$9,100: Thailand’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Shutters, Crashing Bitcoin Price

By CCN Markets: BX Thailand, also known as BX.in.th and Bitcoin Co. Ltd., the largest bitcoin exchange in Thailand according to data published by CoinGecko, has announced it is shutting down its cryptocurrency trading platform by September 30. “Bitcoin Co. Ltd. has decided to discontinue offering digital exchange services and wallet services at our BX.in.th […]

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Japanese Giant Rakuten Officially Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange

By CCN Markets: Rakuten, the largest e-commerce company in Japan which serves well over 1.2 billion individuals globally with its e-commerce and payments services, has officially launched a cryptocurrency exchange. The official statement of Rakuten read: "Rakuten Wallet, Inc., a consolidated subsidiary of Rakuten Group and operator of a crypto asset (virtual currency) exchange business, […]

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Coinbase Goes to Battle With Binance, Looks to Add 8 New Cryptocurrencies

While Coinbase is still the place many Americans go for their first cryptocurrency purchase, another crypto exchange has them backpedalling. As the Malta-based exchange Binance continues its rise to the top, Coinbase is making moves to ensure they don’t become “Yahoo!” to Binance’s “Google.” The San Francisco-based platform just announced that they’re looking to add […]

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Swedish Crypto Exchange QuickBit Leak Spills 300,000 Customer Records

Swedish crypto exchange QuickBit has confirmed the data leak of 300,000 records that have been left exposed to the public by a contractor of the company during a security update. QuickBit – that is listed on the NGM Nordic MTF stock market – has seen its MongoDB database released to the public without the need […]

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Bakkt’s ‘Moonshot’ Bitcoin Platform to Begin Testing Today

Bakkt’s long-delayed bitcoin futures platform is scheduled to begin testing today.  The trading platform, aimed squarely at institutions, is widely expected to be a game-changer and a major catalyst for the bitcoin price. As Fundstrat concluded last week, investors are eagerly waiting on the sidelines: “There appears to be a critical mass of adopters ready […]

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Defunct Bitcoin Exchange Wex (Formerly BTC-E) Chief Arrested in Italy: BBC

BBC Russia has it that former Wex Exchange (formerly BTC-E) operator Dmitry Vasilyev has been detained in Italy. Some may recall the curious price discrepancies on Wex not so long ago, which raised red flags across the industry. The Wex/BTC-e Connection The belief was that the exchange wanted to attract deposits to capture money for […]

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Crypto Exchange BitMEX Under CFTC Investigation Over US Users: Bloomberg

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC) has launched an investigation against the cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX, Bloomberg reported today. Probe on US customers According to Bloomberg, BitMEX is not registered in the United States, and the CFTC is probing whether the Seychelles-based crypto exchange has broken the rules by giving access to US users to […]

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Crypto Not Cash: Hacked BitPoint’s Masterplan to Refund 50,000 Victims

50,000 victims of the Japanese crypto exchange Bitpoint’s recent hack will have their stolen wallet holdings reimbursed in crypto. This was revealed in a press conference in Tokyo, where reporters were informed that the company had decided to pay back victims in crypto using a 1:1 ratio, as against fiat payouts. Bitpoint’s Unusual Alternative to […]

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Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Admits to 50,000 Victims of $32 Million Hack

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint was hacked last week when hackers stole 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) from the exchange’s hot wallet, of which 2.5 billion yen were customer funds. It has now come to light that around 50,000 of its 110,000-strong customer base were affected by the hack, just days after an operational improvement order, […]

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Hackers Thieve $32 Million in Cryptocurrency from Japanese Exchange Bitpoint

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint’s parent company Remixpoint has just revealed that the operator has lost 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) to hackers, as reported by the Nikkei Asian Review. ¥3.5 billion hacked from Bitpoint cryptocurrency exchange https://t.co/zbdqXgFCIO — The Japan Times (@japantimes) July 12, 2019 Customer funds worth 2.5 billion yen have been stolen by […]

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