Top Asia Crypto News from Oct 7–10th

Top Asia Crypto News from Oct 7–10th

Singapore help crypto firms w/ local bank accounts; 74% hashrt controlled by Chinese pools; Japan corp launches stablecoin

Top News in Asia from Monday to Wednesday

An interesting whitepaper published by Princeton/Florida researchers points that 74% of the hashrate on the Bitcoin network is in Chinese-managed mining pools.

China’s government-backed organization is working to release three blockchain standards on smart contracts, privacy and deposits, in order to better guide the development of the blockchain industry in China:

Japan’s GMO Internet Group to launch yen-pegged stablecoin in 2019 to target international remittances:

Korea messaging giant Kakao Corp releases blockchain platform testnet ahead of Q1 2019 launch:

Binance to delist Bytecoin, CHAT, Iconomi and TRIG, sending all of them crashing:

Singapore’s financial regulator is willing to lend a hand to cryptocurrency firms having problems setting up local bank accounts, but doesn’t plan to loosen its rules to lure more crypto startups to the country:

India government- “we are evaluating the government-backed cryptocurrency and crypto-token”.

Deals and Funds

Dragonfly Capital Partners is a new $100 million VC fund looking to help crypto start-up’s bridge China and Silicon Valley:

Binance Labs invests millions in blockchain auditing platform CertiK, specific amount not disclosed:

a16zcrypto, Accel, Binance Labs, Pantera Capital and Polychain Capital join Oasis in launching the Oasis Startup Hub to advance developers building privacy-first applications:

Coin and Token News

Terra aims to push for greater use of stablecoins through e-commerce by forming a partnership with leading e-commerce platforms in Asia to leverage on the platforms’ large and ever-growing transaction volume:

XRP could be the first in the cryptocurrency history being adopted as the official currency of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Republic Protocol held a $34m ICO. How its 22yo CEO runs it:

DAG-based distributed ledger Perlin has made its testnet alpha available for private testing:

Pundi X, which develops blockchain-based payment devices, have created the world’s first blockchain-based mobile phone called ‘XPhone’.

Exchange News

Digibyte founder Jared Tate lashes out at Binance’s listing fees:

Bitfinex now has the second-richest tether wallet:

First fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange called EurekaPro is set to launch in Singapore:

South Korean National Police Agency has produced a report of all hacking incidents in last 3 years; a total of 7 crypto exchanges and 158 wallets hacked:

Regulation News

Taiwan lawmaker has proposed an amendment to the nation’s Money Laundering Control Act to cover cryptocurrencies:

Thailand to study blockchain for applications in intellectual property and trade finance:

China man gets 3.5 years in jail for stealing train power to mine Bitcoin:

Business News

China’s Hainan Province became the host of the country’s “first” officially licensed “‘blockchain pilot zone”:

Number of compromised routers in India doubled, reaching almost 30,000:

Korean food giant Nongshim’s subsidiary taps block chain for end-to-end traceability of beef:

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