Korean Bank Plans More Stringent Account Regulations for Crypto Exchanges

The stricter regulations are in response to criticisms claiming Shinhan Bank is contributing to the rise of crypto-related fraud in South Korea.

ErisX Gets Green Light from CFTC for Bitcoin Futures Contracts

ErisX has received the regulatory green light to list digital asset futures contracts on its platform, which is slated to launch later this year.

Xetra Lists Its First Blockchain Company

Advanced Blockchain AG became the first blockchain firm listed on Xetra.

Irish Crypto Exchange Bitsane Goes Dark in Possible Exit Scam

The site is offline, its social media accounts have been deleted, and emails have bounced back.

Ether and Bitcoin Trade at Large Premium Across South Korean Exchanges

Bitcoin and Ether are currently trading at a large premium on South Korean exchanges.

ShapeShift to Integrate Facebook’s Libra When It Launches

Eric Voorhees, CEO of ShapeShift, said that his company could be integrating Facebook’s Libra when it comes out.

BlockState Plans Trade of Ethereum Tokens on Swiss Stock Exchange

Swiss security token firm BlockState plans to “passport” half a dozen ERC-20 tokens from ethereum to R3’s private distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform Corda.

Indian Crypto Exchange Koinex Buckles Under Weight of Banking Ban

In a post published Thursday on Medium, the exchange announced that the unofficial ban handed down by the Reserve Bank of India last year continued business economically unfeasible.

Amun AG Licenses Bitwise Index for New ETP

The newly-licensed index will be used as the benchmark index for Amun’s new Swiss-listed exchange-traded product (ETP), which will be available only outside the United States.

Former Mt. Gox Traders Sue Exchange Founder over Alleged Misrepresentation

They claim that McCaleb chose not to disclose security issues to give Mt. Gox the appearance of a secure and properly-funded platform.

Kraken Secures $13.5M from over 2,200 Individual Investors

The funding round’s 2,271 participants have also made Bnk To The Future’s most successful funding round in terms of individual donors.

Six Individuals Arrested over Fake Exchange Website That Stole $27M

A clone exchange website has successfully stolen €24 million (more than $27 million) in cryptocurrency from thousands of victims.

South Korean Crypto Market Faces Flood of ‘Beehive Accounts’

South Korean crypto exchanges have reportedly become riddled with complicated umbrella accounts used by small crypto exchanges to hide the identity of individual traders.

Report: LINE’s Crypto Exchange Could Obtain Japanese License This Month

LINE may soon be allowed to operate a cryptocurrency exchange for Japan-based users.

70% of Crypto Exchanges Comply With CoinMarketCap’s Transparency Data Requests

Crypto data provider CoinMarketCap said that most listed exchanges have cooperated with its transparency initiative.