PBOC Can Change Its Opinion of Crypto

Experts believe that the new head of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) can direct the regulatory policy of the agency in a different direction
20 March 2018   389

Yi Gang, who was "unexpectedly" appointed as Governor of the People's Bank, had already spoken about Bitcoin in a positive way. This is reported by Cointelegraph.

So, in 2013 he said that the major cryptocurrency cannot be legally recognized by the PBOC in the near future. However, at the same time, he recognized the transactional potential of Bitcoin, adding that, “ordinary people have the freedom to participate.”

In addition, unlike the deputy head of the People's Bank, who said last December that Bitcoin was destined to "die" Gang said that the crypto currency would attract public attention for a long time.

According to Tommy Xie who represents China in Singapore's OCBC Bank, for several years now the new governor has made a significant contribution to the country's economic reforms.

Currently, China's policy towards the crypto-currencies remains unchanged - the country is banned ICO and any exchanges.

Line to Launch Bibox Exchange in Singapore

Bitbox supports 28 digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, MonaCoin, Qtum and Golem
16 July 2018   140

One of the most popular messengers in Asia Line has launched a Bitbox exchange in Singapore. Trading on the platform started this morning and is limited to pairs with crypto-currencies, Cryptovest reports.

Bitbox supports 28 digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, MonaCoin, Qtum and Golem.

BITBOX is only for trading cryptocurrencies (Digital Tokens). Fiat currencies (USD, KRW, etc.) cannot be exchanged on BITBOX.
 

Bitbox Website

Bitbox charges a 0.1% commission and supports 15 languages, including English, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, French and German. In Russia, the US, Japan and some other countries, the exchange is not available.

At the beginning of the year, Line Group applied for a license to the Japan Financial Services Agency, but the process dragged on because of tightening of the regulator's requirements in the light Coincheck exchange hack. All crypto exchange, wishing to provide services in the Japanese market, are required to obtain permission from the local regulator.

Currently, Line is also in the process of obtaining a license in the US. The company decided to open its first trading platform for crypto-currencies in Singapore, as this city-state adheres to a progressive approach to the regulation of the digital currency sphere.

With cryptocurrency, we are going to take our challenge in financial services global.
 

Takeshi Idezawa

CEO, Line

In May, Line Group denied rumors that it intends to release its own token and distribute it through the ICO. Every month Line is used by about 200 million people. The messenger is extremely popular in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.