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 Top News from Tuesday to Today

GCR Trend Update 2020: Crypto Trends in Indonesia. http://bit.ly/2tBduen

Crypto Capital Markets: The Arc of Maturation by Amber Group. http://bit.ly/2S4BO1Q

Warren Buffett receives first Bitcoin at dinner with Justin Sun. http://bit.ly/2OwZLN6; separately, Tron CEO Justin Sun has taken to Twitter to accuse Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and ConsenSys of allegedly hiring Twitter trolls to badmouth other crypto projects.

Bloomberg-Leon Li is the rarest of Chinese crypto magnates — one who’s won Beijing’s backing. The founder of Huobi Group is now set to play a pivotal role in China’s effort to build a homegrown crypto-industry. http://bit.ly/377TE8r

Verdict in India Imminent, RBI Cites Warren Buffet Skepticism as Reason to Ban Crypto. http://bit.ly/39fAHC5

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  Exchange News

North Korean Hackers Created Realistic Trading Bot to Steal Money: http://bit.ly/39f4o6h

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Investments

Sony Financial Ventures, part of the Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation, has invested a “six-figure” sum in token issuance technology provider Securitize. http://bit.ly/2vQMjwR

Two major venture capitals—Samsung Venture Investment Corp (SVIC) and Salesforce Ventures (SV)—have backed Digital Asset, creator of the smart contract language DAML, in the second closing of its Series C funding round. http://bit.ly/3bjDjk3

Eight Roads, a global proprietary investment firm backed by Fidelity, has led the $13-million Series A funding in Singapore-based blockchain startup Clear, which is developing B2B contract systems for high-volume transactions. http://bit.ly/2OAnQCG

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Coins

Founder of mining pool BTC.Top, posted a weibo (Tweet equivalent in China) complaining that one of his mining farms in remote rural area in Xinjiang China had been forced to shut down by local police as quarantine controls became stricter these days. http://bit.ly/3bkbI2f

Hyperchain’s announced the launch of its blockchain-based platform to fight against the coronavirus epidemic. It will serve as a medical supply donations portal to support hospitals in central China. http://bit.ly/31xo56y

🧳 Business
 

South Korean university issues blockchain-stored diplomas amid the spread of the coronavirus. http://bit.ly/38im2Gp

Blockchain Tech Could Help Tackle Coronavirus, Says Expert: An academic at the University of Hong Kong claims that blockchain and AI-driven strategies should be implemented to better tackle responses to the coronavirus epidemic. http://bit.ly/39fzjPO

⚖️Regulations
 

Japan needs closer cooperation with the U.S. to curb the potential influence of China’s planned digital currency, according to a senior lawmaker in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party. https://bloom.bg/39jSOad

Singapore AML Framework Can Attract Crypto Businesses, not chase it away. http://bit.ly/2OxQCDX

Japan Convicts Cryptojacker Who Misled Victims Over Monero Mining. http://bit.ly/386R5ov

The central banks of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland will meet in April to discuss the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDC). http://bit.ly/2OxhELu

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