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imToken Updates and News for January 2021

ETH and BTC are climbing to all-time-highs, while we are busy building. Also: The new Tokenlon DEX aggregator. Read more below.

Crypto Asia in Review

We are based in Asia, so here are our interesting, recent news bits:

Bitcoin hits $40k and prices of Korean exchanges again highest (read more at Decrypt), followed by US exchanges, and Asian exchanges having the lowest (read more here).

Meanwhile, Suzhou’s CBDC trial sees 96,614 residents awarded red envelopes with the digital currency and about 19 million digital yuan spent. Read more on 8btc). The Block has a video on how it actually looks like here.

Miners are hyped as well: Antminer has already sold out for ‘the next two quarters’. (Read more.) Even the previously outdated Antminer S9 is in demand again with its price doubled these days to more than 200 yuan from a previously 100+ yuan. (Read on).

The South Korean government issued an amendment on January 6 to impose a tax on profits from crypto trading, with a taxation of 20% for anyone earning more than 2.5 million won ($2,300) annually from trading. While for stocks only gains of over 50 million won ($46,000) will be taxed.

To be enacted in February, it would begin levying taxes on cryptos in 2023, according to AsiaTimes.

After a back and forth, it is now official: DBS, the largest bank in Southeast Asia, has officially announced the launch of several crypto services, including a crypto exchange, supporting four fiat currencies and four cryptocurrencies. (More here on Bitcoin.com)

Not only prices but also searches for Bitcoin on Chinese search giant, Baidu, peaked at all-time highs as well.

imToken — Now with DEX aggregator

Our partner-DEX, Tokenlon, is now an aggregator. That means, you get the best price from professional market makers, Curve and Uniswap. More exchanges to be added.

On top, Tokenlon’s early users as well as traders and referrers are able to claim LON.

The first weeks, already 20% of Tokenlon traders were forwarded to Uniswap and Curve. Check out their statistics on Dune.

Our latest blog post shows how Tokenlon looks, and you can also use it in imToken now. Plus more information and the litepaper on Tokenlon’s blog here.

See you next time,
Your imToken team

… or directly on www.token.im

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