Posts Tagged: government


Despite cold shoulder from banks, China’s bitcoin exchanges find new ways to survive

The prospect of rebuilding what was once the world's largest bitcoin market looks much more difficult, but not impossible.

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 7:49 pm
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Online resources aim to help Thailand’s farmers during ‘rice pledging’ crisis

Thailand’s embattled government, swamped by months of intense protests, recently came in for even more attacks due to it rice pledging sch...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Bank of Thailand says country’s top Bitcoin exchange can resume operations

It’s been months since Thailand’s largest Bitcoin exchange was forced to stop trading after the Bank of Thailand ruled that Bitcoin is ...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 2:18 pm
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Bitcoin will not be regulated in Indonesia, but it’s still illegal

Indonesia’s central bank has stated today it will not regulate Bitcoin, according to DailySocial. Still, Bank Indonesia’s initi...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
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Indian Bitcoin exchange resumes trading today after government pressure to shut down

In the past couple weeks, India’s Bitcoin scene looked doomed to suffer the same hardships as that of China. A government warning on Decem...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Doubling down, China bans transactions between Bitcoin exchanges and 3rd-party payment companies

Less than two weeks after the government hammer came down on Bitcoin in China, the People's Bank of China (PBoC) has struck another blow.

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 11:27 am
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World’s largest Bitcoin exchange in China seeks government recognition as a currency, but will officials listen?

BTC China, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, is approaching major state-run financial institutions including the People’s ...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 1:35 pm
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Ashley Madison CEO: society can benefit from using our service

Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman spoke with Singapore news site TODAY saying that he is hoping to come to “a resolution” with Singapore&...

  • November 25, 2013
  • at 12:28 pm
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Why the Anonymous call for a “million mask march” could succeed in the Philippines

Anonymous is on the offensive this week in the Philippines – and not for the first time. The Anonymous group has previously exposed th...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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National Peoples Congress get off your phone

No Weibo. No games. No texting. China National Congress imposes grade school smartphone rules on Party members

It’s quite common for officials to be caught on camera hunched over their smartphones as the ceremony goes on around them.

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
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Indian government launches homemade Wikipedia in five local languages

Inspired by the popularity and usefulness of Wikipedia, the Indian government has launched a unique and comprehensive information website, ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 2:59 pm
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Maker of China’s domestic desktop OS goes dark, leaves employees without pay

The maker of China’s state-backed domestic desktop operating system has terminated all of its employees’ contracts, liquidated i...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 2:43 pm
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New proposal to force all video uploaders in China to use their real names

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) yesterday issued a notice that proposes, among other things, anyon...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 11:45 am
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World’s largest Bitcoin exchange BTC China no longer accepts Chinese currency, global prices tumble

The world’s largest Bitcoin exchange by transaction volume, BTC China, has announced on its official Sina Weibo account it will no ...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 7:01 pm
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BREAKING: Chinese government says Bitcoin cannot be used as currency

This afternoon, China’s central bank and five other government ministries announced Bitcoin is not money, and it should not be used ...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 4:39 pm
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Chinese government not a fan of Windows 8, wants extended support for XP

Support for Windows XP officially ends on April 8, 2014, including all security updates. That’s bad news for China, where as of Septe...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Which Asian countries ordered Apple to give up private user info?

In response to the NSA’s controversial global surveillance program and public outcry against major IT companies for allowing it, Appl...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 11:50 am
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‘Anonymous’ hackers threaten war with Singapore government

Update: The Messiah has hacked into a Straits Times blog. A hacker group claiming to be the notorious Anonymous collective has put up a YouT...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 7:29 pm
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