Posts Tagged: China

Taiwan Follows Japan’s Bitcoin-Friendly Move, Avoids Outright Ban

Bitcoin

In a positive move for the cryptocurrency market, Taiwan has announced that it won’t be banning digital currencies like bitcoin. News of what Taiwan intends to do avoids the harsher steps taken by China and, more recently, South Korea. Instead, Taiwan is copying the move by Japan by embracing the digital currency market. The news… Read more »

Novogratz: Cryptocurrency Market Will be ‘Largest Bubble of Our Lifetimes’

Cryptocurrency

A former hedge fund manager at Fortress Investment Group is, reportedly, looking to create a $500 million hedge fund focusing on cryptocurrency and blockchain. Mike Novogratz, the former manager at Fortress Investment Group, is investing $150 million of his own money. An additional $350 million is expected to be raised by January, 2018, through outside… Read more »

Japan’s FSA Regulator to Monitor Bitcoin Exchanges from October

Bitcoin Exchanges

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is to begin monitoring Japanese bitcoin exchanges from October. According to the Japan Times, the move is to ensure that digital currency exchanges have the correct internal systems, such as protecting customer assets, in place. If not, on-site inspections will be carried out. In April, a revised payment services law… Read more »

ViaBTC to Launch Bitcoin Exchange Overseas in Light of Beijing Ban

ViaBTC

Chinese bitcoin exchange ViaBTC has announced that it will be launching an overseas platform after Chinese authorities cracked down on digital currency exchanges in the country. On September 25, ViaBTC is expected to suspend its domestic services to customers. As a result, it has urged current investors to withdraw their assets before closing. At a… Read more »

Dimon Faces Market Abuse Report After Bitcoin Fraud Comments

Bitcoin

A market abuse report has been filed against JPMorgan’s CEO after ‘spreading false and misleading information’ about bitcoin. The report in question was filed by London-based Blockswater, an algorithmic liquidity provider. It was filed with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority against JPMorgan and its CEO Jamie Dimon. According to Blockswater, Dimon violated Article 12 of the European… Read more »

UK Watchdog Warns Bitcoin Investors Could Lose Their ‘Entire Stake’

Bitcoin

The U.K.’s financial regulator has issued a warning to bitcoin traders over the frenzy created by initial coin offerings (ICO), some of which are being promoted by celebrities such as Paris Hilton and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said that traders investing in ICOs should be prepared to lose all of… Read more »

Howard Marks Has a Change of Heart Over Bitcoin, Sees it As a Currency

Bitcoin

Billionaire bitcoin critic Howard Marks has reviewed his opinion on bitcoin, admitting it could be a legitimate currency. At the end of July, the founder of Oaktree Capital Management wrote a 22-page memo to clients stating that digital currencies aren’t real. His position on them couldn’t be questioned. This was because he firmly stated they… Read more »

Is the PBoC’s Regulation Crackdown Cooling Bitcoin Fever in China?

PBoC Bitcoin

A surge of interest in bitcoin has seen its price reach new heights, yet the excitement of the digital currency market in China has been watered down due to the nations government who wants to control bitcoin. According to a salesperson at Huobi, one of the ‘Big Three’ digital currency exchanges in China, the platform is… Read more »