Exchanges

Subhash Chandra Garg on the Future of Crypto

India’s former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has shared his views on the future of cryptocurrency, both in India and worldwide. He headed the committee responsible for drafting the infamous bill to ban cryptocurrencies, which the crypto community calls flawed in many regards. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – China Blockchain ETF, New French Crypto Rules,...
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South Korea Imposes $69M Tax Obligation on Crypto Exchange Bithumb

The National Tax Service of South Korea (NTS) has decided to withhold income tax from Bithumb’s foreign customers. The total tax to be imposed on their transactions amounts to more than 80 billion won (over $69 million), the leading Korean cryptocurrency exchange announced. Also read: Poles Hit With Backdated Tax on Crypto Trades Bithumb to...
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You Can Now Buy Cryptocurrency With Credit Card on Bitcoin.com Exchange

Users can now purchase cryptocurrency with a credit or debit card on Bitcoin.com’s premier trading platform via a new partnership with Moonpay. The Bicoin.com Exchange has been rapidly expanding its offerings by adding new SLP tokens. Also Read: Gocrypto SLP Token Starts Trading on Bitcoin.com Exchange Bitcoin.com Exchange Offers New Fiat Gateway Bitcoin.com Exchange has...
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Here’s How to Prepare for Bitcoin’s Annual Birthday “Bank Run”

This year will see the second annual Proof of Keys event take place. Those involved will be attempting to demonstrate the monetary sovereignty Bitcoin affords, as well as the solvency (or lack there of it) of cryptocurrency exchange platforms.If you’re new to the Bitcoin space, you might not have heard of Proof of Keys before....
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A Bitcoin War Is Brewing Over KYC

Every year, Bitcoin faces a new foe intent on crippling it by undermining the foundations it was built upon. From mining cartels to developer disputes, Bitcoin has faced a barrage of threats over the past decade. When it’s not internecine conflict taking its toll, it’s external forces including politicians and regulators seeking to exert control....
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Banking Platform Cashaa Sees Indian Trading Volume Soar, Adding 5 More Cryptocurrencies

Banking services platform Cashaa has seen significant growth in crypto trading volume in India since it began offering INR deposits and withdrawals. The platform has cut its fees by more than 50% and is getting ready to add five more cryptocurrencies for users in India, Cashaa has shared with news.Bitcoin.com. Also read: Regulatory Roundup –...
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Utorg Exchange Grants Access to Traders With Limited Verification

Utorg.io is a digital asset exchange based in the U.K. that allows users in Europe and around the world to trade cryptocurrencies with stablecoins and fiat money. What sets the new platform apart from many incumbents is the simplified verification procedure for traders who don’t exceed а daily limit of $1,000. Its decision to provide...
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Coinbase Closes Earn.com One Year After $100M Acquisition

Coinbase is shutting down the startup Earn.com which it acquired for an estimated $100 million last year. The email service allowed senders to pay users in digital currency for replying to commercial messages or completing tasks. Also Read: Coinbase Acquires Earn.com for an Estimated $100 Million Coinbase Says Goodbye to Earn.com San Francisco-based cryptocurrency trading...
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Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Bill, France’s 1st Approved ICO, Muslim Crypto

In this roundup, we cover a wide range of regulatory developments in the crypto space. Much has transpired in the U.S., including a new crypto bill, SEC’s proposal, lawmakers seeking answers from the IRS, and the state of Michigan signing several crypto bills into law. We also cover France’s first-approved initial coin offering, a proposal...
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Initial Exchange Offerings (Part 2) – Investment Performance Update

Abstract: Back in May 2019 we looked at Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs), in this very brief report, we provide an update on the investment performance of the projects we looked at. It does not look good, all 11 projects which were trading at the time of our May 2019 piece, have seen significant declines in price....
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Poloniex Restores Unverified Accounts With Unlimited Trading

In times of mounting pressure on crypto companies to comply with expanding due diligence requirements, Poloniex has taken a step in the opposite direction. The exchange is lifting restrictions that applied to unverified users in response to customer demand. New and current accounts will enjoy access to unlimited trading and deposits. Also read: P2P Crypto...
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Bybit CEO Ben Zhou on Crypto Derivatives and Market Predictions for 2020

12 months ago, crypto derivatives platform Bybit officially launched. The Singapore exchange, which also has offices in Hong Kong and Taiwan, has enjoyed a fruitful first year, attracting users from North America, Europe, Russia and Asia. With products including BTC, ETH, XRP and EOS perpetual contracts, and a matching engine capable of handling 100,000 tps,...
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P2P Crypto Trading App Allows You to Protect Your Privacy

Regulatory pressures as well as the development of third-party, intermediary and custodial services in the crypto space have been limiting the share of peer-to-peer trading. A new contender is now challenging established P2P exchanges by offering users a mobile service that allows them to determine the level of privacy they want to maintain, and use...
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Trading Engine Interruption, 20 December 2019

Between 04:52:11 UTC and 04:53:47 UTC on 20 December 2019, the trading engine stopped all operations as a result of an infrastructure related issue. No data was lost during this time, and upon resolution 95 seconds later the trading engine continued normal operations. As there was no activity in the trading engine during this time,...
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Bithumb Exchange: Is The Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange In The World?

