Friday News Roundup

 Top News from Friday to Today

Crypto exchanges OKEx and Bitfinex hit by DDoS attacks, no users impacted but exchanges claim competitor(s) were behind it.

Bitmain’s Antminer E3, once the “world’s most powerful” hardware for mining Ether (ETH), will allegedly stop Ethereum mining in April 2020.

GCR Trend Update 2020Crypto Trends in the Philippines (This is an ongoing GCR weekly series in where we examine the crypto trends in various Asian countries, check out our updates on Malaysia, Indonesia and more) 

China’s Digital Yuan Research Delayed Amid Coronavirus Epidemic.

Hong Kong’s financial watchdog launches crypto exchange crackdown. Alignswith Abu Dhabi Change Crypto Regulations to Align With FATF.

China’s FCoin plans to reopen, return $130 million in missing Bitcoin.


  Exchange and Markets News

FTX is selling its equity for bitcoin and other payment methods.

FCoin Exchange Shutdown: Technical Difficulties or Planned Scam?

Binance Adds Hong Kong Dollars to Fiat Gateway.



PLMP Venture Capital, the investment arm of Singaporean blockchain firm PLMP Fintech, has secured an asset and fund management license from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC).


Bitmain announced two new bitcoin mining models, Antminer S19 Pro and S19, which boast to offer “incredible performance”.



Ripple continues its global expansion with yet another XRP cross-border payments partner; this time with an initial focus on the Philippines. | also South Korea.

Japanese Coincheck Announces Qtum Soon Available for Trading.

TRON’s 2020 summit for next week has been postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus.

🧳 Business

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency payments provider announced a partnership with cryptocurrency-friendly travel booking platform

South Korea’s NH Bank Debuts Samsung-Backed Blockchain ID System.


Chinese Communist Party Exec Wants State Monopoly on Digital Currency:

South Korean tax experts have advised the Korean government to apply a low-level trading tax on cryptocurrency profits before subjecting citizens to a transfer income tax.

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