Category: BitMex

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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Bakkt Announces Bitcoin Options After Record-Breaking Futures Volumes

Bakkt Announces Bitcoin Options After Record-Breaking Futures VolumesOn October 23, Bakkt’s physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts touched an all-time high with 640 BTC ($4.8 million) swapped on the exchange. Coincidentally, the futures action started after BTC prices plummeted to $7,365 across global exchanges. After the record-setting day, Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler revealed the trading platform will offer options on bitcoin futures this December. […]

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Appetite for Bitcoin Futures Is Growing

The Market's Appetite for Bitcoin Derivatives Is GrowingAfter all the fanfare, fevered anticipation, and breathless media coverage, Bakkt’s launch of bitcoin futures on Monday was a damp squib. Despite the rollout of physically delivered BTC futures going without a hitch, volumes were low, while the less said about bitcoin’s price in the aftermath, the better. Despite this inauspicious start, however, there is […]

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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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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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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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The Number of Crypto Exchanges Offering Margin Has Multiplied

Until recently, Bitmex, Deribit and a handful of established exchanges were the only places where traders could get their leverage fix. This has now changed with the emergence of dozens of exchanges offering leverage and plenty more on their way. Binance and Kucoin – two platforms famed for driving this year’s other exchange trend, the […]

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In the Daily: New Terms From Bitmex, Binance Coin Record, Malta Bank Accounts

In the Daily: New Terms From Bitmex, Binance Coin Record, Malta Bank AccountsIn this edition of The Daily, Bitmex has updated its Terms of Service. The revised rules prohibit residents of certain countries, including the U.S., from trading digital assets on the platform. Also, the native token of the leading crypto exchange Binance, BNB, has hit a record price against BTC. And in Malta, companies from the […]

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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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Newspaper Ad Seeks Donations for Bitcoin Baby’s College Fund

Newspaper Ad Seeks Donations for Bitcoin Baby’s College FundDespite being just one week old, Izabella Bowles carries great expectations upon her tiny shoulders. The baby, born on Jan. 6, will go to college when she’s older, if parents Wioletta and Peter can help it. What’s more, her future tuition fees will be paid for using what many believe to be the future of […]

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Wine Retailer to Buy Majority Stake in Japanese Bitcoin Exchange for $30M

Wine Retailer to Buy Majority Stake in Japanese Bitcoin Exchange for $30MMadison Holdings Group Ltd. has agreed to buy 67.2 percent of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitocean for 1.68 billion yen ($15.12 million). Inclusive of fees, the wines and alcoholic beverages company will pay a total $30.12 million. According to local media reports, the deal is to be completed through a subsidiary, Madison Labs. Also read: Cryptocurrency Exchanges […]

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Exchange News: Coincheck Resumes All Trading, Bitmex Insurance Fund Grows

In recent crypto exchange news, Coincheck has successfully reinstated deposits and trading services for all cryptocurrencies that were live on the exchange before it was hacked in January. Bhex, an exchange founded by Huobi’s former chief technology officer, has announced that it will start operations at the end of the month, while 1,452.6 BTC was […]

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Bitfinex Introduces New Fees, Bitmex Rejects Claims It Trades Against Its Customers

Bitfinex Introduces New Fees, Bitmex Rejects Claims It Trades Against Its CustomersIn recent cryptocurrency exchange news, Bitfinex has introduced new withdrawal fees, the CEO of Bitmex has refuted accusations that the exchange’s in-house trading desk trades against its customers, and Malta-based Bistraq Exchange has commenced operations. Also Read: Stablecoins Fetch a Premium as BTC Hits Year Low  Bitfinex to Charge 3% on Frequent Withdrawals Bitfinex has introduced […]

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The Daily: Security Experts Rank Exchanges by Safety, Malta Dominates Trade Volume

The Daily: Security Experts Rank Exchanges by Safety, Malta Dominates Trade VolumeIn today’s edition of The Daily, we cover several different reports about the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The first was written by a cybersecurity firm that’s trying to identify the safest exchanges through which to trade. The second report offers a detailed breakdown of the market based on a host of different parameters, while another shows that […]

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Order Speed Analysis Reveals the Fastest Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Order Speed Analysis Reveals the Fastest Cryptocurrency ExchangesWhen you’re trading digital assets, speed matters — particularly so if you’re engaged in high-frequency trading, when every millisecond counts. Executing orders a fraction of a second ahead of the market can mean the difference between profit and loss. New data reveals which cryptocurrency exchanges are the fastest — and which are struggling to keep […]

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Hong Kong Regulator: Cryptocurrencies ‘May Not Qualify as Securities’

Hong Kong Regulator: Cryptocurrencies 'May Not Qualify as Securities'Cryptocurrency falls into a legislative gray area in many jurisdictions, which is why governments should take a particularly nuanced approach to developing regulatory frameworks for crypto trading, the outgoing chairman of Hong Kong’s securities regulator said in a recent interview. Also Read: Fidelity Launching Crypto Custody and Trading Services Key Challenge for Legislators “We have to […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Tether, Bitfinex Drop Noble Bank, Bitmex Hires COO

Exchanges Roundup: Tether/Bitfinex Drops Noble Bank, Bitmex Hires COOIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Noble Bank is looking to sell after reportedly losing Bitfinex and Tether as clients, Bitmex has announced the former compliance head of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited as its new chief operating officer, and Huobi’s director of research into blockchain applications has discussed the company’s goals for […]

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PR: IX Launches Exchange with BTC as Platform Token

IX Launches Exchange with BTC as Platform TokenThe digital asset trading platform, which invested $ 10 million on purchasing the unusual overseas domain name, IX.com, officially announced to launch. As the world’s first exchange with BTC as platform token, in which one can get multiple high returns by the quantity of BTC he holds.

Through half a year’s endeavor, the founding team and early employees of IX try their best to build the corporate into international platform with strong industry impact. IX owns its unique three major technological innovations and five major operational characteristics. And it begins to open digital asset market from today.

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BTC Hashpower Doubles During Bear Market as Miners Sacrifice Profit for Position

During Brutal Bear Market, Bitcoin Hashpower DoublesAccording to Fundstrat analyst Sam Doctor, it appears Bitcoin Core (BTC) hashpower has doubled since just before the start of summer. That figure is impressive considering the lingering and deep bear market. “Even with upgrades to existing equipment, implies almost 1GW of new power consumption vs 5.2GW in May ’18m” Mr. Doctor tweeted. “Breakeven now […]

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