Category: Bitfinex

Tether Plans to Mint Digital Yuan and Commodity Coins, Says Bitfinex Shareholder

Tether Plans to Mint a Digital Yuan and Commodity Coins, Says Bitfinex ShareholderTether Holdings, the firm that issues tether (USDT), has plans to launch an offshore Chinese yuan stablecoin called CNHT. Tether’s digital dollar presence within the crypto economy has been massive in recent months, seeing significant demand from China. Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong has explained in a recent interview that Tether is also preparing to launch […]

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Bitcoin’s Big Price Drop Is the Latest in a Long History of Flash Crashes

Bitcoin's Big Price Drop Reminds Traders of the Long History of Flash CrashesOn Wednesday, June 26, the price of BTC came close to reaching $14K. One hour later, it had dropped by close to 18%. Such events are known as a flash crash, a moment in time where a rapid-sell off happens and often times a few exchanges become inoperable. Over the last few years, especially when […]

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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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How to Use a Physical Security Key to Safeguard Your Exchange Account

If you are keeping funds on a cryptocurrency platform such as a centralized exchange it is highly advisable you make sure your accounts are as safe as possible. Using a physical security key can greatly help with this as well as safeguarding other private services such as email and cloud storage. Also Read: Israeli Supreme […]

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Hackers Have Looted More Bitcoin Than Satoshi’s Entire Stash

Since 2011 Hackers Looted More Bitcoin Than Satoshi's Entire StashEver since cryptocurrencies started gaining value, hackers have targeted exchanges that provide digital asset trading and malicious entities have siphoned billions of dollars worth of bitcoin since 2010. So far, over 1 million of the world’s BTC has been stolen from exchanges and traders continue to leave vast quantities of funds on centralized trading platforms. […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Cleaning up Their Act

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Cleaning up Their ActAsk a dozen crypto traders for the reason behind the recent rally and you’ll get a dozen different theories. Bakkt futures, Microsoft building on Bitcoin and Whole Foods accepting crypto have all been cited as fueling the bull market that’s broken out. While these factors have certainly helped, there’s a less documented reason why the […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Bulls Outpace Stocks and Gold

Cryptocurrency markets have been doing extremely well over the last 48 hours, making a lot of prior skeptics think the bearish crypto winter may have ended. Since our last markets update three days ago, the entire cryptoconomy has gained close to $33 billion in value and trading sessions over the last 24 hours produced a […]

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Crypto Heresy: Question Blockstream on Twitter and You’ll Be Blocked

Crypto Heresy: Questioning Blockstream on Twitter About an Alleged Conflict of InterestCrypto Twitter (CT) is a grueling battleground between digital currency enthusiasts, company executives, maximalists, journalists, lawyers, and so-called thought leaders and luminaries. For instance, on May 8, reporter Larry Cermak posted data concerning Blockstream and its sidechain project Liquid’s performance over the last seven months. After Cermak shared unbiased figures and queried an alleged conflict […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Show Strong Recovery After Binance Loss

Cryptocurrency markets are doing much better the day after the digital asset exchange Binance lost roughly 7,000 BTC ($40 million). Immediately after the trading platform officially announced the multi-million dollar loss, the cryptoconomy shed billions but since then most digital assets have recovered and markets are doing surprisingly well. Also read: $500K of BCH Shuffled […]

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New York Prosecutors Demand Transparency From Bitfinex and Tether

New York Prosecutors Demand Transparency from Bitfinex and TetherThe crypto community has been laser focused on the current dilemma between Bitfinex exchange and New York prosecutors over the loss of $900 million of co-mingled customer and corporate funds. After the craziness last week, the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) office has now demanded that Bitfinex must show transparency by turning over documents tied […]

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Markets Update: Optimism Grows as Cryptocurrency Prices Surge

Cryptocurrency markets are seeing fresh gains today as the entire cryptoconomy has gathered $186 billion market valuation after gaining $16 billion over the last 24 hours. The most notable coins leading the charge within the top 10 positions today include litecoin, eos, and bitcoin cash. Also read: $500K of BCH Shuffled in Record-Breaking Cashshuffle Transaction […]

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Crypto Community Monitors Bitfinex Wallets and the Strange 6% BTC Premium

Crypto Community Monitors Bitfinex Wallets and the Strange 6% Premium on BTCWhether cryptocurrency enthusiasts believe the stablecoin controversy is worrisome or mere FUD, the news surrounding the $850 million of Bitfinex funds locked up has shaken the markets. Now, digital asset traders are closely monitoring the large premium on Bitfinex, where the price of BTC is trading for $300 more than on most spot markets. The […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Recover as Bitcoin Cash Leads the Charge Again

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Recover While Bitcoin Cash Lead the Charge AgainOn April 25, cryptocurrency markets tumbled after the controversy between the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) office, the stablecoin company Tether, and Bitfinex exchange. Since then, prices have slightly recovered and the entire cryptoconomy regained $4.3 billion after losing $10 billion last Thursday. Moreover, out of the top 10 cryptos by market capitalization today, bitcoin […]

