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Interconnecting Blockchain Project ICON Makes a Push Towards Decentralizing Its Nodes

ICON recently announced its major decentralization initiative. The plan will elect twenty-two node operators that will produce blocks, verify transactions, and participate in consensus. History of ICON ICON aims to design an “interconnecting blockchain network.” ICON (ICX) is engineering...

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UpBit Crypto Exchange Executives Indicted for Market Manipulation

South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, UpBit, faces criminal charges after top executives were formally indicted by the country’s legal prosecutors, as reported by Business Korea on December 21, 2018. Three senior exchange executives, including founder Song Chi-Hyung, were arrested...

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Why South Korea’s Biggest Game Developer Acquired Crypto Exchange Bitstamp

NXMH, the subsidiary of NXC, the $10 billion parent company of game development firm Nexon, acquired major crypto exchange Bitstamp. Based in Belgium, NXMH is a Brussels-based investment firm which has made several high profile acquisitions of European corporations...

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South Korean Lawmakers Call out Country’s Delay in Regulating Token Issuances and Cryptocurrencies

Pointing out the government’s delay in regulating initial coin offerings (ICOs) since a year, South Korean lawmakers called for swift regulatory action in a parliamentary forum on Oct. 2, reported Business Korea. After China put forth a resistive stance...

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South Korea Excludes Crypto Exchanges from Venture Firm Certification, Tax Rate Increases 100 Percent

Cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea faced the dreaded government hammer last week, as the authorities decided to exclude the burgeoning business type from the country’s “Venture Company” certification, reported Business Korea on Oct.1. The certification provides small and medium...

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