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Owner of WEX, Rebranded Crypto Exchange That May Have Processed Bitcoins for Russian Spies, Arrested in Italy

Dmitry Vasiliev, a 32-year old Russian who took over and rebranded the notorious BTC-e exchange when its alleged admin, Alexander Vinnick, was arrested in Greece in 2017, is now under arrest in Italy, the BBC reports. Vasiliev rebranded BTC-e, “the largest Russian-language platform for the… Read More

“Hybrid Decentralized Exchange” IDEX Delists Bitfinex’s LEO Token

IDEX, a “DEX” (decentralized exchange) registered in Panama and billing itself on Twitter as the “Number 1 Hybrid DEX on Ethereum,” has announced it is delisting LEO, a controversial exchange token created by Bitfinex. Bitfinex, it’s parent company iFinex and fellow subsidiary company Tether have… Read More

Dublin-Registered Crypto Exchange Bitsane Vanishes with User Funds

Bitsane, a Dublin-based cryptocurrency exchange with 246 000 registered users, went suddenly offline last week, and users say they cannot access funds they were keeping on the exchange. “I was trying to transfer XRP out to bitcoin or cash or anything, and it kept saying… Read More

Citing Regulatory Duress, Another Indian Crypto Platform, Koinex, Shuts Down

Citing ongoing pressure from unfavourable government actions, Indian cryptocurrency trading platform Koinex has announced it will “permanently disable” trading services on June 27th, 2019. “A snapshot of the wallet balances at this time will be taken for record, and the effort to disburse INR balances… Read More

European Exchange Euronext Invests in Tokenization Platform Tokeny Solutions, Buys 23.5% Ownership Stake

Euronext, a leading European securities exchange has subscribed to the entire €5 million capital increase of tokenization platform Tokeny Solutions, according to a release. The investment gives Euronext a 23.5% stake in the blockchain platform. At the end of March, Euronext had approximately 1,300 listed… Read More

Gemini Crypto Exchange Opens Chicago Branch “To Meet Growing Institutional Demand”

Gemini, one of 18 New York-based cryptocurrency companies licensed and regulated in the state, is opening a new office in Chicago in order to “meet growing institutional demand,” exchange co-founder Tyler Winklevoss writes in a recent blog post. “Our Chicago office will serve as an… Read More

Singaporean Trading Platform Bitrue Hacked for More Than $4 Million USD in Crypto

On Thursday, a hacker “exploited a vulnerability in (the Bitrue exchange’s) Risk Control team’s 2nd review process to access the personal funds of about 90 Bitrue users,” according to a tweet thread from Singaporean crypto exchange Bitrue. This initial attack was quickly repeated on the… Read More

MERJ Exchange Plans Security Token Listing for Own Shares

Merj Exchange plans to list its own shares claiming to be the “first-ever regulated security token on a national exchange.” Merj, based in Seychelles, is a securities exchange, clearing agency, and securities facility regulated by the Financial Services Authority as a national exchange. Merj says… Read More

Implications Staggering? Price Feed Glitch Allows Trader to Mint Ether and Generate $1b Paper Profit

A trader on Synthetix, “a decentralized protocol focused on creating synthetic assets,” took advantage of a price feed (oracle) glitch governing smart contracts on the platform to mint $37 million in synthetic ethers, Crypto AM reports. According to a blog post by Synthetix, the manoeuvre… Read More

QuadrigaCX CEO Created Fake Accounts, Traded User Funds and Transferred Them to Personal Accounts

Fiduciary and operational incompetence have been a matter of record since news emerged that Gerald Cotten, CEO of the Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform QuadrigaCX, died without giving anyone password access to $215 million CAD of user cryptocurrencies he ostensibly kept in cold wallet storage devices…. Read More

Binance Blocks US Customers, Opens Dedicated US Trading Platform

One day after announcing the creation of a dedicated cryptocurrency trading platform for US customers, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has modified its terms of service to exclude “any U.S. person.” The change comes under the subheading “Prohibition of Use” in the… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Beaxy Now Available in 43 US States and 185 countries

Following an $8 million funding round, Beaxy has launched a full-service cryptocurrency exchange. Beaxy is currently available in 185 different countries and 43 US states. In a blog post, Beaxy added some insight into the tiered roll-out explaining that “certain aspects of the exchange may… Read More

Bitcoins Stolen from Bitfinex and Dormant Since 2016 Start to Move

160 Bitcoins stolen in a massive hack on the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange in 2016 started moving across the blockchain late last week after being dormant for more than 2 years, Hard Fork reports. The cryptocurrency is part of a stash of 744 408 Bitcoins taken… 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

Israeli Supreme Court Orders Bank Leumi to Restore Banking to Bits of Gold Cryptocurrency Exchange

The Israeli Supreme Court has ordered Bank Leumi to restore services to cryptocurrency exchange platform Bits of Gold, according to a blog post. Bank Leumi had been previously ordered to restore banking to Bits of Gold last February, but that order was only temporary and Bank… Read More

Exit Scam: Polish Coinroom Exchange Goes Dark, Funds Gone

Operators of Coinroom, a Polish cryptocurrency trading platform registered in 2016, have shut down the platform suddenly and disappeared with client funds, Polish business media site Money reports. At least 50 people on an online forum have claimed they lost between 300 and 60,000 “zlotys”… Read More

FBI Seeking Information from Investors Harmed in Collapse of QuadrigaCX

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking information from investors who lost money when the Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform QuadrigaCX fell apart late last year. Individuals with questions or concerns about the failed exchange or who believe they were a victim in the… 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

Failed Cryptopia Exchange Granted Order Preserving Access to Customer Data

A court in the Southern District of New York has granted provisional relief to defunct New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia as it attempts to maintain access to customers’ trading balance data managed by an Arizona firm claiming the exchange owes it $2 million USD. Cryptopia… Read More

“CZ Binance” Files Countersuit Against Sequoia Capital

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Ex parte orders filed against the Binance crypto trading platforms by a leg of the VC firm Sequoia Capital have backfired as a judge’s staying of the orders have ushered in a countersuit against Sequoia brought by Binance CEO Changing Zhao, also known as “CZ,”… Read More

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