Exchanges

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 […]

Hackers Used Crypto Exchanges to Launder Bitcoin From a Ransomware Attack

The hackers that infected the systems of travel giant CWT and got the firm to pay a $4.5 million ransom in bitcoin to them have managed to launder $1.5 million of the BTC using crypto exchange Binance. As CryptoGlobe reported, the travel management firm CWT saw hackers allegedly lock 30,000 of its computers and demand […]

OKEx Launches Peer-to-Peer Crypto Exchange in India

Popular cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has announced the launch of a peer-to-peer trading platform in India, that will allow users to buy bitcoin and Tether’s USDt using the country’s fiat currency, with 0% transaction fees. According to an announcement the exchange published, the OKEx P2P trading platform will use “India’s most widely used payment methods,” including […]

Bitfinex Offers up to $400 Million for Return of Bitcoin Stolen in 2016 Hack

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is offering rewards up to $400 million for the return of the nearly 120,000 bitcoins that were stolen from its wallets back in 2016. According to an announcement the trading platform published, Bitfinex will give both the person who connects it with the hackers responsible for the security breach, and the […]

Coinbase Considering the Idea of Listing One or More ETH-Based DeFi Tokens

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced that it is “exploring the addition of a range of new assets.” According to Coinbase’s blog post, the US-based exchange is committed to offering support for assets that meet their technical standards and comply with applicable laws. The exchange says it expects over time to offer clients around the […]

World Series of Trading (WSOT) – Biggest Trading Competition with up to 200 BTC Prize Pool

While movie theaters may be unusually empty this time of the year, a different kind of summer blockbuster is coming soon, one that promises to bring back the exhilaration of competitive crypto trading with up to 200 bitcoins (BTC) prize pool, 20% off trading fees and up to $9,400 in USDT bonuses. A Blockbuster Competitive […]

Bakkt Reports Record Single-Day Volume for its Bitcoin Futures Market

The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency venture Bakkt has recorded a new all-time high in single-day trading volumes for its physically-settled monthly bitcoin futures contract. According to data from Bakkt, the firm traded a total of 11,509 BTC, worth nearly $124 million at press time, in July 2017, the same day the price of bitcoin moved […]

OKEx Expands Derivatives Offering With DOTUSDT and FILUSDT Perpetual Swaps

Popular cryptocurrency exchange OKEx is expanding its derivatives offering to its users with new DOTUSDT and FILUSDT perpetual swaps, shortly after it added DOGE margin trading and savings accounts.

Bitcoin Will Sooner or Later Break out From $10,000, Says Binance CEO

Binance chief executive officer Changpeng “CZ” Zhao said in a recent interview with Bloomberg that global financial conditions will propel bitcoin above its $10k price resistance. 

Coinsquare Accused of Market Manipulation by Canadian Regulator

Toronto-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare has been accused of market manipulation by Canadian regulators after the company allegedly manipulated its trading volume. 

Binance CEO CZ Posts ‘Mythbusting’ Guide to Token Economics

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has published a guide to busting common myths related to token economics and the exchange’s handling of Binance coin. 

OKB Continues Making Progress, Set Up For Breakout

OKB has continued to gather strength and looks promising on high and medium timeframes. On the shorter charts, there is a bit of worry to be had.

Malaysian Regulator Adds Binance to List of Unauthorized Firms

Malaysia’s Securities Commission (SC) has added popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance to its list of unauthorized companies, saying the platform is “operating a recognized market without authorization.”

Crypto Exchanges Accepted $1.3 Billion From ‘High-Risk Addresses’: Report

According to a new report by Chinese analytics firm Peckshield, cryptocurrency exchanges accepted $1.3 billion in funds from “high-risk” wallet address through the first six months of 2020. 

Crypto-Powered Brave Browser Integrates Crypto Exchange Gemini

The cryptocurrency-powered Brave browser has announced it partnered with cryptocurrency exchange Gemini to let users buy, sell, store, and earn crypto while browsing the web.

SimpleSwap Released a Mobile App for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

SimpleSwap, a cryptocurrency exchange, has recently issued a mobile app. The mobile app is available for two platforms: iOS and Android.

Binance Rolls out Crypto Debit Card in Europe

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced the official rollout of its cryptocurrency debit card, the Binance Card, in Europe and the United Kingdom (UK).

$3.1 million: Crypto Exchange Cashaa Hacked for 336 BTC

London-based cryptocurrency exchange Cashaa revealed it lost 336 bitcoin, at press time worth $3.1 million, to hackers who managed to access one of its cryptocurrency wallets.

