Bithumb was hacked again, Goldman Sachs CEO doesn't own BTC, IBM launches a blockchain-based pilot, Korea stops issuing its own crypto, Japan wants to punish major crypto exchanges
- For the second time this month, Bithumb experienced a hacking attack that led to a $30 million loss, leading the cryptocurrency market to drop by $6 billion within hours.
- Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO, admits that while Bitcoin might not be for him, the emergence and adoption of cryptocurrencies may make sense in hindsight in the future.
- IBM iX and media firm Mediaocean announced the launch of a blockchain-based pilot to track digital media transactions.
- The Bank of Korea (BOK) has dismissed the idea of issuing central bank digital currency (CBDC) to avoid potential risks to monetary policy and financial stability.
- Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) moving to take five registered cryptocurrency exchanges in the country this week to task for supposedly inadequate AML measures.