Top News from Monday through Wednesday

Crypto exchange Binance buys Trust Wallet in a first acquisition dealhttps://tcrn.ch/2vmabVn

Litecoin co-founder CharlieLee will serve as an advisor to HTC Exodus, the native blockchain smartphone developed by the Taiwanese consumer electronics firm HTC. http://bit.ly/2NYYhZ5

Bitmain to open a new data centre in Texas as North American expansion continues. http://bit.ly/2vpsOrh

The Agricultural Bank of China has issued a farmland loan worth $300,000 on the blockchain in a trial. http://bit.ly/2O1eBZz

Korean Exchange Bithumb has suspended the issuance of new KYC bank-linked virtual accounts after failure to renew and establish a contract with a bank. http://bit.ly/2vo3Fxt

Japan’s SBI Group to take 12% stake in Clear Markets, a swaps trading venue, as part of its efforts to expand in the cryptocurrency space. https://on.ft.com/2NYM5aU

Google’s plans for censored search in China, one that censors Wikipedia and information on freedom. http://bit.ly/2KgxAx1

Coin and Token News

NEO will have an AMA on August 2nd! (Feel free to send us questions and we will ask for you) http://bit.ly/2O1HTr1

0x Protocol Team’s first official visit to China– meetup in Beijing on August 2nd. http://bit.ly/2vpjYtB

The mobile version of ICONex for iOS is now available. http://bit.ly/2vmt9Lp

TRON is setting up its first office in Indiahttp://bit.ly/2O0a0GT

Ultrain Technology raised US$20 mn cornerstone investment from Danhua Capital, FBG Capital, BlueRun Ventures, 8 Decimal Capital, OK Gang Capital. http://bit.ly/2vpK6EG

TRON launches Tron Virtual Machine and Project Atlas, “a project to strengthen the foundations of Tron to make it more efficient”. http://bit.ly/2vmBWgp

CertiK announced that it has obtained strategic investment from Jingwei China. Jingwei China is one of the earliest investment institutions in the field of blockchain. http://bit.ly/2NYKh1C

Data reveals that approximately $5.2 million worth of Innosilicon mining rigs have been imported from China to the US by Blockstreamhttp://bit.ly/2vpEZEM

Exchange News

One of the best PR posts in my opinion: “I am still amazed at the number of people who want a selfie with a boring guy like me.” — CZ. http://bit.ly/2vmZdPn

Business News

Rumour of Tencent issuing a digital token is not truehttp://bit.ly/2NZAFDP

Hong Kong citizens worry that the economic situation is going down, 23% are considering switching to virtual currency. http://bit.ly/2O0nrGY

JD.com acquires 30% stake of Allianz China blockchain insurance servicehttp://bit.ly/2O0eVaH

Thailand’s largest movie theatre chain will accept cryptocurrency Rapidzpay. http://bit.ly/2O0KDEV

Crypto mining firm CEO in Vietnam allegedly flees with $35 mn in investor, company Funds. http://bit.ly/2O0aKfc

IDG Research lists innovative blockchain startups in Southeast Asia.http://bit.ly/2vpAgTt

Regulation News

The state-level Chinese government agency responsible for censoring media output in the country may soon have a cryptographer on the payroll. http://bit.ly/2NViIX1

18,000 victims lost $25mn on scamcoin pyramid scheme in China. http://bit.ly/2NZ6koG

Andrew Yang, a second-generation Chinese American running for U.S. presidency as a Democrat in 2020, has announced his acceptance of cryptocurrency and Venmo as forms of donation. https://on.china.cn/2vsuUae

*China Media* Blockchain technology has been explored in multiple ways under the Xiong’an region of ChinaGoogle Translated News

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