Asian regulators grapple with bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulation amid ICO growth

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Stacks of bitcoins sit near green lights on a data cable terminal inside a communications room at an office in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) have continued to divide regulators worldwide and Asia is no exception. In a bid to manage and mitigate the risks associated with cryptocurrencies, regulators in the region have offered a range of reactions from outright bans to more nuanced responses.

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