Exchanges

You Can Now Earn Passive Income From Your Cosmos (ATOM) Holdings on Coinbase

Crypto exchange Coinbase has announced that it now offers staking support for a second Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain. On 6 November 2019, Coinbase announced staking support for PoS blockchain Tezos (XTZ). The idea was that eligible U.S. customers would be able to earn around 5% APY from staking rewards simply by keeping their XTZ holdings on […]

Waves Exchange Launches ‘Decentralized Forex’ Market Using Stablecoins

Cryptocurrency exchange Waves Exchange has announced the launch of a ‘decentralized forex’ market within its platform powered by stablecoins pegged to various fiat currencies. According to a press release shared with CryptoGlobe, Waves Exchange will initially support seven stablecoins pegged to the value of fiat currencies: USDN, EURN, JPYN, CNYN, RUBN, UAHN and NGNN. The […]

KuCoin Hacker Starts Moving Millions in ERC-20 Tokens, XRP to Cash Out

The hacker who stole hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of cryptassets form Singapore-based crypto exchange KuCoin have started moving millions in ERC-20 tokens and XRP to cash out using various methods. Data from the Ethereum blockchain, spotted by Whale Alert, shows that the hacker, who managed to steal an estimated over $200 million from […]

Binance Announces Decentralized Stablecoin Marketplace Venus

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced the launch of new DeFi stablecoin platform Venus utilizing the Smart Chain network.

Head of Crypto at Visa Explains How Automated Market Makers Such As Uniswap Work

On Sunday (September 27), Cuy Sheffield, a Senior Director at Visa and the head of its crypto division, explained in layman terms how decentralized automated market makers (AMMs)―such as Uniswap, Balancer, and Curve―work. On August 6, the research arm of Asia-based crypto exchange Multi published a blog post that explained what AMMs are in the […]

Crypto Exchange KuCoin Gets Hacked

On Saturday (September 26), Singapore-based crypto exchange KuCoin suffered a security breach, as the result of which a part of the cryptoassets in the exchange’s hot wallets were stolen. According to KuCoin Global CEO Johnny Lyu, who hosted a live stream that started at 04:30 UTC on September 26, here are some important details about […]

Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Exchange Lists Seven New DeFi Tokens

The Winklevoss twins’ cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has announced the listing of seven new decentralized finance (DeFi)-related tokens, including Uniswap’s UNI and Yearn.finance’s YFI. In an announcement, the cryptocurrency exchange revealed it’s also adding Balancer (BAL), Curve (CRV), Ren Network (REN), Synthetix Network (SNX), Uma (UMA). Gemini is also adding five new cryptoassets that aren’t related to DeFi: Decentraland (MANA), […]

Russian Authorities Backlist Crypto Exchange Binance’s Website

Russian authorities have blacklisted the website of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, although access to it has not been blocked by the country’s telecom regulator Roskomnadzor. In an announcement Binance published on its Russian telegram channel, it reveals Roskomnadzor added the cryptocurrency exchange’s website to the register of platforms disseminating prohibited information, reportedly because of distribution […]

Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Exchange Now Allows Buying Crypto With British Pound

On Thursday (September 24), crypto asset Gemini announced that it had launched in the UK. The Winklevoss twins—Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss—are the co-founders of Gemini Trust Company, LLC (which operates the Gemini digital asset exchange) as well as family office Winklevoss Capital Management, LLC. In a blog post published earlier today,Gemini CEO Tyler Winklevoss announced that they had […]

Binance Launches ‘Innovation Zone’ to Filter out DeFi Token Traders Based on Risk Appetite

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced the launch of an “Innovation Zone’ to filer out traders based on their risk appetites, before letting them trade risky decentralized finance (DeFi) projects. According to an announcement the cryptocurrency exchange published, its token listing process is “often viewed as overly strict,” but listing new projects in 2017 when […]

Ethereum’s Pending Transactions Surged After Uniswap Launches Governance token

The number of pending transactions per minute on the Ethereum network jumped shortly after leading decentralized exchange Uniswap announced the launch of its UNI token, coupled with a 400 token airdropped to those who have used the protocol. The decentralized exchange’s announcement revealed it launched the UNI governance token, with a total of one billion […]

