Tagged: exchanges

Group-IP Says $882 Million Pilfered from Crypto Exchanges, North Korean Hackers Take Gold Medal in Crypto Theft

Group-IB, a company that provides computer forensics and cybersecurity services large international companies, published a report last week the put a number to the frequent cryptocurrency exchange hacks that seem to happen on a weekly basis.  According to Group-IB, attacks during 2017 and through Q3… Read More

European Regulation Is on the Way, Crypto Exchanges Had Best Be Prepared

The European Union does not need to seek out any problems for the moment, with the highly publicized ‘divorce’ from the UK taking place in the full media spotlight, but it’s easy to forget that, as things stand, the EU is also taking its approach… Read More

Keeping Your Cryptos Safe – Security and Exchanges

If you’ve been interested in cryptocurrency for any period of time, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the term “wallet,” and you probably realize that it doesn’t quite mean the same as it does in everyday life. A wallet in crypto terms is somewhere for… Read More

South Korean Government Reps Reaffirm Anti-ICO Stance

South Korean Finance Minister, Yong-Joo Park told auditors from the Finance Committee of the Yeouido National Assembly in Seoul this morning that ICOs (initial coin offerings) pose undue risks to investors and should not be equated with blockchain, Yonhap News reports. “The government does not… Read More

Researchers Find Variable Security at Top 100 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

$1.3 billion dollars has been stolen from crypto exchanges in the past 8 years and cryptocurrency investors using exchanges still bear a lot of risk, say researchers at ICORating, who yesterday issued a report detailing security levels at crypto exchanges handling more than $1 million… Read More

New York Attorney General Publishes Virtual Markets Integrity Report on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Some time ago, the New York Attorney General launched the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative (VMII) to “protect and inform”residents who trade in cryptocurrency. New York Attorney GeneralGeneral Barbara D. Underwood commented on the release of the report: “New Yorkers deserve basic transparency and accountability when… Read More

Crypto Trading Continues in China Despite Bans

Cryptocurrency trading continues in China despite a ban imposed in September 2017 and escalating countermeasures this summer, The South China Morning Post reports: “Despite multiple attempts by Beijing to shut down all local exchange platforms since September 2017, cryptocurrency trading (has) continued to prosper, with many Chinese… Read More

Perspective: The Need for Trust in Cryptocurrency Exchanges

One of the most significant impediments to mass cryptocurrency adoption is the lack of trust and security in the industry. Users have witnessed or experienced themselves a plethora of malicious attacks and illegitimate business practices on trading exchanges which leave them less prone to being… Read More

As 13 Crypto Exchange Companies Leave, 160 Seek to Set up Shop in Japan, Regulator Says

Japan’s banking, securities and insurance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has told Bitcoin.com that around 160 companies have applied to open cryptocurrency exchanges in the country: “Including preliminary consultation/inquiries regarding registration, around 160 operators are expressing their intention of market entry.” The applications appear to… Read More

Cryptocurrency Events Now Banned in China’s “Best Commercial City,” Guangzhou

Following a ban on crypto promotional events in Beijing’s central business district last week, the Financial Development Bureau of Guangzhou (FDBG) has required that, “all relevant units in the district (of Guangzhou) may not undertake any form of virtual currency promotion and publicity activities,” National Business Daily… Read More

More Crypto Censure in China as Baidu Search Censors its Tieba Forum

Chinese search giant Baidu will no longer allow discussions of crypto on its popular forum site, Baidu Tieba, China Times reports. The decision is the latest in a spate of recent crackdowns being waged against crypto-industries in China, actions seeking to give teeth to a… Read More

Exchange Rankings Shake Up: Researchers Say Two-Thirds of Crypto Trade Volume is Fake

Two-thirds of all trade volume in crypto- or $6 billion dollars per day- is faked, say researchers at the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BIT), and many of the world’s “top” crypto exchanges aren’t even coming close. The researchers made their conclusions after comparing the order books… Read More

More China Crypto Crackdown As Country Blocks Offshore Exchanges

More news from China today regarding that country’s ban on citizens’ access to cryptocurrencies. According to The South China Morning Post, China will now block access to an additional 120 foreign cryptocurrency exchanges. Bitfinex, Binance, Huobi and OKEx are already blocked in China. When China announced… Read More

Report: Global Crypto Industry, “Not Ready to Defend Itself and Protect its Users”

A new report from Group-IB, a computer forensics and information security company with offices in Moscow, London, New York and Dubai claims to have identified an almost four-fold increase in “compromised (customer) login data” at global cryptocurrency exchanges this year. The company also found that… Read More

Financial Services Agency in Japan Updating Crypto Laws to Reflect Speculation

Relatively loose Japanese laws designed to facilitate the use of cryptocurrencies at the retail level will soon be revised to reflect their actual use as speculative investments, Japan Times reports. Initial laws enshrined in April 2017 made Japan was one of the first powerhouse economies… Read More

Allied Crowds Publishes Directory of Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Emerging Markets

Allied Crowds, a tech firm dedicated to lessening information asymmetries, has published a director of cryptocurrency exchanges in emerging markets. Allied Crowd states: “[This report] establishes which cryptocurrency exchanges will trade which currency pairings. In other words, it answers the question where a member of… Read More

Canadian Securities Administrators Warning: “Currently There Are No Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms Recognized as an Exchange or Otherwise Authorized to Operate as a Marketplace or Dealer in Canada”

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has issued an alert to investors when considering buying crypto assets through trading platforms. The CSA states that even though a platform may call itself an “exchange,” that does not mean it is complying with the securities regulatory regime. The… Read More

Singapore Warns Eight Cryptocurrency Exchanges, MAS Halts Single Initial Coin Offering

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a warning to eight cryptocurrency exchanges operating in Singapore. The notice told the exchanges NOT to facilitate trading in digital tokens nor future contracts without the explicitly authorization by MAS. The warning targeted security tokens and it… Read More

Crypto Trends to Watch in 2018: Stepping Aside from Hype and Speculation

As recently noted by Omkar Godbole, only two of the top 25 cryptocurrencies, VeChain’s VET token and Binance coin (BNB), saw gains in the first quarter of this year. That fact really gave me pause for thought. Stepping back from the hype and speculation, in… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Blacklists 15 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Le Liste Noire The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France has published a list of blacklisted cryptocurrency exchanges. On December 1st, the AMF exapanded an existing list of erstwhile investment opportunities that needed to comply with existing regulations. Today, the AMF said cryptocurrenices will… Read More

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