Top Crypto News from Asia from Aug 26th to Aug 29th

Top Crypto News from Asia from Aug 26th to Aug 29th

Bitmain’s IPO challenges; Terra funded by top 4 exchanges; FCoin stop servicing mainland; Baidu and Guangzhou follows suit with China ban edit

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Top News in Asia from Monday to Wednesday

Bitmain: IPO and Technical Challenges, an in-depth analysis of the business.
Also, China’s financial publisher, Caijing, destroys Bitmain IPO in its latest report.

Alipay and its parent company Ant Financial to partner with local Chinese authorities to use blockchain for ensuring the authenticity of rice.

A self-regulatory organization founded by the People’s Bank of China has added a “token sales” category to its platform that allows the public to report on potentially illegal financial activities.

Baidu, the operator of China’s dominant internet search engine, has shut down some of its popular cryptocurrency-related chat rooms.

China’s Guangzhou city is following the lead of Beijing’s financial district in banning activities that promote cryptocurrencies.

A report by South Korea’s state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB) suggests that North Korea has been mining cryptocurrencies. Also, a technology firm in the country is developing an exchange platform for bitcoin.

*China media* Starting 8/28, FCoin will not provide services to users in mainland China. Google translated

A nationwide ‘Blockchain Reform’ kicks off in China despite the cryptocurrency ban.


Four of the world’s largest crypto exchanges — Binance Labs, OKEx, Huobi Capital, and Dunamu — the firm behind Korea’s Upbit — have all poured $32mn capital into Terra, a stable-coin.

South Korean accelerator and fund network SparkLabs Group has made the first close of its second venture capital fund at $6.18 million.

Coin and Token News

Digital CarPass, a project that Volkswagen and IOTA (MIOTA) are working on, is near completion and will soon be unveiled for the public use.

EOS developers mitigated a RAM exploit issue.

Tron has begun trading on KuCoin, a Singapore based cryptocurrency exchange, against Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Exchange News

OKEx will no longer be allowing withdrawals by unverified users.

Randi Zuckerberg, the elder sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has joined the advisory board of cryptocurrency exchange Huobi to develop Huobi’s new public blockchain.

Bithumb, South Korea’s second-biggest crypto exchange by daily trading volume behind UPbit, will officially resume registrations for new investors as early as this week.

Regulation News

Singapore and Chongqing, China, forms a new fund on communicationand media, covering technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things, virtual and augmented reality, robotics, and blockchain technology.

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Dubai Financial Services Authority strengthen ties in FinTech- including payments, cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Despite an infamous crackdown on digital assets, the Reserve Bank of India has created a task force to explore avenues and unique use-cases pertaining to blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and cryptocurrencies.

Business News

Content Box, the reverse ICO of the global audio content platform Castbox, will be listed on the Korean cryptocurrency exchange CpDAX. To learn more about the reverse-ICO phenomenonin Korea, check out the podcast we had with GBIC.

Bitmain, Canaan Inc and Ebang, three of the world’s largest bitcoin mining equipment makers plan to raise billions of dollars with initial public offerings in Hong Kong.

India mobile phone operators are currently reviewing blockchain technology-based solutions to curb unsolicited commercial communication.

Samsung has unveiled its blockchain based platform, BankSign, to allow people to make transactions at different Korea banks more easily.

Cambodian rice farmers turn to blockchain to gain pricing power. Blocrice is intended to promote contract farming between farmers’ cooperatives and exporters, rice cracker makers and other buyers.

What did you guys think of our Global Coin podcast thus far? What do you want to read or learn more about on Asia?

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