Author Archives: Jay-R Gatdula

Interview – Travis Patron of Diginomics


Note: This is a migrated article. The original date of publication of this article is on May 4, 2015.  In the bitcoin space, people are looking for the most pertinent, consistent, and compelling information on the groundbreaking cryptocurrency. One of the organisations that cater to such need is Diginomics. I had the chance to speak with its founder, Travis Patron, to […]

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CryptList Part 2 – Bitcoin Is the Bank of You and Me


Coin News Asia has spoken with Evander Smart regarding CryptList, a new and exciting advertising platform. You may read the first part here. Jay-R Gatdula: What can you say about online gambling laws and cryptocurrency legality and regulation? Evander Smart: Regulation doesn’t work. In the U.S. you could point to most recent economic events and show where regulators looked the […]

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CryptList Part 1 – Bitcoin Probably Has More Benefits in Asia


What if Craigslist were all about Bitcoin? That’s what Evander Smart’s CryptList is all about. Prior to launching this momentous project, Coin News Asia has spoken with Evander regarding this new advertising platform. Jay-R Gatdula: Hi Evander. Thanks for speaking with us. We’re going to talk a bit about CryptList, but first, can you give us a bit of a […]

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BIS Advises Lenders to Be Wary of Bitcoin-like Technology

Bank for International Settlements

The Bank for International Settlements has released a report that implores lenders to be very observant with the technology behind bitcoin. Digital currencies like bitcoin have always poised a very intricate relationship with the finance sector, and the lack of regulation has created a new focus for financial regulators, especially since digital currencies are multiplying exponentially and are already in […]

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Japanese Government Pushes for Bitcoin Regulation

Bitcoin Japan Legislation

Regulators in Japan aren’t taking any chances, and they have started pushing virtual currency regulations. In a legislation meeting, members of the Japan Financial Services Agency have discussed security issues involving digital currencies. The meeting additionally included digital money trade administrators in Japan, who gave some knowledge into the present status of the bitcoin economy in Japan and around the […]

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Bitcoin Is Now Illegal in Taiwan, $2 Million Paid to Kidnappers

Bitcoin Banned in Taiwan

With good movement going on in Taiwan for bitcoin as the cryptocurrency reaches a decent amount of convenience stores, the declaration made by the Chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Tseng Ming-chung 曾銘宗 to make bitcoin illegal in the country this Monday has drawn the cryptocurrency a close in its involvement in further Taiwanese businesses. When Chairman Tseng was […]

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Grantcoin Part 2: New Crypto Projects Should Build Upon Bitcoin’s Successes


This is the second part of Coin News Asia’s exclusive interview with Brandon Venetta of Grantcoin. You may read the first part here. Coin News Asia: What do you think Bitcoin needs to become a more prominent and reliable form of payment? Brandon Venetta: In our opinion, the most important factor holding Bitcoin back from becoming a truly mainstream and […]

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