Tuesday News Roundup

 Top News from Friday to Today

Checkout the Global Coin Research x Decrypt Media Devcon Founder Happy Hour Photo Recap.

DeFi Users in Asia are Booming and Underestimated.

Defi.WTF youtube archive– Defi.WTF is a one day conference put together during Devcon with some of the most insightful defi people giving their views on the space- lots of debates and insightful discussions.

Hong Kong police are investigating reports that a self-proclaimed radical anti-government group is extorting local businesses to fund the protest movement with cryptocurrency.

Foxconn Founder: Libra Can ‘Converge’ With China’s Digital Currency in Taiwan.

Some takeaways from Global Mining Leaders Summit” in Chengdu this past weekend. Google translate

Chinese Internet Tycoons Meet with Vitalik Buterin at Dragonfly Capital Summit that took place in Beijing this week.



Kava Labs, a decentralized finance (DeFi) project that offers collateralized loans and a stablecoin, is looking to raise $3 million via an initial exchange offering (IEO) on Binance Launchpad.

Korea’s ICONLOOP raises KRW 10 billion (over USD 8 million) in Series A funding for the full-fledged market penetration of its DID (Identification) service.

Lending Protocol Nuo Founders to Launch ‘Neo-Bank’ Offering Interest on USDC- raised $3mn from Polychain, Dragonfly, Astarc Ventures, Singapore Angel Network.


  Exchange and Coins News

Alipay Refutes Binance Fiat-Crypto On-Ramp, Will Stop Bitcoin Transactions.

Bitmain Jihan Wu: Bull Market may not Come after Bitcoin Halving, but Bitcoin Price will Keep Going up.

Binance’s BNB tokens will soon be purchasable on Switzerland’s biggest stock exchange as an exchange-traded product.

Dappradar’s EOS volume tracker reveals $1 billion flying under the radar.

🧳 Business

“Hurun China Rich List 2019”, a recognized research, media and investments firm, features 12 local cryptocurrency magnates.

China to Launch Nationwide Blockchain Service Network Supported by China UnionPay and China Mobile, China’s world’s biggest card issuer and leading telecommunications operator, respectively.

Survey: 8% of Chinese College Students Are Holding Cryptocurrencies.

The China Construction Bank officially released the second version of its blockchain trading platform, which reached 360 billion yuan ($50 billion) in cumulative transaction volume.

The notorious North Korean hackers known as the Lazarus APT Group have created another malware targeting Apple Macs that masquerades behind a fake cryptocurrency firm.

South Korea Aims to Put Trade Finance on the Blockchain by 2021.


 (NEW!) Rest of the World 

Spain developing various initiatives and projects based on blockchain and the Japan-based crypto exchange Bitpoint offering its services in Guatemala.

Dubai, Emirates NBD Sign MoU on Blockchain Trade Finance Solutions:

Venezuela’s petro cryptocurrency now accepted at nearly 100 stores, officials claim.

Russia’s central bank sees no strong reason to launch a national cryptocurrency that would override the potential risks, according to its head.

Libra project will reach 100 members by the time it launches despite dropouts, group executive says.

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