Tag: Asia-Pacific

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India’s Central Bank Denies ‘Formal Creation’ of Blockchain Unit

Brian Evans - Sep 30, 2018

The Reserve Bank of India has denied officially forming a new unit to research AI and blockchain technology, despite reports to the contrary.

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ASX-Listed DigitalX Hit With Legal Action Over ICO Involvement

Brian Evans - Sep 28, 2018

Shares in the ASX-listed blockchain firm DigitalX slumped Friday after it revealed it is facing a legal claim from investors in an ICO it advised.

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Indian Crypto Exchange Zebpay Halts Trading Over Banking Ban

Brian Evans - Sep 28, 2018

Zebpay, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in India, is halting its trading service at short notice, but stressed its wallet will stay functional.

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Chinese Arbitrator Builds Online Ruling System on a Blockchain

Brian Evans - Sep 28, 2018

An arbitration committee in China has launched an online ruling system utilizing a distributed network for sharing evidence in legal disputes.

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SBI Ripple Asia Wins Payments License for Blockchain Money App

Brian Evans - Sep 26, 2018

A joint venture between SBI Holdings and Ripple has moved a step closer to launching its blockchain-based payments app for consumers.

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Reports: Taiwan Police Arrest Cody Wilson Following Assault Charges

Brian Evans - Sep 21, 2018

News reports claim that Taiwan authorities have arrested Cody Wilson after he was accused of sexually assaulting a minor in the U.S.

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Japan Lost $540 Million to Crypto Hacks in First Half of 2018

Brian Evans - Sep 20, 2018

Japan's police agency has released data revealing that cyberattacks leading to thefts of cryptocurrency rose sharply earlier this year.

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Cryptojacking Scripts Found on Local Indian Government Sites

Brian Evans - Sep 17, 2018

Municipal government websites in Andhra Pradesh are running cryptojacking scripts, a group of security researchers found earlier this month.

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Indian Central Bank Argues Cryptos ‘Not Valid’ as Currency in Court Battle

Brian Evans - Sep 13, 2018

The Reserve Bank of India has argued at the Supreme Court that bitcoin cannot be recognized as either money or currency.

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Japan’s FSA Expands Crypto Team to Handle Exchange License Reviews

Brian Evans - Sep 13, 2018

Japan's financial regulator is recruiting more people next year to handle the growing interest among Japanese companies in a crypto exchange license.