Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Eye Friendlier Asian Countries As Crypto/CNY Trading Ban Comes Into Effect

Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Eye Friendlier Asian Countries As Crypto/CNY Trading Ban Comes Into Effect

A ban on cryptocurrency trading against the yuan has officially come into effect in China, forcing mainland bitcoin trading platform operators to turn to other Asian markets. Huobi, once one of the largest bitcoin trading platforms in the world, said i…

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Japanese Cryptocurrency Startup Expands to Canada

Japanese Cryptocurrency Startup Expands to Canada

Quoine, a cryptocurrency startup headquartered in Japan, has signed a partnership with Blockwave to expand to Canada starting with the deployment of its bitcoin exchange and trading platform Quoinex set to hit the market by the end of the year. Quoinex…

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Japan Solidifies its Position as Bitcoin Powerhouse, Processes 61% of Global Trades

Japan Solidifies its Position as Bitcoin Powerhouse, Processes 61% of Global Trades

Over the past month, following The PBOC’s crackdown on Chinese Bitcoin exchanges, Japan has successfully evolved into the largest Bitcoin exchange market by trading volume, overtaking the US by a significant margin. According to various market da…

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Major South Korean Bitcoin Trading Platform Coinone’s Offline Exchange is Growing in Popularity

Major South Korean Bitcoin Trading Platform Coinone’s Offline Exchange is Growing in Popularity

On September 11thh, Coinone, South Korea’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange behind Bithumb and Korbit, launched the first offline cryptocurrency exchange in the country, enabling clients to purchase cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin through ATMs and physical products including USB drives. In South Korea, the vast majority of investors and traders have been aware of cryptocurrencies and the […]

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Japan FSA Grants Virtual Currency Exchange License To 11 Companies

Japan FSA Grants Virtual Currency Exchange License To 11 Companies

Eleven digital currency companies in Japan have been granted a Virtual Currency Exchange license by the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the country’s financial watchdog. These include bitFlyer, Quoine, Tech Bureau, Bit Bank, SBI Virtual Currencies and GMO Coin. The FSA is currently reviewing 17 other applicants, according to an announcement released today. Since April 01, […]

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Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange Bisq is Launching a Token, But It’s Not an ICO Cash Grab

Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange Bisq is Launching a Token, But It’s Not an ICO Cash Grab

While there were many attempts to create decentralized exchanges in the early days of bitcoin trading, Bisq (formerly Bitsquare) is one of the few options still standing. After existing in the wild for more than a year, the developers behind the project are now looking to turn the project into a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). […]

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KakaoTalk’s Stocks Platform Operator to Launch a Cryptocurrency Exchange With Bittrex

KakaoTalk’s Stocks Platform Operator to Launch a Cryptocurrency Exchange With Bittrex

Earlier this week, Dunamu, the operator of Kakao’s KakaoStock, announced the launch of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange, UpBit which has been created in partnership with leading cryptocurrency trading platform Bittrex. According to the UpBit development team, all 111 cryptocurrencies that are currently listed on Bittrex will be integrated into UpBit. Kakao, the parent company of […]

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Chinese Cryptocurrency Aficionados Flee To Hong Kong

Chinese Cryptocurrency Aficionados Flee To Hong Kong

China’s cryptocurrency clampdown has forced mainland investors and entrepreneurs to find ways to bypass the restrictions. Founders of cryptocurrency projects are now turning to Hong Kong exchanges for alternative listing of their tokens, while investors are exchanging their bitcoins peer-to-peer. Aurelien Menant, founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Gatecoin told the South China […]

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Bitcoin Surpassed $4,300 But 99.98% of World’s Capital is On The Sidelines

Bitcoin Surpassed $4,300 But 99.98% of World’s Capital is On The Sidelines

On August 14, the price of bitcoin surpassed the $4,300 mark, achieving yet another new all-time high. Amidst a strong week-long rally triggered by the rising tension between the US and North Korea, increasing demand from institutional investors and the hotly anticipated activation of Segregated Witness, the bitcoin dominance index recovered to 50 percent, as […]

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A Complete Guide to Bitcoin Cash: Supporting Exchanges, Wallets, Trading Advice

A Complete Guide to Bitcoin Cash: Supporting Exchanges, Wallets, Trading Advice

On August 1, Bitcoin Cash, a hard fork proposal initially developed as Bitcoin ABC by Bitmain was officially activated. Shortly thereafter, ViaBTC, a major Chinese mining pool mined the first Bitcoin Cash block. Because Bitcoin Cash is a hard forked alternative cryptocurrency (altcoin) of the bitcoin blockchain, every bitcoin holder is credited with Bitcoin Cash […]

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