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Exchanges Roundup: Pantera Fund Down 40%, Bittrex Delists Altcoins

Exchanges Roundup: Pantera Fund Down 40%, Bittrex Delists AltcoinsIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, images circulating online show Pantera Capital’s Digital Asset Fund had a lifetime-to-date performance of minus 40% as of the end of August, Bittrex has announced the delisting of Bitshares, Bitcoin Gold, and Bitcoin Private, and Indian cryptocurrency exchange, Bitbns, has been accused of falsifying its trade volume. Also […]

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Regulations Roundup: U.S. Govt. Pays $5.7 Million for Blockchain Analysis, Amit Bhardwaj’s Assets Seized

Regulations Round-Up: U.S. Govt. Pays $5.7 Million for Blockchain Analysis, Amit Bhardwaj’s Assets SeizedIn recent regulatory news, a report published by Diar has found that U.S. government agencies have paid approximately $5.7 million USD to blockchain analysis contractors, India’s Enforcement Directorate has seized $5.9 Million worth of assets linked to the case of Amit Bhardwaj, and the Bank of International Settlements finds cryptocurrencies to “not, at this point, […]

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Surveys: 1 in 4 Millennials Want to Invest in Crypto, 3% of China Already Has

Survey Round-Up: 3% of China Has Invested in Crypto, 1 in 4 Millennials Want toIn recent cryptocurrency surveys, a poll of 100,000 Chinese citizens has found that 3% have invested in cryptocurrencies, and a survey conducted by Circle has found that a quarter of millennials would like to invest in crypto assets in the next 12 months. In addition, a survey by UK-based Rathbone Investment Management has found that […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Circle Invest Adds Four Alts, Stockholm IT Announces Crypto Fund

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Circle Invest has added Eos, 0x, Stellar, and Qtum to its platform, Stockholm IT, a Frankfurt-listed company that has seen its share value drop over 99% since launch, has announced plans for a cryptocurrency fund, and Btse has launched its over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform. Also Read: Taiwanese Candidate Accepts […]

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Mining Round-Up: New Bitfury Chip, Anti-Cryptojacking Botnet Discovered

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency mining, Bitfury has announced a “suite” of products powered by the company’s new mining chip, a botnet that hunts and destroys XMR mining malware has been discovered by security researchers, and Soluna has announced that it will commence the construction of its Moroccan wind farm in January. Also Read: Weiss […]

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Regulations Round-Up: MAS Official Says Tokens Aren’t Securities, SEC on Bookkeeping Obligations

Regulations Round-Up: MAS Official Says Tokens Aren't Securities, SEC on Bookkeeping ObligationsIn recent regulatory news, an official representing the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has stated that no existing crypto tokens meet the regulator’s definition of a security offering; the chief accountant of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has emphasized the “fundamental” bookkeeping responsibilities of firms operating with cryptocurrencies; and the head of […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Palestinians Use Crypto to Transfer Offshore, LXDX Targets Retail Investors

Exchanges Round-Up: Palestinians Use Crypto to Transfer Offshore, Lxbx Targets Retail InvestorsIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Palestinians are reportedly turning to crypto brokers to facilitate cross-border transactions, XBT Provider has revealed plans to launch an exchange-traded product that will track between 5-10 cryptocurrencies, and LXDX has announced that it will make its platform available to retail investors. Also Read: P2P Markets Report: Record Volume in […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Coinbase to Hire 130, EF Hutton Backs Acex Exchange

In cryptocurrency exchange news, Coinbase plans to hire 130 additional staff at its New York office by the end of 2019, a recently announced exchange which will be backed EF Hutton has declared that it will launch before January 2019, and Digifinex has announced that it will replace its USDT pairings for TUSD. Also Read: Growing […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Aus Regulators Doubt Coinjar Volume, Paysend Partners With Bitstamp

