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Indian Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Secures $3 Million in Funding via Series A Round Led by BitMEX Operator, HDR Group

CoinDCX, one of India’s largest digital asset exchanges, has secured $3 million in funding through a Series A investment round, which was led by Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX) operator, HDR Group. Polychain Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, and several other unnamed venture capitalists also took part… Read More

Digital Asset Hedge Fund Adaptive Capital to Close Down Operations, Following Crypto Market Crash

Digital asset hedge fund Adaptive Capital is reportedly closing down its operations. Adaptive Capital was a self-described “multi-strategy cryptocurrency hedge fund with a deep focus on on-chain analytics.” The hedge fund predicted that crypto-assets would become a major macro asset class and on-chain analysis of… Read More

UK’s FCA Issues Warning Against “Unauthorized” Services Being Offered By BitMEX, a Crypto Derivatives Exchange

The United Kingdom’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), recently warned local consumers about the operations of the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a virtual currency derivatives exchange. According to a notice published by the FCA on March 3, 2020, the independent financial regulator noted… Read More

BitMEX Research: IEO’s (Initial Exchange Offerings) Down

The research division of BitMEX says the vast majority of “IEO” (Initial Exchange Offering) tokens sold this year are now trading well below the price they were listed at and/or sold privately for. IEOs are regarded by some as a dressed-up version of ICOs (Initial… Read More

Unbound Tech: People Exposed in BitMEX Crypto Exchange Email Leak “Remain at High Risk for Exploitation”

“Software-defined cryptography firm” Unbound Tech says that parties exposed in last week’s email debacle at BitMEX, and the exchange itself, “remain at high risk for exploitation through a variety of approaches.” Last Friday, news broke that BitMEX, a cryptocurrency exchange popular for allowing 100x leveraged… Read More

BitMEX Crypto Exchange May Have Exposed 400K Customer Email Addresses

There is a lot of anger on “crypto Twitter” today following news that BitMEX, a cryptocurrency exchange known for allowing 100x leveraged cryptocurrency trades on its platform, has exposed the email addresses of “many” of its customers. The error occurred when the company sent out… Read More

Report: Former Wall Street Traders Warn of Crypto Lending Bubble

The availability of cheap, cryptocurrency-collateralized loans is growing unsustainably and could induce a crisis, two former Wall Street traders now working in crypto lending have told Bloomberg. According to the outlet, the crypto-collateralized loan industry is a relatively new one that mostly emerged in the… Read More

BitMEX Hires Derek Gobel as General Counsel

HDR Global Trading Limited (dba BitMEX) has appointed Derek Gobel as the group’s General Counsel, according to a release. BitMEX is a large crypto derivatives trading platform that is licensed in the Seychelles. Arthur Hayes, BitMEX co-founder and CEO issued the following statement: “Derek brings… Read More

COO for Cryptocurrency Trading Platform BitMEX, Angelina Kwan, Departs

Angelina Kwan, a prominent Hong Kong advocate for women in STEM, has left her position as COO at the crypto derivatives platform, BitMEX, The Block reports. “We can confirm that Angelina Kwan is leaving the company and is on gardening leave now. That’s all we… Read More

BitMEX, 100x Leveraged-Crypto Trading Platform, Restricts Access in Base Jurisdictions

BitMEX, a platform that allows highly-leveraged trading of cryptocurrency derivatives, has announced that customers residing in Seychelles, Hong Kong, and Bermuda, where the company’s offices are located will be, “restricted from access to BitMEX.” The company claims the change, “will have no financial impact on… Read More

ASA: UK Advertising Regulator Sanctions Crypto Derivatives Platform BitMEX for “Misleading” Ad

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints against crypto-derivatives trading platform BitMEX claiming the company violated UK advertising standards with an ad it published on the front page of a national newspaper in January. According to the ASA, the “misleading” ad featured a logarithmic… Read More

Record Bitcoins Flow Out of BitMEX as CFTC Investigation Looms

More than half a billion dollars in Bitcoins ($525 million USD) left the building at BitMEX this month after news of a CFTC investigation broke in the press, CCN reports. BitMEX is a crypto derivatives trading platform that allows 100X leveraged bets. BitMEX does not have… Read More

Report: CFTC Investigating BitMEX, Crypto Trading Platform Allowing 100x Leveraged Trades

The US Commodity Futures and Trade Commission (CFTC) is engaged in a “months-long” investigation of BitMEX, a cryptocurrency exchange that made its mark by enabling retail investors to conduct 100x leveraged trades of bitcoins, Bloomberg reports. According to “people familiar with the matter,” the CFTC… Read More

Following Controversial Debate, Crypto Skeptic Nouriel Roubini Levels Serious Allegations Against BitMEX Exchange

On the heels of a controversial debate held recently in Taipei, crypto skeptic and NYU Professor Nouriel Roubini has written an article, “The Great Crypto Heist,” to come back again against, “Some of the biggest crypto players…openly involved in systematic illegality.” Roubini singles out Hong Kong-headquartered… Read More

Bitmex Partners with Cryptocompare on Futures Data

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Crypto exchange Bitmex has formed a partnership with CryptoCompare, a provider of cryptocurrency data and indices, to provide real-time cryptocurrency futures dataset to institutional investors via the Refinitiv Eikon terminal. BitMex has always targeted professional traders and institutions. The exchange claims to be the “world’s… Read More

Report: Former Bitmain CEO Working to Create “Biggest OTC (Crypto) Desk…Overnight”

Jihan Wu, departed CEO and co-founder of the world’s largest crypto-mining hardware producer, Bitmain, will launch an OTC cryptocurrency custody and trading desk called Matrix within a month, sources to  The Block report. The unnamed commenters also believe the exchange will have a tremendous advantage in… Read More

BitMEX Invests in Philippine Cryptocurrency Exchange PDAX

BitMEX Ventures, the investment arm the BitMEX crypto exchange (HDR Global Trading Ltd), has invested in Philippine Digital Asset Exchange (PDAX), a cryptocurrency exchange based in the Philippines. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. In a release, BitMEX said its investment will help strengthen… Read More

Several Reports Indicate Bitcoin Cash is Victim of Double Spend Attack

Multiple reports this weekend indicate that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the victim of a double spend attack or 51% attack. A double spend attack is exactly what it sounds like. You can spend “money” twice. For a good explanation of how this may occur with… Read More

Hong Kong-Based Bitcoin Derivatives Exchange Bitmex Forced to Stop Providing “Illegal” Trading Services to American and Quebecois Customers

Bitmex, a Hong Kong-based Bitcoin derivatives exchange popular for allowing 100X leveraged bets, has deactivated the trading accounts of clients from the US and the Canadian province of Quebec, The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports. The move has likely been made in response to increased regulatory pressure… Read More

CEO of Bitmex Exchange Predicts 18 More Months of Bitcoin Bear Market

Arthur Hayes, CEO of the Hong Kong-based Bitcoin-derivatives exchange BitMEX, has told an audience in London that the bear market for Bitcoin could last another 18 months, Yahoo Finance reports. “My view is the volatility environment that exists right now could persist for another 12 to… Read More

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