38% of Crypto Exchanges Interact With High-Risk Entities in 25% or More of Their Transactions

Leading cryptoasset data provider CryptoCompare has published an updated version of its cryptocurrency Exchange Benchmark. The report details that 38% of crypto exchanges interact with high-risk entities in 25% or more of their transactions.

Top-Tier Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Gaining Market Share: CryptoCompare Report

CryptoCompare’ has published an updated version of its Exchange Benchmark, which was established in 2019 to help crypto users assess cryptocurrency exchange risks, and the findings show Top-Tier trading platforms are gaining market share.

Limited Time Offer With Negative Maker Fees and $250 Bonus Available at XBTPro

The cryptocurrency exchange space is now crowded, filled with less-than-stellar exchanges that could be a mistake for traders because of their high trading fees, low trading volumes, Poor security, and other downfalls.

OKEx Adds Dogecoin Margin Trading and Savings Accounts Amid Viral Pump

Popular cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has announced it’s adding Dogecoin (DOGE) margin trading and savings accounts, as well ads a DOGE/USDT-margined perpetual swap trading pair.

Coinbase Preparing for Stock Market Listing as Early as This Year: Report

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has reportedly started preparing for a stock market listing that could come as early as this year.

Brave and bitFlyer Partner to Develop Crypto Wallet and ‘Expand the Recognition of Cryptocurrencies’

bitFlyer, the leading cryptocurrency exchange in Japan in terms of trading volume, has partnered with Brave Software, the organization behind the popular privacy-centric Brave browser, to launch a new cryptocurrency wallet and “’expand the recognition of cryptocurrencies’.”

Crypto Derivatives Hit a 2020 Low in June: CryptoCompare Report

According to the latest edition of CryptoCompare’s 2020 Exchange Review Guide, both derivatives and options trading plummeted during the month of June. 

BitMax.io Announced the Listing of FIO Protocol ($FIO) with Airdrop, Investment Product, Trading Contests, & Bounty Program

BitMax.io (BTMX.com), an industry-leading digital asset trading platform built by Wall Street quant trading veterans, has announced the listing of FIO Protocol ($FIO) on July 9th at 10:00 a.m. EDT. 

Binance and OKEx Represented Approximately 75% of Top Tier Exchanges’ Trading Volume in June

Two cryptocurrency exchanges represented three-quarters of the spot trading volume seen in June. The exchanges, OKEx and Binance, traded over $80 billion combined.

Brazils Securities Watchdog Blocks Binance From Offering Derivatives

Brazil’s Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered Binance to cease offering derivative products in the country after ruling they constituted a securities intermediary.

OKEx Token (OKB) Could See $5.50 Soon After Strong Rebound

OKB has reached the top of its post-March recovery, and while it’s been holding on well at the regional limits, we still could see a breakdown back down to $4 if the general markets go that way. But in the shorter term, a small run could continue.

Crypto Trading Volumes Plummet in June, CryptoCompare Report Shows

Cryptocurrency trading volumes plummeted in June to “roughly half of the daily volumes” seen in May, according to the CryptoCompare June 2020 Exchange review report.

Cardano (ADA) on Fire: Surges Above $0.10 to Get Into Top 6, Up 206% in 2020

At 16:00 UTC on Friday (July 3), shortly after IOHK, the company developing the Cardano (ADA) protocol, announced a custody agreement with Coinbase, the price of the ADA token went over $0.10 for the first time since October 2018.

OKEx, Skew Release 10 New Trading Data Charts as Partnership Evolves

Popular cryptocurrency exchange OKEx and crypto market derivatives data aggregator Skew have unveiled plans for the second phase of their partnership, release 10 new trading data charts as it evolves.

Bitstamp Moves Nearly $1 Billion in Bitcoin for a $0.48 Fee

European cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has moved nearly $1 billion worth of bitcoin from its cold wallet for a transaction fee of less than $0.50.

OKEx Lists Compounds Governance Token COMP

Popular bitcoin exchange OKEx has announced the listing of the COMP token, the governance token of the algorithmic decentralized finance protocol Compound.

CoinMetro Opens Doors for U.K. Crypto Traders by Adding Support for GBP

CoinMetro, one of Great Britain and the EU’s most user-friendly cryptocurrency exchange platforms, is pleased to announce that they will now support deposits, withdrawals and trading with the British pound sterling (GBP).

Yield Farming Pushes DEX Volume to All-Time High

Trading volume on decentralized exchanges (DEX) reached an all-time high last week amidst the growing demand for yield farming products. 

