Top Asia Crypto News Round Up from Dec 2nd- 5th
What Crypto insiders are reading on Asia.
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Top News in Asia from Wednesday to Saturday
As one of the most active and prestigious VC funds in China, Zhenfund saw many of its Cryptos investments fall year to date. Partner Xu Xiaoping has reportedly exited Blockchain Sector as he removed all blockchain-related content from his official Weibo account. http://bit.ly/2BSlvwQ
Huo Xuewen, chief of Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Finance, alongwithBeijing Internet Finance industry association, have warned that STOs fund-raising is an illegal activity and STO projects should end relevant activities immediately. http://bit.ly/2BRG8tb
Binance’s CEO CZ: we will have the Binance chain ready in the coming months, on which millions of projects can easily issue tokens. also releases video on its second preview of its forthcoming DEX.
Coin and Token News
Korea’s Largest Internet Firm Kakao Is Running a Crypto ICO That Is Not Subject to SEC Scrutiny. http://bit.ly/2BSmYTT
A block producer called Starteos for the EOS blockchain has publicly engaged in a money-for-vote activity, allowing users to earn a stable income in EOS tokens. http://bit.ly/2BSNAUU
Deals and Funds
Fidelity, Bitmain and More Invest $27 Million in Crypto Trading Platform ErisX. http://bit.ly/2BRa3l0
A new blockchain-type network led by a Turing Award recipient, Conflux, has raised $35 million from Sequoia China, Huobi, Chinese Internet companies, claims to overcome a key limitation of existing blockchain technology. http://bit.ly/2BRHynv
Singaporean governmental body Enterprise Singapore, along with other partners, has supported a new blockchain accelerator launched by a local venture capital firm. http://bit.ly/2BRF3BJ
Thai cryptocurrency exchange pioneer Satang Corp, with the backing of the Thai government, is looking to raise $9.9 million in a security token offering early next year. https://s.nikkei.com/2BRGqjL
Hong Kong-headquarteredDiginex, a blockchain solutions and crypto-asset investment company,has acquired a 75% stake in Cayman Islands-based Bletchley Park Asset Management. http://bit.ly/2BRby2C
OKEX announced to launch a brand-new derivative product, Perpetual Swap, a peer-to-peer, virtual derivative developed by OKEx to enable traders to speculate the direction of the price of digital assets such as Bitcoin. http://bit.ly/2BQTKVl
Users can use Binance Coin to book 450,000+ hotels worldwide on Tripio. http://bit.ly/2BRE5p1
Japan to Force Crypto Exchanges ‘Tell on’ Suspected Tax Evaders. http://bit.ly/2BSV2PR
Billionaire Crypto Investor and to Develop Stablecoin Within Hong Kong-Based Blockchain Fund. http://bit.ly/2BTr3Hv
Thai Securities and Exchanges Commission has declared that Thai-related Security Token Offerings launched in an international market break the law. http://bit.ly/2BSkSU0
Major South Korea Tech Holding SK and ConsenSys Sign MoU to Develop Blockchain Business Hub. http://bit.ly/2BREQOX
TD Ameritrade Becomes First US Brokerage To Launch Mini Program On WeChat. http://bit.ly/2BSimNx
In case you missed it
Our Weekly Report on the State of Asia Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
As mentioned last week, based on our reader feedback, we are introducing a new weekly series to contextualize and analyze the latest happenings in Asia. So far we have come up with 4 high-level topics, and every week we will be writing about one of these topics, and rotating through them in the following order.
- China (providing commentary on recent regulatory trends, media sentiment, and touching on exchanges and company developments)
- Asia Countries ex-China (providing commentary on recent regulatory trends, media sentiment, and touching on exchanges and company developments)
- Exchanges And Mining (Binance, Huobi, Upbit, Bitmain, Canaan, etc)
- Crypto Projects and Funding Trends
Checkout our writeup last week on China here, Asia Countries (ex-China) here.
10 Most Popular Asia Crypto Articles of November- Bitmain, Binance and BTCC