New Virtual Asset Protection Act Takes Effect in South Korea

South Korea’s Act on the Protection of Virtual Asset Users went into effect on July 19, 2024, aiming to protect users and ensure market stability. Initially revised in 2021 to mandate virtual asset service providers (VASPs) to register and adhere to anti-money laundering regulations, it became evident that further measures were necessary to combat unfair […]

African Union Approves Continent’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy

The African Union (AU) has approved its Continental Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy and African Digital Compact to drive Africa’s digital development. These initiatives aim to accelerate digital transformation by leveraging new technologies while ensuring ethical use and minimizing risks. The strategy provides guidance for African countries to harness AI, preserve identity, languages, and cultures, and […]

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Conference 2024 Coming to Buenos Aires, Argentina in October

The highly anticipated Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Conference is set to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 12 to October 14, 2024. The event, hosted at the stunning Calima Eventos in the Puerto Madero area, promises a blend of networking, innovation, and entertainment over three days. Attendees can look forward to engaging discussions, a […]

HTX Is Developing an Apple Vision Pro Crypto Exchange Concept

In a recent social media post, Justin Sun, the crypto entrepreneur, shared his experience with the HTX app on his Apple Vision Pro. He expressed his satisfaction with the app’s performance, highlighting its capabilities to view cryptocurrency and place orders. Sun’s post also revealed that HTX is in the process of developing a new concept […]

Former Finance VP Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $4 Million From Crypto Firm

Dylan Meissner, 31, of Westport, has pleaded guilty to fraud in Hartford federal court, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. Meissner, a former Vice President of Finance at a cryptocurrency research firm, admitted to stealing over $4 million from his employer. Starting in January 2022, Meissner secured a $170,000 loan in ethereum from his […]

2 Foreign Nationals Plead Guilty in Lockbit Ransomware Case

Two foreign nationals pleaded guilty in Newark federal court regarding their participation in the Lockbit ransomware organization, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed on Thursday. Russian citizen Ruslan Magomedovich Astamirov and Mikhail Vasiliev, a dual citizen of Canada and Russia, were identified as members of the Lockbit group. Active since January 2020, this group […]

SEC and 100 Agencies Form Council to Combat Securities Fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has established the Interagency Securities Council (ISC) to enhance coordination among federal, state, and local agencies on securities fraud. The ISC aims to improve fraud prevention, share insights on emerging threats, and foster a unified approach to combating financial fraud. Quarterly meetings will address trends, scams, and mitigation […]

Rho Markets Pauses Platform After Attacker Siphons $7.6 Million in Digital Assets

The digital asset security platform Cyvers Alerts disclosed on July 19 that Rho Markets’ liquidity layer on Scroll had been exploited after hackers took control of an oracle access control. Cyvers reported that the attacker held $7.6 million across multiple chains, with USDC and USDT pools among the affected assets. Shortly after detecting unusual activity, […]

Real Estate Tokenization Platform Enters Kenyan Regulatory Sandbox

Ownmali, a blockchain-enabled real estate tokenization platform, has been admitted into the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya (CMA Kenya) Regulatory Sandbox. Ownmali aims to foster greater inclusivity in real estate investing by making it more affordable for younger Kenyans, regardless of their income levels. During the 12-month sandbox period, Ownmali will adhere to regulatory requirements, […]

Chinese Billionaire Convicted of Racketeering and Wire Fraud in US

Exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui, also known as Miles Guo, has been convicted by a U.S. jury on charges including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud. Guo defrauded followers of over $1 billion, primarily through false investment schemes in cryptocurrency. U.S. Attorney Damian Williams stated that Guo faces decades in prison. His fraudulent activities funded a […]