Exchanges News: Huobi Trial Eos Exchange, Sharespost Facilitates Security Token Transaction

In recent cryptocurrency exchange news, Huobi’s EOS exchange has entered trial operations, Sharespost has facilitated a secondary trade of the BCAP security token, and Bithumb has obtained South Korean Information Security Management System certification. Also Read: Bisq DEX Launches DAO on Testnet as Developers Seek to Decentralize Governance  Huobi Launches Trial of EOS Exchange In the…

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South Korea Ends Year With 6 Bills to Regulate Cryptocurrency Industry

South Korea’s top financial regulator has exclusively shared with news.Bitcoin.com information about six cryptocurrency-related bills that have been submitted to the National Assembly. The most recent bill seeks to protect the rights of crypto owners and to ensure the safety and reliability of crypto transactions. Six Crypto-Related Bills South Korea’s top financial regulator, the Financial…

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South Korea Moving Towards Crypto And Blockchain MBA Program

South Korean major business school plans to offer a Master’s Degree now in cryptocurrency. Moreover, the crypto MBA covers various topics within the one-and-a-half-year session program. Some topics in crypto and blockchain MBA program include, Bitcoin Ethereum Smart contracts Crypto funds Dapp planning Game theory How to write persuasive whitepapers Meanwhile, the Korean government authorities…

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Bithumb Launches Voting Platform to Screen New Cryptocurrencies

Major South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has beta launched a public voting system for screening new coins to be listed on its exchange. The platform, Pickthumb, aims to boost transparency and fairness in Bithumb’s listing process. Five coins are currently being evaluated with the current voting round ending in nine days. Bithumb’s Voting Platform One…

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North Korea: Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Conference to Be Held in April 2019 | BTCMANAGER

North Korea is set to host an international blockchain and cryptocurrency conference in April 2019, reports Independent UK, November 20, 2018. The conference will also see its attendees revel a seven-day tour of the country.   Pyongyang to Host the Tech Conference Due to the difficult political climate in the country, North Korea has created a…

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BIS Adds Bank of Korea Governor Juyeol Lee to its Board of Directors

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) announced today that it has added Bank of Korea Governor Juyeol Lee to its Board of Directors. His three-year term will come into effect in January of next year. At BIS, an elected Director is initially appointed to serve a three-year term which can be renewed. His appointment is…

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Bitstamp Parts with Majority Stake in All-Cash Deal with NXMH

NXC Corp, the owner of South Korean digital exchange Korbit, is now a majority stakeholder in Bitstamp through its Belgian-based subsidiary NXMH. After several months of rumors, Luxembourg-based crypto trading platform Bitstamp confirmed on Monday that Belgian investment company NXMH had bought a majority stake in an all-cash deal of undisclosed value. It remains business…

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Chinese Crypto Currency Exchange BTCC Expands Into South Korea

New reports from China indicate that the country’s first cryptocurrency exchange, previously known as BTC China, plans to expand their services to Korea. The reports claim that the move is scheduled for October 31, 2018. BTCC is an old crypto exchange, which was launched as far back as in 2011. Since then, it grew to…

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South Korea Interested In Third Generation Blockchains

Second-generation platforms like Ethereum allow applications to run as programmed whereas third-generation platforms have come out of the blue addressing current issues with second-generation networks, this has grabbed the attention of South Korea. EOS, Orbs and Link Chain are just a few examples of third-generation blockchain networks which are making waves in the industry. They…

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5 Positive Things You Can Do in a Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Bear Market!

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ICON, E-Commerce Giant SK Planet To Revamp Market Solutions with Blockchain

The partnership includes using the distributed ledger technology of ICON (ICX) cryptocurrency for stimulating the Korean economy. ICON Foundation, the body that develops the ICX virtual coin, has joined forces with SK Planet, the e-commerce subsidiary of Korean SK Telecom, for developing blockchain marketing solutions, ICON said on Thursday. The ICON Foundation and SK Planet…

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Bittrex to Launch Crypto Exchange in Malta Next Month

US-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is reportedly launching a crypto exchange in Malta at the beginning of next month. Bittrex says the new platform will allow them to list coins “a lot faster.” It will operate within the regulatory framework established by the European Union and the Maltese government. Bittrex Eyes Malta Launch in October Bittrex…

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Korean Banks to Limit Services for Crypto Traders Without Real-Name Verification

South Korean banks are reportedly taking measures to limit services for customers who are not using the real-name system. It has been over seven months since the Korean government introduced the crypto real-name system, but only 40-50% of accounts at the country’s top four cryptocurrency exchanges have been converted into real-name ones, according to local…

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Crypto Regulation: Philippines, Thailand, S. Korea and Japan Make Strides as the U.S Lags Behind

Over the past few weeks since the postponement of a verdict on the CBOE Bitcoin ETF by the SEC, the crypto-verse has generally been focusing on the regulatory happenings in the country of the United States. After the delay of the CBOE ETF, we witnessed the reject of 9 others; after which the SEC stated…

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Exchanges Protest as Korea Removes Crypto Businesses from Tax Reduction Bill | BTCMANAGER

Local crypto exchanges and blockchain-related non-profit associations have started to formally protest against the government of South Korea for its controversial decision to remove cryptocurrency businesses from its tax reduction bill. Why Are Crypto Businesses Eliminated from the Bill? Earlier this month, the government of South Korea released a proposal entitled “Venture Enterprise Bill,” a…

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ICO Research Firms in South Korea Are Gaining Popularity | BTCMANAGER

The rising threat of frauds and blatant exit-scams from ICO firms and token issuers is set to slow down in the months to come, as several cryptocurrency-centric security firms have set up shop to fight against the nuisance, reported Business Korea on July 30, 2018. Cryptocurrency Trading Sector Analysts from the private equity and security…

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Sharp Selloff on South Korea Update

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price broke below its short-term triangle consolidation and rising channel to pave the way for a larger pullback. The Fibonacci retracement tool shows the potential support levels where buyers could be waiting. Price might also be forming a larger ascending channel on its 4-hour time frame as indicators still support…

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Binance Sets Sights On South Korea

Following South Korea’s moves to embrace the cryptocurrency market, crypto exchange giant Binance has announced plans to expand into one of the world’s top markets for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). At the Blockchain Partners Summit in Seoul in July, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao took to the stage to announce this aggressive expansion into one…

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Only 12 out of 23 Korean Crypto Exchanges Pass Probe – Inspector Under Fire

The self-regulatory inspection of South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges is complete. Fourteen out of 23 exchanges agreed to be inspected. Twelve met the self-regulatory standards despite security flaws, raising questions of how effective the inspection is. 12 Exchanges Pass Security Checks The Korea Blockchain Association (KBA) held a press conference Wednesday to announce the results of…

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Cryptos Slightly Up Following Trump and Kim "Prelude to Peace" in Korea

Bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash, and much of everything else, is slightly up today following a meeting in Singapore between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un who called the historic shaking of hands a “prelude to peace.” The two agreed in a joint statement to “the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and…

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