Bithumb exchange is the most popular and largest cryptocurrency exchange based in South Korea, according to data of the site Coinmarketcap. Its regularly feature in lists of the world’s 10 largest crypto exchanges in 24-hour trading volume. The exchange offers world’s top crypto coins and tokens for trading. So let us look in detail more about...
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I CAN has IPO

Abstract: In contrast to the apparent management difficulties at Bitmain, in a shrewd piece of corporate finance, cryptocurrency ASIC manufacturer Canaan Creative successfully raised $90m in an IPO in November 2019, at a very attractive valuation from the company’s perspective. From Canaan’s point of view, the timing appears impeccable, right before the release of a...
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Bitcoin.com Exchange Lists More Tokens for Trading

Bitcoin.com Exchange was launched in early September 2019 as an easy-to-use platform with world-class security and a powerful trading engine. The venue has rapidly expanded its roster and now offers 27 different digital tokens for users to trade. Two of the latest additions to the exchange are ACD and HEX. Also Read: Gocrypto SLP Token...
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Lightning Network (Part 5) – BitMEX Research Launches Penalty Transaction Alert System

Abstract: ForkMonitor has launched a Lightning Network penalty transaction alert system, available at https://forkmonitor.info/lightning. Unfortunately, it is possible the alerts could be manipulated, for instance by users artificially generating this transaction type on two nodes they control. On the other hand, our new alert system should capture every failed theft attempt on the Lightning Network,...
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BitMEX Enables Bech32 Sending Support

BitMEX is delighted to announce that customers can now withdraw bitcoin to the Bech32 (native SegWit) address format. This upgrade is effective immediately. Bech32 Technical Details Bitcoin currently has three address formats: Address Format Example Address Pay to Public Key Hash (P2PKH) Bitcoin’s original address format Addresses starting with the number 1 19CPBGKkxj4iPyfLu6E3Wboydopqs6U2GE Pay to...
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SLP Token Market Cap Surpasses $50 Million

For over a year now, the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) token universe has grown quite vast. There are now more than 6,000 SLP tokens in existence and a number of SLP tokens have seen price discovery. Moreover, tokens listed on our SLP market capitalization aggregator show in the last two months SLP valuations have doubled....
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Why Crypto Exchanges Should Lower Their Fees and Profit Margins

The crypto industry has yet to evolve from exchanges which are nothing more than digital banks in reality. A couple are taking bold moves to slash their fees but how many others will follow and how will it affect the wider crypto industry. Crypto Exchanges: Banks in Disguise True financial decentralization should consist of direct...
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Beginner’s Guide to Bitpanda: Complete Review

Bitpanda is one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in Europe, offering secure access to buying or selling cryptocurrencies at any time of the day. This platform has been around since 2014, maintaining a strong reputation throughout the years. Bitpanda is completely automated. This means that as soon as the platform confirms payment, the cryptocurrency gets...
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Boerse Stuttgart’s Crypto Exchange Live for All Traders in Germany

Germany’s second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart, has opened up its cryptocurrency trading platform to all interested traders in the country. This move follows the passing of a bill allowing banks in Germany to sell and hold cryptocurrencies for their clients starting next year. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — Germany to Let Banks Sell and Store...
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Q1 2020 Index Weights

On 27 December 2019 12:00:05 UTC, BitMEX will update its index weights. From today, the hypothetical values of the indices with the new weights will be published as the “NEXT” index family (Eg .BXBT_NEXT).  As of 27 December 2019 at 12:00:05 UTC, assuming no constituent exchanges have been excluded due to Index Protection Rules, BitMEX...
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Circle Warns Poloniex US Customer Assets May Be Sent to the Government

As part of its release of the cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex, Circle may begin charging fees to Poloniex US customers. And the company warns that any unclaimed digital assets, those in dormant accounts, may be sent to state governments, consistent with relevant regulations for abandoned property. Also Read: Circle Drops Poloniex Leaving US Crypto Traders High...
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Fighting to Escape Binance’s Shadow

It’s impossible to assess the cryptocurrency landscape without considering Binance. It looms large over the industry, dictating trends, soaking up liquidity, and compelling new exchanges to fight tooth and nail for market share. Most exchanges aren’t gunning to become the next Binance. But they must all exist in its shadow while striving to carve a...
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Emirex Review: World Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform

The financial markets are changing, and Emirex is building a next-generation platform to help everyone in the financial world trade seamlessly. There are many areas that are underserved by the existing financial system. The tokenization of assets can change the way that people turn assets into tradable securities, and also shift who makes the money...
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Coinbase Patents AI Compliance System to Monitor and Flag Accounts

Popular U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase received a patent November 19, for an AI-driven compliance system which would monitor customer accounts, flagging those deemed non-compliant and recategorizing them for corrective action. Described as a “compliance determination and enforcement platform and method,” the new system would monitor a long list of KYC/AML-related details, including “level of due...
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European Crypto Exchange Bitbay Ends Monero Trading due to Anonymity Features

Authorities around the world are trying to stamp out online anonymity in various ways, sacrificing users’ privacy for alleged security. One of these ways is forcing digital asset exchanges to drop support for some cryptos, as European venue Bitbay is now the latest to do with monero. Also Read: Europol: Hardcore Criminals Are Shifting From...
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Bankrupt DX Exchange Reportedly Didn’t Pay Israeli Suppliers and Employees

It was recently reported that digital assets trading platform DX Exchange ceased operations and was looking for a way to exit the market via a merger or a sale. New details from Israel show that the exchange reportedly didn’t even have the cash flow to pay its suppliers and employees. Also Read: Crypto Winter Claims...
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