Category Archives: initial coin offering

Local Japanese Government Considers ICO to Revitalize Region

A local Japanese government is considering a municipal initial coin offering (ICO) in order to raise funds to revitalize the region. It has partnered with private enterprises to begin research into how to launch the mooted ICO. Also read: Sberbank Apologizes for Buying Nearly All Graphics Cards on the Russian Market… Read more »

Chinese Exchanges Seek Second Chance in Japan and Other More Crypto-Friendly Countries

Following the crackdown by the Chinese government last month, bitcoin exchanges in China are looking to continue their businesses in cryptocurrency-friendly countries. Nineteen chinese companies are reportedly applying for a license to operate in Japan, while others are considering Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Also read: Japan’s GMO Plans to… Read more »

Ukraine’s New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining

Two bills to provide legal frameworks for cryptocurrencies including bitcoin have now been submitted to the Ukrainian parliament. The latest one proposes recognizing them as financial assets. It also defines cryptocurrency derivatives, as well as proposes simplifying taxation and reducing electricity tariffs for mining activities. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue… Read more »