Yahoo Japan-Backed Exchange Launches Crypto-Yen Markets and Margin Trading

Back in April 2018, it was revealed that Yahoo Japan was planning to launch a cryptocurrency exchange licensed by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA). Now, a year later, Yahoo Japan’s trading platform Taotao is open offering BTC and ETH trading while also providing users with margin trading available in litecoin (LTC), ripple (XRP) and bitcoin…

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In the Daily: Bitcoin Cash on Amazon Show, Bitwarden, Coinbin, Huobi Australia

In this edition of The Daily we cover an Amazon Prime show that features Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the open source password manager Bitwarden that now accepts crypto payments, a declaration of bankruptcy by Coinbin and the closure of Huobi’s Australian office. Also Read: Hong Kong Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinsuper Shifts Focus to Institutional Investors Bitcoin Cash…

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Major Bitcoin Exchanges Accused of Faking Volume: Who’s Trustworthy?

A blockchain data research firm has released a damning report which accuses several major cryptocurrency exchanges of engaging in unscrupulous activities aimed at faking bitcoin trading volumes. According to the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI), only three cryptocurrency exchanges of the dozens surveyed  — namely Binance, Bitfinex, and Liquid — were found not to be “grossly…

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Top Crypto Exchange Huobi Pays Its Dues to Beijing by Setting up Communist Party Committee

The company behind major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has created a Communist Party branch as part of its obligations to the Chinese state, the company’s U.S.-based subsidiary Huobi Info confirmed Nov. 16. Singapore-based Huobi, which was founded in China and has sought considerable international expansion this year, has appeared to opt for “closer ties” with the…

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Huobi Exchange’s Plans for Russia Go Well Beyond Crypto Trading

Huobi, the third-largest crypto exchange by trading volumes, is seeking to fill a void in Russia’s cryptocurrency community. This month, the exchange opened an office in Moscow, the first major crypto trading platform to have a physical presence in the country, notably with a Russian-language call center. But Singapore-based Huobi’s ambitions go further, into lending…

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Exchanges Roundup: Tether, Bitfinex Drop Noble Bank, Bitmex Hires COO

Exchanges In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Noble Bank is looking to sell after reportedly losing Bitfinex and Tether as clients, Bitmex has announced the former compliance head of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited as its new chief operating officer, and Huobi’s director of research into blockchain applications has discussed the company’s goals…

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New York AG Report Faults Crypto Exchanges for Manipulation Risks

The New York Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has released a report on cryptocurrency trading platforms, finding that many are vulnerable to market manipulation and referring several exchanges to another agency for potential violations of state law. The NYAG’s inquiry was launched in April, seeking voluntary participation from 13 of the world’s most notable…

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