‘Proof Of Keys’ Wants You to Get Your Bitcoin Off Exchanges on January 3

Cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur Trace Mayer plans to use the anniversary of the Bitcoin genesis block to make holders reclaim their private keys. Mayer To Bitcoin HODLers: Reclaim Sovereignty In a video introduction to the plan, which he dubbed ‘Proof of Keys,’ Mayer appealed to the Bitcoin community to remove all funds not under their […]

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Why a Cryptocurrency Exchange Rating System is Overdue – Cointelligence [Interview]

Bitcoinist spoke with On Yavin, CEO of Cointelligence, an educational and data platform for the cryptocurrency space that will soon launch the first-ever cryptocurrency exchange rating system in early 2019.  A cryptocurrency exchange rating system is perhaps overdue for the crypto space given the history of hacks, scams and regulatory challenges that present barriers to […]

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South Korea Approves Its First Cryptocurrency Exchange Upbit

South Korea’s Internet and Security Agency (KISA) awarded Upbit an information security management system (ISMS) license, for its strong infrastructure.  Upbit Becomes First ISMS Licensed Exchange Upbit, South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has become the first to obtain an ISMS license. In December 2017, KISA decided that all internet and data related companies generating more […]

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US ‘Investigating’ If Tether, Bitfinex ‘Illegally Moved’ Bitcoin Price to $20K

Bitcoin’s latest price plunge has coincided with fresh scrutiny of stablecoin Tether and exchange Bitfinex almost a year after both received subpoenas from US authorities. DoJ ‘Homing In’ On Tether, Bitfinex As Bloomberg reports November 20 citing “three people familiar with the matter,” Tether and Bitfinex, which share a CEO, are under suspicion of market […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange KuCoin Secures $20 Million in Series A Funding

KuCoin has secured $20 million in Series A funding as part of the company’s drive for rapid expansion across the globe. The cryptocurrency exchange platform has plans to establish its presence in places in Europe and Latin America. IDG Capital Leads Funding Round In a statement published by KuCoin on Thursday (November 15, 2018), the […]

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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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Venezuela Traded More Bitcoin Than Ever Before In October

Venezuela set a new Bitcoin trading record last week as the country embraces cryptocurrency more than ever. Venezuela Trades 1075 BTC in 7 Days According to data from monitoring resource Coin Dance, despite continued volatility in the country’s dubious redenominated currency the Sovereign Bolivar, trade volumes for the seven days ending November 3 still beat […]

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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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Winklevoss-Owned Bitcoin Exchange ‘Gemini’ Adds Litecoin Trading Pairs

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Gemini announced the addition of Litecoin (LTC) to its trading catalog. Litecoin becomes the fourth cryptocurrency added to the Winklevoss-owned platform. NYSDFS Approval for Litecoin Trading on Gemini Eric Winer, the platform’s VP of Engineering announced the news via a post on the company’s Medium account. According to the announcement, […]

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