Acquiring Crypto: Simple Steps to Buying Your First Bitcoin

There’s a good chance you’ve talked to a friend about Bitcoin. Or maybe heard about this “crazy digital currency” in the news, but haven’t tried to obtain any because you think it might be difficult. These days, acquiring cryptocurrency is actually very easy, with various avenues you can take to purchase your first coins. The…

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Exchanges News: Huobi Trial Eos Exchange, Sharespost Facilitates Security Token Transaction

In recent cryptocurrency exchange news, Huobi’s EOS exchange has entered trial operations, Sharespost has facilitated a secondary trade of the BCAP security token, and Bithumb has obtained South Korean Information Security Management System certification. Also Read: Bisq DEX Launches DAO on Testnet as Developers Seek to Decentralize Governance  Huobi Launches Trial of EOS Exchange In the…

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Thailand Opens Doors to Crypto, First Four Exchanges Approved by SEC

Divisions are forming across Asia with regards to cryptocurrencies. Some nations such as China are constantly stomping on anything to do with crypto assets but others, Thailand being the latest, are opening their digital doors to the fledgling industry. Thai SEC Approves Crypto Exchanges Thailand started out with a heavy handed approach to cryptocurrencies proposing…

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Japanese Exchange Bitpoint Launches Trading Platform in Panama

On Wednesday Dec. 12, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint announced the launch of a crypto-to-fiat trading platform in Panama. The regulatory-compliant exchange will offer USD pairs with top cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash, ethereum, bitcoin core, litecoin, and ripple. Also read: BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions With the Avalanche Protocol Bitpoint Japan Expands to Latin America Bitpoint…

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Exchanges Roundup: Revolut CEO on Institutional Investment, Binance Launches Research Division

In recent exchange news, the chief executive officer of Revolut has expressed doubt regarding the institutional appetite for cryptocurrency exposure, Binance has launched a new research division, and Etoro has begun the gradual rollout of its wallet for Android and iOS users. Also Read: Korea’s Upbit to Launch Crypto Exchanges in Thailand and Indonesia Revolut CEO…

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Open API Cryptocurrency Exchanges Launches IPFS Protocol to Facilitate Security Token Trading

A developer of decentralized ERC-20 token exchange powered by P2P hypermedia protocol from Protocol labs launches private IT-backed security token. To remove the challenges linked to traditional IPO investing, the security trading platform BaseCore leverages its very own security token: BaseCore token; a stable coin backed by the underlying portfolios of private IT companies. Two…

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Exchanges Roundup: SBI to Develop Wallet, Huobi Targets New Markets

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, SBI Group has unveiled a partnership with Sepior that will see the companies jointly develop a proprietary wallet, Huobi has announced it is establishing an operational base in Dubai to target the African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian cryptocurrency markets, and Trijo, a Swedish crypto exchange, has received…

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Japanese Cryptocurrency Industry to Self-Regulate After Government Approval

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, Japan’s Financial Services Agency granted the cryptocurrency industry the authority to self-regulate. The approval means that the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association, a coalition of several registered digital currency exchanges, can now set rules for operational requirements, consumer protection, prevention of money laundering and employee ethics. The association will also enforce compliance….

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Venezuela Authorizes Six Crypto Exchanges To Start Selling Petro Next Month

Six crypto exchanges has been authorized by the Venezuelan government to start selling the country’s new national cryptocurrency, the petro, next month. Although Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro announced in April of this year that he had certified 16 crypto exchanges to facilitate the adoption of the petro, the national cryptocurrency will only be available at…

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Cryptocurrency market about to implode research says, why I don’t think so

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Zhao Changpeng: Binance Grew Exponentially In 6 Months After China Banned Crypto Exchanges

The story of Zhao Changpeng and his journey to success is perhaps one of the most inspiring in the crypto word today. It’s almost unbelievable just how fast a man can turn a misfortune into hundreds of millions of dollars in profits. Zhao is the founder of Binance, a world-class cryptocurrency exchange and the world…

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Exchanges Roundup: Ledgerx Readies ETH Futures, Coinbase Partners With Caspian

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, anonymous sources have stated that Ledgerx is preparing to launch ETH futures trading, Coinbase has announced a partnership with Caspian intended to target institutional investors, and the chief executive officer of Binance has shared his opinions regarding “trans-fee mining” and decentralized exchanges. Also Read: European Regulator Renews Restrictions on…

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Crypto Exchanges Don't Need Licenses in Colorado For Fiat, Positive Development

The State of Colorado recently released a special guidance that will eliminate the need for money transmitting licenses in crypto exchanges in cases when no fiat currencies are being involved. No Fiat Used — No License Needed Only days ago, on September 20th, a new interpretive guidance regarding the Colorado Money Transmitters Act’s applicability was…

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The Daily: Binance Expands, Putin Advisor Visits Huobi, Brazilian Brokerage Goes Crypto

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is making good on its promises to expand globally – focusing on emerging markets and fiat-to-crypto trading services. Also in The Daily, Huobi founder and CEO Leon Li meets a Putin adviser in Beijing, a leading Brazilian brokerage firm shares plans to launch a crypto exchange, and digital assets management firm Altonomy caters…

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Japanese Regulators Urgently Respond to Zaif's Hack

Following the hack of Zaif, one of Japan’s regulated crypto exchanges, the country’s financial regulator immediately responded, launching an emergency inspection of the exchange and a survey of all other crypto exchanges. Finance Minister Taro Aso has also commented on the situation. In addition, the recently established self-regulatory body has asked all exchanges to inspect…

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Exchanges Don't Take Enough Action to Prevent Abusive Trading, New York Prosecutor Says

An analysis published by the New York attorney general hones in on a number of exchanges, pointing out what it perceives as a lack of accountability and customer protection. The office of the New York State attorney general submitted a report on Tuesday that highlighted what it perceived as problems that were pervasive in the…

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PBOC Provides Update on Its Crypto Prevention Efforts

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has issued a statement detailing its efforts to stop and prevent crypto and initial coin offering activities in the country. The bank outlines measures against the widespread of overseas exchanges servicing domestic users such as blocking trading platforms and closing down 3,000 trading accounts. Servicing Domestic Users From Overseas…

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Growing Number of Indian Crypto Exchanges Say Fiat Support Is Back Despite RBI Ban

A growing number of crypto exchanges in India have announced the return of fiat deposit and withdrawal support despite the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. Several other exchanges in the country also allow their users to use Indian rupees to buy and cash out cryptocurrencies through their exchange-escrow peer-to-peer (P2P) services….

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The Daily: Bitfinex Building Decentralized Exchange, Bitpanda Adds Zcash

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is working on a project to launch a decentralized trading platform and we’ve got all the details here. Also in The Daily, Bitpanda adds Zcash to its offerings, Bitvo launches technical analysis tools, and Monex makes executive changes at Coincheck. Also read: Dapp Revival, Remme Launch, 1 Million Cryptokitties Bitfinex Develops Decentralized…

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Philippine SEC to Publish Draft Crypto Exchange Regulations Next Week

The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is exploring regulating cryptocurrency as trading platforms, according to SEC Commissioner Ephyro Luis Amatong. Commissioner Amatong also indicated that the current Australian and Swiss legislative apparatus pertaining to virtual currency exchanges are being considered as possible templates for the future regulatory framework of the Philippine SEC – the…

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