South Korea’s Zeniex Closes Amid Government Crackdown on Unauthorized Crypto Exchanges

South Korea’s cryptocurrency exchange Zeniex will soon terminate its services due to a recent government crackdown on unauthorized platforms, a post by Zeniex reveals Friday, Nov. 9. The crypto exchange, a joint project by South Korea and China which opened May 2018, states in the post that due to “recent issues,” they have “come to…

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Coinbase Launches Full Trading of Basic Attention Token

American cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has announced the rollout of full trading of the Basic Attention Token (BAT) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps, per a blog post published Nov. 8. According to the announcement, Coinbase’s customers can now buy, sell, send, receive, or store BAT along with other…

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Mauritius Financial Commission Releases Draft Regulation for Crypto Custodian Services

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) of the Republic of Mauritius has released a draft regulatory framework for crypto custodian services, according to an official document posted on Nov. 5. According to the announcement, the island country aims to establish regulation for custodian services for digital assets in order to enable users of crypto custodian services…

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Daily Byte: October 30, 2018

Ethereum’s family reunion kicks off, OKEx prunes some trading pairs, and SC Johnson fights to clean the ocean but researchers say it’s too late. Here is some of what’s happening on Tuesday, October 30, 2018: Devcon 4 Opens Today The Ethereum Foundation is kicking off DevCon 4 today in Prague, Czech Republic. A four-day gathering…

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New Zealand Gov’t-Backed Institute Issues Grant to Crypto Wallet and Trading Service

  New Zealand’s state-backed innovation institute Callaghan Innovation awarded a $330,000 grant to a local crypto wallet and trading service, according to a press release published Tuesday, Oct. 30. Callaghan Innovation issued an “R&D Project Grant” to local crypto wallet and trading platform Vimba, a rebranded version of former MyCryptoSaver. Following the grant, the crypto…

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US Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Coinbase for Alleged BCH Insider Trading

Major U.S. crypto wallet provider and exchange Coinbase has been granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over alleged insider trading during its launch of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support last year, according to court documents published Oct. 23. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria from the Northern District Court of California found that plaintiff Arizona resident…

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Coinbase Gets Approval to Offer Crypto Custody Services in the State of New York

New York state regulators have approved Coinbase Custody Trust Company LLC to roll out their cryptocurrency custody services in the state, according to an official announcement published Oct. 23. The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has authorized Coinbase’s wholly-owned subsidiary Coinbase Custody Trust Company LLC to provide a limited range of custody…

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Trezor Now Lets You Convert Bitcoin to Other Cryptos Right From the Device

In a recent upgrade, popular Bitcoin and cryptocurrency hardware wallet TREZOR has enabled its Model T users to exchange directly through their wallet interface, which means users no longer have to send coins from their device for conversion.   A Crypto Exchange Inside the Trezor In an attempt to make its flagship hardware wallet TREZOR Model…

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Int'l Financial Watchdog FATF to Introduce Cryptocurrency Rules in 2019

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – an international agency which is intended to tackle criminal activity across the globe, is set to issue the first set of rules regarding cryptocurrency regulations in 2019. Focus on Crypto Exchanges The FATF is based in Paris and it is currently comprised of 37 countries. Its’ president Marshall…

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PR: Roger Ver Joins Azbit Crypto Exchange Advisory Board

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. We are elated to announce that Roger Ver, CEO of…

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Bitfinex Moves to Quash Insolvency Rumors

  Hitting back at recent media reports, cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has ensured users of its good financial standing.   Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has addressed recent media reports to deny circulating insolvency claims and Noble Bank-related issues while also ensuring investors that its trading operations continue as normal. Rumors of the potential collapse of…

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Gemini Bolsters Security Measures with Digital Asset Insurance

Virtual currency exchange Gemini has arranged insurance coverage for the digital assets it holds on customers’ behalf. Gemini has secured insurance coverage for the digital assets it holds in custody. US-based cryptocurrency exchange, founded by entrepreneur twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, said in a blog post on Wednesday the new security measures would be provided…

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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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Crypto Exchange Binance Labs Pours Millions in Contentos

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance Labs has allocated millions to Contentos. Decentralized global content ecosystem Contentos has secured a multi-million dollar allocation from Binance Labs, one of the biggest digital currency exchange operators in terms of trading volume. Contentos co-founder and CEO Mick Tsai said in a statement: “The idea for Contentos began when I noticed a…

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BYTEX DECENTRALISED CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGE PAYING DIVIDENDS 24H

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Republic Protocol Launches Decentralised Crypto Dark Pool Exchange

Republic Protocol, an open-source protocol powering dark pool exchanges, has launched the first decentralised dark pool exchange for the trading of digital assets in the world today. The exchange, called RenEx, allows trades to be completely invisible before execution, even to Republic Protocol. Through the exchange, traders will be able to place large trades on…

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Coinnest CEO Accused Of Taking 1 Billion Won Bribe

Top executives of the prominent crypto exchange face bribery charges over “unfair” coin listing. CEO Kim Ik-hwan and COO Cho of Coinnest, one of the largest crypto exchanges in South Korea, have been indicted for accepting a bribe in return for listing an unexamined and fragile cryptocurrency called S Coin, the local media outlet Korea…

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Mt. Gox Trustee Publishes Final Bitcoin Sell-Off Figures Totalling $230 Million

Nobuaki Kobayashi, the trustee of defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt.Gox, released a new statement Tuesday, September 25. According to the document, Kobayashi has liquidated almost 26 billion yen ($230 million) in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash in around four months. Kobayashi, who is known as the “Tokyo Whale” due to the multiple rounds of cryptocurrency sell-offs he…

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Winklevoss Cryptocurrency Exchange Set to Expand into the UK Market

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are not discouraged by the sharp falls in the cryptocurrency markets and aim to conquer lucrative European markets. Gemini Trust Company, the owner of the New York-based cryptocurrency exchange, established by Winklevoss twins in 2014, is considering expansion into the UK market. The company has hired legal advisors to consult on…

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GMO Has

This Thursday, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif revealed that it had lost close to BTC 6000 ($38.46 million), along with an unspecified amount of Monacoin (MONA) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), after hackers managed to gain access to its wallet. In a statement released on its website, the exchange said that losses, including the stolen Monacoin and…

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