A Quick Guide to Asia Market Entry by Global Coin Research
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COUNTRYRegulator understanding of blockchain and crypto *Regulator's openness to western, English-speaking projectsRegulator's enthusiam for blockchain as a technologyCapital markets maturity vs. WestLocal enterprise and fintech blockchain adoptionEducated crypto populationCost of hiringCultural barrier to entry for western projectsBasic english language understandingTop companies to know Top regulators to understand (see detail in individual country tabs)Communication Tools
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CHINAhighlowhighlowhighlow to mediummediumhighmediumAlibaba, Tencent, Bitmain, Hong Kong Exchange, Huobi, OKExCCID, MIIT, Bank of ChinaWeChat, Zhihu, Weibo
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HONG KONGhighhighmediumhighhighmediummedium to highlowhighEOS, OKEx, Hong Kong Exchange, BitMex, BitfinexHong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission, Financial Services and Treasury of Hong KongWeChat, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger
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TAIWANmediummediummediumlowmediumlow to mediumlow to mediummediummediumMithril, HTCCrypto Congressman Jason Hsu, Taiwan Crypto Blockchain Self-Regulatory OrganizationLINE, Facebook messenger
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KOREAhighmediumhighmediummediumhighmediummedium to highmediumBithumb, Upbit, ICON, Terra, KakaoKorea's Financial Services Commission, South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICTKakaotalk
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JAPANhighhighmedium to highmedium to highhighhighmediummedium to highmediumSBI, MUFG, Bitflyer, LINE
Japan Financial Services Agency
Twitter, LINE, WhatsApp
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SINGAPOREhighhighmediumhighmediummediummedium to highlowhighRepublic Protocol, Aelf, Singpapore ExchangeMonetary Authority of SingaopreWechat, Line, Facebook messenger, WhatsApp
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THAILANDmedium to highhighmediumlowlowlowlow to mediumlow to mediummediumBank of ThailandThailand SECLINE, Facebook mesenger
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INDIAmediumlowmediummediummediumlowmediumhighmedium to highZebpayBank of IndiaFacebook messenger, WhatsApp Messenger
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USAhighNAunclearhighmediumlow to mediumhighNANACoinbase, Gemini, Paxos, LedgerX, RippleSEC, CFTC, IRSTwitter, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Signal
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*For all categories, each country’s assessment is relative to the other
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updated 12/2/2018 - questions and inquiries please contact hello@globalcoinresearch.com or @GlobalCoinRsrch on Twitter
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Top companies and organizations to know in each of these countries
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Pingan,
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MITT
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