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Bitcoin.com Partners With Mecon Cash, Enabling Withdrawal at ATMs Across South Korea - Bitcoin News
Bitcoin Cash has been added to Mecon Cash’s M.Pay platform which is integrated with over 13,000 ATMs in South Korea. By making bitcoin cash usable for
Binance P2P Crypto Trading Platform Supports Vietnam’s Fiat Currency
Vietnam-based Binance users can now directly purchase and sell four cryptos using the latest versions of Binance P2P mobile app on iOS and Android
South Korea Considers Imposing a 20% Income Tax on Cryptocurrencies
South Korea’s finance ministry is considering imposing a 20% income tax on cryptocurrency transactions
Deloitte Approves Gemini Crypto Exchange in High-Level Security Evaluation
Gemini becomes the first crypto exchange and custody service to complete the SOC 2 Type 2 security inspection
Japanese Lawmakers Will Propose Digital Yen to Counter Libra, China: Report - CoinDesk
Around 70 politicians from Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party plan to propose the nation issue its own digital currency.
Bitpay Users Can Now Purchase Crypto With Fiat In-App - Bitcoin News
The cryptocurrency payment services firm Bitpay announced the firm will be allowing customers to purchase digital assets using the Bitpay platform.
Indian PM Awards Crypto App Creator as Supreme Court Deliberates on Ban
While the Indian Supreme Court hears arguments regarding a ban on banking services for crypto business, the prime minister awarded a crypto app developer
Companies Keep Flocking to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1,000 Jobs Added in a Year - Bitcoin News
Crypto Valley, a fintech-friendly region centered on the canton of Zug, has been expanding to other parts of Switzerland and neighboring Liechtenstein.
Financial Institutions Use Stablecoins to Shake Things Up in 2020
There is more talk about stablecoins in the crypto universe and big-time financial institutions, govs and startups are launching their own digital assets. Could 2020 be the year of stablecoins?
Iran Issues More Than 1,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Licenses - Bitcoin News
The Iranian government has reportedly issued more than 1,000 licenses for cryptocurrency mining since it began regulating the industry. A number of large mining farms have set up in the country, but high electricity tariffs have kept many small investors away.