Justin Sun: Tron’s Listing on Major US Exchange Is #1 Priority August 12, 2019

Tron (TRX) founder Justin Sun has said that getting the cryptocurrency listed on the American version of Binance or Coinbase is his company’s number one priority. The entrepreneur was responding to tweets from Tron enthusiasts on Aug. 9, with some claiming that investors were concerned that United States citizens will be unable to trade TRX […]

Exchange OKEx Launches Data Analytics Platform for Derivatives Trading August 4, 2019

Malta-based digital asset exchange OKEx has launched a new comprehensive data insights platform that covers trading trends for derivatives. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph, this platform will reportedly allow OKEx users to see real-time data on the exchange’s futures and perpetual swap markets for nine major tokens, including the top cryptocurrencies BTC, […]

Croatian Post Launches Pilot Program for Crypto-to-Fiat Exchange July 25, 2019

The Croatian Post has partnered with Electrocoin to run a pilot program for a crypto-to-fiat exchange in the city of Zadar. The pilot service will reportedly enable crypto holders to convert Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Stellar (XLM), XRP and EOS to cash in one of the Croatian Post’s local offices, according to an announcement by […]

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Repaid $100 Million to Stablecoin Operator Tether July 2, 2019

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex announced that it repaid $100 million of outstanding loan facility to stablecoin operator Tether in a post on its official blog on July 2. Per the announcement, Bitfinex made the repayment via wire transfer to Tether’s bank account and the amount was not yet due to be paid to the operator under […]

Ampleforth Raises $5M in 11 Seconds in Tokinex Exchange Offering June 13, 2019

Ampleforth has raised $4.9 million in 11 seconds in its AMPL token sale, according to an announcement on June 13. The initial exchange offering (IEO) was the first to take place on Ethfinex and Hong Kong-based crypto exchange Bitfinex’s Tokinex platform . An IEO is an alternative to an initial coin offering (ICO) in which […]

Crypto Exchange With 2 Million Users Launches Apps for Apple and Android Devices June 7, 2019

A crypto exchange that claims it has amassed more than 2 million registered users in the space of four months has released new apps for Android and Apple smartphones. As well as supporting transactions in a multitude of cryptocurrencies, Bitsdaq says its app offers real-time updates on movements in the markets — and enables users to […]

P2P Bitcoin Exchange HodlHodl Launches Lightning Network Support June 5, 2019

Non-custodial peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin (BTC) exchange HodlHodl announced Lightning Network support in a Medium article published on June 5. The announcement claims that now “everyone is able to buy bitcoins and receive them directly into their Lightning wallet & sell bitcoins directly from their Lightning wallet.” The post also notes that the platform has previously […]

Cobinhood Crypto Exchange Co-Founder Ceases to Participate in Firm Following Disputes May 6, 2019

Co-founder of Taiwan-based crypto exchange Cobinhood has been removed from corporate affairs since late April 2019, the firm announced on its Telegram group on May 6. Tai-yuan Chen, also known as Popo Chen, has “ceased to participate” in the firm due to “personal and investor disputes,” the announcement says. Specifically, Cobinhood wrote that their team […]

Blockchain-Based Diamond Exchange Cedex to Start Trading Diamonds Worth $50 Million March 28, 2019

Blockchain-enabled diamond exchange Cedex has secured more than 6,000 diamonds worth over $50 million that will be traded on its platform, Finance Magnates reported on March 27. Per the report, citing a press release from the firm, the supply is meant to ensure that traders have a sufficient variety of options from the launch of […]

E-Commerce Firm Rakuten Readies Cryptocurrency Exchange for April Launch After Name Change March 25, 2019

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has completed registration of its cryptocurrency exchange Rakuten Wallet, which will go live next month, the company confirmed in a press release on March 25. Rakuten, which follows several major Japanese tech players in entering the crypto exchange market, renamed its product from Everybody’s Bitcoin earlier this month. The company had […]

Nasdaq-Powered EU Digital Exchange DX Adds Tokenized ETFs March 6, 2019

Estonia-based digital trading platform DX.Exchange has added tokenized Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) to its services, according to press release shared with Cointelegraph on March 6. The move involves the tokenization of popular ETFs, such as SPY, which represents the S&P 500, and QQQ, which backs the Nasdaq Composite at a 1:1 ratio. UWT (crude oil) and […]

#DeleteCoinbase: Exchange Users Respond to Acquisition of a Firm Run by Former Spyware Developers March 3, 2019

Last week, Coinbase announced that it had acquired Neutrino, a blockchain intelligence startup, which at first seemed like a regular purchase for the ever-growing United States cryptocurrency exchange. However, soon the crypto community learned that Neurino’s key staff are directly affiliated with Hacking Team, a controversial information technology outfit that sells offensive surveillance capabilities to […]