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Twitter Shenanigans and Tether Probe in the Weekly Video Update From Bitcoin.com

Cryptocurrency advocates try to get the CEO of Twitter to ban @Bitcoin and the New York Attorney General goes after the company behind Tether. This and more in the weekly video news update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also Read: How to Start Cloud Mining Bitcoin Cash Watch Bitcoin.com’s Weekly News Update This week’s show covers […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Bulls Lose Footing After Stablecoin Controversy

Markets Update: Crypto Bulls Lose Footing After Stablecoin ControversyCryptocurrencies dropped in value yesterday after the New York Attorney General’s court filings against Bitfinex and Tether were published. Currently, the entire market capitalization is roughly $170 billion and most cryptocurrencies have lost 2-10% of their value since the announcement. Also read: Researchers Find Hundreds of Ethereum Wallets at Risk Due to Weak Key Pairs […]

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Researcher Claims to Have Sleuthed $90M of Quadrigacx Funds

A new research report links a trail of 12 wallets holding Quadrigacx funds worth $90M of ethereum to Kraken, Bitfinex, and Poloniex exchanges. With Kraken confirming that it no longer holds any active Quadriga wallets, the onus is now on the other two exchanges to confirm or deny that the coins are still in their […]

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Bitfinex Recovers $106,000 of Stolen BTC With US Government Help

Bitfinex Recovers $106,000 of Stolen BTC With U.S. Government HelpBitfinex has recovered 27.7 bitcoin stolen by hackers in August 2016, the company said on Monday. The coins, worth around $106,000 at the time of writing, represent only a small fraction of the total BTC stolen. U.S. federal law enforcement agencies recovered the bitcoin and returned it to the cryptocurrency exchange. Also read: State Treasurer: […]

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CME Group’s Bitcoin Futures See a Surge of Institutional Interest

CME Group's Bitcoin Futures Sees a Surge of Institutional Interest in 2019The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has seen a big spike in bitcoin futures volumes according to an internal investors email sent to clients on Feb. 19. CME Group’s note explains that last Tuesday’s BTC-based futures volumes touched a new record with 18,338 contracts traded and the firm says increased volumes may be due to […]

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In the Daily: Coinbase Bug Bounty, Tradingview Crypto Dashboard, Bitfinex App Update

In the Daily: Coinbase Bug Bounty, Tradingview Crypto Dashboard, Bitfinex App UpdateIn this edition of The Daily, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has paid out a bug bounty of $30,000 for a critical vulnerability. Also, Tradingview has launched a new crypto dashboard allowing traders to track developments in the cryptocurrency markets and digital asset trading platform Bitfinex has released a new version of its mobile app. Also read: […]

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Bitfinex Partnered With at Least 6 Different Banks During 2018

22 months since Wells Fargo suspended the processing of withdrawals sent by four Taiwanese banks that service Bitfinex, the platform remains among the top 20 exchanges by adjusted volume. While Bitfinex hosted more than $5 billion in trade this past month, the exchange has struggled to establish reliable banking partners, with traders seeking to deposit […]

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The Daily: Bitfinex Schedules Exchange Downtime, Koinex Adds New Security Features

The Daily: Bitfinex to Go Offline to Change Servers, Koinex Adds New Security FeaturesIfinex, the operator of Bitfinex and Ethfinex, is planning to briefly restrict access to the crypto trading platforms on Jan. 7 while migrating data to its new servers in Switzerland. Also in The Daily on Sunday, Indian exchange Koinex has updated its security features and Huobi’s mining subsidiary is preparing to launch a new trading […]

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The Daily: Bitfinex Launches Tether Margin Trading, Zebpay Resumes BCH Transactions

The Daily: Bitfinex Launches Tether Margin Trading, Zebpay Resumes BCH TransactionsIn today’s edition of The Daily, we feature a number of recent developments from influential cryptocurrency exchanges including Bitfinex, Coinbase and Zebpay. We also cover the latest investment in the field by Paypal co-founder, Peter Thiel. Also Read: Poll Shows 13% of Russians Use Cryptocurrency for Online Purchases Bitfinex Launches Tether Margin Trading Bitfinex, the […]

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Bloomberg Vouches for Tether’s Dollar-Backing

Bloomberg has claimed to have witnessed bank statements evidencing that Tether does indeed possess the dollars required to back the USDT tokens that are in circulation. Despite the bold claim, nearly all documentation cited in the report is dated from the year 2017. Also Read: Why Colombia Has Become A Hotspot for Bitcoin ATMs Bloomberg Claims […]

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BTI Claims Only Two of Top 25 Crypto Exchanges Accurately Report Volume

The Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) has published its December 2018 “Exchange Volumes Report,” claiming that only two of the top 25 cryptocurrency exchanges by reported volume on Coinmarketcap pairings accurately report their trade volume. The report also asserts that wash-trading is estimated to comprise 99 percent of the purported volume for 12 of the top […]

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