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Bitfinex Tether Issue Continues: CoinFlip and Tron Postpone Plans

Last week, news about the Bitfinex and Tether issue surfaced when The New York Attorney General’s office said it received a court order against iFinex, the company behind Bitfinex and Tether. While Bitfinex has issued a response to the claims made by the NYAG, the issue hasn’t gone away. If anything, things are worse. On Wednesday, CoinFlip announced it is going to postpone tether buying “until the smoke clears.”

Bitcoin Generation Suspension: Why the SEC Took Action

On Monday, April 29, the SEC said it’s suspending trading of shares in Bitcoin Generation. While a relatively unknown crypto exchange, news of the suspension has traveled far and wide. That said, it’s important to know this is a temporary suspension. In this article, we will discuss everything we know about the Bitcoin Generation suspension.

Coinbase Upgrades: Wallet App and OTC Desk Get Improvements

Coinbase has released two large announcements regarding features on some of its platforms in the last 24 hours. The San Fransico-based cryptocurrency exchange made a large upgrade to its Coinbase wallet, and it also announced that Coinbase Custody is directly integrated with its OTC trading desk. The new Coinbase upgrades should have crypto enthusiasts thrilled.

SIX Stock Exchange Adds XRP to Latest ETP Project

The largest stock exchange in Switzerland, the SIX stock exchange, is planning on launching an XRP crypto exchange-traded product (ETP). Amun AG was the first crypto startup to launch ETPs on SIX. Hany Rashwan, CEO of Amun AG, told CoinDesk that this new product will have the ticker AXRP.

Coinbase Pro FINALLY Adds Ripple and XRP Gets a Boost

It’s official, Coinbase Pro has officially added Ripple (XRP) to its platform—finally! The US-based cryptocurrency exchange announced the news via its blog and social media platforms yesterday. It seems that Coinbase is no longer waiting for the US Securities and Exchange Commission to make a decision on if XRP qualifies as an unregistered security or not. Cryptocurrency investors have been waiting for this move for many years.

OKEx C2C Platform Adds Ripple (XRP) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

OKEx has just listed Ripple (XRP) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on its customer-to-customer platform, according to a report released this morning by Cointelegraph. The customer-to-customer platform is the cryptocurrency exchange’s newest venture. At the time of writing, OKEx is the top cryptocurrency exchange by its 24-hour trade volume.

Crypto Hack Takes Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Offline

Another crypto hack has plagued the cryptocurrency space. This time, the New Zealand-based Cryptopia found itself at the center of it. The cryptocurrency exchange announced the news via the company’s Twitter this morning, stating it “suffered a security breach which resulted in significant losses.”

Nasdaq to Acquire Cinnober: Is the Stock-Exchange Preparing for Cryptocurrency?

Nasdaq announced Friday that it is in the midst of acquiring Swedish trading solutions provider Cinnober. So why is it important for crypto-enthusiasts that Nasdaq acquiring Cinnober might happen? Well, Nasdaq is Nasdaq—the second-largest stock exchange in the world, but Cinnober is known for its acceptance of digital assets and its involvement in helping institutions to invest in them.

Huobi Global Buys Large Chunk of BitTrade

In a major announcement, Huobi Global buys BitTrade. Huobi Japan Holding Ltd, Huobi Global’s wholly owned subsidiary, just acquired the majority stake of Japan’s BitTrade. Huobi Global owns and operates Huobi, the third largest cryptocurrency exchange by daily trade volume.

Coinbase Offers Crypto Gift Cards

Popular US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Inc. is now offering something no other exchange has to its customers. According to a report by Bloomberg this morning, the crypto exchange will offer a way for its customers to purchase retails goods and services using cryptocurrency. There are now going to be Coinbase crypto gift cards.

What a Year for Binance! Now It Will Take on South Korea

Binance Moves to South Korea: Binance has become the most succesful crypto exchange platform in the world. It has taken the exchange just over a year to achieve this title – it cites its beginnings in July 2017 by the now billionaire Changpeng “CZ” Zhao – and it handles the largest daily trading volume in the world; an average amount of $1.45 billion a day, according to coinmarketcap.com.

$14 million worth of BTC, ETH, BCH, and XRP Stolen from Bithumb Hack

Bithumb hack: Last week, the world’s 11th largest cryptocurrency exchange by its 24-hour trade volume, Bithumb, announced that it had been hacked. The initial reports suggested that close to 35 million Korean won ($31 million USD) had been taken from its platform. Several cryptocurrencies were stolen, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

The SBI Holdings Crypto Exchange is Now Live!

SBI Holdings Crypto Exchange: When a company launches a new initiative or product, excitement tends to follow and the news often circulates around the market, attracting the eye of different people. Even so, today’s buzz, caused by SBI Holdings- a Japanese finance behemoth, is a different story. 

Bithumb: Cryptocurrency Exchange Bans 11 Countries from its Platform

One of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, has just announced that it will be halting trade on its platform in 11 different countries. Bithumb cited money laundering concerns and will comply with the anti-money laundering norms and is blocking residents in the jurisdictions of the Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories (NCCT) blacklist.

U.S. Exchanges Carve a Niche in Crypto – Is This a Good Thing?

U.S. exchanges carve a niche in crypto: Some have said the conventional finance world needs to start engaging with the cryptocurrency sector more. If they don’t, they’ll get left behind. However, it appears the majority of the traditional finance world already agrees with this belief. This is has been made apparent due to numerous United States exchanges carving their niche in the crypto space. 

Binance Receives Major Warning from the Japanese Govt

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, just received a huge warning from Japan. The exchange is listed in Hong Kong but it’s servers actually reside in South Korea. Since the Chinese did that firewall ban, the Binance IPs moved to the British Virgin Islands and other locations to avoid regulatory issues in the future.

Coincheck Exchange Will Repay Hack Victims

Late last week, the largest crypto exchange hack took place. CoinCheck, headquartered in Tokyo, had $530 million USD worth of NEM stolen from the exchange. The company announced today that it will repay the 260,000 customers that were affected by the hack on its platform. It remains unclear as to where the company is getting this money but it claims repayments will come directly from their own funds. Currently, there is no timeline as to when refunds will be distributed. CoinCheck’s website currently reads: