Bitpoint Hack Shows That Regulators’ Scrutiny Does Not Equal Safety

Bitpoint incident continues the streak of hacks targeting Japan-based exchanges. On July 12, 2019, Tokyo-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint promptly suspended its services after noticing an error in the outgoing funds transfer system. Soon, an official announcement followed, revealing that the trading platform had lost around 3.5 billion yen (roughly $32 million) as a result of […]

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Japan’s Line Reportedly Close to Obtaining FSA License for Japanese Crypto Exchange

LVC Corporation is allegedly close to obtaining an FSA-issued crypto exchange operating license. LVC Corporation, the digital asset- and blockchain-focused arm of Japanese messaging giant Line, is allegedly close to obtaining a crypto exchange operating license from Japan’s financial regulator. The news was reported by Cointelegraph Japan on June 20. According to the report, Japan’s […]

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LocalBitcoin Loses Traders After Cash Trading Ban: ‘Not Very Local’

Peer-to-peer bitcoin trading platform LocalBitcoins removes in-person cash deals — what does that mean for the future of cash trades? On June 1, Finnish peer-to-peer (p2p) bitcoin (BTC) trading platform LocalBitcoins quietly removed in-person cash trading from its service. Three days later, the company publicly confirmed the ban on Twitter. As per the accompanying statement, […]

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