BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes: 2019 to Be ‘Year of Reckoning’ for Major ICO Funds

In a recent newsletter, BitMEX CEO revealed research done by BitMEX which listed 12 ICOs that raised more than $50 million in ICO but have yet go live on any secondary exchanges. The tokens listed were: Telegram Filecoin DFINITY Polkadot tZero Basis Orchid Protocol Rootstock Algorand Cosmos Oasis Labs He added: These deals have massive

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Op-Ed: Will Crypto Miners Abandon Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Cash Fork?

BitMEX’s head of research, Jonathan Bier, gave a statement to Bloomberg this week that will soon be proven true or false. In regards to how the upcoming Bitcoin Cash fork would play out, Bier said that he believes that the important divide between the economic majority and the mining majority will sort itself out in

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Bitcoin Price: BitMEX CEO Doubles Down on Bear Call, Says BTC Could Fall to $2,000

What a difference a few months can make. It seems like a lifetime ago that Arthur Hayes, CEO of cryptocurrency derivatives platform BitMEX, predicted that the bitcoin price could reach $50,000 in 2018. In fact, it has been less than six months, though the events that have occurred during that interlude have been sufficient for

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Bitcoin Bear Market Could Last 18 More Months: BitMEX CEO

Bitcoin prices and trading volume might keep plummeting, and the current bear market could last another 18 months. That’s the sobering assessment of Arthur Hayes, the CEO of the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest bitcoin derivatives trading platform. “My view is the volatility environment that exists right now could persist for another 12

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BitMEX Takes Aim at Bitcoin Core, Will Launch Competing Software Client

The research arm of cryptocurrency trading platform BitMEX has announced that it will launch its own Bitcoin software client to compete with reference implementation and industry standard Bitcoin Core. Unveiled this week in a lengthy post discussing the merits of competing software clients, BitMEX Research said that it chose to release its own BTC client

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Ethereum Creator, NYU Economist Go to War On Twitter, Mull Public Debate

Ever since Nouriel Roubini appeared before the United States Senate Committee On Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, to discuss cryptocurrencies – he has certainly been causing quite the commotion with regards to the cryptocurrency community.   Roubini vs Buterin This is not surprising, considering the famed economist shared several controversial statements about bitcoin and cryptocurrency

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While Major Crypto Exchanges Flourish, Minor Platforms Struggle in Bear Market

bitcoin cryptocurrency exchangeThe world’s largest crypto brokerage Coinbase is reportedly close to finalizing a $500 million funding round at a valuation of $8 billion, and Binance has started to become more active in the investment sector, funding blockchain startups internationally. While major cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase, Binance, and BitMEX are seeing their businesses flourish with lucrative business

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BitMEX Taps Former Hong Kong Regulator as Chief Operating Officer

BitMEX, one of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms, has named Angelina Kwan, formerly managing director and head of regulatory compliance for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), as its chief operating officer. Kwan, who joins the company as it rides exceptional growth, will work with regulators worldwide to develop rules that will support cryptocurrency’s

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1Broker Shut Down, Will More Bitcoin Exchanges be Targeted by US Gov’t?

1Broker, a Marshall Islands-based securities dealer and bitcoin trading platform, was recently taken down by the US authorities. The FBI seized the domain of 1Broker, shutting down the platform for allegedly violating money laundering regulations and distributing securities as an unregistered dealer. The official announcement of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) read: “The

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Did Ethereum Bottom Out at $170? Worst Part of ETH Drop May be Over

On Sept. 12, Ethereum (ETH) dipped below the $170 mark, dropping to $166 to hit its lowest point of the year. Since then, within a 30-day period, ETH has shown promising recovery in its volume and momentum, rebounding from $166 to $230. Last week, on Sept. 23, the Ethereum price achieved $255. Worst Part of

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