Tag: Exchanges

Coinbase’s crypto debit card is launching in the U.S. and lets users earn back bitcoin

Coinbase’s crypto debit card is launching in the U.S. and lets users earn back bitcoin

Crypto exchange Coinbase is launching a Visa debit card in the U.S. next year.  Sharing the news with The Block on Wednesday, Coinbase said it opened up a waitlist for U.S. customers who wish to get the card and will start distributing them “in the first half of next year.” Debit cards for Coinbase customers […]

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Singapore’s biggest bank DBS is launching a crypto exchange

Singapore’s biggest bank DBS is launching a crypto exchange

DBS, Singapore’s biggest bank, is launching a fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange, The Block has learned. Dubbed “DBS Digital Exchange,” the trading platform would allow users to trade in four crypto assets — bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ether (ETH), and XRP — against Singapore dollar (SGD), Hong Kong dollar (HKD), Japanese yen (JPY) and U.S. dollar (USD).  […]

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Onchain Data Shows Rising Bitcoin Whale Index Surpassing 4-Year High

Onchain Data Shows Rising Bitcoin Whale Index Surpassing 4-Year High

Onchain analytics from the research and analysis firm Glassnode shows that the number of bitcoin whales (addresses with at least 1,000 bitcoins) has surpassed 1,900 clusters. The number of network participants in terms of 1,000 coin whales hasn’t been this high since 2016. Seven-day trailing statistics for the number of whales (addresses with balance ≥ […]

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Privacy-Focused Brave Users Can Now Purchase Bitcoin Cash Through Bitcoin.com

Privacy-Focused Brave Users Can Now Purchase Bitcoin Cash Through Bitcoin.com

The privacy-centric web browser Brave has partnered with Bitcoin.com in order to give users access to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash from directly inside their browser. The newly added Bitcoin.com widget has been added to the latest Brave software and is now available to users in various countries. The latest version of the privacy-oriented Brave browser […]

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U.S. crypto exchanges have a plan for the travel rule. Now they just have to get along

U.S. crypto exchanges have a plan for the travel rule. Now they just have to get along

Quick Take A working group of 25 U.S.-based exchanges released a white paper this week outlining their platform to comply with FATF’s travel rule. The group includes some of the most prominent exchanges stateside, suggesting that the plan has legs. Now, the group has to develop a governance structure. This feature story is available to […]

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P2P Trading Resumes on Okex While Withdrawals Freeze Still in Effect: Tron Foundation Announces Cashout Plan for TRX Holders

P2P Trading Resumes on Okex While Withdrawals Freeze Still in Effect: Tron Foundation Announces Cashout Plan for TRX Holders

Asian cryptocurrency exchange Okex says peer to peer trading is now open but the freeze on withdrawals remains in effect. In an update, Okex CEO Jay Hao reveals that buying cryptocurrency via the fiat gateway is now active as well but he fails to give a timeframe for the resumption of withdrawals. In an earlier […]

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Former Gemini Europe chief Julian Sawyer takes the reins as CEO at Bitstamp

Former Gemini Europe chief Julian Sawyer takes the reins as CEO at Bitstamp

Serial fintech executive Julian Sawyer has taken a new role as chief executive of Luxembourg-based crypto exchange Bitstamp. Sawyer was previously at Gemini, which he joined in December 2019 to lead its European expansion. Gemini Europe Services Ltd was able to achieve registration by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority as a regulated crypto asset business […]

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Deribit to mandate ID verification for all traders before the end of the year

Deribit to mandate ID verification for all traders before the end of the year

Deribit, the world’s largest crypto options exchange by trading volume, will require all users to become verified before the end of 2020, CEO John Jansen told The Block. The enhanced know-your-customer (KYC) program means all Deribit traders would have to provide proof of government identification such as a passport, as well as proof of residence. […]

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OKEx is resuming peer-to-peer fiat trading for Chinese yuan

OKEx is resuming peer-to-peer fiat trading for Chinese yuan

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx said in an announcement on Wednesday that it will resume the peer-to-peer (P2P) fiat-to-crypto trading tunnel for Chinese yuan, Vietnamese dong, and Indian rupee, starting from 20: 00 Hong Kong Time on October 21. OKEx disabled the P2P fiat-to-crypto trading interface after it announced the suspension of withdrawal of crypto assets on […]

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