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Top Crypto Exchange OKEx Under Investigation by Chinese Authorities – Report

OKEx, a top 20 crypto exchange, is under investigation by Chinese authorities according to a report. OKEx provides both spot and crypto derivatives trading. It has been widely reported that the price of Bitcoin tanked as word leaked out and OKEx suspended all withdrawals. The… Read More

Meltem Demirors: CSO at CoinShares Says Cryptocurrency Is “Inevitable” and We Might See Many Bad Policies from Lawmakers

  We recently spoke to Meltem Demirors, the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, a digital asset treasury management firm that manages over $1 billion in assets. Demirors talked about how financial markets reacted after US President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19. She also discussed… Read More

tZERO Chief Legal Officer on Crypto Enforcement Actions: “Cowboy innovation is worse than no innovation at all”

Last week, the US Department of Justice published a white paper, crafted by the Cyber-Digital Task Force, that outlines its approach to enforcement when it comes to digital assets (or cryptoassets). US Attorney General William Barr issued the following statement on the framework: “Cryptocurrency is… Read More

Joel Edgerton from Digital Asset Exchange bitFlyer Says Charges Brought Against BitMEX Show Crypto Falling Under Current Regulations

Joel Edgerton, COO at bitFlyer, a crypto-asset exchange that’s licensed to operate in Japan, the United States, and Europe, recently shared his views about the court case and charges brought against the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a leading digital asset derivatives exchange. Edgerton also shared… Read More

CFTC Action Will Have Big Impact on Crypto Exchanges: Attorney Warns Crypto Exchanges that Regulator is Not Afraid to Pursue Big Market Participants

Last week, BitMEX (Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange), a top crypto/crypto-derivatives exchange that is operated by HDR Global Trading Limited, a Republic of Seychelles incorporated entity, was hit with a civil enforcement action emanating from the Commodity Futures Trading Future Commission (CFTC). Simultaneously, a criminal lawsuit by… Read More

BitMEX Hit by CFTC Enforcement Action for Illegal Crypto Derivatives Trading, AML Violations; Criminal Action Unsealed Simultaneously

BitMEX, a top cryptocurrency exchange that is big in the crypto derivatives sector, is the target of an enforcement action filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to the CFTC, a civil enforcement action has been filed in the U.S. District Court for… Read More

DeFi Excitement Created by “Unsustainable Price Bubbles,” Aggressive Token Listing Policies, which Fuels Speculative Demand: Report

The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a leading crypto derivatives exchange, has taken a look at the relatively short seven-year history of decentralized exchanges (DEXes) – which includes the first major iteration of the technology, Counterparty. BitMEX noted that it considers these early attempts to have… Read More

BitMEX Installs Blockstream’s Bitcoin (BTC) Satellite System, As Number of Cryptocurrency ATMs to Pass 10,000 Globally

The research division at the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX) confirms that they’ve installed the Blockstream Bitcoin Satellite system, which offers a way to download and verify Bitcoin’s (BTC) blockchain through satellite, without requiring an Internet connection. The BitMEX team said they were able to set up… Read More

BitMEX Traded $72.5 Billion in Crypto Derivatives in August 2020, while Huobi Led with $208.5 Billion: Report

Cryptocurrency spot volumes surged during August 2020, with the top tier exchanges dominating the volatile digital asset markets, according to a report from the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX). The leading digital currency derivatives trading platform noted that in August 2020, the trading volumes on top-tier… Read More

EOS, Chainlink (LINK), Tezos (XTZ), Cardano (ADA) Futures Contracts to Launch on Crypto Derivatives Exchange BitMEX

The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a leading cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, will be offering four new altcoin/USDT underlying “quanto” futures contracts for EOS, Chainlink (LINK), Tezos (XTZ), and Cardano (ADA). These new contracts are being introduced in order to expand the exchange’s existing altcoin (or… Read More

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange Launches BitMEX Mobile, the Crypto Derivatives Platform’s Trading App for Smartphone Users

The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform in terms of volume, has introduced support for mobile trading. The Seychelles-registered and Hong Kong operated exchange noted: “As part of our promise to our users to keep improving our offering, we’re delighted… Read More

Leading Crypto Derivatives Exchange, BitMEX, Announces Mandatory ID Checks for All Digital Asset Traders on its Platform

The Seychelles registered Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, announced on August 14, 2020, that it will be introducing a user verification program. The Hong Kong-operated exchange noted that it will be launching its User Verification Program “at 00:00 UTC on… Read More

Compliant Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchanges Accounted for Only 1% of the Trading Volume of the Sector During Q2 2020 with $21.62 Billion in Reported Volume

The overall performance of the nascent cryptocurrency market during Q2 2020 was not as good as it was when compared to the previous quarter. According to Token Insight, the main reason for the relatively poor performance this past quarter may be attributed to very little… Read More

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange Introduces Corporate Accounts with Enhanced Security and Improved Accounting Features

The Hong Kong operated Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, is introducing a program that will reportedly offer special benefits to corporate clients – which may include improved security and accounting services. As mentioned on BitMEX’s website: “The BitMEX Corporate… Read More

Options Trading Platform Sparrow Raises $3.5 Million Series A led by HDR Group, BitMEX Parent

Sparrow, an options trading platform has raised USD$ 3.5 million in a Series A funding round, according to a company release. The round was led by HDR Group, the parent company of BitMEX – a crypto exchange. The funding also included participation from Signum Capital, Du… Read More

Another $150,000 Bitcoin Core Development Grant Awarded to BTC Developer Amiti Uttarwar by BitMEX Parent HDR Global and OKCoin

  HDR Global, the parent company of BitMEX, a leading cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, has awarded another $150,000 grant to Bitcoin (BTC) Core developer Amiti Uttarwar. Digital asset exchange OKCoin also made a 50% contribution to the Bitcoin development grant. Uttarwar previously worked as an engineer… Read More

Ethereum 2.0 has “Fatal Flaws” in the Way Staking Ended up being Implemented, Konstantin Kladko from SKALE Network Claims

The developers of Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform, have been working for many years on the ongoing development of Ethereum 2.0 or Eth2, which is a major systemwide upgrade that will involve a transition from the current proof of work (PoW) consensus… Read More

BitMEX Awards Second $100,000 Bitcoin (BTC) Core Development Grant to Gleb Naumenko

The research division of the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a leading cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, has awarded a $100,000 grant to Bitcoin (BTC) developer Gleb Naumenko. BitMEX Research noted via Twitter that HDR Global Trading, the exchange’s parent company,  is “delighted to announce that a US$100,000… Read More

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX) Says COVID-19 Is Accelerating Digital Technology Adoption, Benefiting BigTech while SMEs Struggle

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), one of the largest cryptocurrency derivatives exchanges in the world, says that they “no longer think that dated volatility-related bets are an effective way to protect portfolios because they are now too expensive.” THe BitMEX team stated: “We believe that inflation… Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against BitMEX, a Major Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, for Allegedly Engaging in Illegal Activities like Money Laundering, Racketeering

A lawsuit was filed on May 16, 2020, against HDR Global Trading Ltd, the parent company of the Hong Kong-operated Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a leading digital currency derivatives exchange that averages billions of dollars worth of daily trading volume. The 106-page lawsuit has also… Read More

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