Cryptopia Outlines Rebate Plan And Trading Resumption Timeline

The exchange has given affected users Cryptopia Loss Markers as a record of stolen funds, but there’s still a long way until reimbursements are issued. After relaunching its website in a read-only format earlier this month, the New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange, Cryptopia, has now published a statement outlining the exchange’s plan to rebate users who…

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Gatecoin Closes Its Gates As The Exchange Is Ordered To Liquidate Assets

A hack and three frozen bank accounts wasn’t enough to make Gatecoin let it go, but it could only handle so much bad luck. Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Gatecoin has published a statement on its website informing users that the exchange has received a winding up order from an unnamed court, meaning it has been…

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QuadrigaCX’s Deceased CEO Personally Funded User Withdrawals In 2018

The exchange also lost its legal representation, but at least it seems like its late CEO was a nice guy. We almost went one whole week without a single QuadrigaCX development, but the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange has now added a few more folds to a story that has become a veritable cootie catcher. On March…

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Court Approves QuadrigaCX’s Extended Stay Of Proceedings

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get 45 extra days and a new CRO. Troubled Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX and its court-appointed monitor, Ernst & Young (EY), spent March 5 in court working out the details for an extended stay of proceedings and the…

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Bitfinex Receives Stolen Bitcoin From US Law Enforcement

The exchange is now distributing the recovered funds to Recovery Right Token holders. Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has announced in a post on Medium that a whopping 27.7 of the 119,756 bitcoins stolen in its August 2016 hack have been recovered and returned to the exchange by the US government as a result of efforts by…

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Rating System Introduced By Cointelligence

Crypto data research and analysis firm Cointelligence has introduced a new cryptocurrency exchange rating system. Cointelligence is a company that conducts data research and analysis for the crypto economy and creates relevant tools for investors. It is a market maker focused on bringing blockchain and cryptocurrencies to the masses through the use of fundamental economics,…

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South Korean Fintech Firm Launches ‘First’ Won-Backed Stablecoin

South Korea-based fintech firm BxB Inc. has launched the first supposed stablecoin backed by the Korean won, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan 29. There was an initial beta soft launch of the coin on Airswap, a decentralized exchange platform, before the tokens were released on the global and Korean exchange,…

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Crypto Exchange Liqui is Shutting Down, Users Have 30 Days to Withdraw Assets

Cryptocurrency exchange Liqui.io is shutting down, as an official email sent to users reveals. The email from the Liqui team said that, after a recent change in policy which users were given the choice to opt in or out of, the team was closing all accounts and had no economic incentive to provide services. For…

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ZB.Com User Accuses Crypto Exchange of Reporting Him to Police

A Chinese user of the cryptocurrency exchange ZB.com said that the exchange reported him to local police in a post on the 8btc forum, a major Chinese crypto community, on Jan. 21. In the post, which has been viewed over 12,000 times with 135 comments, the user claims that ZB.com froze his account containing a…

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Binance Declines to Confirm Locations for Reported Crypto-Fiat Exchange

Major crypto exchange Binance plans to expand to eight new countries in 2019, according to a report from crypto outlet The Block, Jan. 17. Following the report, a Binance spokesperson has declined to confirm six of the alleged locations in comments to Cointelegraph today, Jan. 18. Just a day after the major cryptocurrency exchange launched…

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Crypto Exchange Gate.io Confirms 51% Attack on Ethereum Classic, Promises Refunds

Researchers from crypto exchange Gate.io report they have confirmed that a 51 percent attack successfully occurred on the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain. The company published an analysis of their findings Jan. 8. Gate.io Research has published its analysis of ETC transactions on its platform during the alleged attack, claiming it has detected seven rollback transactions…

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Japanese Banks Launching Digital Currencies Could Inspire the Traditional Cash Society

Japan is known as a land of contrasts. A country where serenity and tranquillity can be found in the middle of the hustle and bustle of large global cities, where proud traditionalism stands side-by-side with the developers and innovators of breakthrough technologies, where kimonos are often found next to the latest fashion trends. This contradictory…

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Swiss Electronics Supplier SIRIN Labs to Ship Its First Blockchain-Based Smartphone

Blockchain-focused electronics supplier SIRIN Labs will ship its first blockchain-based smartphone tomorrow, Nov. 29, U.S.-based IT and business tech magazine Computerworld reports today, Nov. 28. Following a funding round that raised $157 million in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for a blockchain-powered phone in December 2017, the Swiss-based firm announced this summer that they will…

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Coincheck Reinstates XRP and FCT Trading as Normal Services Resume

Coincheck recently reinstated two cryptocurrencies – XRP and FCT – to its platform. With this announcement, the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange is now back to its full complement of virtual currency listings. Complete Resumption of Deposit and Purchasing In a press release published by Coincheck on Monday (November 26, 2018), the cryptocurrency exchange announced the resumption…

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Exchange Partners With University of Luxembourg to Improve Crypto Asset Security

A new partnership between Luxembourg-based VNX Exchange and the University of Luxembourg aims to improve the security of digital assets, business news outlet Luxembourg Times reported Nov. 23. VNX is a marketplace and trading platform for tokenized venture capital founded in 2017. VNX is a member of fintech incubator the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology…

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OKEx Notes Early Delivery of BCH Futures After Trading Stop to Avoid Market Manipulation

The world’s current biggest crypto exchange OKEx has announced early delivery of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) futures contracts immediately after trading stop time today, Nov. 14, according a press release shared with Cointelegraph. As per the announcement, all Bitcoin Cash futures contracts have been set to stop trading at 9:05AM CET and delivered subsequently at 10:00AM…

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State of Regulation in South Korea: Banks Required to Provide Fair Services to Crypto Exchanges

On October 30, South Korea’s main financial authority officially cleared banks to work with crypto exchanges for the first time in history, establishing a major milestone for the local cryptocurrency sector. At the state affairs audit, held by both government parties of South Korea to evaluate and track the progress of every government branch and…

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Galaxy Digital to Explore Real Estate Tokenization, Novogratz Says

Billionaire investor, Bitcoin bull, and founder of crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. Mike Novogratz is the latest member of the crypto community to jump on the asset tokenization bandwagon. Asset tokenization is the practice of taking “real-world” assets, such as gold and real estate, and tying their ownership rights to cryptocoins so that…

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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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