Central Bank Digital Currencies Face Growing Cybersecurity Risks, Warns BIS Report

A recent report from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has highlighted the potential vulnerability of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) to cyber threats. The report emphasizes the importance of cybersecurity as a significant risk associated with the increasing adoption of digital cash initiatives by central banks worldwide. With over 130 central banks currently involved […]

Philippines SEC Warns Against Binance’s Unauthorized Operations

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a cautionary statement regarding the use of Binance, a cryptocurrency exchange. According to the SEC, Binance does not have the necessary license to operate in the country and is not registered as a corporation in the Philippines. As a result, the public is advised against purchasing […]

US Treasury Sanctions Sinbad Mixer for Money Laundering Tied to North Korea’s Lazarus Group

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on the cryptocurrency mixing service Sinbad.io for its involvement in facilitating money laundering activities by North Korean state-sponsored hacking groups. Sinbad is accused of processing millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency stolen in cyberattacks attributed to the Lazarus Group, a North Korea-linked hacking group. The Treasury Department claims […]

Binance Faces Regulatory Issues in the Philippines

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a warning about Binance’s operations in the country. According to the regulator, Binance is not registered as a corporation in the Philippines and does not have the necessary license or authority to operate there. While Binance is registered in other countries, it has not fulfilled the […]

Binance Faces Allegations of Unauthorized Business Operations in the Philippines

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a warning against cryptocurrency exchange Binance, claiming that the platform has been operating in the country without the necessary authorization or license. According to the SEC, Binance is not permitted to sell or offer securities in the Philippines. Prior to offering securities to the public, exchanges […]

Thai Crypto Exchange Zipmex Offers Creditors 3.35 Cents per Dollar in Restructuring Plan

Embattled Thai cryptocurrency exchange, Zipmex, has proposed a restructuring offer to its creditors. The exchange, which owes its customers $97 million, is offering 3.35 cents per dollar of initial claims, with the potential for further payouts in a recovery scenario. However, major creditors are reportedly opposed to the proposed scheme and are demanding an independent […]

Binance Faces Regulatory Trouble in the Philippines for Operating Without Approval or License

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has come under scrutiny in the Philippines for operating without the necessary approval or license from the local securities regulator. The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a warning stating that Binance is not authorized to sell or offer securities in the country. According to the SEC, Binance must apply for […]

SBI Holdings and Circle Collaborate to Promote USDC Adoption in Japan

Japan’s SBI Holdings, a leader in asset management and blockchain technology, has formed a strategic collaboration with Circle, the company behind the USDC stablecoin. This partnership aims to promote the adoption of digital currencies, specifically the USDC stablecoin, in the Japanese market. SBI Trade is seeking approval to deal in USDC under electronic payment regulations, […]

Foreign Banks Embrace China’s Digital Yuan as Standard Chartered Leads the Way

More foreign banks have joined China’s digital yuan central bank digital currency (e-CNY CBDC), bringing the total to four. Hong Kong-based HSBC, Hang Seng Bank, and Taiwanese bank Fubon Bank have integrated e-CNY into their platforms, allowing clients to transfer and withdraw the digital currency. Hang Seng Bank has even enabled personal banking customers to […]

MAS Director Criticizes Bitcoin as a ‘Private Cryptocurrency’ for Failing the Test of Money

At the GDEC 2023 conference, Ravi Menon, the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), criticized Bitcoin and similar digital currencies, questioning their viability as a form of money. Menon argued that private cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, have failed as a means of storing value due to their volatility and use for speculation. However, […]