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Binance CEO: ‘I Don’t Understand Why the Bitcoin Price Isn’t Shooting Through the Roof’

Changpeng “CZ” Zhao quietly offered a utopian forecast for the cryptocurrency industry and his ubiquitous cryptocurrency exchange, Binance–which he revealed is becoming increasingly institutionally oriented and will launch five to 10 fiat-to-crypto operations in nearly every continent. Speaking at...

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Expo Lets Ethereum Haters Short ETH on First Completely Trustless Margin Trading Platform

As the cryptocurrency market matures, a number of exchanges have begun to offer crypto derivatives contracts. To margin trade on these platforms, users are forced to trust their crypto capital on centralized exchange wallets. A new open-source platform leveraging...

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Huobi Building Global Blockchain Resource Alliance With ‘Global Elites’ Initiative

Huobi announced on its blog Wednesday that it would be launching the third phase of its Huobi Global Elites program, another step toward building what it calls a “Global Blockchain Resource Alliance.” The Global Elites Initiative Huobi is expanding its reach into...

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Bakkt Reveals ‘First Steps’ in Solving the Problem of Cryptocurrency Regulation

The twin issues of spotty security and lack of governmental regulation have plagued cryptocurrencies practically since their inception. Headlines of millions lost to hackers and scammy, get-rich-quick schemes that left investors bankrupt have made the public leery of cryptocurrencies....

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Binance, Kraken, Gate.io Referred to DFS by NY Attorney General for Potential Regulation Violation

The Office of the New York State Attorney General (NY AG) has published a report announcing the referral of three major cryptocurrency exchanges to the U.S. Department of Financial Services (DFS) for potential violations of state cryptocurrency regulations. Published...

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Binance and Malta Stock Exchange Partner to Launch Security Token Trading Platform

With increasing regulatory scrutiny, several cryptocurrency exchanges are seeking to open regulated security token markets across the globe. This week, Binance and Malta Stock Exchange confirmed a partnership to launch a new security token trading platform, reports Malta Today....

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Huobi Declares Majority Stakeholdership in Eric Cheng’s BitTrade Platform

In a move that could send Japan’s cryptocurrency market skyrocketing into American digital assets trading, Huobi Global’s subsidiary Huobi Japan has been declared a majority stakeholder in Japan’s BitTrade platform. The move also marks how Singapore’s powerhouse entrepreneur Eric...

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Bittrex Forms Bittrex International, Announces New Digital Asset Platform in Malta

Seattle-based Bittrex is expanding its reach as a blockchain powerhouse, unveiling plans to launch an affiliate company, called Bittrex International. The addition will aim to play a role as cryptocurrency influencer to streamline blockchain adoption on a global scale....

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Coinbase Explores Launching a Crypto ETF, Consults With BlackRock

Cryptocurrency-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been long-awaited by the crypto community as a catalyst for incoming institutional capital. According to a report by Business Insider, Coinbase is seeking to launch a cryptocurrency ETF. Coinbase Explores Crypto ETF San Francisco-based...

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Bittrex to Power Cryptofacil Digital Asset Platform in Uruguay

Seattle-based Bittrex’s global trading platform continues to increase its credibility by securing a licensing deal with Cryptofacil, a fintech company facilitating clients in Latin America and the Caribbean. Uruguay’s Future in Crypto By marrying Uruguay-based Cryptofacil’s marketing strategy for...

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Australian Securities Exchange Probes Conglomerate’s Upcoming ICO For Crypto Exchange

A Queensland-based investment company has come under the Australian Securities Exchange’s (ASX) radar after seeking over $15 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) for a cryptocurrency exchange. A Suspicious Expansion Earlier this year, Byte Power Group (BPG), a...

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Brazilian Crypto Exchanges Subpoenaed in Security Inquiry Amid Recent Hacking Scandal

As it evolves into one of the world’s leading hubs for cryptocurrency exchanges, Brazil’s government is taking questionable action to investigate potential money laundering usage. Brazil’s Top 10 Crypto Exchanges Receive Subpoenas A number of cryptocurrency exchanges have received...

