Tuesday News Roundup

Tuesday News Roundup

 Top News in Asia from Tuesday to Today

According to China’s central bank deputy director, a central bank currency prototype that adopts blockchain architecture has been successfully developed after five years of research. http://bit.ly/33uAt88

New Zealand legalises salaries paid in cryptocurrencies, https://on.ft.com/300a5kb

Exchange OKEx’s Mining Pool has just broke the record of receiving the most votes (200million) and has risen to the No.1 EOS Block Producer status. http://bit.ly/2ZZCaZ9

OK Pool Launches EOS Staking Service- http://bit.ly/3034gTe. Checkout our post on the recent phenomenon of exchanges turning into staking. 

In case you missed it, Global Coin Research has officially released its complete guide book on Asia Cryptocurrency and Blockchain communities titled: The Small Handbook to Asia Crypto: on Local Ecosystems, Trends and Regulations”This book is made complimentary for the community by the support of Kakao Klatyn, Zcash, BlockchainsforSchools and Kyber Network

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Investments

Korea Prepaid Card has made an investment in Singapore-based Bezant,  Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) using Hyperledger Fabric technology. https://yhoo.it/2ZYRANe

Mubadala Investment Capital, the world’s thirteenth largest sovereign wealth fund by total assets, has invested “a seven-figure” USD amount in Abu Dhabi-based upcoming cryptocurrency exchange MidChains. http://bit.ly/2ZYUhyk

Blade is a new cryptocurrency derivatives exchange-raises $4.3M from Coinbase, SV Angel.https://tcrn.ch/300Cpmu

Proof of Capital has invested in FTX, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange built by traders for traders, in its $8 million seed round along with Consensus Lab, FBG and Galois Capital. http://bit.ly/300cnjh

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Korea’s ICON foundation is giving away 3 million ICX coins encourage people to exercise their new voting rights in an attempt to become more decentralized. http://bit.ly/2YUbn3d

Customers in the UK will no longer be able to hold a Zcash balance with Coinbase. http://bit.ly/308Wbg1

Firm owned by Asia’s richest man to install blockchain network with ‘tens of thousands of nodes on day one’. https://yhoo.it/305oE6o

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  Exchange News

Binance US Considering Support for 30 Tokens for US Customers. http://bit.ly/3017c2A

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BitGo, one of the largest cryptocurrency custodians, is quietly expanding its presence in Japan, a market it broke into over a year ago. http://bit.ly/30aU2A4

? Regulations

A shocking result in Argentina’s presidential primary sends the Argentine peso into freefall. And the price of Bitcoin is reaping the benefits. http://bit.ly/301wYUC

Japan’s FSA (Financial Services Agency) is tightening its inspection approach and will begin intensive inspections, including on-site, for companies that handle cashless remittance and settlement. http://bit.ly/30aSmGM

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission delayed making a decision on three bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals Monday. http://bit.ly/2YUdUuf

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