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Canadian crypto exchange Coinsquare announces leadership changes

Canadian crypto exchange Coinsquare announces leadership changes

Canadian crypto trading platform Coinsquare is shaking up its board of directors, the exchange announced Wednesday.  According to an official announcement, executives Nicholas Thadaney and Wendy Rudd will join the board. Both have experience in Canadian securities regulation, investment dealer operations and regulated marketplaces, the announcement stated.  Their appointments come shortly after Coinsquare confirmed Stacey […]

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Binance’s trading volume reaches $132 billion for November, a new monthly high

Binance’s trading volume reaches $132 billion for November, a new monthly high

Crypto exchange Binance has eclipsed $132 billion in trade volume for the month of November, reaching a new monthly high.  The company’s previous monthly high for volume was in August, which came in at $124.9 billion.  As the chart above shows, monthly volumes on exchanges are at their highest level since the start of 2018. […]

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Asset manager VanEck launches bitcoin ETN on Germany’s Deutsche Boerse Xetra

Asset manager VanEck launches bitcoin ETN on Germany’s Deutsche Boerse Xetra

U.S.-based asset manager VanEck has gone live with a bitcoin exchange-traded note (ETN) on the Deutsche Boerse Xetra marketplace. VanEck was one of a number of firms that were unsuccessful in their attempts to get a bitcoin exchange-traded fund listed in the U.S. Regulators repeated cited the risk of market manipulation and the lack of […]

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Contextualizing LMAX Digital’s record-breaking year

Contextualizing LMAX Digital’s record-breaking year

Quick Take Institutional spot exchange LMAX Digital is seeing record volumes as interest soars LMAX Digital has the second-highest monthly volume of all exchanges that support fiat currencies Its average trade size is more than three times higher than the trailing Bitstamp This research piece is available to members of The Block Genesis. You can […]

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Visa and Mastercard run ‘enhanced diligence’ on crypto card issuers

Visa and Mastercard run ‘enhanced diligence’ on crypto card issuers

Payments giants Visa and Mastercard run more stringent checks on crypto firms than on other prospective card issuers. Would-be crypto partners must produce detailed information about their fraud and money laundering checks before being approved to offer cards to their customers. Cuy Sheffield, Visa’s head of crypto, described the process as “enhanced diligence on top […]

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MicroStrategy execs say the publicly traded firm is exploring new bitcoin data products

MicroStrategy execs say the publicly traded firm is exploring new bitcoin data products

MicroStrategy is assembling a team to explore data and analytics products for bitcoin. The disclosure was made during a virtual investor day event hosted by the publicly traded firm, which has become something of a darling within the cryptocurrency space for its embrace of bitcoin. MicroStrategy drove headlines this summer when it became the first […]

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Spanish security giant Prosegur announces institutional-focused crypto custody service

Spanish security giant Prosegur announces institutional-focused crypto custody service

On Wednesday, Prosegur — a Spanish security company founded in the 1970s — announced a new digital asset custody service focused on institutional clients. “Prosegur Crypto combines the highest standards in physical security, an area in which Prosegur is a world leader, with state-of-the-art cryptographic security technologies,” the firm said in a press statement. “Users’ […]

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