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OpenFinance Launches Regulated Security Token Trading Platform

Emerging cryptocurrency regulations are giving rise to an influx of incoming security token markets. On Aug. 28, OpenFinance launched a security token trading platform for retail and accredited investors. Regulated Trading Platforms Proliferate U.S.-based OpenFinance network (OFN) launched a...

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Mark Yusko’s Morgan Creek Digital Partners with Bitwise to Launch Institutional Index Fund

Morgan Creek Digital, the crypto-focused arm of Bitcoin bull Mark Yusko’s multi-billion-dollar investment advisory firm Morgan Creek Capital, has joined hands with Bitwise Asset Management to launch a cryptocurrency index fund for institutions and elite investors. According to a...

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North Korean Hackers Infiltrate Unnamed Crypto Exchange in First-Ever MacOS Hack

North Korea’s notorious cyber-hacking outfit, “Lazarus Group,” has reportedly deployed a MacOS-based malware to infiltrate cryptocurrency exchanges and applications, according to Kaspersky Labs. North Korean Attackers Strike To date, Lazarus remains an unknown entity, with no information on the...

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Rialto Trading and Bittrex Team Up on Digital Securities Trading Platform

Seattle’s Bittrex and registered broker-dealer Rialto Trading are saddling up to build a new digital exchange for securities, joining an industry-wide effort to push the multi-trillion-dollar market onto the blockchain. New York-based Rialto currently runs an institutional-grade Alternative Trading...

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Canada’s Coinsquare Exchange Unveils European Expansion Plans

The Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare will debut its services in the European market in Q4 2018, marking its first international expansion under the Coinsquare brand. Coinsquare’s First International Expansion Coinsquare, a Canada-based cryptocurrency exchange, has revealed that it will...

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While Bitmain Faces Investor Flak, BitMEX Rents Out World’s Most Expensive Office

Two prominent, China-based cryptocurrency businesses are undergoing contrasting fortunes; while Bitmain is facing flak for several inconsistencies in its investor deck and competition from mining rivals, the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX) just moved into the world’s most expensive office....

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eToro Signs Advertisement Deals with Seven Premier League Teams

Shortly after adding IOTA to its platform, eToro has unveiled a flurry of partnerships with seven premier league teams. The football (soccer) teams included in the deal are: Southampton Tottenham Hotspur Crystal Palace Newcastle United Cardiff City Leicester City Brighton &...

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Crypto Exchanges Create Working Body to Bolster Bitcoin Trading Market and Increase Credibility

Cryptocurrency exchanges are taking a page from successful stock markets, forming a working group to oversee the unregulated digital asset exchange space, according to Business Insider. Create the New Financial Market While it isn’t confirmed, the logical sequel to...

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Analysts: Cryptocurrency Interest Remains High, Exchange Revenues are Evidence

Despite falling prices of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether, a few market analysts believe 2018’s extended bear market is a mere price correction, and so-called Bitcoin “obituary” reports are “greatly exaggerated.” Exchange Fees Indicate Market Interest According to a...

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Coinbase Applies for Direct Bitcoin Payments System Patent

Digital asset exchange Coinbase continues to make strides in streamlining user access to cryptocurrency payments and trading, following an application for a direct bitcoin payments system patent, filed Aug. 14. Making Bitcoin Payments More Convenient and Secure San Francisco-based...

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Binance LCX Debuts Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange in Liechtenstein

Binance will add another stamp to its passport book, having joined forces with Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX) to build a new fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange in the European nation. The new Liechtenstein-based exchange, dubbed Binance LCX, will support trading between the euro, Swiss...

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Ripple’s xRapid Secures Exchange Partnership with Bittrex and More

Ripple has signed on three new exchange partners–Bittrex, Bitso and Coins.ph–to carry the xRapid digital asset in their respective regions. Dig this: As of right now @BittrexExchange, @Bitso and @coinsph are now official partners for xRapid transactions using #XRP. What does it...

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Thailand Greenlights Seven Crypto Operators to Service Clients

Seven cryptocurrency businesses were approved by Thai regulators, Aug. 16, to legally conduct digital asset operations as part of the country’s shift toward optimizing the local blockchain, ICO and cryptocurrency ecosystem. Thailand’s Cryptocurrency Push According to the Thai SEC, seven...

