Bitcoin Exchange

Binance Futures Platform Suffers 3% Flash Crash amid Market Maker’s Error

Binance CEO CZ has retracted accusations that a sudden 3% flash crash was deliberately and maliciously executed by a market maker. | Credit: Shutterstock.com Earlier today, Binance’s futures platform suffered a flash crash of nearly 3 percent in a matter of just seconds. Initially, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhou (CZ) took to Twitter to announce that...
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Binance Confirms Bitcoin Futures Market Attack Was an ‘Accident’

The CEO of Binance is facing criticism after wrongly accusing someone of attacking the newly launched bitcoin futures platform. CZ: No Bitcoin Futures Trader Lost Funds In an unusual turn of events, a debacle between Changpeng Zhao (‘CZ’) and an unnamed entity ensued over Twitter on September 16. Zhao originally claimed the party attempted to...
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Bitcoin Price Hits $12,000 on Kraken Following Order Matching Glitch

Crypto trading service Kraken has revealed the reason for the abnormal Bitcoin price on its platform was due to an order matching bug. Abnormal Bitcoin Price Spread on Kraken On Saturday (September 13, 2019), the XBT/USD trading pair on Kraken experienced a $2,000 takeaway in both directions. 1/3 Yesterday a test of an unreleased advanced...
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Binance Successfully Debuts Bitcoin Futures 1 Week Before Bakkt

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has formally launched its Bitcoin futures platform following a user-based testing phase. User-Tested Bitcoin Futures Hit Market Confirmed on social media, Binance is now live with Bitcoin futures, offering a 50% discount on trading fees for the platform’s first three months.  The exchange announced it would pay users to test two potential...
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Five Countries With Most Number of Crypto Exchanges

The UK is the world’s leader for registered crypto exchanges, with 43 market operators, shows research by CrystalBlockchain. A mix of favorable regulations and a concentration of wealth builds the rest of the list, forming several curious hotspots of cryptocurrency activity. Liberal Crypto Regulations and Capital UK: The United Kingdom hosts 43 market operators, offering...
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User Registrations For Binance US Start Next Week

In mid-August, we reported that Binance would land in the US in a couple of months, citing CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ). Yesterday, the crypto exchange announced that US residents could register with the US entity starting from next Wednesday. Binance to Accept Crypto Deposits from Sept 18 On September 18, at 8:00 AM EST, US...
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Bitstamp’s Cryptocurrency Activity Up Over the Month

Most of the centralized bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges saw a decline in activity during the last 30 days, according to TokenAnalyst data. Bitstamp is the only exchange to experience increased flow.  Bitstamp is Amongst Best Performers in Terms of Net Flow Major crypto exchanges like Binance and Bitfinex saw their inflows and outflows dropping over...
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BitMEX Hires Veteran General Counsel Amid Silence On CFTC Probe

Bitcoin derivatives giant BitMEX has announced it has made a significant addition to its legal team in the form of veteran finance lawyer Derek Gobel.  Derek Gobel Joins BitMEX In a blog post on September 11, the exchange confirmed it had hired Gobel as its new general counsel.  Gobel previously worked for major financial entities...
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Localbitcoins Warns Tor Browser ‘Increases Risk Of Bitcoin Theft’

P2P Bitcoin exchange Localbitcoins faced fresh controversy this week after appearing to warn users not to use privacy-focused web browser Tor. Localbitcoins Raises Concerns About Tor Privacy As noted by transaction compliance expert Richard Bensberg on September 9, the company hung a banner on its website which claims Tor users face increased risk of theft. ...
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FATF ‘Absurd’ Bitcoin Exchange Rules Will Reduce Crime, Researchers Admit

The FATF ‘Travel Rule’ that cryptocurrency proponents have described as “absurd” will result in a mass shift to compliance among Bitcoin exchanges, new data claims. FATF Rules Move Closer To Law In a report issued on September 9, Crystal Analytics, the dedicated offshoot of mining giant Bitfury, forecast possible consequences of cryptocurrency rules likely to...
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Bitcoin Stored in Bakkt Warehouse Covered by $125M Insurance

