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Today’s Crypto News on Asia- Jun 26th

Korea won’t insure until exchanges improve; India to release crypto ruling in July; EOS block producer drama continues

What Crypto insiders are reading on Asia.

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Top News

The Zcash foundation developer conference that started today is on YouTube stream playlist. Lineup is quite good. http://bit.ly/2tFhC9r

Insurance companies to Korea exchanges: emphasize a stronger internal control system and security or else we cannot trust and insure you. http://bit.ly/2tGCBsc

The new Indian regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies is likely to be presented in the first half of July. http://bit.ly/2yILhEa

Lots of EOS discussions and noise on Twitter. 2 standouts are this
EOS producer who gets threatened with a lawsuit for not updating his config and a redditor identifying the EOS community pays $10k per day to 21 block producers each when they are hosting primarily on AWS.


Coin and Exchange News

In light of all the media coverage of Bitmain’s mining pools controling nearly 51% bitcoin hashrate, I urge you to read Jimmy Song from Blockchain Capital’s Mining Centralization Scenarios to get a complete picture of what the risk entails. Bitmain is now also delivering the first batch of 8000 units of Antminer Z9s.

CEOs of bitFlyer and Bitbank stepped down from Japan’s self regulatory cryptocurrency exchange body after they received business improvement orders. http://bit.ly/2yLHdTM

Delhi-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure that had 438 bitcoins stolen will begin processing customer claims for compensation in rupees. http://bit.ly/2yKQVFP


Business and Regulation News

It appears that outright bans aren’t exactly helping governments fight cryptocurrency scams. Or, at least, that is what frequent reports coming from India and China would suggest. http://bit.ly/2yHhETZ

South Korean official: BTC “Kimchi premium” is controlled after South Korea has prohibited anonymous transactions. http://bit.ly/2yIUTyH

Alibaba signs agreement with telecom company 3 Hong Kong to deepen cooperation in blockchain. http://bit.ly/2yITHvd


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