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After 4-Month Fight, Bitfinex Ordered to Provide Business Records

A judge presiding over proceedings in a case of alleged fraud by crypto trading platform Bitfinex (and associated companies) has ordered the companies to provide records compelled under ex parte orders issued in New York in April. Almost immediately after the orders were issued, Bitfinex… Read More

Crypto Exchange Edge Crowdfunds on BnkToTheFuture Led by Bitmex and Fenbushi Capital

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Edge, a “non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange and wallet platform” is raising capital from a group of industry participants as well as smaller investors. According to a release, Edge has launched a “pre-series A” round seeking $2 million hosted on BnkToTheFuture. The round is said to be… Read More

Beaxy Crypto Exchange Halts Trading After Hack Involving Major Sell Off of Ripple (XRP)

A cryptocurrency exchange called Beaxy halted trading across the board  August 12th after a high-volume sell-off of XRPs (Ripple tokens) tanked the tokens’ price on the exchange: The exchange corresponded about the suspension in a blog post, stating: “We recently experienced unusual(ly) high volume activity… Read More

France Perspective: Philippe Dardier of Avolta Partners Discusses Blockchain.io ICO

France is a country that is seeking to position itself as a jurisdiction of preference when it comes to blockchain technology and the issuance of digital assets. Blockchain innovation has been aided by vocal government support and new legislation signed into law that allows for… Read More

Coinbase Considering Another Set of Tokens

As part of its stated goal, “to offer support for all assets that meet our technical standards and…comply with applicable laws…(and give) customers around the world…access…to at least 90%…of all digital assets in circulation,” Coinbase has announced it is “exploring the addition of new assets.”… Read More

Record Bitcoins Flow Out of BitMEX as CFTC Investigation Looms

More than half a billion dollars in Bitcoins ($525 million USD) left the building at BitMEX this month after news of a CFTC investigation broke in the press, CCN reports. BitMEX is a crypto derivatives trading platform that allows 100X leveraged bets. BitMEX does not have… Read More

Huobi Receives Digital Asset Exchange License in Thailand

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance has granted Huobi a digital asset trading license. This will be the 5th such license approved in Thailand. The license allows Huobi to trade in tokens and fiat. In May of 2018, Thailand announced that only compliant and approved platforms could… Read More

Report: CFTC Investigating BitMEX, Crypto Trading Platform Allowing 100x Leveraged Trades

The US Commodity Futures and Trade Commission (CFTC) is engaged in a “months-long” investigation of BitMEX, a cryptocurrency exchange that made its mark by enabling retail investors to conduct 100x leveraged trades of bitcoins, Bloomberg reports. According to “people familiar with the matter,” the CFTC… Read More

Owner of WEX, Rebranded Crypto Exchange That May Have Processed Bitcoins for Russian Spies, Arrested in Italy

Dmitry Vasiliev, a 32-year old Russian who took over and rebranded the notorious BTC-e exchange when its alleged admin, Alexander Vinnick, was arrested in Greece in 2017, is now under arrest in Italy, the BBC reports. Vasiliev rebranded BTC-e, “the largest Russian-language platform for the… Read More

“Hybrid Decentralized Exchange” IDEX Delists Bitfinex’s LEO Token

IDEX, a “DEX” (decentralized exchange) registered in Panama and billing itself on Twitter as the “Number 1 Hybrid DEX on Ethereum,” has announced it is delisting LEO, a controversial exchange token created by Bitfinex. Bitfinex, it’s parent company iFinex and fellow subsidiary company Tether have… Read More

Dublin-Registered Crypto Exchange Bitsane Vanishes with User Funds

Bitsane, a Dublin-based cryptocurrency exchange with 246 000 registered users, went suddenly offline last week, and users say they cannot access funds they were keeping on the exchange. “I was trying to transfer XRP out to bitcoin or cash or anything, and it kept saying… Read More

Citing Regulatory Duress, Another Indian Crypto Platform, Koinex, Shuts Down

Citing ongoing pressure from unfavourable government actions, Indian cryptocurrency trading platform Koinex has announced it will “permanently disable” trading services on June 27th, 2019. “A snapshot of the wallet balances at this time will be taken for record, and the effort to disburse INR balances… Read More

European Exchange Euronext Invests in Tokenization Platform Tokeny Solutions, Buys 23.5% Ownership Stake

Euronext, a leading European securities exchange has subscribed to the entire €5 million capital increase of tokenization platform Tokeny Solutions, according to a release. The investment gives Euronext a 23.5% stake in the blockchain platform. At the end of March, Euronext had approximately 1,300 listed… Read More

Gemini Crypto Exchange Opens Chicago Branch “To Meet Growing Institutional Demand”

Gemini, one of 18 New York-based cryptocurrency companies licensed and regulated in the state, is opening a new office in Chicago in order to “meet growing institutional demand,” exchange co-founder Tyler Winklevoss writes in a recent blog post. “Our Chicago office will serve as an… Read More

Singaporean Trading Platform Bitrue Hacked for More Than $4 Million USD in Crypto

On Thursday, a hacker “exploited a vulnerability in (the Bitrue exchange’s) Risk Control team’s 2nd review process to access the personal funds of about 90 Bitrue users,” according to a tweet thread from Singaporean crypto exchange Bitrue. This initial attack was quickly repeated on the… Read More

MERJ Exchange Plans Security Token Listing for Own Shares

Merj Exchange plans to list its own shares claiming to be the “first-ever regulated security token on a national exchange.” Merj, based in Seychelles, is a securities exchange, clearing agency, and securities facility regulated by the Financial Services Authority as a national exchange. Merj says… Read More

Implications Staggering? Price Feed Glitch Allows Trader to Mint Ether and Generate $1b Paper Profit

A trader on Synthetix, “a decentralized protocol focused on creating synthetic assets,” took advantage of a price feed (oracle) glitch governing smart contracts on the platform to mint $37 million in synthetic ethers, Crypto AM reports. According to a blog post by Synthetix, the manoeuvre… Read More

QuadrigaCX CEO Created Fake Accounts, Traded User Funds and Transferred Them to Personal Accounts

Fiduciary and operational incompetence have been a matter of record since news emerged that Gerald Cotten, CEO of the Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform QuadrigaCX, died without giving anyone password access to $215 million CAD of user cryptocurrencies he ostensibly kept in cold wallet storage devices…. Read More

Binance Blocks US Customers, Opens Dedicated US Trading Platform

One day after announcing the creation of a dedicated cryptocurrency trading platform for US customers, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has modified its terms of service to exclude “any U.S. person.” The change comes under the subheading “Prohibition of Use” in the… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Beaxy Now Available in 43 US States and 185 countries

Following an $8 million funding round, Beaxy has launched a full-service cryptocurrency exchange. Beaxy is currently available in 185 different countries and 43 US states. In a blog post, Beaxy added some insight into the tiered roll-out explaining that “certain aspects of the exchange may… Read More

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