UK Financial Watchdog: $255 Mln Lost in Crypto-Related, Other Investment Scams in 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority reported that investment scams’ losses amounted to over $255 million in 2018. The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reported that common investment scams’ losses — including those crypto-related — amounted in total to over £197 million ($255 million) in 2018. The agency reported the losses in an official press […]

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Report: Alipay and WeChat Pay Require Huobi to Remove Payment Methods from OTC Desk

Chinese payment giants Alipay and WeChat Pay reportedly requested Huobi to remove their services from its OTC trading desk. Alipay and WeChat Pay reportedly requested that crypto exchange Huobi remove their payment services from its over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk, local media agency Sina reported on Jan. 25. Major Chinese digital payments providers, Alibaba’s Alipay and […]

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Japan: Regulators Approve Startup’s Bitcoin Sidechain Trial for Exchanges

Crypto Garage’s Settlenet system, which will be trialled within Japan’s regulatory sandbox, aims to provide easier liquidity solutions for exchanges. Japanese blockchain development company Crypto Garage announced it had gained regulatory permission to trial its settlement system using Blockstream’s Liquid Sidechain, Cointelegraph Japan reported Jan. 21. Crypto Garage, which claimed to be the first such […]

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Major Indian Bank Threatens to Close Accounts of Users Transacting in Crypto: Report

Kotak Mahindra Bank, India’s second largest private sector bank by market cap, is allegedly requiring account holders to refrain from dealings in cryptocurrency. Kotak Mahindra Bank — India’s second largest private sector bank by market cap — is allegedly requiring account holders to refrain from dealings in cryptocurrency. The claim was made by Twitter user […]

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