Brazil's antitrust watchdog is investigating whether the major banks in the country worked together to close off access to cryptocurrency services.
Yet another Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange has been hacked, losing a 6.7 billion yen (about $60 million worth of cryptocurrency), including 5,966 bitcoins. Coindesk reports that.
One of the world's largest crypto exchanges by trading volume wants to set up fiat-to-crypto trading platforms on almost every continent. Coindesk reports that.
Binance is set to unveil a fiat currency exchange that will be based in Singapore. This was revealed by CEO Changpeng Zhao over the weekend while speaking at the Cumberland Summit, a blockchain event in Singapore. Zhao further revealed that the new exchange is currently under an invitation-only beta testing phase.
Japan's financial market watchdog is looking to expand its team focused on crypto-related activities next year to better handle the growing interest among Japanese companies in gaining a cryptocurrency exchange license.
Huobi Group is to expand its trading services to Japan via an imminent deal to purchase local licensed cryptocurrency exchange BitTrade. Coindesk reports that.
Australia’s primary securities regulator is focusing efforts to keep a close eye on the cryptocurrency sector, including ICOs, as part its corporate action plan for 2018-19. CCN reports that.
Huobi Group has announced a partnership with Singapore’s National Trading Union Congress (NTUC) Learning Hub to launch a joint effort to promote blockchain education via a series of courses focused on the nuts and bolts of blockchain and distributed ledger technology.
U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has denied a rumor that has emerged on social media claiming the firm is shutting down operations at one of its service centers amid a security issue.