JPEX crypto exchange shuts trading amid regulator probe

According to media reports, Dubai-based cryptocurrency exchange JPEX is suspending trading on its platform as an investigation by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Regulatory Commission found that the company was operating as an unlicensed entity.

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Brief information

  • JPEX blamed its “third-party market makers” for freezing funds and restricting liquidity after it was revealed that authorities in Hong Kong were investigating.
  • Hong Kong police received at least 83 complaints about the exchange, according to a report from the South China Morning Post on Monday.
  • According to media reports, Hong Kong police arrested influencer Joseph Lam Chok on Monday in connection with cryptocurrency trading platform JPEX.
  • Hong Kong welcomes investment from digital asset companies and has set new rules for the industry as the city aims to become a global digital asset hub.
  • It allows licensed cryptocurrency trading platforms to offer services to retail investors while implementing measures to protect individual traders.

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TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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