Kraken Launches Crypto Bank in Wyoming After Receiving Bank Charter Approval

Popular cryptocurrency trading platform Kraken has announced the State of Wyoming has approved its application to form the world’s first Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI), allowing it to form a crypto bank dubbed Kraken Financial. According to an announcement the firm published, Kraken Financial is headquartered in Wyoming and is the “first digital asset company […]

Binance’s Crypto Debit Card Launches in Europe

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched its Binance Visa Card, a cryptocurrency debit card that lets users pay with crypto anywhere visa is accepted, to its users in the European Economic Area. According to a press release, the Binance visa Card lets users transact at over 60 million locations throughout the world, and can virtually […]

Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Trading Volume Hits New All-Time High

The Intercontinental Exchange’s bitcoin derivatives trading platform, Bakkt, has seen its futures contracts trading volume hit a new all-time high after$200 million in a single day. According to Bakkt, the 15,955 contracts were traded, representing a 36% increase over its previous all-time high. The rise comes as Bakkt has long been trailing its rival, the […]

Binance Coin (BNB) Staking Goes Live on Smart Chain Network

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced the official launch of BNB staking on the Smart Chain network.

Binance Sued by Crypto Exchange for Allegedly Facilitating Laundering of Stolen Bitcoin

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Fisco has sued leading crypto exchange Binance for allegedly facilitating the laundering of $9 million in bitcoin. According to a 33-page complaint filed in the Northern California District Court on September 14, the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange is accusing Binance of “aiding and abetting” the laundering of 1,451 BTC – then worth $9.4 […]

Binance Smart Chain Network Gaining Ground on Ethereum Transaction Volume

Binance Smart Chain accounts for 14 percent of the transaction volume of rival ethereum, as the native BNB exchange token seeks to make headway in the DeFi marketplace.

Apple Censors Cryptocurrency and DeFi Features on Coinbase’s App, Brian Armstrong Says

Apple Inc has reportedly censored San Francisco-cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase from adding specific cryptocurrency and decentralized finance (DeFi)-related features to its iOS app. According to a tweetstorm published by the exchange’s CEO Brian Armstrong, the tech giant stopped Coinbase from adding features that would let their users earn cryptocurrency directly through the app, or access decentralized […]

OKEx Jumpstart’s First Mining Project: 10 Million OKB Staked in 6 Minutes

OKExs Jumpstart mining project, which allows users to stake OKB tokens 14 days ahead of the launch of a new project on Jumpstart to earn “high rewards and staking incentives,” has seen users stake $53.9 million in only six minutes on its first project. According to a press release the firm published, on September 10 […]

Binance to Assist in Recovering Crypto Stolen From Crypto Exchange ETERBASE

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance is set to assist hacked crypto trading platform ETERBASE in recovering funds hackers stole from its hot wallets earlier this month. In an announcement on Twitter, where ETERBASE revealed it will continue operating despite being hacked for millions worth of cryptocurrency, it also revealed that its investigations show a “big part” […]

Bitstamp Now Even Faster Thanks to a New Matching Engine by Nasdaq

On Thursday (September 10), Bitstamp, Europe’s largest cryptoasset exchange by trade volume, announced that it had received a major speed upgrade. Bitstamp got acquired on 29 October 2018 by Belgium-based investment firm NXMH. According to a report by Reuters, Bitstamp was founded in August 2011 by Nejc Kodrič and Damijan Merlak (who “sold his entire 30 percent […]

Yearn Finance (YFI) Is Getting Listed on Coinbase Pro, $YFI Surges 29%

On Thursday (September 10), Coinbase announced that it is going to list two exciting decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens on Coinbase Pro, its trading platform for experienced/professional traders. These two cryptoassets are DeFi platform yearn.finance’s YFI token and exchange protocol Loopring’s LRC token. Here is how Coinbase describes YFI: “yearn.finance (YFI) is a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform […]

Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group Acquires Retail-Focused Crypto Exchange Luno

Blockchain investment firm Digital Currency Group has entered the crypto retail market following the acquisition of wallet and exchange subsidiary Luno.