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KuCoin Names Ian Balina as Global Titan Ambassador

Unveiled Aug. 10, the KuCoin ambassador program will allow crypto-industry experts to suggest new blockchain and cryptocurrency projects for listing on the exchange. On Aug. 14, the exchange revealed its first ambassador–crypto influencer Ian Balina. KuCoin Welcomes Crypto Influencer...

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Binance Reveals Pre-Alpha Demo of Decentralized Exchange & Binance Chain Amidst Listing Fee Criticism

Cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance has unveiled a pre-alpha demonstration of its own decentralized exchange in a move that foreshadows the future of the crypto trading ecosystem. First announced in May, the Binance Decentralized Exchange (DEX) is part of a...

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Thailand Open for Business: 20 New Exchanges Aim to Establish Kingdom of Crypto

Thailand’s forward-leaning crypto policy has catalyzed rapid blockchain platform development, with the Thai SEC receiving 20 applications for new digital asset exchanges and more than 50 applications for token offerings since launching new regulatory framework in July. The crypto...

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Coinbase Custody Explores New Assets and Coinbase Commerce Launches Plug-in for Online Stores

San Francisco-based Coinbase has been an industry leader in delivering digital assets for public adoption. Announced August 3, 2018, Coinbase is considering the expansion of digital assets for its custodial solution and launching a new eCommerce plug-in for online...

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Why Major Crypto Exchange OKEx Controversially Used User Funds to Liquidate Bitcoin Contract

OKEx, the second biggest crypto exchange by daily trading volume, officially announced the decision to engage in a forced liquidation to settle a massive long contract. On July 31, 2018, a user with the ID 2051247, the largest individual...

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Stellar, Ripple in Consideration for New Zero-Fee Trading Platform Voyager

The commission-free cryptocurrency market gained more competition on July 25, 2018, when the Voyager revealed the intent to offer free trading for at least 15 different cryptocurrencies. Voyager, a startup backed by Uber co-founder Philip Eytan, will function as an aggregation...

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Coinbase Secures $20 Billion Hedge Fund and Plans to Offer Margin Financing for Institutional Investors

In early July 2018, San-Francisco based startup Coinbase launched its custodian solution for institutional investors. The leading digital asset exchange has now secured a $20 billion hedge fund to offer investors a greater variety of financial services. Coinbase Custody...

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Coinbase: Never Needed SEC Approval to List Security Tokens

San Francisco-based Coinbase backpedaled on its Security and Exchange Commision (SEC) approval announcement after previously exciting a furor in cryptocurrency circles for claiming the contrary. Coinbase Backpedals Statements On July 17, 2018, CryptoSlate reported that cryptocurrency exchange behemoth Coinbase...

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Overstock Subsidiary Raises $160 Mln for World’s First Security Token Exchange

In the midst of emerging regulation, cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide seek solutions to meet new securities classifications. The world’s first security token exchange, tZERO confirmed a $160 million investment by GSR Capital. GSR Invests in tZERO’s STO Founded in 2004 by...

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Bittrex Invades Europe: Partnership With Invest Will Launch New European Exchange

Seattle-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex announced the upcoming launch of a new cryptocurrency exchange focusing on the European market. In partnership with Invest.com, the new exchange will open to European Union customers and operate under the Invest.com brand name. The...

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MyCrypto Condemns Chinese Exchange For Spamming and Congesting Ethereum

MyCrypto, one of the most popular Ethereum and ERC20 token wallets created by the co-creator of MyEtherWallet, heavily criticized Chinese cryptocurrency exchange FCoin for congesting the Ethereum blockchain network with insignificant transactions. Condemnation of FCoin’s Absurd Business Model FCoin,...

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Philippines to License 25 Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Economic Zone

On June 27th, 2018, the Philippine government announced they will license up to 25 cryptocurrency exchanges for operation in a special economic zone. In their statement, the administrative body of Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) announced the initial authorization for each of...

