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Huobi Korea Becomes First Exchange to Receive ISMS Certification

  • Huobi Korea has acquired an ISMS certificate from the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA).
  • The certification will help Huobi comply with the country's Special Payments Act.
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  • Huobi Korea has acquired an ISMS certificate from the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA).
  • The certification will help Huobi comply with the country's Special Payments Act.
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Mt. Gox Creditors Could Soon Claim 90% of Remaining Bitcoins

  • A new deal between Mt. Gox's trustee and Fortress will enable creditors to claim 90% of the exchange's remaining Bitcoin.
  • If the majority of creditors agree, they would be reimbursed directly from the Mt. Gox trust.
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Crypto Research Organization IC3 Receives Chainlink Research Grant

  • Academic research organization IC3 was been awarded the Chainlink Research Grant.
  • IC3 will use the grant to conduct additional research into oracle networks.
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Fireblocks Introduces Staking Rewards for Polkadot, Tezos, Eth 2.0

  • Fireblocks has rolled out staking services for Polkadot, Tezos, and Ethereum 2.0.
  • The company's enterprise and institutional clients will be able to increase their yield by 5% to 15%.

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Gemini Announces 3% Cashback Crypto Credit Card

  • The introduction of the Gemini Credit Card was accelerated with the acquisition of fintech startup Blockrize.
  • The new card will allow its users to earn up to 3% back in Bitcoin on their purchases.
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Argo Blockchain Begins Trading on OTCQB Venture Market

  • U.K. cryptocurrency mining firm Argo Blockchain received approval to begin trading in the U.S.
  • The company has begun trading on OTCQB under the ticker 'ARBKF.'
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Fidelity Increases Stake in OSL’s Parent Company

  • Asset manager Fidelity has increased its stake in BC Technology Group.
  • The company invested a further $6.71 into BC Group, raising its stake to 6.29%.
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Online Metaverse IMVU Launches Stablecoin

  • Online metaverse platform IMVU has launched VCOIN, a blockchain-based digital currency.
  • The tokens can be bought from and sold to IMVU at a fixed rate of 250 tokens for $1.
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Singapore Crypto Custody Firm Propine Granted Capital Market Services License

  • Crypto custody firm Propine has graduated from the Monetary Authority of Singapore‚Äôs (MAS) FinTech Regulatory Sandbox.
  • The company received a Capital Market Services License (CMS) and is fully operational.
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Kyrgyzstan Publishes First Draft Law Regulating Cryptocurrencies

  • The National Bank of Kyrgyzstan has published its first draft law regulating cryptocurrencies.
  • If passed, only exchanges, miners, and individuals would be able to own and trade cryptocurrencies.
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Bakkt in Talks Regarding Merger, Reportedly Intends to go Public

  • Bakkt is reportedly in talks to go public through a merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings.
  • The merger would value the company at more than $2 billion.
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Coinbase Acquires Trade Execution Startup Routefire

  • The terms of the deal are not yet unveiled.
  • Routefire thanked its users and shared its future goals as part of the announcement.
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Gaming Giant Nexon to Acquire Bithumb

  • According to local media, the gaming company will acquire a 65% stake in Bithumb at an evaluated price of $460 million.
  • If successful in its acquisition, Nixon will become the owner of three crypto exchanges, having previously acquired Bitstamp and Korbit.
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LCX Exchange Secures 8 of 11 Crypto Licenses in Liechtenstein

  • LCX has become the first crypto exchange in Liechtenstein to obtain 8 out of the 11 crypto-related licenses.
  • It is now able to not only operate as a digital asset custodian, but also generate security tokens for its clients.