Binance Uganda to Delist Parent Company’s Own BNB Token

The East African arm of leading cryptocurrency trading platform Binance, Binance Uganda, has announced it will delist the parent company’s native token, the Binance Coin (BNB). According to an announcement published by Binance Uganda, the token will be delisted on September 17, with the exact trading pair being removed being BNB/UGX. This means traders using […]

Bitfinex Invests in Lightning Network-Backed Derivatives Exchange

Bitfinex has invested an undisclosed amount of money into a round of seed funding for LN Markets, a new derivatives platform using bitcoin’s Lightning Network.

Binance Buys Digital LAND in Blockchain-Based Gaming Platform The Sandbox

Binance has announced the purchase LAND NFTs from its most recent Launchpad project The Sandbox, a gaming platform that utilizes blockchain.

Bithumb Reportedly Raided a Second Time by South Korean Authorities

South Korea’s leading cryptocurrency exchange bethumb has reportedly been raided a second time by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Intelligent Crime Investigation Unit. According to the Seoul Newspaper, authorities entered Bithumb’s headquarters and seized evidence relating to a $25 million fraud investigation, linked to the sale of the BXA tokens that were supposed to be […]

OKEx Announces New Interface with DeFi Giant Compound Finance

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has announced a new interface with DeFi giant Compound Finance, allowing users access to the interest-generating platform.

Binance Launches New DeFi Yield Farming Product

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced the release of Launchpad, a new product for yield farming crypto assets.

Top-Tier Cryptocurrency Exchanges Dominated Trading Volumes in August: Report

Last month, Top-Tier cryptocurrency exchanges have seen their trading volumes soar by 58.3%, while Lower-Tier crypto trading platforms saw their volumes increase 30.2% over the same period. Top-Tier trading platforms now represent 64% of the crypto space’s total trading volume. The data comes from CryptoCompare’s August 2020 Exchange Review, with exchange rankings coming from CryptoCompare’s […]

Binance Launches New DeFi-Style Trading Platform

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched a new trading platform similar to leading decentralized exchange Uniswap , which allows users to become market makers and trade with a smart contract. According to the cryptocurrency exchange’s announcement, the new trading platform is an automated market maker (AMM) pool, and is the first of its kind on […]

Crypto Derivatives Exchange BitMEX Adds Chainlink, Tezos Contracts

Cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform BitMEX has announced the launch of four new altcoin/USDT futures contracts, with two being for cryptocurrencies that were not yet listed on the platform. According to BitMEX’s announcement, the trading pairs will be against the USDT stablecoin and not bitcoin “in response to demand” from its users. The exchange points out […]

Electronic Frontier Foundation Asks Coinbase to Improve Its Transparency

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit organization that champions digital rights, has called on San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase to improve its transparency in handling authorities’ requests for private financial data. In a post on the EFF’s website, the organization said it’s increasingly concerned “that payment processors are being asked to turn over information […]

OKEx August Report Announces Historic $21 Million OKB Coin Burn

Leading cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has announced a historic $21 million coin burn for its native token OKB.

Authorities Raid Bithumb, South’s Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange

The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency has reportedly seized Bithumb, South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, for alleged fraud related to a $25 million token sale. According to a report published by the country’s oldest newspaper, the Seoul Shinmun, Bithumb’s offices have been raided by authorities over the alleged pre-sale of its native BXA tokens. The firm […]

Suspected North Korean Hackers Move $140,000 in BTC After U.S. DOJ Moves to Seize Funds

Suspected North Korean hackers have moved 12 bitcoins, worth about $140,000, from one of the 280 cryptocurrency accounts the U.S. Department of Justice has targeted for seizure. The transaction was spotted by cryptocurrency transaction monitor Whale Alert, with the service pointing out that one of the inputs in the transaction “has been listed by the […]

