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Chilean Supreme Court Rules Banks’ Closing of Crypto Exchange Accounts Lawful

The Third Chamber of the Supreme Court of Chile has ruled that Chilean banks had every right to abruptly stop serving the OrionX cryptocurrency exchange last spring, Emol reports. The decision has been nine months in the making. Last April, 10 Chilean banks cut services to… Read More

Malta-Based Digital Asset Exchange OKEx Launches New Product “Perpetual Swap” to Crypto-Base Financial Suite

OKEx, a Malta-based digital assets exchange, announced on Monday the launch of its new product, Perpetual Swap, as part of its crypto-based financial product suites. According to OKEx, users may now perform perpetual swap, futures contract, and spot trading with margin and leverage at one stop. OKEx… Read More

Evolution: HBUS Digital Currency Exchange Kicks Off Ironic Outdoor Advertising Campaign

HBUS, the digital currency exchange that is a sister company to Huobi – one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, has launched an interesting promotional campaign that strives to highlight the fast-evolving securities markets with a jab towards Coinbase. As part of the campaign, HBUS… Read More

Acquisition of Hacked Japanese Crypto Exchange Zaif Now Complete

The transfer of the recently hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif to new owners has been finalized, says a release from the new owners, FISCO. For a time, the Zaif system will operate independently of the  Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange (FCCE), which is already operating, but will… Read More

Gibraltar Financial Services Commission Issues Full License to Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has approved a full license to the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) under Gibraltar’s Financial Services Regulations 2018 DLT [distributed ledger technology] framework. GBX is a subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group (GSX Group). GSX now claims to be the first… Read More

Huobi Crypto Exchange Lays Off Workers at Brazil Shop

The world’s 3rd largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, Huobi, has laid off 6 of 10 workers at its location in Brazil, Portal do Bitcoin reports. The layoffs, though not the exact number, were confirmed by Huobi’s local CEO in Brazil, Frank Tao. Huobi, which… Read More

KPMG & Crypto Exchange Independent Reserve Launch Crypto Tax Estimator

KPMG Australia and Independent Reserve have joined to manage a pressing issue: taxes for cryptocurrency transactions. The two companies have partnered on a new “Crypto Tax Estimator.” Founded in 2013, Independent Reserve is said to be the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Australia. The crypto exchange… Read More

Huobi Partner HBUS Adds former VC from Draper Athena as VP of Corporate Development

HBUS , the strategic partner of crypto platform Huobi, has announced Jay Ryu as VP of Corporate Development. Prior to joining HBUS, Ryu was Venture Capital Director at Draper Athena, where he led tech investments while working closely with portfolio companies on operational and strategic initiatives. Huobi… Read More

Overstock Sub Bitsy Exchange & Wallet Starts Service on Monday

Bitsy, a “user-friendly bridge” between the US dollar and Bitcoin will be publicly available this Monday (November 12, 2018). Bitsy is a portfolio company of Medici Ventures – Overstocks (NASDAQ: OSTK) – blockchain accelerator. According to a release, Bitsy users will be able to download the… Read More

Malta based Crypto Exchange LXDX to Issue Security Token Representing Equity Plus Dividend Rights

LXDX, a crypto exchange that claims to operate with “military-grade security protocols,” has announced an initial Security Token Offering (STO). The Malta-based corporation will issue tokens that represent a 10% stake in the company along with dividend rights. LXDX claims to be the first digital asset… Read More

Former CBEO Head of Equity Options Joins Digital Asset Platform AlphaPoint, Laureate Digital Securities Signs Up to Use AlphaPoint Tech

The former Head of Equity Options at Cboe Global Markets Kapil Rathi has joined digital asset firm AlphaPoint as Global Head of Trading Markets.  Rathi will lead and manage the blockchain based company on its trading and exchange business. AlphaPoint is a Fintech that seeks to help… Read More

Mercury.Cash Selects KoreConX’s Services for STO

Mercury.Cash, a wallet and emerging crypto exchange, has selected KoreConX’s services for their security token offering (STO), according to a release from KoreConX. Mercury.Cash a fully licensed crypto and remittance exchange authorized to do money transmission by Office of Financial Regulation with Money Transmitter License… Read More

Coinbase COO Says the Crypto Exchange Has No Plans for IPO

Coinbase has opted to raise funds from, “some very high quality investors….who have a very constructive thesis on crypto,” in a series round and won’t be doing an initial public offering (IPO) any time soon, Bloomberg reports. “There’s not going to be an IPO any… Read More

Brazilian Banks Ordered by Injunction to Restore Services to Bitcoin Max Exchange

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Banco do Brasil and Banco Santander have been ordered by a Federal District and Territorial Court (TJDFT) judge in Brazil to restore banking services to the Bitcoin Max cryptocurrency exchange- or pay fines, Portal do Bitcoin reports. According to Bitcoin Max lawyer Leonardo Ranna, all bank… Read More

Modulus to Open London Office, Forms JV with Quantex for Digital Assets

Modulus, a US based firm that provides financial services software / hardware, and Quantex, a regulatory compliant digital asset exchange, have jointly announced a partnership to bring blockchain enabled financial services products to institutional customers. As part of the joint venture, the companies will launch… Read More

New World Order: Coinbase Valued at $8 Billion in Funding Round

Revealed last week during the Crypto Invest Summit, Coinbase now sports a huge $8 billion in valuation following a $300 million Series E funding round. Today, Coinbase COO Asiff Hirji provided a personalized update on the funding in a blog post. Hirji stated: “Today, we’re pleased… Read More

Consolidation: Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Acquired

Bitstamp, a Luxembourg based crypto exchanged, has been acquired. Revealed in a blog post today, the crypto operation reported that NXMH, a Belgium-based investment company, had purchased the exchange for an undisclosed sum. Bitstamp founder and CEO Nejc Kodrič said the platform has been pursued by potential… Read More

Japan’s Financial Services Authority May Limit Crypto Margin Trading

Japan’s Financial Services Authority (FSA), the independent regulator of the financial services sector there, is considering imposing a limit as low as 2-1 on margin trades of cryptocurrency conducted on local exchanges, Nikkei Asian Review (NAR) reports. The move is being contemplated as a measure to… Read More

Brazil’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Fires 20 Employees

Mercado Bitcoin, Brazil’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume and registered customers fired “at least” 20 employees at the start of last week, Portal do Bitcoin reports. Four employees spoke to the publication on the condition of anonymity. They said executives were fired on Monday, and… Read More

The SEC Suspends Trading in American Retail Group, Operator of Simex Crypto Exchange

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an order to suspend trading in shares of American Retail Group, Inc. which trade on OTC Markets (OTC:ARGB). Trading was said to be halted due to “statements about partnering with a claimed SEC-qualified custodian for use with… Read More

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