Bitcoin Exchange

LAToken’s Daily Crypto Volume and Holdings Figures Don’t Match

CoinMarketCap, one of the central crypto price listing websites, has been used as a vehicle to present newly arrived exchanges. Usually, those new markets show up with immense volumes, rising to the top while aiming to become industry names. LAToken’s Crypto Volumes Once Again in Spotlight LAToken, one of those exchanges, has caught attention for...
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BitMEX Insurance Fund Seems To Be Working As Intended: CryptoQuant

Following the BitMEX Insurance Fund’s continued growth throughout the year, data provider, CryptoQuant, took a deeper look at the derivatives specialist’s on-chain data. Insurance Fund Now Holds 0.18% Of All Bitcoin Over the past 12 months the BitMEX Insurance Fund grew to almost 33.5k BTC, representing a 62% increase from the 20.77k BTC it held...
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Binance to Give Away Tesla Cybertruck In Xmas TROY Promotion

Cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has announced a Christmas ‘Give Away’ of a Tesla Cybertruck and $50k of TROY tokens. Of course, ‘Give Away’ might be a slightly misleading description, as receiving the truck will require a shed-load of TROY trading (and trading fee spending) on Binance. Binance Give Away: Terms And Conditions Apply Binance announced its Christmas...
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Cyprus SEC Blacklists 4 Illegal Crypto Brokers

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has blacklisted four FX brands, for unauthorised trading of FX and crypto. According to reports, the brands misleadingly claimed affiliation with Bdswiss Holding, which is licensed and regulated in the country. CySEC Clamps Down On Unauthorised Brokers The latest entities to be added to CySEC’s caution list are Nervic Fx...
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Coinfloor’s Gift to Bitcoin on 11th Anniversary, Delists Ethereum

Coinfloor, the oldest crypto exchange of the United Kingdom, decided to go back to being the “Only Bitcoin” Exchange. The UK’s crypto exchange will delist other cryptos on the exchange from January 2020. At present, Coinfloor supports Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Cash. However, only Bitcoin will be supported by its 11th Anniversary on this exchange. ...
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HitBTC Is “Longest-Running” Fraud, Investigator Claims

Richard Sanders, a lead investigator at CipherBlade, claims that HitBTC is the “longest-running and potentially largest scale criminally fraudulent entity” in the crypto space. HitBTC Might Be Insolvent, Sanders Says While HitBTC markets itself as one of the leading crypto exchanges out there, Sanders alleges that the firm is insolvent. In a recent Medium post,...
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Japanese Crypto Exchange Coincheck To End Leveraged Trading

The Tokyo-based crypto exchange, Coincheck, announced that it is terminating its leveraged trading service, in a blog post this morning. Settlement and Transfer Deadlines The planned end date for leveraged crypto trading is 12:00 on Friday, March 13, 2020, by which deadline all open positions should be settled. Customers will then have until the end...
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Bitcoin Volume Reporting Nightmare, Who Can We Trust?

One of the biggest mysteries in the Bitcoin world, aside from the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, is how much of it is being bought and sold on exchanges each day. As pointed out in a tweet from Messari founder, Ryan Selkis, the answer very much depends on who you ask. Bitcoin Volumes – Compare...
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Bitcoin Exchange BitMEX Sued for $300 Million by Early Investor

Bitcoin and crypto derivatives behemoth BitMEX is being sued for $300 million for providing false equity information to a couple of early investors.  According to recent reports, BitMEX is in hot soup, and so is the exchange’s founder, Arthur Hayes. The bitcoin futures company and its founder are facing a $300 million lawsuit, which accuses...
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Ex-Morgan Stanley Devs Launch High-Speed Crypto Exchange

Former Morgan Stanley developers teamed up to create a new crypto derivatives exchange, equipped with its own cold wallet, major transaction speeds, and more. According to a recent announcement, a new high-speed crypto derivatives exchange called Phemex is expected to see its launch in the near future. The exchange will supposedly be fast enough to...
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Crypto Exchange Gemini Eyes European Expansion with New Hire

New York-based crypto exchange Gemini’s European wing Gemini Europe, LLC. has taken on board Julian Sawyer as the Managing Director for the UK and Europe. Gemini, one of the leading cryptocurrency trading businesses and custodian platforms, is tapping the rising interest of European traders for crypto-based investment. Europe Promises Growth in Crypto Trading Interest Sawyer...
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Binance to Sue The Block for Damaging the Exchange’s Reputation

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, stated on Twitter that the exchange would sue The Block for false news reporting pertaining to a Chinese ‘police raid’ on the exchange’s Shangai office. The Block’s recent report claimed that Binance’s China office got raided by the police, which never happened according to the exchange’s CEO. Now CZ called out...
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South Korean Crypto Exchange CEO Jailed For 16 Years

Senior executives at a South Korean crypto exchange have been indicted in connection with a $386 million investment fraud. The news marks yet another drastic action taken by authorities in the country against cryptocurrency exchanges. Eight Crypto Exchange Execs Indicted for Fraud According to Yonhap News, a court in Seoul on Monday (November 11, 2019)...
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Bitcoin Deposits on Coinbase will now Require only Three Confirmations

Coinbase has just released a new announcement, stating that it will reduce the number of confirmation requirements for four crypto assets on its platform. The United States’ largest crypto exchange, has brought in some welcome changes to its platform. Coinbase has just announced that it has changed the confirmation requirements for four different cryptocurrencies, including...
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Binance DEX Can now be Accessed on Trezor Crypto Wallet

Binance DEX will now be available on the Trezor wallet, opening a new doorway for trading crypto assets. This also expands the presence of Binance as a hub for all crypto-related services. Crypto Users Control Their Private Keys Trezor offers both an agile access to multiple crypto assets, and a hub to control the hardware...
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Asian Bitcoin Exchanges Dominate BTC Flow as Tether Slams Manipulation FUD

Asia has always been at the forefront of the bitcoin and crypto trading. The US has been too busy tripping over its regulatory feet to keep up this year while the nations of the Far East forge ahead. Recent research has revealed that Asian exchanges are also dominating in terms of BTC flow. Binance and...
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Is Binance Trying to Become Crypto Standard for the World?