Binance Enters the DeFi Space With Mainnet Launch of Binance Smart Chain

Around 13:00 UTC on Tuesday (September 1), Binance announced that the successful mainnet launch of Binance Smart Chain, which is a high performance EVM-compatible blockchain that runs in parallel to the Binance Chain (launched in April 2019); this enables smart contracts and Binance Coin (BNB) staking. Binance introduced Binance Smart Chain on April 17. The […]

Crypto Derivatives Exchange BitMEX Launches Its Official Mobile Trading App

On Tuesday (August 1), BitMEX launched “BitMEX Mobile”. Crypto derivatives exchange BtMEX was co-founded in 2014 by Arthur Hayes, Samuel Reed, and Ben Delo. It is wholly-owned and operated by HDR Global Trading Limited, a Republic of Seychelles incorporated entity. Hayes announced on BitMEX’s official blog on July 15 that he and the other two co-founders of […]

Bitcoin Ads Start Appearing at London’s Bus Stops

Binance seems to be preparing the UK for the upcoming launch of its new dedicated crypto trading platform for UK residents. On June 17, Binance announced the upcoming launch of Binance.UK, a new entity regulated by UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that would be operating a new UK-focused cryptoasset trading platform where users could pay […]

Solana-Powered ‘Serum DEX’ Goes Live

At approximately 12:13 UTC on Sunday (August 30), markets on the Solana-powered Serum DEX, which its developers (Project Serum) describe as “the world’s first completely decentralized derivatives exchange with trustless cross-chain trading”, went live. What is Solana? Solana is “an open source project implementing a new, high-performance, permissionless blockchain” that is maintained by the Geneva-based […]

Crypto-Friendly Browser ‘Brave’ Now Makes It Easier to Trade Via Gemini

Brave Software, the company behind the Brave browser announced on Thursday (August 27) that they had partnered with digital asset exchange Gemini—which is owned by the Winklevoss twins—to make it easier to access Gemini’s features from within Brave. Brave’s blog post says that this integration “allows users of the Brave desktop browser (version 1.13) to engage with […]

Bakkt Bitcoin Monthly Futures Trading Volume Sets New All-Time High

The trading volume of Bakkt’s Bitocin Monthly Futures contracts has hit a new all-time high close to the $150 million mark on August 25, as institutional interest in the cryptocurrency space keeps growing. According to a Twitter bot tracking the performance the Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency venture, open interest dropped by 10% to $9.4 million […]

Binance Ramps up Efforts Against Crypto Fraud With New Alliance

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has ramped up efforts against cryptocurrency fraud with the launch of the so-called CryptoSafe Alliance in partnership with data privacy company Oasis Labs. According to CoinDesk, the CryptoSafe Alliance is being called the first in the industry of its kind. It will start offering post-mortem analyses of any hack or breach […]

South Korean Crypto Exchange Coinbit Seized Over Wash Trading Allegations

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinbit has reportedly been seized by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency for allegedly inflating its trading volumes via wash trading. According to South Korea’s oldest newspaper, the Seoul Shinmun, Coinbit’s offices have been raided by authorities for the alleged wash trading. The cryptocurrency trading platform is said to have manipulated its […]

Venezuela Blocks $18 Million Crypto Disbursement to Healthcare Workers

Venezuela has blocked efforts by the Jaun Guaido-led opposition party from distributing $18 million in funds to healthcare workers via the crypto exchange AirTM.

Ransomware Hackers Using Binance to Exchange BTC for Cash: Report

A new report by Forbes suggests that crypto ransomware users are leveraging leading exchange Binance to convert bitcoin into cash.

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Reportedly Leaving London Amidst Brexit Concerns

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp is reportedly leaving the United Kingdom after eight years over taxation and regulatory concerns tied to Brexit.

Uniswap Overtakes Tether as Ethereum’s Largest Gas Spender

Decentralized exchange Uniswap overtook Tether’s USDT as the largest gas consumer on ethereum’s network.