Exchanges Round-Up: Aus Regulators Doubt Coinjar Volume, Paysend Partners With BitstampIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Australia’s financial regulators have expressed skepticism regarding Coinjar’s purported trade volume, Paysend has partnered with Bitstamp to facilitate cryptocurrency purchases through its Global Account, and Seed Cx has announced a $15 million USD Series B funding round. Also Read: A Decade After Lehman Brothers Died: Mises, Satoshi, Bitcoin, and […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Spotware Launches “Out-of-the-Box” Platform, Huobi to Rebrand Hadax

Exchanges Round-Up: Spotware Launches “Out-of-the-Box” Platform, Huobi to Rebrand HadaxIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Spotware has announced the launch of an “out-of-the-box” cryptocurrency exchange platform, Huobi has announced that it’s Autonomous Digital Asset Exchange will be rebranded to “Huobi Next” before merging with Huobi Global, and Liechtenstein’s financial regulator will hold off on introducing legislation governing the operations of crypto-to-crypto virtual currency […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Startup Targets Crypto Micro-Investments, Kraken Denies Halifax Closure

Exchanges Round-Up: Aus Start-Up Targets Crypto Micro-Investments, Kraken Denies Halifax ClosureIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Perth-based Bamboo has announced it will launch an app designed to easily facilitate micro-investments in cryptocurrencies, Kraken has rejected an internet rumor that claimed the company had closed a Canadian facility amid security concerns, and Roboforex has increased the leverage available on its cryptocurrency markets to 1:50. Also […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: DMM Bitcoin Launches Biometric Authentication, Ironfx Seeks Gibraltar Licensing

Exchanges Round-Up: DMM Bitcoin Launches Biometric Authentication, Ironfx Seeks Gibraltar LicensingIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, DDM Bitcoin has launched biometric authentication for Android users of its app, Fxcoin has hired former Deutsche Bank AG employee, Yasuo Matsuda, as a senior strategist, and Ironfx has estimated the company’s upcoming virtual currency exchange will launch during the fourth quarter of 2018. Also Read: Satis Predicts Market […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Price Spread and Institutions, Brazil Surveys Exchanges

Exchanges Round-Up: Price Spread and Institutions, Brazil Surveys ExchangesIn recent news pertaining to exchanges, Sfox has attributed a reducing spread in the price of BTC across exchanges to the increased presence of institutional investors in the cryptocurrency markets, Brazil’s government has issued a questionnaire to three local crypto exchanges seeking to obtain data pertaining to their operations, and data from the United States […]

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Regulations Round-Up: Tokenized Securities in Singapore, China Warns of Illegal Fundraising

Regulations Round-Up: Tokenized Securities in Singapore, China Warns of Illegal FundraisingIn recent regulatory news, Chinese authorities have issued a warning seeking to encourage citizens to be skeptical regarding the promotional claims of illegal fundraising schemes operating with cryptocurrencies, Singapore Exchange and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have partnered with Anquan, Deloitte, and Nasdaq to settle tokenized securities using distributed ledger technology, and Hungary’s finance ministry […]

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Regulations Round-Up: 21-Year-Old Arrested, Coinbase Files for Patent

Regulations Round-Up: 21-Year-Old Arrested, Coinbase Files for PatentIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency regulations, Alibaba and Tencent are collaborating with Chinese authorities to monitor and prevent peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading via their respective mobile payments platforms, a 21-year-old has been indicted for operating an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange, and Coinbase has filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a mechanism designed to […]

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Mining Round-Up: Nvidia Shares Drop, College Students Mine on Campus

Mining Round-Up: Nvidia Shares Drop, College Students Mine on CampusIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency mining, Nvidia has witnessed a drop in its share price after announcing an unexpectedly modest earnings outlook – partly driven by reduced demand for mining hardware. Also, the World Digital Mining Summit has been scheduled for late September in Tbilisi, Georgia, and reports continue to surface detailing opportunistic students […]

