Cryptocurrency Exchange

MrBitcoin February 26, 2020

Coinbase updated its wallet with a function that lets its users send cryptocurrency through usernames, instead of the usual lengthy addresses. According to a Feb. 25 announcement, Coinbase Wallet now allows its users to send cryptocurrency to dedicated usernames or ones created on the Ethereum Name Service (ENS). Coinbase’s proprietary usernames look like @username while […]

MrBitcoin January 10, 2020

Crypto derivatives exchange Deribit is leaving the European Union for Panama to avoid new AML rules while changing its Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements.  Deribit B.V., the current Netherlands-based company responsible for the Deribit.com exchange, will officially delegate the trading platform to its daughter company, DRB Panama Inc. on Feb. 10, 2020, a Jan. 9 […]

MrBitcoin December 23, 2019

Former PayPal and Google veteran Mike Blandina has been appointed as the new CEO of major cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt. Following the departure of founding CEO Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed to a United States Senate seat in early December, Blandina has now been promoted to CEO position as he joined Bakkt as chief product […]

MrBitcoin December 18, 2019

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken announced that it has acquired Circle’s over-the-counter (OTC) desk. In a Dec. 17 blog post, Kraken said that the company has bought “one of the most recognized OTC desks in crypto.” Circle co-founders Sean Neville and Jeremy Allaire confirmed the sale of the Circle Trade OTC business to Kraken, saying: […]

MrBitcoin November 28, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced in a blog post on Nov. 28 that it partnered with crypto travel startup TravelByBit to launch a rewards card that facilitates crypto payments on major travel websites. Per the announcement, the card will function like a traditional prepaid card with access to additional discounts and rewards that users will […]

MrBitcoin November 25, 2019

The firm behind a purportedly Estonia-based cryptocurrency exchange DX.Exchange is ceasing operations following a petition filed by employees. CX Technologies, the Israeli company operating DX.Exchange, entered bankruptcy after 78 of its employees filed a petition against the company with an Israeli court, the Times of Israel reported on Nov. 24.  The petition specifically alleged that […]

MrBitcoin November 20, 2019

London-based crypto data provider CryptoCompare has updated its crypto Exchange Benchmark, removing Binance cryptocurrency exchange from the list of the top 10 exchanges. Binance, the second biggest crypto exchange by daily trade volume to date, is not included in the CryptoCompare’s list as the rankings do not rely on aggregate volume data in its analysis, […]

MrBitcoin October 25, 2019

Licensed crypto exchange Huobi Japan has raised 5 million yen ($4.6 million) from Financial Products Group (FPG), a financial instruments business operator. The development was revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 25. Future cooperation on digitized securities Huobi Japan is a wholly-owned subsidiary of major Singapore-based crypto exchange Huobi, which serves […]

MrBitcoin September 12, 2019

Finnish peer-to-peer crypto exchange LocalBitcoins has warned users about alleged security risks associated with anonymous browser Tor Browser. On Sept. 9, transactional compliance expert Richard Bensberg tweeted a screenshot of a LocalBitcoins banner warning Tor users about the risk of losing their Bitcoins (BTC), which stated: “Warning to all Tor users: A Tor browser exposes […]