A New Myanmar Needs a New (Crypto) Currency
By James Song and Maung Zarni
Despite a string of recent cryptocurrency scandals, the country's resistance forces have a lot to gain from pushing toward fintech's frontiers.
Singapore Mulls Tighter Restrictions on Crypto Trading
By Sebastian Strangio
The Monetary Authority of Singapore says that trading cryptocurrencies is “highly risky and not suitable for the general public.”
Blockchain in Southeast Asia: Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Protection
By Sean Tan
The growing ubiquity of blockchain technology in the region raises several questions regarding the creation of a safe environment for regional fintech innovation.
Pyongyang Pays South Korean Citizens in Crypto to Sell Military Secrets
By Jason Bartlett
Cryptocurrency is not only a financial asset to steal and launder, but also a lucrative tool to help fund global espionage and recruit foreign agents.
Russia Eyes Sanctions Workarounds in Energy, Gold, Crypto, and China
By Fatima Hussein
Putin is expected to move funds through smaller banks, lean on energy sales, deal in cryptocurrency, and rely on Russia's relationship with China.
Despite Crime Concerns, Laos Authorizes Cryptocurrency Trial
By Sebastian Strangio
But little good will come from authorizing the mining and trading of the volatile digital currencies.
Kazakhstan’s Cryptocurrency Mining Grows Despite Emissions Worries
By Paolo Sorbello
The increased energy demand could be met by a long-awaited nuclear power plant.
South Korea Tightens Regulations on Cryptocurrencies
By Troy Stangarone
Concerned about the potential for financial crimes, Seoul is tightening rules. Critics say it could force cryptocurrencies out of the market altogether.
China Hates Crypto: Message Received
By Sara Hsu
The current crackdown on mining goes even further in eradicating cryptocurrency activities from China’s economy.
South Korea’s Cryptocurrency Craze
By Hayoung Seo
Can a cryptocurrency boom in South Korea give a boost for a centralized digital currency?
Keep an Eye on North Korean Cybercrime as COVID-19 Spreads
By Todd Wiesel
Will North Korea turn to cybercrime as COVID-19 crunches its economy?
US Charges 2 Chinese Nationals Over Alleged Cryptocurrency Laundering for North Korea
By Ankit Panda
The two Chinese nationals face money laundering charges.