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News A now-viral post by a Chinese cryptocurrency trader has highlighted the stark drop in the price of American sneaker-backed tokens in the wake of the fallout between the NBA and China. As Reuters reports on Oct. 16, the anonymous trader’s Weibo post from earlier this month had shone a spotligh..
Analysis Up until early 2018, major cryptocurrency markets the likes of South Korea and Japan demonstrated high premiums for Bitcoin. At the 2017 peak, when the Bitcoin price was trading at around $20,000 in the U.S. spot market, Bitcoin was being traded in South Korea’s cryptocurrency exchange ma..
News Bitcoin’s (BTC) use as a protector of wealth is coming to the fore in Hong Kong as trading volumes spike and businesses iron out problems with acceptance. Trading record underscores Bitcoin’s “non-seizability”As multiple commentators including Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony Pompliano..
News Hong Kong-based digital financial services startup Diginex has become the first firm in Asia to join the Blockchain Alliance led by Steptoe & Johnson law firm. Over 100 members in 19 countriesDiginex — which claimed to be the “first fully-diversified blockchain player on Nasdaq” — has officia..
Over the past few months, Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, has been subject to countless protests by pro-democracy demonstrators. These individuals fear that the mainland Chinese government, which pledged in 1997 to keep the previously British region separate from Beijing until ..
News Hong Kong's securities regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), has officially released regulations for crypto fund managers. The SFC published the regulatory circular on its website on Oct. 4. In the 37-page document titled “Proforma Terms and Conditions for Licensed Corp..
News Major Asia’s blockchain-focused venture capital firm CMCC Global has launched a new institutional tracker fund for Bitcoin (BTC). Custody by Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed firmCalled the Liberty Bitcoin Fund, the Bitcoin index fund deploys Anxone, a custodial solution developed by BC Group, ..
While Bitcoin is inherently a decentralized technology, meaning that payments can be disintermediated and peer-to-peer, some services in the cryptocurrency ecosystem are subject to the issues that come with centralization. It seems that one of these services is BitPay, an Atlanta-based Bitcoin paym..
News The United Kingdom, the United States, Hong Kong and Singapore have the largest number of registered digital currency exchanges, according to data from Bitfury’s blockchain analytics platform Crystal. Crystal published its “Report on International Bitcoin Flows 2013–2019” on Sept. 9, in which..
News Cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay faces another publicity nightmare amid claims it blocked donations to Hong Kong for several weeks. According to a complaint on social media by Tom Grundy on Sept. 11, founder of crowdfunded media outlet Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), BitPay suddenly began..