Toughened bitcoin trading rules in mainland China may have led to a Taiwanese bitcoin miner being shot by gangland investors, a report suggests.
Two bitcoin brokers in Singapore were assaulted and robbed by nearly $300,000 in cash while meeting with a prospect bitcoin seller offline.
A blockchain-themed conference in Shanghai was suspended by police on Thursday for so-far unclear reasons.
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer says it will revise its know-your-customer procedures after criticism from a financial regulator.
A partnership finds two India-based startups seeking to provide tools to crypto users who may need to report gains and losses on their 2018 taxes.
The government of Taiwan has moved a step closer to regulating bitcoin under existing anti-money laundering (AML) rules.
The Philippines securities watchdog has warned that it will regulate cryptocurrency cloud mining contracts under existing securities rules.
Alibaba’s Taobao e-commerce site has updated its list of prohibited goods and services on the platform, which now includes those related to cryptos.
Japan’s Financial Services Agency has published domestic cryptocurrency trading statistics for the first time.
Ten Indian police officials have been charged with kidnapping and attempted extortion after allegedly forcing a victim to transfer 200 bitcoins.
China now has a new blockchain fund with $1.6 billion available – 30 percent of that backed by the Hangzhou city government.
Three South Korean banks are to be inspected over their compliance with new anti-money laundering rules for cryptocurrency exchange accounts.
Japan’s financial regulator has ordered two cryptocurrency exchanges to halt operations for two months due to insufficient KYC procedures.
South Korean police on Thursday detained four executives from two cryptocurrency exchanges over alleged embezzlement.
South Korean regulators, whose decisions have shaken cryptocurrency markets in the past, are reportedly cracking down on exchanges’ contract terms.
If cryptocurrency gains acceptance as a means of exchange, it’s sure to raise the ire of governments hungry for revenue from sales taxes.
Australia’s cryptocurrency exchanges must now follow new rules aimed to counter money laundering and terrorism financing.
The Central Bank of Taiwan is eyeing new rules that would bring bitcoin under the island’s existing anti-money laundering regulations.
Companies using cheap electricity to mine cryptocurrencies at industrial complexes in South Korea have reportedly been arrested by police.
Thailand is expected to enact a law soon that will mandate cryptocurrency traders for both value added tax as well as capital gain tax.