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Huobi Opens First Russian Office in Partnership with State Bank’s Digital Tech Center

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has officially launched its first branch in Russia on Thursday, Dec. 6, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph today. The Moscow-based exchange, dubbed Huobi Russia, is established in partnership with the state-owned Russian Development Bank’s (VEB) Digital Transformation Center and supported by Huobi’s regional exchange partnership program, Huobi Cloud. The Center of… Read More »

Gemini Adds Support for Bitcoin Cash Trading and Custody on the ABC Network

Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini announced support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) custody and trading today with a post on its official Medium blog, Dec. 8. Gemini, which is based in the United States, was founded in 2015 by the Winklevoss brothers. The exchange pointed out that, at the moment, it will “only be providing support for the Bitcoin ABC network”… Read More »

Chilean Government Making Progress on Crypto Regulation, Says Finance Minister

Chile’s Minister of Finance Felipe Larrain claims that a group of state institutions “is making progress” in developing crypto regulation, local daily newspaper La Tercera reports Friday, Dec. 7. According to Larrain, the Ministry of Finance is working with Chile’s central bank and Financial Stability Board to provide a balanced legal framework for the crypto industry. He noted… Read More »

Major Crypto Exchange Coinbase ‘Explores’ Listing XRP, Cardano, EOS, Others

Major United States-based crypto exchange Coinbase is “exploring” the possibility of providing trading support for over 31 cryptocurrencies. Potential new additions include Ripple (XRP), EOS and Cardano (ADA), according to a press release published Friday, Dec. 7. The company has revealed a list of 31 cryptocurrencies, including the aforementioned three, as well as NEO, Tezos (XTZ), and others.… Read More »

Inside Chilean Power Battle: Crypto Exchanges vs. State Banks

On Monday, Dec. 4, the Chilean Supreme Court welcomed the decision of state-owned Banco del Estado to close the accounts of local cryptocurrency exchange Orionx. The new phase in the legal battle between the banks and several crypto exchanges — including Buda.com and CryptoMarket (CryptoMKT), which had appealed against the denial of services — may look somewhat sinister… Read More »

Japanese Police Note Uptick in Reports of Illicit Crypto Transactions This Year

There has been a significant wave of reports of suspicious cryptocurrency transactions to the police in Japan, English-language local media outlet Jiji.com reports Dec. 6. According to the report, the National Police Agency (NPA) have revealed that there have been 5,944 reports to the Japanese police about suspected illegal uses of cryptocurrencies, such as money laundering, between January… Read More »

Chilean Court Rules in Favor of Closing Bank Accounts of Crypto Exchange Orionx

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of Chile has ruled that state-owned Bancoestado was justified in closing the accounts of cryptocurrency exchange Orionx without explanation. The judges ruled that the bank acted in compliance with laws on money laundering and terrorist financing, a threat allegedly posed by censorship-resistant, decentralized cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies Lack ‘Intrinsic Value’ Cryptocurrencies such as… Read More »

Huobi Gains Gibraltar DLT License, Plans Global Exchange Rollout in 2019

Major Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has gained a so-called Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) license in Gibraltar, a press release shared with Cointelegraph confirmed Dec. 5. Huobi, which is leveraging the U.K. territory’s encouraging regulatory perspective on the cryptocurrency industry, will use its new status to launch an international platform geared to both retail and institutional traders, the release… Read More »

Malta, Italy Issue Joint Warning Over Potential Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Exchange

Malta has warned citizens about an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange serving its domestic market. Regulators ordered the platform to stop operating in a notice Dec. 5. The offending platform, OriginalCrypto, had first come to the attention of Italian officials concerned it may not have the required license to offer authorized “investment services and activities.” The platform’s owner, SolutionsCM Ltd.,… Read More »