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Yoshi Markets, a Regulated Digital Assets Firm, Begins Onboarding Clients

Yoshi Markets Limited says it has started onboarding clients for its trading and custody platform for digital assets. Yoshi is an ADGM regulated  Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) and custodian. The announcement is described as a significant step towards offering services for customers from around the world…. Read More

Canada: Regulated Digital Asset Exchange Coinberry to be Acquired by WonderFi for $38.3 Million

WonderFi  (NEO:WNDR; OTC:WONDF) has entered into an agreement to purchase Coinberry, a Canadian digital asset exchange that is regulated and compliant. WonderFi recently acquired Bitbuy – another crypto platform operating in Canada. Coinberry is one of just a handful of compliant crypto marketplaces operating in… Read More

Centralized and Decentralized Digital Asset Exchanges Are Serving Varied Requirements: Huobi Ventures

Although centralized crypto exchanges (CEXes) and decentralized crypto exchanges (DEXes) are often said to be in competition with each other, an executive from Huobi Ventures believes the opposite is true. During the annual Harvard Blockchain Conference held 27 March 2022, Huobi Ventures Investment Director HaiJing… Read More

Once Suspended, GOPAX is Reanimated Following Receipt of VASP License

In 2021 the Korean government cracked down on digital asset exchanges requiring the crypto trading platforms to receive regulatory approval to operate. While some were approved before a strict deadline the bulk struggled to meet the requirements. One of these was GOPAX. Today, according to… Read More

Oops. Bitmart Confirms Large Security Breach, $150 Million or More Lost

Bitmart, a crypto exchange that touts itself as “the most trusted cryptocurrency trading platform,” has lost $150 million in assets, according to a tweet by Bitmart CEO Sheldon Xia. Other reports have placed the value far higher at around $200 million. Bitmart operates in just… Read More

Bitmex Says it is First Crypto Exchange to Become Carbon-Neutral

Last May, Bitmex published a commitment to become a carbon-neutral crypto exchange. As many people know, crypto transactions can utilize a lot of energy due to the need for computing power. At that time, Bitmex said carbon offsetting was its path to mitigating its carbon… Read More

FTX Trading Gets $25 Billion Valuation in $420 Million Funding Round

FTX Trading, a fast-growing digital asset platform, has raised $425 million in a Series B-1 at a $25 billion valuation according to a company release. 69 investors participated in the round which included Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, via its Teachers’ Innovation Platform, Temasek, Sequoia Capital,… Read More

Binance Under Investigation in the US: Report

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange is said to be under investigation by the US Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to Bloomberg, government officials are digging into possible money laundering and tax infractions. The report cited individuals with knowledge of… Read More

Crypto Exchange BlockQuake Pursues Crowdfunding to Raise Growth Capital, Plans Global Launch this Quarter

BlockQuake is a crypto exchange startup that is seeking to compete in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Earlier this year, Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) became the first crypto exchange to become a publicly-traded company in a direct listing on the Nasdaq. The company currently has a market cap… Read More

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Appoints Former N26 and Barclays Executive as COO

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has hired Sameer Dubey as Chief Operating Officer. Dubey has previously worked at digital bank N26 and Barclays. Prior to N26, where he was heading Operations for the UK, Dubey spent over a decade at Barclays Bank focused on its Payments and… Read More

Coinsquare Negotiates with Canada Revenue Agency to Protect Most Client Information

CoinSquare, a Canadian crypto exchange,  has announced that it has come to terms with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in regards to the information provided regarding CoinSquare users. CoinSquare notes that in late 2020, the CRA filed an application in court to compel Coinsquare to… Read More

Kraken Bank CEO David Kinitsky Provides Glimpse into How He’s Planning to Set Up Operations, As Company Might Acquire More Funding

First revealed in September 2020, digital asset exchange Kraken is now hard at work “gearing up” to introduce Kraken Bank. The Kraken team notes in a blog post that this new venture is expected to improve the landscape for Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currency… Read More

Coinbase Files S-1, Plans Listing on NASDAQ Raising Up to $1 Billion, Generated $1.3 Billion in Revenue in 2020

As anticipated, Coinbase has publicly filed an S-1 outlining its plans to complete an initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ. Accrording to the filing, Coinbase intends to raise up to $1 billion and  trade under the ticker symbol of “COIN.” The filing shares that… Read More

Kraken Appoints Crypto Exchange Pioneer Miha Grčar as its Head of Business Development, Company Comments on FinCEN’s Proposed Crypto Rules

Kraken recently announced that crypto exchange pioneer Miha Grčar has joined the US-based digital assets exchange as its Head of Business Development. Kraken’s management confirmed that they’re looking forward to working with Miha Grčar, a pioneer of the digital currency exchange sector. As mentioned in… Read More

Crypto Exchange LGO to Merge with Voyager Digital

LGO, a crypto exchange that services individual and institutional customers, will merge with Voyager Digital Ltd.,(CSE: VYGR) (OTCQB: VYGVF) (FRA: UCD2) a cryptoasset broker that provides retail and institutional investors with a turnkey solution to trade cryptoassets, according to a release. Voyager and LGO said… Read More

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

While Some Industry Insiders Complain, Coinpass Welcomes Ban of Crypto Derivatives for Retail

Last week, the UK Financial Conduct Authority announced a ban on the sale of crypto derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) that for retail investors. The ban, which goes into effect on January 6, 2021, has no impact on spot trading of cryptoassets. Some crypto-industry insiders criticized… 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

Ethereum Token Trading Volume on Uniswap Jumped from $1 Million Per Day to $1 Billion in a Few Months: Report

The decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem has reached new heights during the past few months, as many projects have launched and large amounts of capital has been invested into these so-called decentralized platforms. The Coin Metrics team confirms that most DeFi solutions have been launched on… Read More

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