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Crypto Lender Hodlnaut Investigated by Singaporean Authorities (Report)

Law enforcement agents in Singapore have reportedly opened an investigation against the troubled crypto lender Hodlnaut.  The police suspect the company’s executives might have cheated users over the years and committed other crimes. Hodlnaut Takes Another Punch According to a Bloomberg coverage, Singapore’s police force started probing Hodlnaut for its alleged involvement in cheating and fraud offenses. This comes as a result of numerous reports which blamed the firm’s...

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High Taxes Can Kill the Crypto Industry in India, CZ Cautions

India’s anti-crypto policy came into sharp focus at the prestigious Singapore Fintech Festival (2-4 November), where Binance CEO flagged high tax rates as undoing the fledgling crypto business in the country.  With over 60,000 participants and 850 speakers representing top global financial services, banks, and policymaking bodies, Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) is one of the most awaited events in the digital assets and fintech industry.  CZ on Indian Crypto Taxes Binance...

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Circle and Paxos Secure Regulatory Approval in Singapore

The issuer of the stablecoin USDC – Circle – and the blockchain infrastructure platform – Paxos – received licenses from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to offer services in the city-state. The country’s top financial regulator has greenlighted numerous digital asset firms over the past several months, including CryptoCom, Genesis, and Sparrow. Circle’s Authorization The US-based stablecoin issuer obtained in-Principle Approval as a Major Payments Institution...

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Over Half of Surveyed Family Offices From These 2 Countries Have Invested in Crypto

A joint study conducted by KPMG China and Aspen Digital estimated that 58% of family offices and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) from Hong Kong and Singapore had distributed some of their wealth in cryptocurrencies. At the same time, 34% of the non-investors intend to join the ecosystem in the near future. Almost Two-Thirds Are HODLers The survey revealed that bitcoin and ether are the most popular digital currencies among family offices and HNWIs based in Hong Kong and...

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Hong Kong Intends to Become a Crypto Hub, Could That Trigger Next Bull Run?

China’s autonomous special administrative region – Hong Kong – reportedly aims to legalize cryptocurrency retail trading and emerge as a digital asset hub. According to the Co-Founder of BitMEX – Arthur Hayes – the state’s vision and crypto adoption could propel a new bull market. What Is on the Agenda? A recent coverage by Bloomberg informed that Hong Kong’s authorities could enforce a friendly regulatory framework on cryptocurrencies in March 2023. Specifically, regulators...

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Singapore Wants to Prohibit Retail From Borrowing Funds for Crypto Investing: Report

Singapore authorities have proposed a new set of regulatory measures to oversee the use of digital assets in the country and protect consumers. The country’s central bank and financial regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), recently published two consultation papers containing suggestions to tighten the country’s regulatory stance on digital assets. MAS Proposes Ban on Crypto Credit One of the proposals outlined in the consultation paper is to prohibit retail...

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Singapore Wants to Introduce New Laws Restricting Retail Crypto Trades

Singapore says it’s considering introducing new laws that will make it much harder for crypto retail investors to trade digital assets during this time. The nation’s regulators say they are truly concerned about the ongoing risks involved with virtual money. Singapore Is Worried About Crypto Trading Singapore has stated that many people getting involved in crypto are simply doing so because they are experiencing fear of missing out or “FOMO.” Regulators say people are...

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Terra Co-Founder Do Kwon Claims He’s Not on the Run

After reports emerged indicating that South Korean authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Terra’s co-founder, he finally broke the silence, claiming he is cooperating with several global watchdogs. At the same time, Singaporean police said Kwon is not in the city-state despite multi previous suggestions that he was hiding there. CryptoPotato reported earlier this week when news came out from South Korea that the authorities had issued an arrest warrant against the...

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