Former CFTC Chair Advocates “Technology Neutral” Regulations

Regulation The former chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Gary Gensler, recently expressed his views on the regulation of cryptocurrency markets. Gensler emphasized his belief in the need for robust consumer protections, and also argued that

Cypherpunk Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide to Crypto Privacy

Op-Ed The following op-ed on crypto privacy was written by Reuben Yap. He is the Chief Operations Officer of Zcoin. A corporate lawyer for ten years, specializing in institutional frameworks, Reuben founded one of SE Asia’s top VPN companies, He

The Daily: A Dirty War on Bitcoin

The Daily Today’s installment of The Daily is all about dirty tricks. The sort of tricks designed to convince the world that Bitcoin is bad. Spending bitcoin, mining it, or allowing the Chinese to mine it ahead of the U.S.

BTCC Launching Cryptocurrency Exchange in South Korea

Exchanges Hong Kong-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange BTCC is reportedly launching services in South Korea this month. In addition to a cryptocurrency exchange, the company will offer a wallet service, a mining pool, and a consumer payments service, according to its Korean

Cryptocurrencies “May Not Qualify as Securities”

Regulation Cryptocurrency falls into a legislative gray area in many jurisdictions, which is why governments should take a particularly nuanced approach to developing regulatory frameworks for crypto trading, the outgoing chairman of Hong Kong’s securities regulator said in a recent

Research: 1 of 5 New Hedge Funds in 2018 Is a Crypto Fund

Finance New research shows that one out of five hedge funds launched thus far this year has been a cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund. This is a surprising statistic in light of the 2018 bear market, but it may indicate that managers

Study Argues Chinese Mining Centralization Threatens Bitcoin Network

Mining A joint study conducted by Princeton University and Florida International University has found three-quarters of Bitcoin mining is based in China and warned of the potential risks that could result from the significant geographical centralization of the mining network.

South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Sold to Singapore-Based Consortium

Exchanges The largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea by trading volume, Bithumb, has reportedly been sold to a Singapore-based consortium for approximately 400 billion won or $354 million. Bk Global Consortium, led by plastic surgeon Kim Byung-gun, will acquire the