Category: Kraken

Bittrex, Coinbase and Kraken Set up Crypto Rating Council

Bittrex, Coinbase, Kraken and Others Set up Crypto Rating CouncilThe heavy hand of regulators has been stifling the growth of the cryptocurrency industry in the U.S. and caused innovators to flock abroad. In a bid to mitigate one aspect of this problem, major players have now created a joint system for rating what constitutes a security token. Also Read: International Crypto Exchange Luno Adds […]

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How Coinbase Quietly Became the World’s Biggest Bitcoin Bank

How Coinbase Quietly Became the World’s Biggest Bitcoin BankOn August 15, the San Francisco-based digital currency exchange Coinbase announced that it had acquired the cryptocurrency custody service Xapo’s institutional branch. The business move puts Coinbase in the limelight, making it the largest custodial service for digital assets worldwide, with more than $7 billion under custody. Also Read: Hong Kong Protest Leader Hopes to […]

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BCH News Roundup: Transactions Spike, Cashaddr Support and Developer Congress

BCH News Roundup: Transactions Spike, Cashaddr Support, and a Developer CongressThe last seven days have been busy within the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem with a slew of announcements and developments. Kraken exchange recently added the BCH-based Cashaddr address format and Coinbase open-sourced a utility that makes it easy to convert between Base58 and Cashaddr addresses. Additionally, the New Hampshire-based Anypay payment processor is bolstering merchant adoption […]

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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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Everyone’s Talking About Security Tokens But No One’s Trading Them

There’s a party happening right now and everyone’s invited. The music’s playing, the fridge is loaded and the bathtub’s full of ice. All the ingredients for the sickest soiree are in place. There’s just one problem: the guests have yet to arrive. Welcome to the world of security tokens, where you can tokenize anything you […]

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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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Report: 87% of Crypto Exchanges May Be Falsifying Volume

Report: 87% of Reported Trade Volume on World's Largest Crypto Exchanges QuestionableAt least 87 percent of cryptocurrency exchanges may have falsified their reported trade volumes, a new study claims. According to a review of the top 100 exchanges by analytics company The Tie, most of the trading volume on the world’s largest crypto trading platforms is suspect. Also read: Quadrigacx Co-Founder a Convicted Fraudster Suspicious Trading […]

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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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Kraken Offers $100K Reward for Help Finding Quadrigacx Funds

Kraken Offers $100K Reward for Help Finding Quadrigacx FundsThe San Francisco crypto exchange Kraken has announced the company is offering a $100,000 reward in exchange for a solid lead toward finding the missing Quadrigacx coins. Kraken has explained the company wants to bring more “awareness and attention” to the case and hopefully locate some of the lost funds. Also read: P2P Exchange Hodl […]

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PR: Roger Ver Joins Livenpay Advisory Board

Roger Ver Joins Livenpay Advisory BoardBlockchain superstar and Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver aka ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ is now an advisor to Liven, the Australian startup with ambitions to bring crypto to the real world starting with being the international currency of cuisine. With Liven’s user-friendly app, diners can register, find local eats and settle the bill as easily as booking an Uber, earning cryptocurrency rewards at more than 1,000 currently participating eateries and counting.

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Kraken Acquires British Derivatives Platform Crypto Facilities

Kraken Acquires British Derivatives Platform Crypto FacilitiesCryptocurrency exchange Kraken has acquired Crypto Facilities, a British digital asset trading platform and index provider, in an undisclosed “nine-figure” deal. The acquisition means that Kraken will now be able to offer both spot and futures trading in bitcoin core, bitcoin cash, ripple, litecoin and ethereum while boosting revenue by attracting institutional customers. Also read: Cryptocurrency […]

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The Daily: Kraken Swamped by US Subpoenas, AMD Partners Crypto Studio

The Daily: Kraken Swamped by US Subpoenas, AMD Partners Crypto StudioIn today’s edition of The Daily, we feature a couple of stories that show how the U.S. is potentially stifling the development of the local cryptocurrency industry by burdening companies with costly compliance. We also cover a partnership between a computer chip manufacturer and a crypto studio. Also Read: Banking Struggle Drives Bitcoin ATM Manufacturer […]

