Zilliqa Teams Up with MaiCoin to Launch STO Exchange in Asia

The STO exchange was established in an effort to support startups’ fundraising initiatives while providing regular investors the opportunity to securely invest in high-growth firms across the globe, including Airbnb, Uber, Grab, Space X, and Didi Chuxing.   

Cboe BZX Exchange Withdraws ETF Proposal

The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (Cboe) BZX Exchange had withdrawn its request for a rule change that, if approved, would have allowed for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) created by VanEck and SolidX.

Bithumb Seeks US Listing Through Reverse Merger Deal

One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, Bithumb, is seeking to go public in the U.S. via a reverse merger.

Netherlands: Financial Authorities Plan Licensing System for Crypto Exchanges

The country’s central bank De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) published a report, recommending that fiat-to-crypto exchanges and wallet providers must be licensed as digital currencies possess “high financial risks.”

US SEC Targets ICO Projects and Decentralized Exchanges

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is targeting ICO projects and decentralized exchanges.

Binance Sets Up Crypto Trading Operation in Jersey Island

With Binance’s expansion into the Channel island, those domiciled in Jersey will now have access to the trading platform which supports several crypto-to-fiat trading pairs, including BTC/GBP, BTC/EUR, ETH/GBP, and ETH/EUR.

South Korean Exchange Coinnest Loses $5M in Accidental Crypto and Won Airdrop

The exchange announced last week that around 6 billion Korean won (around $5.3 million) worth of bitcoin and other digital currencies were sent to clients because of a computer error.

Denmark Tax Authority Inspects Crypto Exchanges to Track Tax Evaders

The Danish Tax Agency’s probe on crypto exchanges is part of a broader initiative to investigate tax evaders involved in crypto trading. 

CIBC Persists on Deferring the Release of QuadrigaCX Funds

As the $21 million fund remains inaccessible, QuadrigaCX is inevitably unable to facilitate withdrawals through the exchange, adversely affecting a multitude of the platform’s clients.

Thailand’s Stock Exchange Seeks License to Set Up Crypto Operations

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has recently disclosed plans for launching a fully-licensed SET-operated cryptocurrency exchange.

Binance Expands to European Market with Jersey Subsidiary

Global cryptocurrency exchange Binance has recently expanded its crypto trading operations, as it launches its latest subsidiary in Jersey.

Binance Freezes Digital Funds Stolen from Hacked Exchange Cryptopia

Following the massive security breach on crypto exchange Cryptopia that has since resulted in “significant losses” of digital assets, social media users have begun monitoring the movements of the stolen funds which, as it would appear, have apparently landed on Binance.

Ethereum Classic Fee Spike Worries Investors

The sudden fee spike on the Ethereum Classic blockchain has caused fears of more exchange attacks.

Unauthorized ICOs and Crypto Exchanges in Malaysia to Face Jail Sentence Under New Law

Beginning January 15th, Malaysia will officially regulate trading of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the country.

Senior Professional from US-Based Global Bank Joins Huobi as Compliance Chief

The former head of compliance for the State Street Chinese branch, Elaine Sun Ye Lin, joined Huobi last month.