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Kraken Fires Back at “Journalist Lemmings” for Tether Manipulation Accusations

A recent investigation into Tether activity on popular cryptocurrency exchange Kraken triggered scathing responses from the exchange, who fired back at journalists that, according to Kraken, fail to understand market basics. “On Tether: Journalists Defy Logic, Raising Red Flags,”...

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Tether Exchange Vulnerability Raises Security Concerns, New Research Suggests USDT Wash Trading on Kraken

This week, US-Dollar pegged stablecoin Tether once again captured cryptocurrency community attention for the wrong reasons with poorly-implemented Tether exchange integration resulting in the successful execution of a double spend. Tether’s tenuous relationship with the cryptocurrency market has been...

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The Final Frontier of Crypto Decentralization: DEXs and The Liquidity Problem

Circumstantial evidence of insider trading and fabricated volume on major crypto exchanges has catalyzed renewed focus on decentralized exchanges — or DEXs — as the future of crypto trading platforms. However, can the present issues within the current market...

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Bitcoin Transaction Fees Skyrocket as Bithumb Cleans Out Hot Wallets Due to Hack

Bitcoin transaction fees have increased significantly due to a dramatic surge in network congestion associated with the recent Bithumb hack. The average Bitcoin transaction cost has increased from $0.55 to nearly $3, with average confirmation time climbing from 6...

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Regulated Cryptocurrency Custody in the Works, Leading Institutional Investors to Crypto

Coinbase — the second largest company in the cryptocurrency market behind $12 billion giant, Bitmain — is working with third-party custodians and hedge funds to bring institutional investors into the cryptocurrency market. In the past few months, prominent hedge fund...

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Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin are Now Being Tested at Russia’s Two Largest Banks

Alfa-Bank and Sberbank — two of Russia’s largest players in the banking market — are currently in the testing phase of cryptocurrency-based investment options geared toward its retail investors, local Russian news Kommersant reported back on June 15th. The...

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Led by Japan, Major Economies Set to Introduce Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

International financial authority Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is expected to collaborate with Japan, the second largest cryptocurrency market behind the US, to introduce unified cryptocurrency regulations in the upcoming months. Japan Concerned With Anonymous Cryptocurrencies Last month, the...

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NYDFS Authorizes Paxos Trust Company to Add Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Stellar Lumen

Despite a recent market downturn, cryptocurrencies continue to make regulatory progress. Starting June 14, Paxos Trust Company will make Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Stellar Lumens available for OTC trading on their itBit digital asset exchange. Early Bird Authorization by...

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Bitcoin Price Manipulation: Study Suggests $2.5 Billion Tether Used to Create Artificial BTC Demand

A new investigation conducted by University of Texas researchers reveals compelling evidence that the meteoric rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in late 2017 is linked to price manipulation executed by individuals using Tether to create artificial market demand....

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Coinbase to Receive SEC Registration and Expand Digital Asset Listings

The U.S. SEC is finally cracking down on cryptocurrency regulation, classifying ICOs as securities and enforcing their rules on private placement sales. In preparation for potential regulatory changes, Coinbase has announced that it is “on track” to receiving SEC registration. Legitimatizing Crypto...

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First Regulated Ethereum Futures Launched In UK: How Will Futures Contracts Impact ETH Price?

UK-based cryptocurrency trading startup, Crypto Facilities, has become the first crypto platform to launch regulated Ethereum futures contracts, making a new derivatives contract available from 4 pm UK time on the 11th of May. The new Ethereum futures contracts...

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Winklevoss Twins Acquire Patent for Cryptocurrency Exchange Traded Products (ETPs)

As the sentiment of major investment firms begins to shift, the demand for derivative-based cryptocurrency investments has seen rapid growth. Pushing further into Wall Street, Gemini founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss secure a patent for the first-ever cryptocurrency Exchange...

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South Korean Exchange Coinone Leverages Ripple Technology in New Cross-Border Payment System

One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea has recently announced it intends to implement Ripple technology in a new cross-border payments solution. The exchanged has Joined RippleNet and aims to incorporate Ripple’s xCurrent solution in a new...

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