Asia Pacific

Gemini Exchange to Expand Asia-Pacific Operations in a Bid to Capture Growth

The company will open offices in Australia and Hong Kong.

News  ·  8 July 2021

Bitcoin Retail FOMO Brings a Heap of ‘Kimchi Premium’ to S. Korea

Bitcoin's price premiums on South Korean exchanges have returned amid the latest bitcoin bull market.

Markets  ·  5 January 2021

Alibaba Denies ‘Partnership’ With Lolli, Highlighting Crypto Industry Pitfalls

What really constitutes a "partnership" at the intersection of e-commerce and crypto?

Business  ·  15 November 2019

Chainalysis Says BitForex Trading Volumes Could Be Fake

The BitForex exchange could be faking its bitcoin trading volume, according to a report by Philip Gradwell, chief economist at Chainalysis.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 November 2019

Fintech Arm of Chinese Insurance Giant Files for US IPO After Blockchain Push

OneConnect Financial Technology, the banking and blockchain arm of China's largest insurance company, filed a prospectus with the SEC on Wednesday.

Business  ·  14 November 2019

Despite Denials, Tron Founder Confirms Investment in Poloniex Crypto Exchange

Despite an earlier denial, Justin Sun is part of an investment group buying troubled crypto exchange Poloniex.

Business  ·  12 November 2019

China Central Bank Official: Digital Yuan Should Have ‘Controllable Anonymity’

China's proposed digital yuan should strike a balance between protecting privacy and regulatory enforcement, a central bank official said.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 November 2019

Alibaba Offers Bitcoin Rewards Through Lolli Shopping App for ‘Singles Day’

Lolli will offer Alibaba customers bitcoin back on their purchases with a new partnership.

Business  ·  11 November 2019

After Xi, China’s Central Bank Gives Blockchain Tech a Pump

The People's Bank has said blockchain is a solution to trade finance asymmetries in the latest promotion of the tech in China.

Policy & regulation  ·  7 November 2019

Hong Kong Regulator to Treat Some Crypto Exchanges Like Brokers

The Securities and Futures Commission will license crypto trading platforms like traditional brokers if they offer security tokens.

Policy & regulation  ·  6 November 2019

North Korea Set Up a Blockchain Firm to Launder Crypto to Cash: UN

North Korea set up a Hong Kong blockchain firm in a bid to to launder stolen cryptocurrency and avoid sanctions, the UN has reportedly said.

Policy & regulation  ·  6 November 2019

Only 1 Crypto Fund Has Passed Hong Kong’s SFC Regulatory Hurdles in First Year

Only one financial fund has passed Hong Kong's framework for digital asset investments.

Policy & regulation  ·  6 November 2019

Bitcoin Dissident Sees Dark Warnings in China’s Blockchain Push

Grave concerns about the evolution of blockchain technology from someone who lived in China and used bitcoin for its censorship-resistant value.

Tech  ·  31 October 2019

‘Clicks and Bricks’ Strategy to Drive Korean Users to Terra’s Blockchain

Terra Blockchain's CHAI dapp is rolling out a back-to-basics "clicks and bricks" growth strategy to boost retail adoption in South Korea.

Tech  ·  29 October 2019

Chinese State-Owned Media Try to Dampen Market’s Crypto Enthusiasm

Chinese state-backed media are warning investors to remain rational amid a spike in interest in crypto companies.

Tech  ·  29 October 2019