Kazakhstan Is Preparing the Launch of a CBDC Pilot With Private Financial Companies

Kazakhstan Is Preparing the Launch of a CBDC Pilot With Private Financial CompaniesCentral bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are steadily becoming a serious discussion among governments globally, with Kazakhstan as the latest country unveiling its plans. The National Bank of Kazakhstan is making preparations to launch a CBDC pilot program soon. The National Bank Released a Public Consultation Paper According to the announcement published on their website, the […]

Vietnam Plans to Regulate Digital Currencies After Commissioning a Crypto Research Group

Vietnam Plans to Regulate Cryptocurrencies After Commissioning Research GroupVietnam is treading waters into the cryptocurrency industry, as the government recently commissioned a research group for the purpose. The Vietnamese Ministry of Finance is conducting an in-depth study of cryptocurrencies for regulation purposes. One Million Vietnamese Are Reportedly Crypto Users According to ASEAN Briefing, the ministry seeks to gather enough data to clearly see […]

South Korean Police Raid Crypto Exchange Allegedly Involved in a $214M Multi-Level Marketing Fraud

South Korea Police Raid a Crypto Exchange Allegedly Involved in a $214m Multi-Level Marketing FraudAuthorities in South Korea have launched a major raid against a domestic crypto exchange allegedly involved in a millionaire multi-level marketing (MLM) fraud. The police accuse V Global platform of running an illicit operation that reportedly stole hundreds of millions of dollars from investors. Masterminds Could Have Defrauded Over 40,000 People According to Yonhap, police […]

South Korean Ruling Party Contemplates Postponing Crypto Tax in a Bid to Regain Younger Votes

South Korean Ruling Party Contemplates to Postpone Crypto Tax Timing in a Bid to Regain Younger VotesSouth Korean political parties are now battling to catch younger votes amid the tough stance among higher government spheres toward digital currencies. As voters are disappointed by how parties are handling the issue, one of them has taken a step forward by talking about the forthcoming crypto tax. The Democratic Party’s Expectations on Cryptocurrencies According […]

Beijing Is Collecting Data From Local Datacenters Involved in Cryptocurrency Mining Activities

Beijing's Government Is Collecting Data From Local Datacenters Involved in Cryptocurrency Mining ActivitiesAuthorities in Beijing have been conducting checks on cryptocurrency mining datacenters to assess and understand its energy consumption and thus the impact on the electric infrastructure. Although it was reported as a rumor by international media outlets, Chinese state media confirmed it. Authorities Sent an ‘Emergency Note’ to Three Biggest Telecom Operators As first reported […]

Former Employees From Major South Korean Firms Quit Their Jobs After Pocketing Millions in Crypto Profits

Former Employees From Major South Korean Companies Quit From Their Jobs After Pocketing Millionaire Profits in CryptoSouth Korea’s crypto-sphere has been witnessing a volatile environment in terms of regulatory moves, as bitcoin prices and other altcoins are also having wild moves. Such a scenario hasn’t stopped the country’s middle class to profit from the crypto market, even with very successful stories. One of the Interviewees Risked His Life Savings in Cryptos […]

Crypto Fraud Reports in South Korea Surged Over 41% in 2020, Says Financial Watchdog

Crypto Fraud Reports in South Korea Surged Over 41% in 2020, Says Financial WatchdogAlthough bitcoin prices plummeted over the weekend, the overall bull-run remains alive, as well as the crypto-related fraud cases in South Korea. The latest figures by the domestic financial watchdog show that such incidents are still on the rise. Police to Dedicate a Special Unit to Investigate Crypto Frauds According to Asia Kyungjae, the Financial […]