Crypto exchange Binance has taken some major steps in setting new standards for cryptocurrency services. Adding support for the Ukrainian national currency, signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ukrainian government, and implementing a cryptographic protocol for distributed key generation and signing – these are only a few achievements of the company led by...
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Bakkt Posts Second Largest Trading Volume; Bullish for Bitcoin

Bakkt’s monthly futures volume surged to $10 million, the second-largest on record. The steady growth of Bakkt’s monthly futures volume may reflect the growing interest of institutional investors. In addition, the rise in volume is giving analysts more reason to be bullish on bitcoin. Bakkt’s monthly futures volume on Tuesday skyrocketed to 1,061 contracts. That...
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Bithumb Seeking Indian Partner for its Blockchain Platform

Prominent Korean crypto exchange, Bithumb, has plans to create a new blockchain platform, and it is currently searching for Indian partners to collaborate with. Bithumb is coming to India. According to the major cryptocurrency trading platform’s recent announcement, Bithumb plans to develop a new blockchain platform specially designed for India and its growing number of...
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Bitfinex Postpones Kimcoin’s Token Sale Until Further Notice

Bitfinex postponed the sale of Kimcoin indefinitely. The regulatory framework in the industry is affecting initial exchange offerings. Kim Dotcom tried to avoid countries within the U.S. jurisdiction. Bitfinex, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced its decision to postpone the initial exchange offering (IEO) of Kimcoin, the native cryptocurrency of the content monetization platform K.im....
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Crypto Exchange Regulations are Coming to Hong Kong

Financial regulators in Hong Kong will introduce clear cut rules to govern the operations of cryptocurrency exchanges. Meanwhile, reports show that fund managers continue to struggle with the stringent requirements for crypto investment in Hong Kong. SFC To Regularize Hong Kong Cryptocurrency Exchange Scene According to Reuters, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is...
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Canada Shuts Down Crypto Exchange. It Still Owes Customers $12 million 

What has been a fairly bad few weeks for cryptocurrency exchanges, just got a little worse?  A Vancouver-based crypto trading platform, Einstein Exchange, has been closed by Candian authorities; while still owing $16 million in outstanding obligations. What Happened to Einstein? On Monday, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), provided a statement noting the “action...
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Leaked Emails From BitMEX Lead to Compromised Accounts

Compromised accounts have been traced using email addresses exposed in the recent BitMEX leak. An already known email address was allegedly used to work out login credentials to gain access to less secure accounts. Leaked Emails Already Tested for Weak or Repeated Passwords Comments on social media suggest that the leaked email list is also...
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Bitcoin 2017 Surge Caused By Single Entity: Bloomberg

Last year, two academics concluded that the Bitcoin rally in 2017, when the cryptocurrency hit the all-time high, was caused by manipulation. Now the research authors figured out that the surge was likely caused by a single entity. Single Whale Behind Bitcoin’s Dec 2017 Rally In 2018, John Griffin, professor at the University of Texas,...
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BitMEX Email Leak: Details of 23,000 Doxxed Emails Now Out

With a leak of at least 23,000 emails, the recent BitMEX email leak was much heavier than expected. An inadvertent message that included lists of emails made the rounds last week, creating a security break for the largest crypto derivatives exchange. 23,000+ Emails Leaked by BitMEX Details of the BitMEX email leak were shared a...
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Crypto Exchange Huobi to Freeze US User Accounts by Mid-November

Singapore based crypto exchange Huobi is set to freeze accounts controlled by US residents in an effort to crack down on those individuals violating the User Agreement, according to a post on their website. This announcement comes after a gradual depreciation of US resident accounts over the past few months and will end with a...
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BitMEX Twitter ‘Hack’ Incites Ominous Warning: ‘Take Your Bitcoin & Run’

“Take your bitcoin and run.” Thus read an ominous warning tweeted out by the official BitMEX account on Friday morning. | Source: CNBC/YouTube (i), HenriqueWestin/Shutterstock.com (ii). Image Edited by CCN. Following the mammoth BitMEX user data leak, the bitcoin exchange’s Twitter account was allegedly hacked. While under the perpetrator’s control, the account tweeted an ominous...
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Binance Issues Warning After BitMEX Mass Email Leak

Binance has told its customers to take precautions as BitMEX announces a mass leak of its users email addresses from an internal error.  BitMEX Displays Private Data in Mass Email Recently, BitMEX users discovered that they could openly view the email addresses of other users after they received an official email related to an update....
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African Bitcoin Exchange Founder Vanishes, Claiming Lost Wallet Password

Bitcoin by design is secure, for people to be their own banks it needs to be. Responsibility for your own assets and private keys is of paramount importance, even more so if you are a custodian of assets for others. Clients of one African crypto exchange have found out the hard way. Bitcoin Exchange Boss...
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Bitcoin Is the Ultimate Pump and Dump Scheme – Peter Schiff

Peter Schiff trashed hodlers on Tuesday by claiming that whales are simply just offloading their bags. The gold pundit appears to be indirectly suggesting that bitcoin is the ultimate pump and dump scheme. Bitcoin is still performing excellently in 2019. Peter Schiff is one tough nut to crack. The infamous gold and silver investor is...
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