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Vietnam seeks ban on import of crypto mining tools

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Vietnam’s finance ministry has called for an outright ban on the import of the mining rigs used to create cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The...
Thailand wields the tax axe over crypto investors

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Thailand is planning to tax investors in digital currencies such as Bitcoin at a heavy rate in one of its latest attempts to regulate...
Thailand’s first cryptocurrency offering underway

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Thailand's first initial coin offering (ICO) of a cryptocurrency issued by a listed company was launched on February 14 despite unclear regulations with regards...
Thailand bans banks from dealing with Bitcoin & Co.

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The Bank of Thailand on February 12 sent a circular to banks and financial institutions and warned them not to get involved in cryptocurrency...
Cambodia turns into Bitcoin hub of Southeast Asia

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Skeptically observed by the country’s central bank, Cambodia is increasingly becoming a regional center for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies both in terms of trading...
Philippines to allow Bitcoin & Co, classified as securities

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The Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it is considering legalising the use of digital currencies in the country by classifying them...
Malaysia to strictly regulate exchange of cryptocurrencies into cash

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Malaysia's central bank said it will view the conversion of cryptocurrency into cash as an act to be handled under anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism...
Vietnam issues full ban on Bitcoin and all other cryptocurrencies

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While the value of the digital currency Bitcoin is going through the roof – 1 BTC on November 3 hit the $7,462-mark in day...
Vietnam gov’t changes course, legalises cryptocurrencies

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The Communist government of Vietnam has obviously warmed up to digital currencies, including Bitcoin, and is preparing to legalise them under a new plan...
Global Cyber Attack cripples Computers in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia has not been spared by the global cyber attack that affected so far around 50,000 computers in nearly 100 countries all around...
New Bitcoin rules in the Philippines to make remittances easier

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The Philippine central bank approved new rules and regulations governing the operation of virtual currency exchanges, including those for the most widely used cryptocurrency...
US startup brings innovative Islamic microfinance to Indonesia

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Founded in San Francisco and recently moved to Jakarta, a financial startup called Blossom aims at nothing less than shaking up the microfinance sector...
Dubai start-up plans to introduce 400 Bitcoin-enabled ATMs

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After revealing its first Bitcoin-enabled ATM in Dubai Media City in April, Dubai-based IT start-up Umbrellab said it plans to activate 400 cash machines...
New Vietnam Bitcoin company declared illegal

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Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has warned the first online Vietnam Bitcoin Trading Centre (VBTC) is illegal and all of its trading...
Singapore fears money laundering through Bitcoin

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The Singapore government has said it plans to regulate virtual-currency intermediaries including operators of Bitcoin exchanges and vending machines to address potential money-laundering and...
First Bitcoin ATMs open in Singapore, Hong Kong

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Even though the recent bankruptcy filing of Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has shaken the Bitcoin community, there seems to be still enough confidence...
Vietnam bans use of Bitcoin

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The government and the State Bank of Vietnam do not recognise Bitcoin as a means of payment in the territories of Vietnam, a release...
Philippines gets its first Bitcoin exchange

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A new online Bitcoin exchange, BuyBitcoin.ph, has been launched in the Philippines, offering an alternative method of sending money to the Philippines, according to bitcoin...