• Asian investors embrace bitcoin, but regulators are wary

    One year ago - By Chron

    HONG KONG - The weekend launch of a U.S. futures contract for bitcoin reflects widespread acceptance of the virtual currency, especially among investors in Asia, though regulators are wary.
    Japan and South Korea are among the world's top five markets for bitcoin trading, according to sites that track trading volume by currency. Here's a look at the digital currency's rise in some of the region's major markets:
    Japan was home to one of the earliest bitcoin communities, but it was started by expatriate residents and kept a low profile. Until a few years ago, bitcoin and other virtual...
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  • South Korea has reportedly banned bitcoin futures

    South Korea has reportedly banned bitcoin futures

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    South Korea has banned securities firms from handling bitcoin futures.
    Exchange operator Cboe launched first bitcoin futures on Sunday night.
    Huge demand for the product crashed Cboe's website and sent prices jumping.
    LONDON - South Korean officials have reportedly banned local finance firms from handling bitcoin futures, one of the hottest new financial products to launch in years.
    Business Korea reported that the Financial Services Commission of Korea issued a directive banning securities firms from taking part in bitcoin futures transactions, citing sources.
    South Korea has taken a...
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  • Cboe Futures Exchange Authorized to Provide Automated Trading Services in Hong Kong

    One year ago - By Traders Magazine

    CFE to allow Hong Kong firms to become trading privilege holders ; connect directly to CFE
    Cboe Global Markets opens office in Hong Kong as exchange's Asian outreach continues.
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