, 2018 0

Coincheck to Start Compensating Hack Victims and Resume Operations Next Week

Coincheck to Start Compensating Hack Victims and Resume Operations Next WeekHacked Japanese exchange Coincheck is getting ready to start compensating its customers next week as it plans to resume operations. The exchange has been slapped with two business improvement orders so far by Japan’s financial regulator and may stop trading some cryptocurrencies for safety reasons. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 […]

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March 9, 2018 0

Venezuela Orders Government Services to Accept Any Cryptocurrency

Venezuela Orders Government Services to Accept Any CryptocurrencyVenezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has ordered the country’s consular services, as well as several other services and gas stations, to accept any cryptocurrency including the nation’s own petro. In addition, he has announced the launch of another cryptocurrency, this time backed with gold. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten Maduro’s Orders […]

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February 22, 2018 0

Venezuela Says Pre-Sale of Oil-Backed Petro Cryptocurrency Has Raised $735 Million

Venezuela Says Pre-Sale of Oil-Backed Petro Cryptocurrency Now AvailableVenezuela has announced that the pre-sale of its oil-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, has attracted $735 million on the first day. The government has also published a buyer’s manual and confirmed that buyers can use “hard currencies and cryptocurrencies, but not bolivars.” Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten Petro Pre-Sale Starts The private […]

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February 21, 2018 0