OKX suspends services for users living in Japan, HSBC Hong Kong customers can access Bitcoin ETF |


Summary of important breaking news on the morning of the 27th

This is a summary of notable news related to virtual currency until the morning of Japan time.

OKX Suspension of services for users living in Japan (Attention: ★★★★☆)

It seems that the global version of OKX will be discontinued for users living in Japan. There is a message in the app that says, “OKX Exchange products cannot be used in Japan due to local laws and regulations.”

Source: OKX

In the global version of Binance, users residing in Japan moved to Binance Japan (provisional name) from November this year, and it seems that OKX, which does not have a license in Japan, was forced to respond to the Financial Services Agency.

Hong Kong HSBC customers can access Bitcoin ETF (attention: ★★★★☆)

Hong Kong clients of major bank HSBC will be able to invest in Hong Kong-listed Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs, reportedly.

HSBC clients in Hong Kong can access three ETFs through HSBC’s investment platform: CSOP Bitcoin Futures ETF, CSOP Ether Futures ETF and Samsung Bitcoin Futures Active ETF.

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Binance Continues Offering Privacy Stocks in Europe (Attention: ★★★☆☆)

Binance will continue to offer some privacy stocks in Europe.

Decred, Dash, Zcash, PIVX, Navcoin, Secret, and Verge will continue to be offered in France, Italy, Poland, and Spain, while Firo, Beam, Monero, MobileCoin, and Horizen will remain restricted.

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Swiss National Bank conducts CBDC issuance experiment at SIX Digital Exchange (Attention: ★★★☆☆)

The Swiss National Bank will launch a wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC) as part of an experiment.

This effort is not just an experiment, it will issue CBDC as real money equivalent to bank reserves. The issuance will be carried out on the SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), a digital asset exchange in the country.

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