Binance to Launch Binancechain For ‘Millions of Coins,’ CEO Confirms

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by means of traded volumes will be launching its own public blockchain in “a couple of months or so,” according to its CEO, Changpeng Zhao.  ‘There Will be Millions of Coins and Thousands of Blockchains’ Speaking at the stage of Forbes Asia Forum: Decrypting Blockchain, the CEO of the Binance […]

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Venezuela Artificially Inflates Petro 150 Percent As Bitcoin Sets New Record

Venezuela saw yet another new record for Bitcoin use December 1 after another week of economic shake-ups made the cryptocurrency more appealing than ever. 1 Week, 1300 Bitcoins Data from Coin Dance confirms that in the seven days ending Saturday, Venezuelans transacted 1284 BTC ($5.1 million) via P2P trading platform Localbitcoins alone. In terms of […]

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Hodl Hodl Launches First Non-Custodial OTC Bitcoin Trading Desk

The world’s first non-custodial OTC trading desk for Bitcoin has been launched by P2P cryptocurrency exchange Hodl Hodl. First Non-Custodian OTC Bitcoin Trading Desk Hodl Hodl, the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange that doesn’t hold users’ funds, has launched an OTC (over-the-counter) trading platform in partnership with a licensed European broker Tenbagger. The latter is an EU regulated platform […]

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Grayscale Has Raised Nearly $330 Million This Year According to Q3 Report

Grayscale’s Q3 2018 Digital Investment Report says the firm has raised around $330 million so far in 2018. Grayscale had raised $25.4 million at this time in 2017.  The latest Digital Asset Investment Report from cryptocurrency firm Grayscale Investments signifies they are still going strong, despite market downturns for virtual currencies in 2018. The report […]

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Decentralized Exchange Bisq Sets New Record Bitcoin Trading Volume

Decentralized Bitcoin exchange Bisq revealed October 2018 has become the most successful month in its history, transacting over $3 million so far. Bisq’s $3M Month In a curious countertrend to the current lackluster Bitcoin 00 trading environment which stems from low prices, Bisq set a new trade volume record for the week ending October 20, […]

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Amid Brexit Uncertainties, Coinbase Announces a New Dublin Office

Coinbase has announced the opening of a new office in Dublin. The decision to move shop to the famed Irish city may be part of a plan to hedge Brexit uncertainty by expanding the company’s presence across Europe. San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase continues to expand its presence across Europe. October 15th the company said on […]

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Bitfinex Attempts To Prove Solvency, Denies Exposure To Noble Bank Woes

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex denied what it called “rumors” and “allegations” about its alleged insolvency on October 7, revealing cold wallet balances in an attempt to prove its financial stability. ‘Bitfinex Is Not Insolvent’ In a blog post, executives hit back at “watchful ‘investigators’” who it says were “eagerly anticipating and predicting the industry’s collapse.” “Bitfinex […]

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Bitcoin Sees Biggest Trade Volume in Venezuela as Dash Branded ‘Snake Oil’

Bitcoin trading volumes in stricken Venezuela spiked again last week as one local commentator called claims Dash is making inroads in the country “snake oil.” GóMez: ‘No One Uses Dash’ for Payments Figures from P2P trading platform Localbitcoins gathered by monitoring site Coin Dance show a total of 898 BTC and 877 BTC changed hands […]

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In Japan, Exchange Operators Shore up Investor Protections After Thefts

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association says it will tighten investor protection stipulations after a wave of hacks on digital currency exchanges. Citing informed sources, the Japan Times reported the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has agreed to revise certain self-imposed rules to keep investors safe in the wake of hacks. The JVCEA is […]

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