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Kraken Launches Margin Trading for BCH Pairings

Kraken Launches Margin Trading for BCH PairingsKraken has launched margin trading for Bitcoin Cash pairings, now supporting leveraged trading for BCH/XBT, BCH/USD, and BCH/EUR markets. The exchange has also launched margin trading for XRP, now offering up to 5x leverage on XRP pairings. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Mining Showcased at the Houston Rockets Game Kraken Launches Leverage Trading for Bitcoin Cash and […]

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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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Hash Wars: Battle Comes to an End as BSV Plans to Add Replay Protection

It’s been less than two weeks since the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork and blockchain split that occurred on Nov. 15. Since then there’s been a lot of discussion concerning the hash war, with BSV and BCH miners acquiring blocks, gathering hashrate and accumulating proof of work. Now after 11 days, blockchain company Coingeek has […]

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Follow This Branch: A Guide to Splitting BCH and BSV

Follow This Branch: A Guide to Splitting BCH and BSVSince the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork on Nov. 15 resulted in a blockchain split, many pre-fork holders are interested in finding out how to split their BCH and BSV into two separate currencies. Over the last week, a few infrastructure providers have released tools and some exchanges have offered to split the two for […]

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Hash Wars: A Successful BCH Upgrade and a ‘High Risk’ Exchange Listing

It’s been close to four days since the Bitcoin Cash upgrade and the blockchain split that occurred on Nov. 15. Since the acrimonious fork, a lot has happened within the BCH ecosystem including a few exchanges listing both chains as separate coins. Also Read: Another ‘Satoshi Message’ Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails Bitcoincash.org States […]

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Review: Coldcard’s BTC Hardware Wallet Is Air-Gapped for Added Security

Review: Coldcard's BTC Hardware Wallet Is Air-Gapped for Added SecurityThere has been an explosion of hardware wallets recently, with new models shipping on a weekly basis. What’s more, many of these units are more than mere Ledger or Trezor clones, offering unique form and features compared to the market leaders. This week news.Bitcoin.com took delivery of Coldcard, a BTC wallet that promises to be […]

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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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Tether Treasury Holds Nearly 30% of Total USDT Supply

Tether Treasury Holds Nearly 30% of Total USDT SupplyThe “Tether Treasury’s” USDT wallet has rapidly risen up the ranks to become the top holder of the stablecoin, suggesting that some market participants may have managed to successfully withdraw their holdings from circulation. The removal of roughly 28.5 percent of the total number of Tether in circulation has coincided with a significant depletion in […]

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Emma Integrates Crypto Exchanges into Money Management App

UK Money Management App Emma Adds Cryptocurrency Exchange IntegrationEmma, a London-based startup firm specializing in money management services, has launched cryptocurrency exchange integration for its new app. The platform, which the company describes as a kind of “financial advocate” service, is designed to help millennials gain a better understanding of their finances. Also Read: Security Giant G4S Offers Protected Offline Cryptocurrency Storage New […]

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54% of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Have Security Holes

Traders hope and expect the exchange they’re trading on takes security seriously. But while all crypto platforms pay lip service to good cybersecurity practices, many fail at even the most basic measures such as enforcing strong passwords. New research has found 54% of all cryptocurrency exchanges have poor security in at least one area, leaving […]

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The Daily: Blockchain.com Launches OTC Trading Desk, Shapeshift Relaunches Coincap

The Daily: Blockchain.com Launches OTC Trading Desk, Shapeshift Relaunches CoincapWallet provider Blockchain.com has created an OTC trading desk as part of its efforts to cater to institutional investors. Also in The Daily this Sunday, Shapeshift launches the redesigned Coincap tracker, Kraken lists Cardano and Qtum, and Compound offers its users the option to short cryptocurrencies. Also read: Fiat vs Crypto Laundering, Bitcoin Anniversary Cash-Ins […]

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