Japan to Check Money Laundering Policies of Crypto Exchanges Ahead of FATF Inspection

Japan’s FSA will reportedly review the anti-money laundering policies of various crypto exchanges ahead of an inspection by international regulators. Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is reportedly cracking down on crypto exchanges that offer anonymous transactions or have weak identity verification practices in preparation for inspection by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) this fall. […]

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Upbit Exchange Operator Plies $46 Million Into Blockchain in First Year of Investment

Dunamu gave funding to 26 blockchain startups as part of a multi-year investment roadmap. The parent company of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has invested almost $50 million in blockchain startups since March 2018, English-language Korean business news outlet The Investor reported on May 15. Dunamu, which created a dedicated investment subsidiary, Dunamu & Partners, […]

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Joseph Lubin on Bitfinex: It Seems Like a Really Big Mess That Probably Won’t Get Better

Joseph Lubin, founder of blockchain tech company ConsenSys, said that the situation with cryptocurrency trading platform Bitfinex will not likely get better. Joseph Lubin, founder of blockchain tech company ConsenSys, expressed his pessimism regarding the recent situation with cryptocurrency trading platform Bitfinex, Bloomberg reported on May 9. Speaking at the Fluidity Summit conference, Lubin said […]

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Emi̇n Gün Si̇rer on Rethinking Blockchain, Promoting Good Crypto Use and Leaving Stagnation Behind

Professor Emi̇n Gün Si̇rer talks with CT about blockchain evolution and stagnation. This interview has been edited and condensed. The co-director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts (known as IC3), Emin Gün Sirer, is an associate professor at Cornell University, whose research focuses on peer-to-peer systems, operating systems, distributed systems and computer networking. […]

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