Exchanges are regarded by many in the cryptocurrency world as a necessary evil. They provide liquidity and an on-ramp from fiat currency, but many other aspects of their service leaves a lot to desired. From onerous KYC requests to sudden withdrawal of service, nary a week goes by without major exchanges leaving customers seething. This […]
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Following the inspections of six major banks this week, South Korean regulators have uncovered some inadequate internal controls for handling cryptocurrency exchanges. Given the government’s strict rules, some banks have decided to stop providing services to cryptocurrency exchanges instead of overhauling their systems further to comply with the regulations. Also read: South Korea Urges 23 Countries, […]
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Japanese e-commerce and entertainment giant DMM Group has launched its crypto exchange, supporting 7 cryptocurrencies and 14 trading pairs. The group is also preparing to launch another crypto exchange in the Spring aimed at inexperienced investors. Also read: South Korea Urges 23 Countries, EU, and IMF to Collaborate on Curbing Crypto Trading DMM’s Crypto Exchange Launched […]
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The Russian Ministry of Finance is drafting a bill to legalize cryptocurrency trading at approved exchanges. The ministry is already preparing a list of approved trading platforms. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Some Exchanges Will be Legalized The Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev told reporters that […]
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XBT.com, one of the web’s most desirable domain names, is up for sale. Its current owners, XBT Holding SA, are seeking 200 BTC – or about $2.9 million – for the site. The domain is coveted partially because XBT is the abbreviation that many institutional trading platforms use for bitcoin, and also on account of […]
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Headlines roared late last night in the western hemisphere, morning in the east, as mainstream media outlets breathlessly ran with an initial report from a legacy wire service: the Republic of South Korea is to ban cryptocurrency. The truth is more subtle, and it’s fast becoming an object lesson in fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD). […]
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Bitcoin is a powerful brand. Even uttering its name – or that of its underlying technology, blockchain – can be enough to revive tired companies and send stock prices soaring. But Bitcoin isn’t the only name strategically deployed for marketing purposes: companies are also shamelessly cashing in on the name of the cryptocurrency’s founding fathers. […]
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A bitcoin investor sued the Huobi exchange to recover 400,000 yuan he lost while trading. Also Read: Thailand’s Regulators Allow Bitcoin Futures Trading Too Much Pressure Trading Bitcoin Wang Tieliang filed a lawsuit against Huobi and its two partners in Beijing to invalidate his bitcoin trades on the exchange. According to Wang, he deposited 1.4 million yuan […]
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Blockexplorer.com has announced that it will henceforth refer to Bitcoin Cash as Bitcoin only and the “Blockstream fork of bitcoin” as Bitcoin Legacy.  Also Read: Michael Novogratz $400 Million Bet: Form Giant Crypto Merchant Bank An Evolutionary Dead End Blockexplorer.com, which provides detailed information about bitcoin blocks, addresses, and transactions, will be supporting Bitcoin Cash over […]
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Financial regulators around the world seem to finally notice that some companies are trying to capitalize on the insatiable appetite for everything crypto by claiming a link to blockchain. Trading in the stocks of one such alleged company has now been stopped by the SEC. Also Read: Peak Blockchain Hype? Firm With No Revenues and […]
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