Google recently announced that it will be banning all cryptocurrency-related advertisements from its platforms. The policy change will affect all promotional campaigns covering initial coin offerings, Bitcoin exchanges, digital wallets, and trading advice. The new rule will take effect this June. Google did not provide an explanation for the move, but observers...

CTS Labs security researchers said this week that they have discovered serious flaws in CPUs manufactured by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow attackers to remotely control computers and networks. The Israeli-based security firm said that the AMD chips had 13 vulnerabilities which could put organizations at significantly increased risk of...

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) revealed this week that it has closed its investigation into Facebook and WhatsApp and found that aside from basic data processing, no data was being shared between the two. WhatsApp was also made to sign an agreement where it committed not to share personal data...

Spokesman Nathporn Chatusripitak said this week that the Thai government will be drafting legislation for the regulation of cryptocurrency in the country. Chatusripitak added that the Thai Ministry of Finance proposed the regulatory framework to prevent money laundering and fraud through cryptocurrencies. The new cryptocurrency rules may be ready as soon...

Even with the volatility and bubble-like appreciation of Bitcoin, observers are noting that there is an increasing number of startups in Asia leveraging the cryptocurrency as a business model. Startups like Bitspark in Hong Kong, and Bloom, Payphil, coins.ph and Satoshi Citadel Industries’ (SCI) remittance unit Rebit in Philippines are using...

In a press release last March 12, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (IT) announced that it is seeking to complete a blockchain system at the soonest possible time. The country, which has already conducted a study on blockchain technology, will be setting up a committee for the promotion of...

Coincheck announced last week that it will be repaying Monday this week customers who lost funds in the hack that had hit the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange last January. In the face of sanctions from the government, Coincheck will be repaying around 46 billion yen ($431.6 million) to investors affected by one...