Category: Binance

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Fighting to Escape Binance’s Shadow

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Fighting to Escape Binance’s ShadowIt’s impossible to assess the cryptocurrency landscape without considering Binance. It looms large over the industry, dictating trends, soaking up liquidity, and compelling new exchanges to fight tooth and nail for market share. Most exchanges aren’t gunning to become the next Binance. But they must all exist in its shadow while striving to carve a […]

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Maker’s Stability Fee Drops to 5.5% After Multi-Collateral Dai Announcement

Maker's Stability Fee Drops to 5.5% After Multi-Collateral Dai AnnouncementAccording to the CEO of the Maker Foundation, Rune Christensen, Multi-Collateral Dai (MCD) will launch on November 18. On October 28, Maker’s stability fee was reduced by a ‘whale’ with roughly 94% of the voting power. Also Read: French Ministry of Education Publishes Bitcoin Resource Guide for Educators Maker’s Multi-Collateral Dai Will Launch November 18 […]

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Crypto Traders Rush to Revamp Their Security After Bitmex Dox

Crypto Traders Rush to Revamp Their Security After Bitmex DoxThe world’s largest crypto derivatives exchange Bitmex has accidentally doxed tens of thousands of its users. An email newsletter concerning forthcoming updates to Bitmex indices CC’d a large proportion of the company’s mailing list, exposing the addresses of its users to the public. In a second embarrassment, Bitmex had its Twitter account hacked shortly afterward. […]

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Exchange Tokens Have Outperformed BTC This Year

Exchange Tokens Have Outperformed BTC This YearFew crypto assets have outperformed bitcoin this year, but the handful that have are predominantly exchange tokens. Their success attests to that of the token sale launchpads they have hosted, which have in turn driven demand for exchange tokens. But as IEOs start to wind down, can exchanges sustain the momentum, or will BTC recapture […]

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Speculation Abounds Over the Cause of Bitcoin’s Recent Rally

How the Recent Crypto Rally Compares With Previous Bull RunsCrypto’s most recent bull run began last Friday, October 25, after a significant plunge in prices just days earlier that had some prognosticators worried about a return to late 2018 and early 2019’s bleak crypto winter. Since the recent spike, prices have held relatively steady, suggesting this rally is not just a flash in the […]

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As Crypto Exchanges Exit the US, Which Trading Platforms Will Enter the Breach?

As Crypto Exchanges Exit the US, Which Trading Platforms Will Enter the Breach?The U.S. remains a challenging environment for centralized cryptocurrency exchanges, with major players significantly scaling back their operations and others heading for the door. The most recent casualty of America’s stringent regulatory climate is one time market-leader Poloniex, which has “spun out” from parent company Circle, spinning out of the U.S. market in the process […]

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Binance to Add Bitcoin Cash to Its Decentralized Exchange

Binance Adds Bitcoin Cash to Its Decentralized ExchangeAlready widely available for trading across the world, bitcoin cash continues to expand into new markets and platforms. The latest venue where users can soon exchange the cryptocurrency is Binance’s decentralized exchange. The system will feature a token pegged to BCH issued on Binance Chain. Also Read: Binance Launches Peer-to-Peer Trading in China Binance DEX […]

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Binance Launches P2P Trading in China With Support for Alipay and Wechat

Binance Launches P2P Trading in China With Support for Alipay and WechatCryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched peer-to-peer trading in China. The platform supports traders making transactions between themselves using the dominant Chinese payment apps Alipay and Wechat Pay. News of the matter forced Alipay to publicly claim it stops transactions if they are discovered to be related to cryptocurrency. Also Read: Tether Created ‘Largest Bubble in […]

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2019’s Token Sales Have Produced a Handful of Winners

2019’s Token Sales Have Produced a Handful of Winners2019 has proven a challenging year in which to launch a crypto startup, with the most successful tokens recording only modest returns. Investors chasing the sort of double-digit returns that were one commonplace have been mostly frustrated by a markedly more conservative market in which picking a winner has called for a combination of shrewdness […]

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5 Educational Resources That Will Level up Your Cryptocurrency Knowledge

5 Educational Resources That Will Level up Your Cryptocurrency KnowledgeCrypto is a constant learning curve. Keeping pace with developments in bitcoin, blockchain, and the ever-evolving cryptocurrency ecosystem feels like a full-time job, and that’s just for experienced heads. For novices, it’s tough enough working out where to even start. While crypto wisdom accrues over time, there’s now an array of resources to jumpstart your […]

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Financial Giant Fidelity Backs Bitcoin Derivatives Yield Fund

Financial Giant Fidelity Backs Bitcoin Derivatives Yield FundThe Los Angeles-based Wave Financial has announced the launch of a bitcoin derivatives-based yield fund and Fidelity will provide custody for the fund’s BTC reserves. Wave Financial’s crypto fund commencement is part of a growing trend toward launching BTC derivatives products. CME Group has also revealed the derivatives marketplace will provide options on its bitcoin […]

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Without Disobedience, Bitcoin Is No Better Than Gold

