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Four Cryptocurrency Exchanges Approved by Thailand’s SEC

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved four digital asset business licenses to companies looking to operate in the crypto industry, the Commission announced on their website on January 8, 2019. Thai SEC Approves Licences For Four Crypto Exchanges...

Bitcoin Mining Giant Canaan Looking into a U.S. IPO

Canaan, the second-biggest maker of Bitcoin mining hardware in China, is considering listing in the U.S. after shelving plans for a Hong Kong initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on January 8, 2019. Listing in the U.S. after Abandoning Hong Kong...

Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Lays Off 37 People Amid Crypto Winter

On January 8, 2019, Swiss cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift reportedly laid off 37 employees, citing a tough market climate according to the exchange’s CEO Erik Voorhees. Crypto Winter Hits ShapeShift Another business in the crypto industry has suffered from the prolonged...

CEO of Crypto Wallet TenX Julian Hosp Steps Down

Julian Hosp, the CEO and co-founder of Singapore-based crypto wallet TenX, which gained prominence as the top-grossing ICO of 2017, will be stepping down, the company announced on Twitter on January 8, 2019. Julian Hosp Stepping down from TenX Position...

Parity Technologies Gets a $5 Million Grant from the Ethereum Foundation

Parity Technologies, the company behind one of the fastest Ethereum clients on the market, has secured a $5 million grant from the Ethereum Foundation to increase scalability, usability, and security of their product, the foundation announced on its website on...

Crypto ETFs Could Become a Reality in Japan; but Is there Substantial Interest?

;Japan’s primary financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), could approve crypto exchange-traded-funds despite abandoning plans to allow Bitcoin futures, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg on January 7, 2019. Increasing Interest in Cryptocurrency EFTs in Japan Despite...

Monero (XMR) “Accidentally” Accepted at Fortnite Merch Store, CEO Says

The highly-publicized acceptance of Monero at the official merch store of Fortnite, the world’s most popular game, was an “accident,” the founder of Epic Games, Fortnite’s parent company, revealed on Twitter on January 6, 2019. Accepting Monero Was a Mistake...