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Tuesday News Roundup

 Top News from Friday to Today

Binance is set to acquire CoinMarketCap, the deal could be worth as much as $400 million. https://bit.ly/2R0ft4n

The debate on whether Huobi Chain will actually be successful. https://bit.ly/2JqiXcm

OKCoin Japan’s license is the first case issued by the Japan Financial Services Agency this year. https://bit.ly/2JpGM41

Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu’s on the Halving: Halving and Bull Market are Not Going to Sync Up This Year. https://bit.ly/3bqjcAb

The Singapore Global Network, An Subsidiary of the Singapore Economic Development Board, Interviews GCR Founder Joyce Yang on Why She Is So Bullish on Singapore. https://bit.ly/2JudSQk

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  Exchange and Markets News

Just two months after adding FTX leveraged tokens on its platform, Binance has decided to delist all of all the tokens and their corresponding trading pairs. It cited its users’ lack of understanding of how these tokens work as the main reason for the removal. https://bit.ly/39t7hjy

Binance is launching a new crypto-to-crypto exchange in South Korea next week. Bitcoin and ether would be supported for trading at launch. https://bit.ly/2R0yCTP

Binance Academy, the educational arm of leading crypto exchange Binance, announced the establishment of a blockchain research institute in Shanghai on March 30. https://bit.ly/2UPb857

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Investments

Singapore-based Bitget, a crypto derivatives platform that has primarily focused servicing Asia is looking to set up shop in the U.S. https://bit.ly/39tPGYT

⛏️Mining

Bitmain has released new firmware to prolong the lifespan of its ETH-mining Antiminer E3 product. https://yhoo.it/2vZMDtH

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Coins

The Tron Foundation has launched its own MakerDAO-like stablecoin system called “Djed.” https://bit.ly/39uElYH

Thai fintech startup Omise is betting on blockchain to cash in on e-commerce growth. https://bit.ly/39y4PZ4

Hootsuite has found the Philippines as the nation with the highest amount of cryptocurrency owners with three of the top ten countries coming from the Asian continent- Thailand and Indonesia. https://bit.ly/33WMIe9

Some interesting stats on China search engine and social media stats on Bitcoin. https://bit.ly/3auaWPF

🧳 Business

Hitachi Solutions will be the first company in Japan permitted to conduct sales of blockchain software technology company ConsenSys’ product PegaSys Plus starting on April 1. https://bit.ly/2xxbZjc

SF Express, the second-largest courier services provider in China, is exploring the use of blockchain to transport critical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://bit.ly/2QW52Px

Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA), a coalition of game and blockchain companies advocating for blockchain technology within the game industry including Ubisoft, AMD, Animoca Brands and MakerDAO, announced the election of Sébastien Borget, blockchain evangelist and co-founder and COO of The Sandbox that’s affiliated with Animoca brands, as President following his appointment to the Board. https://bit.ly/33Yaiak

South Korea’s largest telecommunications conglomerate, KT, is launching a blockchain platform for contracts called KT Paperless. The platform enables users to create, distribute and store electronic contract. https://bit.ly/3av3ELh

⚖️Regulations

Taiwan’s digital minister Audrey Tang considers research into blockchain for governance a “top priority.” The country’s already using distributed ledgers to track water and air pollution in pilots. https://bit.ly/3avk8mM

A new lawsuit alleges that Binance confiscated the funds of a community moderator and admin who was also a user of the crypto exchange after a dispute between the two sides. https://bit.ly/2QXrebQ

Tokyo court approves submission deadline extension for Mt Gox bitcoin exchange rehabilitation plan, extended to July 1. https://bit.ly/33WGAT8

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