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NZ Police Investigate Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Hack

Cryptopia homepage, January 16, 2019 New Zealand police are investigating the hack of cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, which resulted in “significant losses” that some estimate could amount to more than US$ 3.5 million.    Christchurch company Cryptopia, which has been said to be operating New Zealand’s largest cryptocurrench exchange, shut down its website and exchange services […]

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Belarus’ Newest Tokenized Securities Exchange Accepts Bitcoin and Ethereum

Bitcoin and Ethereum. Image from Shutterstock. Currency.com, allegedly world’s first regulated tokenized securities exchange, has officially launched. It will allow users to purchase traditional assets with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. When that is said, Dx.exchange was launched on January 7th offering much of the same services as Currency.com. The exchange is offering 50 Euros […]

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Bitfury Brings Lightning Network Payments to the First Bitcoin Exchange

Bitfury’s Lightning Peach team has just announced the implementation of Lightning Network payments on cryptocurrency exchange BTCBIT. This is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the two companies. Fast (And Cheap) As Lightning Lightning Network is a second-layer protocol, utilizing a large network of open two-party channels, to enable multiple payments, without the need […]

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Another Crypto Exchange Hacked, Could it Hurt Reputation of the Market?

Cryptopia is the latest crypto exchange to succumb to hackers. | Source: Shutterstock On January 14, large crypto exchange Cryptopia was hacked, resulting in significant losses of investor funds. In an official statement released on Tuesday, the company said that the New Zealand police and the government’s High Tech Crimes Unit had initiated an investigation […]

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Cryptopia Exchange Hacked: ‘Significant’ Losses Reported

Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has been hacked. The team confirmed the security breach, outlining that the losses are ‘significant.’ ‘Significant Losses’ New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has suffered a security breach and is going through unscheduled maintenance. The announcement was just posted on the exchange’s official twitter page, outlining that the losses have been significant. We […]

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Hong Kong Crypto Exchange to Offer Bitcoin Futures with 20x Leverage

Hong Kong-based crypto exchange Coin Futures and Lending Exchange (CoinFLEX) has announced that it will be providing futures contracts for cryptocurrencies to Asian investors as from February 2019. CoinFLEX was launched in February 2018 as CoinfloorEX, a division of Coinfloor, the oldest British Bitcoin exchange. However, the venture has now announced that it will be breaking […]

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Op-Ed: Initial Exchange Offerings Restore Agility to Blockchain’s Original Fundraising Model

One of the most groundbreaking concepts to emerge from blockchain over its short lifespan has been the initial coin offering, or ICO. In this article, the author will discuss an emerging trend called “Initial Exchange Offerings” or IEOs. Reading about blockchain or cryptocurrency in any newspaper will allude to this unique type of public offering, […]

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Ad Campaign for Winklevoss-Led Crypto Exchange Gemini Raises Eyebrows

Gemini has an advertisement on a New York sidewalk that’s got people talking on Crypto Twitter. Rules like mathematics? Sure. Crypto needs that. Rules like "KYC AML licencing taxation Patriot Act bitlicense bullshit?" No. Crypto doesn't need that. pic.twitter.com/8azzqCKlwa — Nick Foley (@BookofNick) January 4, 2019 Former Coinbase support representative and Bitcoin enthusiast Nick Foley […]