Bitcoin miners in China receive ’emergency notice’ amidst energy concerns

The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology has begun sending out “emergency notices” to local data centers, urging their operators to report whether they are involved in cryptocurrency mining, Reuters reported yesterday.
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Turkey considers crypto regulation following the collapse of two exchanges

Turkish authorities are planning to start regulating the cryptocurrency space in the country after two local crypto exchanges allegedly conducted an “exit scam” within a week, as per a report on business news outlet Bloomberg yesterday.
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Korea’s financial watchdog orders employees to disclose crypto holdings

The chairman of South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC), Eun Sung-soo, has ordered the regulator’s employees involved in digital assets-related policymaking to disclose their crypto holdings by May 7, local outlet The Korea Times reported today.
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India may give crypto holders an “exit window” in case of Bitcoin ban

India’s officials are currently discussing the possibility of providing an “exit window” that would allow crypto holders to get rid of their assets ahead of the potential ban on all “private” digital currencies, The Indian Express reported today.
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Korean minister says all 200 crypto exchanges in the country face a risk of closing down

Eun Seong-soo, chairman of the Finance Committee in South Korea, said this morning that over 200 cryptocurrency exchanges at the risk of being closed down in September this year if they fail to follow the relevant regulations, as per a report on leading local outlet Chosun.
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Major UK bank NatWest won’t serve businesses dealing in crypto

National Westminster Bank (NatWest), a major retail and commercial bank in the United Kingdom, will stop serving any businesses that accept or otherwise transact cryptocurrencies, news daily The Guardian reported yesterday.
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