Blockchain Developers Abandon Github Following Microsoft Acquisition

Blockchain Microsoft’s acquisition of open source code repository Github has provoked protest from members of the crypto community. Developers of bitcoin core and other blockchains have expressed disquiet at the corporate takeover, with several stating their intent to migrate to an alternative platform at the earliest possible convenience. Also read: Crypto Point-of-Sale Devices Begin Roll-Out in

VC Funding Round-Up: Money Keeps Flowing to Crypto Exchanges and Wallets

Finance A collection of recent funding news from the cryptocurrency ecosystem shows that despite record amounts of money raised by ICOs, the traditional route of raising funds from venture capital firms is still going strong. And cryptocurrency exchanges are involved both as investment targets and investors.  Also Read: Crypto Point-of-Sale Devices Begin Roll-Out in Indonesia Despite

Indonesia Legitimizes Cryptocurrencies, Classifying Them as Commodities

Indonesia’s Trade Ministry Futures Exchange Supervisory Board (Bappebti) has ruled that cryptocurrencies will be future trading subjects or commodities at the country’s stock exchange, despite the fact that Bank Indonesia (BI) still does not recognize cryptocurrencies as valid means of payment.  Legitimization in Indonesia Cryptocurrencies will soon be classified as commodities within the country of

Coinbase Unveils Plans to Enter the Japanese Market

Exchanges One of the largest US cryptocurrency companies, Coinbase, has unveiled its plans to enter the Japanese market in order “to accelerate the global adoption of cryptocurrency.” The company has been in talks with the country’s financial regulator to ensure compliance. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinbase Opens Office in Japan

HitBTC Plans To Allow Japanese Trading Via ‘Subsidiary’ By Q3 2018

Cryptocurrency exchange HitBTC is pushing ahead with plans to establish a Japanese subsidiary after banning accounts allegedly linked with the country. Japanese Traders Shut Out For ‘Compliance’ HitBTC announced yesterday via the company’s official blog that it was already “actively hiring for the local office” with the intent to “expedite the launch of the Japanese