Australian Postal Service Enables Customers to Buy Bitcoin at 3500 Locations

Australia Post and the cryptocurrency exchange Bitcoin.com.au have announced a collaboration to allow customers to purchase bitcoin in the country’s 3500+ post office shops. 

OKEx Token OKB Likely To Continue Uptrending After Bull Signal

OKB remains a quiet but dependable coin. A tiny bull signal is this well behaved market should take OKB a little higher before thoughts of selling come in.

Bexplus Review 2020

Unlike other exchanges that will ask for your sensitive personal details like phone number and physical address, Bexplus does not require you to submit any documents to use its services. Exemption of KYC / AML procedures allow you to create a full-featured account just in 30 seconds, all you need to do is verify an email address.

Coinbase Users in 19 Jurisdictions Can Earn COMP for Learning About Compound

On Friday (June 26), Coinbase announced that “Coinbase Earn”, its educational service that rewards users for learning about different cryptocurrencies, has added support for Compound (COMP).

Bitcoin Arbitrage 2020: Are There Still Profits to Be Made?

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency arbitrage has changed a lot over the years. As more trading bots and institutions try their hand at arbitrage, so does the strategy to try and capitalize on profitable arbitrage opportunities. The big question everyone has is “are there still profits to be made?” and I’m here to tell you that the answer is a resounding yes, but you’ll need to work for it and use the right tools.

Crypto.com Announces Plans for Derivatives and Margin Trading

Crypto.com has announced plans to launch derivatives and margin trading for users by the end of the year. 

How the Fed’s Interest Rate Cap Could Drive More Users to Crypto

Earlier this month the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in the U.S. revealed it was leaving interest rates unchanged, and implied it could keep them there into 2022 in an attempt to help the economy recover from the coronavirus-induced recession.

BitMax.Io Announced the Listing of BetProtocol ($BEPRO) with a One-Month Pre-Staking Program

BitMax.io (BTMX.com), an industry-leading digital asset trading platform built by Wall Street quant trading veterans, has announced the listing of BetProtocol ($BEPRO) on June 18th at 10:00 a.m. EDT. 

Kraken CEO Seeing ‘Massive’ Demand for New Accounts From ‘Everyone’

On Tuesday (June 16), Kraken Co-Founder and CEO Jesse Powell talked about Bitcoin during a wide-ranging interview.

Binance Getting Ready to Launch a New Fiat-Crypto Trading Platform for UK Residents

On Wednesday (June 17), Reuters reported that Binance is preparing to launch, later this summer, a new dedicated crypto trading platform for UK residents.

OKB About to Test Important Level to Preserve Uptrend Price Analysis

OKB’s market has been quiet, but we are seeing a semi-important inflection level being challenged now. This quiet market could be a good one to trade, as it is likely to be cooperative.

Coinbase’s Plan to Sell Analytics Software to U.S. Government Could Backfire

Most cryptocurrency users would be willing to stop using Coinbase over the cryptocurrency exchange’s recent controversies, which include reports suggesting it plans to sell user data to two government agencies, and various outages.

Coinbase Suffered Outages After Seeing Traffic Spike 5x in 4 Minutes

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has revealed in a post-mortem report that it went down on June 1, when the price of Bitcoin reached $10,000, after it “experienced a 5x traffic spike over 4 minutes.”

CryptoCompare AMA (June 2020) With OKEx CEO Jay Hao

On Friday (June 5), Jay Hao, the CEO of OKEx, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges (by trading volume), kindly agreed to take part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Twitter hosted by leading digital asset data provider CryptoCompare.

$64 Billion Worth of Crypto Was Traded the Day Bitcoin Flash Crashed in May

A total of $64.7 billion worth of crypto was traded on May 10, a day in which the price of Bitcoin flash crashed  12% in only 15 minutes, a few days before the cryptocurrency’s block reward halving.

Crypto Derivatives Volumes Hit a $602 Billion All-Time High in May

Cryptocurrency derivatives volumes have soared to a new all-time high of $602 billion throughout the month of May, up 32% from April. 

Sub-accounts in Crypto: What They Are and How They Work

The term can refer to multiple email addresses linked to one user or secondary accounts tied to a primary account with a financial institution or a bank.

Crypto Exchange Kraken Working to Add Lightning Network Support Later This Year

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is working on adding support for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network later this year, according to the firm’s Bitcoin strategist Pierre Rochard.

Coinbase Delivers Raft of Improvements, Including ETA On Crypto Transfers

Coinbase adds some innovations to its service, with instant top-up function and dynamic ETA on crypto transfers.