Happy Wednesday from Zug.
This is where the first Techcrunch Crypto conference will be held. Got any questions on your mind lately for CZ? Tell me and I will shovel my way through the crowd to him to ask them for you…
Also, follow me at @gobalcoinrsrch for the latest announcements and updates from Joe Lubin, Vitalik and all the amazing attendees there.
Hope you guys enjoyed our very first episode of the Global Coin podcast thus far. Please let us know whether you liked it or hated it. Frankly, Benny Giang and I can talk about Asia Crypto easily for hours, so if you want to hear more, just give us a shout. Download it now or at least save it in the Apple Store
The team at TechBuzz China has just launched their 12th podcast episode on the topic of Bitmain, co-hosted by yours truly, with commentary directly from Jimmy Song and Tim Swanson.
TechBuzz China is a weekly podcast on China’s technology and innovations, hosted by Silicon Valley veterans Rui Ma and Ying-Ying Lu. The podcast contextualizes China’s leading tech companies in an engaging and conversational format and the team has covered highly relevant and interesting topics such as Alibaba’s Ant Financial and mobile phone maker Xiaomi’s IPO. And now also Bitmain! Be sure to have a listen.
*China Media* INBLOCK partner Xiaolai Li was caught in recording saying that many big names in the Crypto space are “cheaters”, including Qtum Patrick Dai, NEO Da Hongfei, TRON’s Justin Sun and Ripple. He has said Lao Mao, his partner from INBLOCK, as originally a “nobody”, that CZ doesn’t have good integrity and that he doesn’t understand technology. Recording of this original convo in Chinese | A brief English coverage
Thailand’s regulations on digital token issuers will take effect on July 16. Amount of tokens offered is unlimited for institutions but limited to $9000 for retailers. https://reut.rs/2No89MN
Bitmain’s AntPool has received a sufficient number of votes to become one of the 21 EOS block producers. http://bit.ly/2ISBdsl
Coin and Exchange News
ImToken adds support for EOS to its multi-currency wallet, in addition to BTC and ETH. Founder discusses Korea and Chinese markets’ interest in EOS. http://bit.ly/2No3uKN
Binance Labs, NEO co-lead investment platform Republic’s $12mfinancing. http://bit.ly/2NoXH7z
Business and Regulation News
Korea regulators are investigating potential infringements of data privacy rights related to interactions between the exchanges and third-party service providers. http://bit.ly/2NpRp7z
Russian blockchain company Blackmoon is selling a token pegged to Xiaomi’s share price in an Initial Coin Offering, which has not been authorized by the Chinese smartphone maker. http://bit.ly/2tS7QRU
Singapore-based startup Cryptology is among the few that combines crypto and fiat transactions on mobile, with support for Visa and MasterCard for fiat. http://bit.ly/2tUcT4F
A history of Hong Kong’s involvement in blockchain and its hopes to become an international blockchain hub. http://bit.ly/2tRW7mI