Japan’s Financial Regulator Says Stablecoins Are Not Cryptocurrencies

The lack of uniformity in stablecoins has led Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) to conclude that stablecoins are not cryptocurrency. Not All Digital Assets Are Created Equal Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) recently announced that it does not believe stablecoins should be classified in the same category as cryptocurrencies. According to Japan’s Payment Services Act […]

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First Fiat-to-Cryptocurrency Exchange Set to Launch in Singapore

Southeast Asia will purportedly see its first fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange launching in Singapore. The venue is intended to make digital currencies more accessible to both consumers and businesses. Fewer Barriers to Entry The first fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange will launch in Singapore, attempting to facilitate easier entry to the cryptocurrency market for both businesses and consumers. EurekaPro, as […]

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The Zaif Hack Story Isn’t Over Yet: Further Investigations Lead to More Questions

The hack of Japan-licensed cryptocurrency exchange Zaif took the crypto community by surprise last week. It’s recently emerged that the perpetrators of the crime are trading the stolen wealth on Binance and other exchanges. Japan’s Financial Watchdog Slams Three Business Improvement Orders The event couldn’t pass unnoticed, especially because the exchange had reportedly warned about […]

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Changelly CEO Speaks on Monero Controversy and Shapeshift Ending Anonymity [Interview]

Bitcoinist spoke with the Ilya Bere, CEO of Changelly, an instant online cryptocurrency swap service, about its main competitor Shapeshift now requiring users to prove their identity, how his company is treading the current regulatory landscape, and where he sees cryptocurrency exchanges headed as a whole.  ‘Changelly is going to do everything possible to keep […]

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