Bakkt, the Bitcoin futures trading platform backed by NYSE parent Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), announced on Monday that its custody service is now live and protected by an insurance policy worth $125 million. Bakkt Warehouse is Now Active The operator of the first Bitcoin futures platform with physical deliveries said in a Monday tweet that it...
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Bakkt Is Finally Taking Bitcoin Deposits, but You Wouldn’t Know It

Bakkt picked a tough day to begin securing assets, but it’s still been on bitcoin‘s highlight reel in 2019. | Source: Shutterstock Bakkt has been hailed as the leading catalyst for the bitcoin market this year, while visions of institutional capital danced in the crypto community’s collective heads. Today the bitcoin futures exchange made one giant...
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BitGo Review 2019

Today, with the fast growth of Cryptocurrency industry, Crypto players around the world are now looking for the right combination of safety and functionality in wallet platforms. In the same way, we bring you the BitGo platform which provides the professional services and meet the interest of people in the Cryptocurrency space.  So, let’s start...
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Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort Enlists an Unlikely Ally: Bitcoin

The Hurricane Dorian relief effort has teamed up with an unlikely ally in the Bahamas: Bitcoin, along with a helping hand from Coinbase. | Source: Wikimedia Commons (i), AP Photo / Gillian Flaccus (ii). Image Edited by CCN. The Hurricane Dorian relief effort has teamed up with an unlikely ally to help the Bahamas recover...
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Binance & BitMEX Kiss and Make Up After Plagiarism Accusation

BitMEX accuses Binance of plagiarism, but it’s not long before the two bitcoin exchange giants kiss and make up on Crypto Twitter. | Source: Reuters (i), Distributed/YouTube (ii). Image Edited by CCN. Binance and BitMEX shared a social media bro hug after the latter publicly accused its fellow cryptocurrency exchange of plagiarizing documentation featured in...
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Coincheck Halts Crypto Margin Trading Due to Revised JVCEA Guidelines

Tokyo-based crypto exchange platform Coincheck has halted all new margin trading orders until the end of October 2019. Cryptocurrency Margin Trading Capped at 4X In a statement issued on its website at the end of August 2019, the Japanese crypto trading platform announced the suspension of new margin trading orders. Also, the exchange said upon...
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OKEx Wallet Maintenance Causes Panic as 24,000 BTC Moves

The crypto community spotted some massive funds movement from OKEx and got scared that the cryptocurrency exchange was hacked. However, CEO Jay Hao called for calm. Hundreds of Millions in BTC Move From OKEx On Wednesday, Twitter user Whale Alert sounded the alarm, saying that at least 24,000 BTC moved from OKEx to unknown wallets....
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New Binance Report Reaffirms Bitcoin Dominance Will Drop To 60%

Altcoins will return to prominence as Bitcoin market cap share is bound to decrease, cryptocurrency exchange Binance has stated. Binance: Bitcoin Dominance ‘Sticking Around’ In its latest bulletin which went live on September 4, Binance Research, the exchange’s analytics arm, repeated claims made in July that Bitcoin’s current market dominance would not last indefinitely.  Officials...
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Did Binance Just Blatantly Copy BitMEX’s Futures Documentation?

BitMEX has released pretty damning evidence on Twitter today that Binance has plagiarised a vast majority of its bitcoin futures documentation.   Binance Caught Red Handed BitMEX highlighted the similarity between the documentation for Binance’s Bitcoin Futures platform (currently in testing), and its own, on Twitter. “Congrats on the Testnet Futures launches Binance,” read the tongue-in-cheek message....
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Crypto Fever Plummets 14% in Japan Amid Bitcoin Exchange Sweeps

Interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin tumbled 13.9% in Japan in the latest quarter, according to Japan’s financial regulator, the FSA. | Source: Shutterstock Interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin tumbled 13.9% in Japan, according to the country’s financial regulator. In data posted Sept. 3, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) says the volume of crypto-related inquiries fell...
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Bitcoin Price ‘Two-Steppin’ to $20K’: BitMEX CEO Hayes Returns

Bitcoin price trajectory is heading back to $20,000, BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes has said as he returns to the spotlight after a month-long absence. Hayes Emerges For Conference In a tweet on September 3, Hayes, who at the start of August said he was abandoning public life, will attend the Invest Asia conference in Singapore...
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Bitcoin Exchange Inks Partnership with Turkish Football Club

Turkey’s largest bitcoin exchange, BtcTurk, recently collaborated with a Turkish football club, Yeni Malatyaspor. According to the contract, the bitcoin exchange platform would be the club’s sponsor in the ongoing 2019–2020 Süper Lig Cemil Usta Season, during which the club would play using the name “BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor”. This is not the first time a...
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Turkish Bitcoin Exchange BTC Turk Becomes Football Club’s Sponsor

A blockchain development firm named Baton Systems based in California recently secured a new Series A funding round led by Trinity Ventures. As the latest cryptocurrency news show, the US firm raises $12 million in a round – and the funding will be used to scale its blockchain powered bank-to-bank payment solutions. First reported by...
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North Korea Accused Of Stealing $2 Billion Via Bitcoin Exchanges

New Zealand BTC scam was launched over the past days using the radio and TV personality Duncan Garner and as we can read in the latest cryptocurrency news today, he rebuked the fraudsters for using his identity. Garner made clear that he has no involvement in the New Zealand BTC scam which was named as...
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Bitfinex’s 100x Leverage Derivatives Now Available

Crypto exchange platform operator Bitfinex just added two derivative products with the tickers BTCF0/USDt0 and ETHF0/USDt0. The derivatives went live after Bitfinex implemented a system upgrade. The “Perpetual Contracts” Come with Up to 100x Leverage Bitfinex’s so-called perpetual contracts have been in development since at least several months. According to a whitepaper published in May,...
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September Is Here And Still No Word From BitMEX Or Arthur Hayes

‘No news is good news’, or so they say. But the continued lack of communication from BitMEX, or its illustrious commander-in-chief, Arthur Hayes, may be cause for concern. Especially considering the things that we do know are happening with the company, and Hayes’ previous level of social media interaction. Have You Seen this Bitmex CEO?...
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Turkish Bitcoin Exchange Becomes Football’s First-Ever Crypto Shirt Sponsor

Turkey’s biggest bitcoin exchange is now the official shirt sponsor of Yeni Malatyaspor, a club playing in the country’s first division. | Source: Yeni Malatyaspor By CCN Markets: Bitcoin and other blockchain networks continue to make headwinds in the sporting arena thanks to the latest partnership between Bitcoin exchange BtcTurk and first-division football club Yeni...
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Binance Will Pay Users $220K To Test Its Bitcoin Futures Platforms

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is planning to pay users to decide how its new Bitcoin futures trading platform should operate. Binance: Two Platforms, 100,000 BNB In a blog post issued on September 2, the exchange said it had created two standalone versions of a futures trading platform, and would select the final option via a user...
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Digital Surge Review: A Reliable Australian Bitcoin Exchange

In today’s review, we will be looking at some of the features provided by Digital Surge and determine for what kind of users is this exchange compatible. About Digital Surge Digital Surge is an Australian exchange which enables native users to buy and sell bitcoin through a safe and easy trading platform. The Brisbane-based exchange...
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QuadrigaCX Update: Accountants Petition to Move Case to Toronto

Court proceedings against defunct Canadian Bitcoin exchange QuadrigaCX will focus on people in Ontario, say liquidators. EY: ‘Few Ties’ Keep Bitcoin Case In Nova Scotia In a court document filed this week, Ernst & Young (EY), the accounting giant acting as the exchange’s bankruptcy trustee, petitioned for a relocation of their case. Currently taking place...
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