Without Disobedience, Bitcoin Is No Better Than GoldWith the launch of Bakkt’s bitcoin futures market and Binance’s revamped U.S. exchange, there’s been a lot of talk in the space about institutionalization and traditional money flowing into crypto. It’s almost as if some believe that Bitcoin can’t scale as a purely peer-to-peer electronic cash system and that third parties and regulators must be […]

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Market Outlook: Traders Play New Positions After Massive Drop in Crypto Prices

Market Outlook: Traders Play New Positions After Massive Drop in Crypto PricesOn September 24, digital currency markets saw significant losses as the entire cryptoconomy lost $35 billion in a short period of time. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and traders are now even more uncertain to where markets are headed in the short term. The sudden sell-off that took place on Wednesday afternoon was unexpected and today traders are […]

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FATF-Driven Delistings Capture the Criminalization of Privacy

FATF-Driven Delistings Capture the Criminalization of PrivacyThe delisting of privacy coins like monero, zcash, and dash is becoming something of a trend in Asia, and could soon expand elsewhere. In the wake of the intra-governmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issuing new global standards, Korean exchanges Okex and Upbit have announced they will delist and put warnings on several privacy coins […]

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How Prime Brokerage Will Affect Crypto Markets

How Prime Brokerage Will Affect Crypto MarketsPrime brokerage firms are coming for crypto in what’s likely to be a race of winner-takes-almost-all. Goldman Sachs is synonymous with institutional wealth and power, even to those who’ve never purchased a financial product in their life. Like the eponymous tower it occupies in Jersey City, Goldman Sachs dominates the prime brokerage trade. What will […]

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Bitcoin’s Early Days: How Crypto’s Past Is Much Different Than the Present

Bitcoin's Early Days: How Crypto's Past Is Much Different Than the PresentOver the last 24 hours, cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been discussing a transaction that saw 94,000 BTC sent to an unknown wallet. The hoopla over the large transaction shows how things have changed significantly over the last decade. Back in cryptocurrency’s early days, between 2010-2012, large bitcoin transactions like this weren’t such a big deal and […]

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Crypto Lending Platforms Prepare to Assail the Banking System

Crypto Lending Platforms Prepare their Assault on the Banking SystemThe battle lines have been drawn and the troops assembled. On the one side stands the combined might of the banking cartels, centuries of deeply entrenched financial infrastructure supporting them. And on the other side stands a handful of crypto companies armed with little more than a passionate plea: “Ditch the legacy system and come […]

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The Changing Face of Cryptocurrency Trading in 2019

The Changing Face of Cryptocurrency Trading in 2019The cryptocurrency exchange landscape has evolved significantly in 2019. The number, quality and diversity of exchanges has multiplied, giving traders an unprecedented number of venues to choose from. This smorgasbord of options risks leaving traders overwhelmed, however, as exchanges jockey for supremacy, launching new features and products designed to woo the competition and cement their […]

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The New Bitcoin Banks Are Here

The New Bitcoin Banks Are HereA new age of banking is imminent. Legacy models will be forced to follow suit or become obsolete in the eyes of value holders worldwide, as new bitcoin and crypto services take over, seeking to implement blockchain systems with an eye on convenience and financial inclusion. Announcements of stablecoins and exchange services from giants Binance, […]

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Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats Up

Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats UpThis week, the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance, launched margin trading. In doing so, it made the elite group of exchanges that offer crypto derivatives less exclusive than it once was. Binance, Kucoin, and Bitmax have all rolled out margin products this year, in a bid to give market leaders Bitmex and Deribit […]

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Competing Stablecoins Can’t Topple Tether

Competing Stablecoins Can’t Topple TetherLove, hate or fear it, there’s no avoiding tether (USDT). Its shadow looms over the cryptoconomy, supplying sanctuary in times of volatility, providing fiat capital inflow and acting as a lightning rod for crypto critics who believe it’s propping up the price of bitcoin. Over the past year, a flurry of new stablecoins have entered […]

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Competition Is Forcing Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Get Creative

Competition Is Forcing Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Get CreativeIn the last two years, a Cambrian explosion of cryptocurrency exchanges has given traders a plethora of options. This cornucopia of choice has not resulted in a corresponding increase in quality, however. Most of the platforms that emerged in 2018 have struggled to gain traction, with tier one exchanges increasing their market share and the […]

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PR: Monarch Launches IEO on LAToken Exchange

Monarch Launches IEO on LAToken ExchangeMonarch is changing the world of Crypto. With a Universal Decentralized Crypto Wallet, The MonarchPay payment solution allowing businesses and individuals the ability to receive BTC & ETH payments and get paid in Fiat, along with the Monarch Marketplace & Motor, Monarch is on track to become the One Platform to Rule Them All.

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Initial Exchange Offerings Are Showing No Sign of Slowing Down

Initial Exchange Offerings Are Showing No Sign of Slowing DownSix months in and initial exchange offerings (IEOs) are refusing to die. Following a year of ICO stagnation in 2018, it appeared that the crypto crowdfunding bubble had popped, sending tokenized projects back to the drawing board. Instead, the medium has been reborn under a different banner. In 2019, IEO token issuance is all the […]

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