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First Crypto Exchange Enforcement Action: SEC Settles Charges with Zach Coburn & EtherDelta Regarding Operation of an Unregistered Exchange

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against Zachary Coburn, the founder of EtherDelta, a cryptocurrency exchange. This is the SEC’s first enforcement action against a crypto exchange and marks a noted shift in the Commission’s dealing with secondary transactions of digital assets. The SEC… Read More

Report: Wash Trading & Lack of Transparency is a Pressing Problem for Crypto Exchanges: Bogus Volume is Rampant

The Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) has published their second exchange rankings report and according to their numbers – wash trading persists as a profound problem as crypto exchanges seek to boost their perceived relevance in the lucrative sector of crypto. According to the BTI: “many of these exchanges are… Read More

Attorney on SEC & Crypto Asset Marketplaces: “By Not Allowing Intermediaries They Are Stifling Innovation”

Recently, at the StartEngine Summit during LA Blockchain Week, CI had the chance to sit down with prominent securities attorney Linda Lerner. Lerner is Senior Counsel at Crowell Moring and a veteran lawyer with deep experience and expertise in securities issuance and regulation of stock exchanges…. Read More

Hong Kong Exchange to Incorporate Blockchain Tech as it Moves Towards Digital Assets

Announced last week during Hong Kong Fintech Week, the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) has partnered with “Digital Asset” to incorporate blockchain tech as part of the trading process. In a speech by Charles Li, the Chief Executive of HKEX, the successful testing of a prototype… Read More

Coinbase Exchange Cuts Remote Staff

Though Coinbase announced it raised $300 million “from high-quality investors” last week, the cryptocurrency exchange also laid off an estimated 15 people working remotely in support, compliance, and fraud departments, Yahoo Finance reports. Coinbase would not confirm how many employees were cut, it did admit… Read More

Malaysia Adds Property Crowdfunding, Digital Tokens & Exchanges as Key Budget Priorities for 2019

In the 2019 budget speech by the Malaysia Minister of Finance, YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, the government introduced capital market measures designed to reinforce the role of tech in driving the economy. Lim explained: “We need to create an environment for our human talent… Read More

Korean Courts Order Nonghyup Bank to Restore Services to Coinis Crypto Exchange

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A judge at the Seoul Central District Court has ordered one of South Korea’s largest banks, Nonghyup, to restore services to the Coinis cryptocurrency exchange, 8BTC reports. The showdown reportedly began in September when Nonghyup announced it would no longer process deposits and withdrawals on behalf… Read More

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

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