Boasting a community of over eight million people, eToro is one of the leading global trading and investment platform and it specialises in cryptocurrencies. Although there are more than 1,200 assets to trade on eToro, which was founded in 2007, it is in the crypto space that it is particularly popular. The innovative platform began offering Bitcoin in 2014, and at the time of writing mid 2018 eToro has 10 cryptos available to buy outright. These are as follows: Bitcoin; Bitcoin Cash; Ethereum; Ethereum Classic; Dash; Ripple; Litecoin; Stellar; NEO; and EOS. The motto at eToro is Cryptos Neednt Be Cryptic and the team are always trying to educate users about cryptocurrencies, through blogs, videos and other helpful resources. And to make trading even more straightforward eToro has two pioneering tools CopyTrader and CopyFund that are game-changers for crypto investors of all levels. The first, CopyTrader, allows users to match top traders automatically, and is perfect for those users who are unsure about what cryptos to invest in. Over time, and by monitoring the top traders strategies, eToro clients can build up their trading experience and confidence. The second allows users to diversify their portfolio

Boasting a community of over eight million people, eToro is one of the leading global trading and investment platform and it specialises in cryptocurrencies. Although there are more than 1,200 assets to trade on eToro, which was founded in 2007, it is in the crypto space that it is particularly popular. The innovative platform began offering Bitcoin in 2014, and at the time of writing mid 2018 eToro has 10 cryptos available to buy outright. These are as follows: Bitcoin; Bitcoin Cash; Ethereum; Ethereum Classic; Dash; Ripple; Litecoin; Stellar; NEO; and EOS. The motto at eToro is Cryptos Neednt Be Cryptic and the team are always trying to educate users about cryptocurrencies, through blogs, videos and other helpful resources. And to make trading even more straightforward eToro has two pioneering tools CopyTrader and CopyFund that are game-changers for crypto investors of all levels. The first, CopyTrader, allows users to match top traders automatically, and is perfect for those users who are unsure about what cryptos to invest in. Over time, and by monitoring the top traders strategies, eToro clients can build up their trading experience and confidence. The second allows users to diversify their portfolio

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Bitcoin has been unbanned in Taiwan. Well, thats not exactly accurate. Sources are claiming that the digital currency was never banned in Taiwan in the first place, despite Central News Agencys one of Taiwans largest media outlets recent report that the countrys Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) labeled bitcoin and digital currencies illegal. The words are attributed to Tseng Ming-Chung, an FSC officer who during a legislative hearing, allegedly referred to digital currencies as unlawful.

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FSC would work with the countrys central bank and police to crack down any illegal act, suggesting that regulators in Taiwans financial sector were looking to instill penalties against those entertaining the idea of delving into cryptocurrency.

The FSC is Taiwans top banking and insurance regulator. Recently, the organization released a new statement regarding bitcoin that suggests its stance on the subject to be more neutral than originally thought.

At the end of 2013, the Central Bank of the Republic of China and the FSC has released a joint statement that defines Bitcoin as a virtual commodity. Considering the non-currency nature and risk of Bitcoin, the FSC has required banks in Taiwan not to receive or exchange Bitcoin. At present, the FSCs position on this issue remains the same as before.

Oddly enough, Taiwan is one of the few countries where, if they were to fully ban bitcoin, wed probably understand. In recent news, the country suffered a major scare when one of its most prominent businessmen, Pearl Oriental Oil chairmanWong Yul-Kwan, was kidnapped by Triad members and held for ransom that exceeded $9 million. Adding fuel to the fire, Yul-Kwans captors demanded the ransom be paid in bitcoin.

The business mogul, now being treated and examined in a local hospital, had been missing since late September. During that time, he was held in an abandoned house, blindfolded and handcuffed to a bed and subjected to cigarette burns and other forms of physical abuse on a regular basis. His captors also repeatedly sent messages to his family threatening more physical violence towards Yul-Kwan if the bitcoin ransom went unpaid.

Bitcoins reputation has not always been staggering, nor has bitcoin always managed to retain its popularity and its events like these that take away from the good it can do. Those who hear these stories likely tend to focus on the negative, at least for a while. However, despite the story and similar occurrences, Taiwan has moved away from the tactics instilled byRussiaand Ecuador and avoided a full-on ban, meaning that there is still hope for bitcoin in the region as long as people can remain open-minded.

Delving a bit deeper, Taiwan is likely taking after its neighbor China who, despitebitcoin Ponzi schemesand several debates regarding apotential ban, eventually performed a 180-degree turn and showed renewed interest in the cryptocurrency. This interest is considered by many to be the primary reason for bitcoins recent (if short-lived)spike in value.

Despite a rocky relationship with bitcoin, Taiwan doesnt appear to be shutting the door altogether. If anything, the move shows us that Bitcoin is still able to plow through the hurdles and barricades that plague its progress, and will someday bring financial stability to any country open to accepting it.

Does Bitcoin have a strong future in Asia? Post your comments below!

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