Crypto Exchange Update: Bitfinex, Binance, Coinbase, Gemini, and OKEx

Siamak Masnavi

The "Crypto Exchange Update" covers the latest news from some of the most popular digital asset exchanges. This particular article focuses on Bitfinex, Binance, Coinbase, Gemini, and OKEx.

Bitfinex

On September 24, Bitfinex announced the relaunch of its initial exchange offering (IEO) platform Tokinex; the new name is "Bitfinex Token Sales" (BTS). The first token to be offered on BTS is K.im (KIM). KIM will be a Liquid Token on the Liquid Network. 

The KIM token sale is set to start at 11:00 UTC on 28 October 2019 and end at 11:00 UTC on 22 October 2019.

Also, Bitfinex announced earlier today (September 26) that holders of its UNUS SED LEO token are now able to get a discount of up to 5% on peer-to-peer (P2P) lending fees.

Binance

On September 23, Binance said that phase six of the Binance Lending platform, which was launched on August 28, would go live at 06:00 UTC on September 25.

Binance introduced on September 24 a new way to buy crypto with fiat (debit or credit card). Via an integration with UK-based payment processing company Koinal, Binance users (in supported countries) now have another way to buy Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC) with a regular debit/credit card (both Mastercard and Visa). 

Also, on this day, Binance.US launched its trading services, making the following pairs available at 13:00 UTC:

  • USD Pairs: BTC/USD, ETH/USD, XRP/USD, BCH/USD, LTC/USD, BNB/USD, and USDT/USD. 
  • USDT Pairs: BTC/USDT, ETH/USDT, XRP/USDT, BCH/USDT, LTC/USDT, and BNB/USDT.

The following day, the exchange added three new trading pairs: REN/USDT, RVN/USDT and HC/USDT.

Coinbase

Late yesterday, Coinbase announced that it was making both Chainlink (LINK) and Stellar Lumen (XLM) available to its users who are residents of New York State. 

Gemini

On September 25, Gemini revealed that its crypto custody solution, Gemini Custody, now supports 18 digital assets:

OKEx

On September 23, OKEx told crypto news outlet The Block that it is preparing to launch Tether (USDT) margin futures in October.

And earlier today (September 26), the exchange launched a referral program that allows you to earn USDT rewards for inviting your friends to join OKEx.

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