31. South Korea’s ban, Japan’s hack, Robinhood and the future of crypto
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We begin with big news from South Korea, as they announce that 6 major banks will facilitate data sharing with Cryptocurrency exchanges. Money laundering and tax evasion have been large governmental concerns with regards to crypto and it seems South Korea have taken the first steps to mitigate under the counter activity. Moving on, Japanese Cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck will refund the $400m worth of NEM that was stolen from them by hackers. This isn't the first time we've seen big hacks on Japanese exchanges…..(cough, cough, Mt. Gox). On to something more positive in the crypto-sphere, Robinhood, the app that lets you make zero-fee stock trading is going to allow its users to trade Cryptocurrencies. Robinhood users will be able to trade both Bitcoin and Ethereum with no transaction fees, with more coins on the horizon. Next, a Hong Kong based blockchain investment fund has acquired Bitcoin startup BTCC, who's mining pool accounts for 3.2% of Bitcoin's hashing power…..big news! Sticking with…