Tokyo Court Orders Seizure of Cryptocurrency Tied to Coincheck’s $530 Million Hack

The Tokyo District Court has ordered the seize of cryptocurrency tied to the $530 million hack cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck suffered back in 2018. The move comes two years after Coincheck saw hackers access its wallets and steal over $500 million worth of NEM (XEM) in what became the cryptocurrency space’s biggest heist to date. A […]

Kucoin Warns against Phhsing Scheme Incentivizing Deposits

Cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin has issued a warning to its users, regarding a pushing scheme set up by impersonators who are trying to incentivize deposits on a fake platform. According to an announcement the firm published, it has received reports from users regarding a website using its trademark to ask users for deposits to specific addresses. […]

Coinbase Users Lost Over 940,000 XRP to YouTube Scammers, Says XRPlorer Founder

The founder of the “community-driven” XRP data aggregator XRPlorer has revealed on social media XRP giveaway scams on YouTube may have cost Coinbase users over 940,000 XRP tokens, worth over $20,000 at press time. According to Thomas Silkjær, Coinbase users have been sending funds to fake cryptocurrency giveaways on YouTube and lost hundreds of thousands […]

OKEx Considers Delisting ETC After Suffering $5.6 Million Loss in 51% Attack

Popular cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has revealed it is considering delisting Ethereum Classic (ETC) after losing $5.6 million worth of the cryptocurrency in a recent 51% attack. According to an announcement the exchange published, it was hit in the first of two attacks the ETC network suffered this month, with the attackers rendering the ETC they […]

OKEx First Exchange to List Curve (CRV), Ramps Up With Three Other DeFi Tokens

OKEx has officially become the first exchange to list the decentralized finance token Curve (CRV), in addition to three other DeFi projects.

BNB Staking Launches on Binance Chain Testnet With ‘Stake Wars’ Competition

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced the launch of a new competition called “Stake Wars” to test BNB staking on its testnet.

Bitcoin-Backed USD Loans on Coinbase

Coinbase has announced that eligible customers in 17 out of the 50 U.S. states will soon be able to get USD loans collateralized by their Bitcoin holdings. Around 16:17 Pacific Time on Wednesday (August 12), Coinbase announced via a blog post that starting this fall/autumn, its U.S. customers in selected states would be able to […]

Coinbase Saved Its Clients 75% in Fees by Batching Bitcoin Transactions

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has revealed it managed to help its clients save 75.2% in transaction fees by batching transactions on the Bitcoin network. According to a blog post the cryptocurrency exchange posted, since rolling out Bitcoin transaction batching on March 12 for both Coinbase Consumer and Coinbase Pro, it has greatly reduced the […]

Binance Launches Perpetual Futures Contracts Margined With Bitcoin

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched perpetual futures trading contracts margined with BTC, and with leverage up to 125x. According to a press release shared with CryptoGlobe, the contracts are listed on the Binance Futures platform and are denominated as “COIN-margined” on it. Perpetual futures contracts, unlike traditional futures contracts in which both buyers and […]

Bitcoin to Fiat/Stablecoin Volume Fell Significantly in July: CryptoCompare Report

Bitcoin to fiat/stablecoin volumes fell significantly during the month of July, according to the latest edition of CryptoCompare’s exchange review guide.

Crypto Derivatives See Second Highest Volume Ever in July: CryptoCompare Report

On July 27, after bitcoin surpassed the $10,000 mark, $46.91 billion worth of derivatives were traded. The day’s volume was second only to March 12, the day the price of bitcoin crashed nearly 50%. According to CryptoCompare’s July 2020 Exchange Review, Deribit’s options volumes stood out last month, as they set a new all-time high, […]

Top-Tier Crypto Exchanges Beat Riskier Platforms as Crypto Trading Volumes Recover

Top cryptocurrency exchanges have seen their trading volumes surge throughout July, so much so these now represent 60% of the crypto space’s total spot volume. According toCryptoCompare’s July 2020 Exchange Review, Top-Tier cryptocurrency trading platforms, those graded AA-B according to the firm’sExchange Benchmark, have seen their spot volumes increased by 42.1% to $334 billion last […]