Exchanges

Hacked BITpoint Exchange to Refund 50,000 Affected Users in Crypto

| Daniel Palmer

BITPoint Japan has said that the roughly 50,000 users who lost funds in its recent hack will be reimbursed in cryptocurrency on a 1:1 basis.

Binance Eyes Launch of Crypto Exchange in South Korea

| Daniel Palmer

Binance is "working with local partners" on the launch of a branch in South Korea, CEO Changpeng Zhao has reportedly said.

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Hacked Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Discovers More Millions Are Missing

| Daniel Palmer

After a $30-million hack last week, Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint says it's discovered that another $2.3 million is missing. 

Binance Launches Platform ‘2.0’ as Margin Trading Goes Live

| Daniel Palmer

Binance has launched version 2.0 of its platform – a move that officially adds margin trading for its customers.

Metropolitan Bank Says It Shut Down Tether’s Account After 5 Months

| Nikhilesh De

Metropolitan Commercial Bank maintained accounts for Tether and affiliated companies for less than half a year before shutting them down.

Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Exchange May Join Facebook’s Libra Project

| Leigh Cuen

The Winklevoss twins might mend fences with Mark Zuckerberg through the Libra cryptocurrency project.

Binance Cuts Time Needed for BTC, ETH Deposits and Withdrawals

| Daniel Palmer

Binance has just cut the number of block confirmations needed to make withdrawals and deposits in two top cryptocurrencies.

Polish Crypto Exchange Bitmarket Suddenly Shuts Down

| Daniel Palmer

Polish cryptocurrency exchange Bitmarket has just shut down without warning, citing "loss of liquidity."

KuCoin Launches Bitcoin Derivatives Trading With 20x Leverage

| Daniel Palmer

IDG-backed cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin has just launched a crypto derivatives trading platform called KuMEX in public beta.

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High-Frequency Trading Is Newest Battleground in Crypto Exchange Race

| Anna Baydakova

Crypto exchanges including Huobi, ErisX and Gemini are rolling out the red carpet for high-frequency traders.