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Six Major Central Banks to Collaborate on Digital Currency Research

The central banks of Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, European Union, Sweden and Switzerland created a group with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) to jointly research central bank digital currencies (CBDC). According to a press release published by the Bank of England on Jan. 21, the aforementioned institutions will share their experience with other …

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Crypto Fights for Freedom in India’s Supreme Court, Critics Cite Risk

Following the session that took place last August, a three-judge panel from India’s Supreme Court reconvened once again this week to discuss the much-hyped Crypto v. RBI case. During the last hearing, the Supreme Court had asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to clarify its position as to why exactly it enforced a nationwide …

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Crypto News From Japan: Jan. 13-17 in Review

This week’s news from Japan included additional comments against crypto trading from China, Binance’s potential involvement in Japan, positivity from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), more crypto exits from European Union (EU) regions, and stablecoin positivity from France. Check out some of this week’s crypto and blockchain headlines, originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. China reaffirms …

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Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia

</header> <strong>In this roundup, we cover EU-wide crypto regulations and individual countries’ new digital asset rules including Austria and the U.K. We also cover numerous crypto regulatory developments in the U.S., China, Japan, South Korea, India, and the Philippines.</strong> Also read: Regs Roundup: SEC Actions, Crypto Tax-Free in Korea, New Chinese Laws EU-Wide Crypto Regulations …

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Japan and Philippines Discuss Pro-Crypto Laws, Cooperation Among Asian Countries

</header> <strong>Japanese Minister Naokazu Takemoto and Philippine Cabinet member Raul Lambino of Crypto Valley of Asia recently met to discuss Asian countries’ crypto regulations. They urge the Philippine Congress to introduce legislation on cryptocurrencies and security tokens, calling for cooperation among Asian countries.</strong> Also read: Regs Roundup: SEC Actions, Crypto Tax-Free in Korea, New Chinese …

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Japan’s Financial Watchdog to Set Low Leverage Cap for Crypto Margin Traders: Report

Japan’s top financial regulator plans to reduce the risk to cryptocurrency margin traders by cutting the permitted leverage to two times the deposit. The Financial Services Agency will impose the new rule in a revision to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act expected in spring, Japan Times sources said in a report on Saturday. While …

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Crypto News From Japan: Jan. 6-10 in Review

This week’s news from Japan included declining trading volume, statements from prominent figures on China’s pending digital currency, a Lisk staking announcement and a blockchain-based letter of credit. Check out some of this week’s crypto and blockchain headlines, originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Aso warns against digital Yuan Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister …

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Japan Crypto Exchanges Face Imminent Margin Trading Limits: Report

Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan will face significant restrictions on margin trading as soon as this Spring, according to reports. Referencing sources at Japan’s finance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), local English-language news outlet Japan Times revealed plans to limit margin leverage to twice the total of traders’ deposits. FSA seeks to …

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Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Seeks to Put Longstanding Lawsuit to Rest

Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of the now-defunct Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Mt. Gox, is seeking to put an end to litigation filed by a former exchange user back in 2014.  In papers filed in a Chicago federal court on Jan. 8, Karpeles contended that he is entitled to summary judgment as the main plaintiff in …

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Asia’s Love Affair With Blockchain Is Blossoming

</header> <strong>Far away from western eyes, Asian blockchain projects are thriving. A vibrant ecosystem of public and permissioned chains has sprung to life in Asia, aided by government and big business endorsement of distributed ledger technology (DLT). Many of these chains are virtually unknown outside of the region, yet enjoy high profile partnerships and endorsements …

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