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IDEG, Coinbase Custody Launch Bitcoin Trusts in Apparent First for Asia

News Digital asset manager IDEG is launching what it claims are Asia’s first Bitcoin (BTC) trusts. The two new funds — Asia Bitcoin Trust I and Atlas Mining Trust I — were officially announced in a press release on Dec. 8, confirming an earlier disclosure from the firm in Hong Kong in late Novembe..

Spotlight on Bitcoin as HSBC Shuts Hong Kong Protest-Linked Account

News The need for censorship-resistant currencies like Bitcoin (BTC) has been thrown, yet again, into stark relief as HSBC shutters an account reportedly used to fund Hong Kong protestors. As the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported on Nov. 18, the British multinational bank recently closed a corp..

Bitcoin Fixes This: Bank Account Affiliated With Hong Kong Protests Banned

The movement for democracy in Hong Kong has continued into its fifth month. The tussles between the Hong Kong authorities and the protesters have become more violent, with both sides using escalating force to try and accomplish their goals. And while much of the fight is physical — just look to the..

Hong Kong’s New Criteria on Crypto Exchanges Actually Isn’t Important

Analysis On Nov. 7, Ashley Alder, the CEO of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, said at a conference that a new framework for crypto exchanges will be implemented. Almost immediately after the announcement, Reuters reported that a crypto exchange based in Hong Kong called OSL beca..

Softbank-Backed Blockchain Firm OneConnect Eyes $100M Nasdaq IPO

News Softbank-backed Chinese fintech OneConnect has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As Bloomberg reported on Nov. 13, OneConnect is the blockchain- and AI-focused fintech arm of Chinese insurance giant Ping An. Seeks $100 ..

Russian Crypto Plot, China Mining U-Turn, Lottery Winner’s BTC Gamble: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 4–10

Hodler’s Digest Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week..

Hong Kong Securities Regulator: New Cryptocurrency Exchange Licensing Rules

In its latest clarification toward the cryptocurrency industry, Hong Kong’s top securities watchdog has published a new regulatory framework that will license cryptocurrency exchanges that list security tokens like traditional securities brokers in the jurisdiction of the international financial cen..

Hong Kong Steps Up Research Into Central Bank Digital Currency

News The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has revealed it is conducting research into applications for a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Ejinsight reported on the news — announced during the Hong Kong Fintech Week — on Nov. 7. HKMA reportedly aims to release a major report on its findings..

Hong Kong’s New Crypto Regulations Leave Gray Area, Claims AAX Exchange

News Hong Kong-based Bitcoin (BTC) spot and derivatives exchange Atom Group has launched amid a tightening of the region’s crypto-regulatory regime. As the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Nov. 7, the Atom Asset Exchange (AAX) uses the Millenium Exchange matching engine developed by the..

China Signs Agreement With Hong Kong Central Bank for Blockchain Push

News Blockchain has received fresh endorsement from China in the form of a development pact with the de facto central bank of Hong Kong. In a news post on Nov. 6, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) confirmed it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a subsidiary of the People’s ..

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