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Hong Kong to Educate Public on Crypto and ICOs

Hong Kong authorities have launched a public education campaign on the risks associated with ICO and cryptocurrency investment.

German Regulator Orders Crypto Exchange to Halt Brokerage Business

A German financial watchdog has ordered Crypto.exchange GmbH to immediately stop offering financial commission services.

Investment Fund Moves to Capitalize on Ethereum Ecosystem

Ethereum Capital aims to raise $50 million to purchase controlling shares of ethereum-based startups and tokens.

This Token Promises Not to Spam You on Social Media

Singapore-based marketing company Jet8 has proved the value of cool teens in Asia, and with this ICO, it goes global.

SBI Ripple Asia Forms Consortium to Bring DLT to Securities

The joint venture between investment giant SBI and Ripple is forming a group to research the use of distributed ledgers in securities products.

JP Morgan Blockchain Spin-Off Raises $2.25 Million

Smart contract startup Kadena has raised $2.25 million in a pre-A financing private-placement SAFT round for its new blockchain project.

Bitfury Enters Bitcoin Crime-Fighting Business

After years of working with clients who were leery of bitcoin’s dark past, Bitfury has launched a suite of investigative tools to help fight crime.

Google's DoubleClick Ads Used to Distribute Crypto Mining Malware

Security firm TrendMicro stated in a new report that Google's DoubleClick ad services were used to distribute cryptocurrency mining malware.

WEF Trials Blockchain in Bid to Boost Air Travel Security

The World Economic Forum is working with the Canadian and Dutch governments to pilot a digital identity project that focuses in part on blockchain.

Crypto Hedge Fund Polychain Says No IPO in the Works

Cryptocurrency hedge fund Polychain Capital has pushed back against a report that it is seeking to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in an IPO.

Ripple Vets Raising Money for Crypto Hedge Fund

Two former employees of distributed ledger startup Ripple are raising money for a new cryptocurrency hedge fund, public records show.

Philippines SEC Plans to Regulate Cryptocurrencies, ICOs

The Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission has said that it is developing rules around crypto trading to curb the risk of fraud.

UK Crypto Trader Forced to Hand Over Bitcoin at Gunpoint

A British man who runs a cryptocurrency trading firm was yesterday forced at gunpoint to hand over an unknown quantity of bitcoin.

Ethereum Is Quietly Closing In on Record Price Highs

Ethereum's ether token could revisit record highs very soon, courtesy of last week's bullish price action.

Bitcoin Exchange BTCC Just Got Acquired

Bitcoin services startup BTCC said it's been acquired by a Hong Kong-based blockchain investment fund. It did not name the buyer or reveal the price.

Kansas Latest US State to Warn on Crypto Investment Risk

The securities commissioner of the U.S. state of Kansas has issued a warning on the risks of cryptocurrency and ICO investments.

In Their Own Words: Real Companies Talk Ripple XRP Pilots

Coming off several weeks of intense criticism enterprise blockchain startup Ripple has revealed several clients using its native cryptocurrency, XRP.

Japanese Electronics Retail Giant Launches Bitcoin Payments

Major Japanese electronics retailer Yamada Denki is partnering with the BitFlyer exchange to trial bitcoin payment in two of its stores.

Bitcoin Price Looking Heavy As News Turns Negative

Bitcoin's possible upside appears capped by a recent run of negative news, most notably a major Japanese exchange hack.

Coincheck Must Report on Security Failures, Says Finance Watchdog

Following last week's huge hack, Japan's Financial Services Agency has said Coincheck must report on the issues and its plan for improvements.