Lot's of educational initiatives at Luxembourg, Russia and South Korea, Thai SEC's warnings, Siemens to use technology, LINE with mobile payments, etc.
The Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan permits the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) to self-regulate local licensed cryptocurrency exchanges
In the first nine months of 2018, hackers stole $927 million from the cryptocurrency exchanges and other platforms, according to a recent report from blockchain security firm CipherTrace
Bitfinex halts fiat deposits, Zaif pays back, India to launch its crypto, eToro cuts crypto costs, Liquid goes live, Vitalik Buterin vs. Nouriel Roubini, Blythe Masters's prediction, Google fails
MasterCard adopts blockchain, US representatives ask IRS to clarify crypto tax guidance, Japan reacts to Zaif hack, Robinhood responds to accusations, California is against BTC in politics, ICO project is exposed
A critical bug found in BTC clients, launching of new crypto exchanges and a DASH SMS service for Venezuela — all in this weekly digest!
Zaif, a Japanese government-approved cryptocurrency exchange, recently reported a hack of 5966 BTC ($37 million). Additionally, the company also suspects withdrawals in Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and MonaCoin (MONA) which takes the total damage to $60 million.