Binance Launches Decentralized Crypto Exchange Testnet February 20, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched the testnet of its new decentralized exchange, Binance DEX, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 20. Per Binance, the exchange, powered by Binance Chain — a new blockchain and peer-to-peer (p2p) distributed system — is already available for customers. Users can create wallets and start […]

Major Canadian Exchange Coinsquare Acquires Zero-Fee Payment Network StellarX February 15, 2019

Major Canadian crypto exchange Coinsquare has acquired StellarX, a Stellar (XLM)-based zero-fee decentralized payment network, according to a press release published on Feb. 14. According to the announcement, Bermuda-based StellarX will be a fully owned subsidiary of Coinsquare and will seek regulatory approval to operate and expand its service under Coinsquare’s compliance. The new acquisition […]

Bithumb Partners With Blockchain VC Firm Nvelop to Launch Exchange in UAE: Report February 12, 2019

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb will open a new platform in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), local news outlet The Financial News reported Feb. 12. The UAE-based platform is reportedly to be developed in partnership with Abu Dhabi-based firm Nvelop and will function as a springboard for Bithumb to expand into other countries in the […]

Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Missing $145 Mln After Death of Founder February 2, 2019

Following the sudden death of its founder Gerry Cotten, cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX is reportedly missing CA$190 million dollars ($145 million) in digital assets, Canadian news daily The Globe and Mail reports on Feb. 1 Citing a creditor protection filing from the Nova Scotia Supreme court, the Globe and Mail states that the firm has been […]

CookieMiner Malware Tries to Hack Mac Users’ Cryptocurrency Exchange Accounts, Report February 1, 2019

A new form of malware steals cookies from cryptocurrency exchanges and other data in an attempt to hack user accounts, cybersecurity research team Palo Alto Networks reported on Jan. 31. CookieMiner, a progression of OSX.DarthMiner, is a malware targets Mac users, stealing saved Google Chrome passwords, iPhone SMS messages and iTunes backups on tethered machines […]

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Acquires San Francisco-Based Tech Startup Blockspring January 18, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has acquired Andreessen Horowitz-backed tech startup Blockspring. The purchase was revealed in a blog post published Jan. 14. San Francisco-based Blockspring produces tools that enable developers to automatically gather and process information from application programming interfaces (APIs). In 2015, the company raised $3.4 million in a round led […]

Crypto Exchange Binance Enters European Markets, Launches Binance Jersey January 16, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is expanding to European markets with the launch of a new platform for fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 16. According to the release, Binance is launching a new trading platform, dubbed Binance Jersey, designed for fiat-to-crypto trading of the euro (EUR) and British pound […]

Japanese Regulators Grant Cryptocurrency Exchange License to Coincheck January 11, 2019

Japan’s finance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has granted full permission for cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck to continue operating in the country. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the development on Jan. 11, quoting an official communique. Coincheck, which was hacked in January 2018, losing altcoin tokens worth $530 million at the time, now joins the slowly […]

2018: A Record-Breaking Year for Crypto Exchange Hacks December 30, 2018

Eric Larcheveque is the CEO of Ledger, a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications since 2014. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  2018 was a record-breaking year. From the number of cryptocurrency exchange hacks, to the amount of assets that were stolen, to the largest […]

Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Launches Margin Trading for Stablecoin Tether December 22, 2018

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has introduced margin trading for stablecoin Tether (USDT), according to a blog post published Dec. 21. Bitfinex has launched margin trading for the USDT/USD pair, which would purportedly lead to more efficient price discovery and enable users to hedge the exposure taken on stablecoins. Along with a dedicated lending market, […]

Decentralized Exchange Concludes $15 Mln Funding Round Supported by Huobi and OKCoin November 30, 2018

Decentralized cryptocurrency exchange BHEX Exchange has concluded a $15 million funding round with support from major exchanges like Huobi and OKCoin, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 29. Per the release, BHEX’s new round of funding was conducted with participation from leading industry players, including Huobi Global, OKCoin, and Genesis Capital, among […]

Exchange Partners With University of Luxembourg to Improve Crypto Asset Security November 24, 2018

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 […]

Judge Rules in Favor of Canadian Bank in Dispute With Crypto Exchange November 14, 2018

A $19.6 million disputed sum between Canada’s largest crypto exchange QuadrigaCX and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has been handed into the custody of the Ontario Superior Court, per a court document filed Nov. 9. On Oct. 8, Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mail reported that Vancouver-based QuadrigaCX had been experiencing difficulties accessing […]