The Only Regulated Bitcoin Exchange in Germany Will Become A Bank in 2019

The operator of Germany’s only regulated cryptocurrency exchange has confirmed it will de facto become a bank after securing a 100 percent takeover of Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank. Bitcoin.de Buys Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank Bitcoin Group SE, which operates Bitcoin.de, will be able to offer a raft of services connected with cryptocurrency thanks to a banking license once the […]

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US Regulators Approve Winklevoss Twins’ Fiat-Backed Stablecoin Gemini Dollar

New York regulators have given the green light to Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss’ first cryptocurrency, a stablecoin attached to their trading platform Gemini. Solving Stablecoin ‘Trust Problems’ As Forbes reports on September 10, the token, the Gemini Dollar, will have the backing of investment bank State Street, which takes custody of the fiat dollars it is […]

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Binance Wants $2.6M to List Your Token, Claims Expanse Co-Founder

Binance, the cryptocurrency exchange which often tops global trade volumes, can charge 400 BTC ($2.6 million) to list a token on its platform. Binance Appears To Deny 400 BTC Claim That’s according to Christopher Franko, co-founder of Blockchain platform Expanse, after submitting a listing request to the exchange this month. Binance, which revealed a first […]

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Malta Marches To Crypto Dominance With New Joint Exchange From OKEx

The Maltese Stock Exchange (MSX) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese cryptocurrency exchange OKEx to create a joint new regulated exchange. Regulated Exchange In Planning A press release issued July 19 confirms the move, which envisions a three-way deal between MSX, OKEx and German Blockchain platform Neufund. The new exchange, dubbed OKMSX, […]

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Binance Creates ‘SAFU’ Fund After Outage Becomes Marketing Gold

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has reopened after what officials described as “irregular trades” led the platform to suspend activity July 3. Binance To Create ‘SAFU’ Fund In a summary of the events, Binance said the unusual trading came from “a number of API users,” triggering its internal risk management system. Seemingly more of a precaution than […]

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HitBTC Plans To Allow Japanese Trading Via ‘Subsidiary’ By Q3 2018

Wilma Woo · June 4, 2018 · 5:00 pm Cryptocurrency exchange HitBTC is pushing ahead with plans to establish a Japanese subsidiary after banning accounts allegedly linked with the country. Japanese Traders Shut Out For ‘Compliance’ HitBTC announced yesterday via the company’s official blog that it was already “actively hiring for the local office” with […]

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Bitcoin Buy Demand Highest Since March 2017, Exchange Data Shows

Wilma Woo · April 20, 2018 · 10:30 am For the first time since March 2017, Bitcoin ‘buy’ orders have surpassed 90% of the total placed on cryptocurrency exchanges. 9/10 Want To Buy Bitcoin Linking to data from TurtleBC, p2p exchange HodlHodl described the trend as “indicating there is more demand for Bitcoin than supply.” […]

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Coinbase Rolls Out SegWit Support on GDAX

Adam James · February 23, 2018 · 3:45 pm At long last, Coinbase’s popular US-based digital asset exchange GDAX now supports Segregated Witness (SegWit) transactions on the Bitcoin network. What is SegWit? SegWit  — short for Segregated Witness  —  is an important soft fork upgrade to the Bitcoin network which makes transactions significantly more secure […]

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