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ICO Regulations Round-Up: Fundraising Law, Jeju Island, Self-Directed IRAs

ICO Regulations Round-Up: Fundraising Law, Jeju Island, Self-Directed IRAsIn recent news pertaining to initial coin offerings (ICO) regulations, an EU report has advocated the regulation of ICOs according to crowdfunding legislation, the governor of Korea’s Jeju Island wants his jurisdiction to become a special economic zone regarding cryptocurrencies and blockchain, and the U.S. SEC has warned consumers regarding the risks of self-directed Individual […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Chinese Court Backs Coinnice Repatriation, CZ Demos Binance DEX

Exchanges Round-Up: Chinese Court Backs Coinnice Repatriation, CZ Demos Binance DEXIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrencies, a Chinese court has rejected an appeal from a trader disputing a previous decision that mandated he repay the value of 5 BTC accidentally credited to his Coinnice account, the CEO of Binance has demonstrated the company’s upcoming decentralized exchange (DEX), and Okex’s head of operations has discussed the […]

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Regulations Round-Up: Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies, Regulatory Clarity

Regulations Round-Up: Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies, Regulatory ClarityIn recent regulatory news, Spain’s Central bank has issued a report favoring the development of a central bank-issued digital currency (CBDC), the president of Taiwan’s central bank has advocated caution regarding CBDCs, the Blockchain Research Institute has published a summary of recent roundtable discussions calling for great regulatory clarity, and a Russian court has a […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Goldman Considers Crypto Custody, SA Exchange Launches USDT

Exchanges Round-Up: Goldman Considers Crypto Custody, SA Exchange Launches USDTIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, it has been reported that Goldman Sachs is considering exploring custody and other services pertaining to cryptocurrencies; a South African exchange has introduced Tether pairings in the hopes of driving down the local premium on crypto prices through offering arbitrage opportunities to foreign traders; and Blockex has announced […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Coinjar Launches Aussie Crypto Fund, Square Trades OTC

Exchanges Round-Up: Coinjar Launches Aussie Crypto Fund, Square Trades OTCIn recent news pertaining to virtual currency exchanges, Coinjar has launched Australia’s first cryptocurrency index fund; Square’s latest quarterly report has revealed that company is executing its crypto trades via the over-the-counter (OTC) markets rather than “public cryptocurrency exchanges;” and Poloniex has launched EOS pairings. Also Read: SEC Has No Jurisdiction to Look at Bitcoin for […]

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Regulations Round-Up: Holland Targets Electricity Theft, MI Republican Wants More Oversight

In recent regulatory news, Dutch police have reported an increase in electricity fraud associated with crypto mining, a Michigan Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee has urged Congress to make the development of clear guidelines overseeing the cryptocurrency industry a top priority, and digital currency advocacy group, Chamber of Digital Commerce, has published […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Dcex Uses XRP as Base Currency, Blocktrade Enters Beta

Exchanges Round-Up: Dcex Uses XRP as Base Currency, Blocktrade Enters BetaIn recent news regarding bitcoin exchanges, Dcex has launched a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange that will use XRP as its base currency, ESMA regulated exchange, Blocktrade, has opened for beta testing, and Coinfield has announced a partnership with fee-free trading app Moongo. Also Read:Banks Don’t Really Want to Use ‘Blockchain’ for FX Settlement After All  Dcex […]

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Mining Round-Up: Steam Game Allegedly Cryptojacks Users, Mining Could be “New Oil” for Kazakhstan

Mining Round-Up: Steam Game Allegedly Cryptojacks Users, Mining Could be “New Oil” for KazakhstanIn recent mining news, indie Steam game, Abstractism, has been accused of installing malicious software on its users’ devices to mine XMR; the vice president of the Blockchain and Crypto Technology Association of Kazakhstan has advocated that the country’s administration seeks to foster the local mining industry; and the commissioners of the Franklin Public Utility […]

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