Why Investors are Highly Optimistic in Acquisition of Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange

bithumbOn October 12, CCN reported that BK Global Consortium, the parent company of Singapore-based BK Medical Group, has acquired a 50 percent stake in Bithumb, South Korea’s largest crypto exchange. Kim Byung-gun, a prominent plastic surgeon and blockchain investor, finalized the deal between BK Global Consortium and Bithumb, officially acquiring the leading cryptocurrency trading platform

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$350 Million: Singapore Consortium Gains Majority Stake in Korea’s Biggest Bitcoin Exchange

BithumbSouth Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, Bithumb, has seen a  Singapore-based blockchain consortium become its majority owner in a $350 million deal. BTC Holdings Company, which was Bithumb’s biggest stakeholder until Thursday with a 75.99% stake finalized an agreement to sell 50 percent plus one stake for 400 billion won (approx. $352 million)

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Korean Crypto Giant Bithumb is Launching a Decentralized Exchange

Perhaps inspired by the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance to launch a decentralized exchange (DEX) by 2019, Bithumb, a major digital asset trading platform in South Korea, has announced its plans to operate a DEX in the months to come. Bithumb DEX, which is expected to target the global cryptocurrency market, will be launched under

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Japan Gov’t Outraged by $60m Crypto Hack of Zaif, Regrets Lack of Suspension

Earlier this month, major Japanese crypto exchange Zaif was hacked, losing $60 million worth of crypto in user funds. The Financial Services Agency (FSA), the main financial watchdog of Japan, has stated that it regrets allowing Zaif to continue its operation after the exchange was given two warnings to drastically improve its system. “It is

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Decentralized Crypto Exchange is Solution to Hacks, Will They be Ready?

Not long after the successful hacking attempts on crypto exchanges Bithumb and Coincheck, Japan’s Zaif was hacked, losing $60 million in user funds. All three exchanges were found to have poor security measures. Coincheck in particular, which lost more than $500 million in XEM, the native cryptocurrency of NEM, outraged investors in Japan after the

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How the Recent $60 Million Crypto Hacking Attack Will Impact Japanese Market

Zaif, a major crypto exchange in Japan, was hacked this week, losing nearly $60 million in user funds in a high profile security breach. Local publications including Japan Times reported that 6.7 billion yen was stolen by an unknown group of hackers, 2.2 billion yen in corporate funds and 4.5 billion yen in user funds

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Bitcoin Price at $7,000: Market Recovers After Minor Drop, WaltonChain Surges 30%

In the past 24 hours, the Bitcoin price has recovered from $6,800 to $7,000, as buy pressure in the higher region of $6,000 prevented a further fall to mid-$6,000. As bitcoin price rebounded and averted a large drop to $6,500, most tokens and small market cap cryptocurrencies recovered, pushing the valuation of the cryptocurrency market

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Korea’s 2nd-Biggest Crypto Exchange Resumes User Registrations as Market Improves

Bithumb, South Korea’s second-biggest crypto exchange by daily trading volume behind UPbit, will officially resume registrations for new investors as early as this week. NH Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in the country, is set to sign an agreement with Bithumb on August 30 to provide virtual bank accounts to Bithumb users, which

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$6 Billion Daily Crypto Volume is Being Faked, How Can it be Combated?

Earlier this week, the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) published a report claiming that the global crypto exchange market is faking $6 billion of its daily volume. The researchers at BTI evaluated the user activity and traffic of the market’s biggest crypto exchanges, comparing their projected trading volume to other metrics. Slippage, a method utilized by

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Korea’s Biggest Crypto Exchange UPbit Makes $100 Million Profit in a Bear Market

UPbit, South Korea’s biggest crypto exchange, has seen a profit of $100 million in the third quarter of of 2018, despite the bear market and decline in trading volume. According to the data released by Repository of Korea’s Corporate Filings (DART) obtained by mainstream media outlet Yonhap, UPbit saw a profit of just over $100

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