3% Bitfinex Withrawal Fee, Bitmex CEO Rejects Accusations of Foul-Play

Exchanges In recent cryptocurrency exchange news, Bitfinex has introduced new withdrawal fees, the CEO of Bitmex has refuted accusations that the exchange’s in-house trading desk trades against its customers, and Malta-based Bistraq Exchange has commenced operations. Also Read: Stablecoins Fetch a Premium as BTC Hits Year Low  Bitfinex to Charge 3% on Frequent Withdrawals Bitfinex has […]

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$30M Shanghai-Based Cryptocurrency Trading Fund to Launch in Early 2019

Shanghai-based digital asset management company is reportedly set to launch a new cryptocurrency trading fund in partnership with an unnamed licensed asset manager in Hong Kong. Cryptocurrency Trading Fund: Arbitrage Strategy Point95 Global – a digital asset management firm based in Shanghai, is reportedly planning to set up a new cryptocurrency trading fund in partnership […]

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Kucoin Exchange Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding Round

Exchanges Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Kucoin has announced it has raised a combined total of $20 million in series A funding. Taking part in the Kucoin founding round were IDG Capital, Matrix Partners and Neo Global Capital. Also Read: GMO Internet Reports Crypto Exchange Profit Up Over 34% in Q3 2018 $20 Million for Kucoin Exchange […]

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Crypto Music Festivals Are Setting a Precedent for Future Gatherings

Last month, Bitcoinist reported on Our Music Festival (OMF), a cryptocurrency music festival held in Berkeley at the end of October. OMF’s crypto environment sets a precedent for future festivals like South by Southwest, which will host a series of crypto-related events and talks next year. The University of California at Berkeley served as the site […]

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Cryptocurrency Miners Vanish in Sweden, Leaving Big Electricity Bill

The Swedish county of Norrbotten has seen the failure of not one, but two recent cryptocurrency mining initiatives. The companies involved have simply disappeared leaving only unpaid bills in their wake. Above the Arctic Circle, Sweden The most northerly Swedish county, over half of Norrbotten’s area lies within the arctic circle. Cool conditions for mining cryptocurrency, […]

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Crucial Vote Pushes Marshall Islands Closer to a National Cryptocurrency

The president of the Marshall Islands survived a no-confidence vote after senators derided her plan to launch a national cryptocurrency. The nation is moving forward with the endeavor despite criticism from the IMF. Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine looks to have a clear mandate to keep pushing forward with her proposed state-backed cryptocurrency after navigating […]

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The Ledger: Bitcoin Predictions, Tim Draper, Elon Musk Crypto Ads

Two-thirds of The Ledger team—including me and Robert Hackett—were in Lisbon, Portugal last week for the massive Web Summit conference, where we spent much of our time talking blockchain and fintech (in between samplings of the city’s delicious egg tarts, pasteis de nata). I had the opportunity to interview two people who made some of […]

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Meet Mattereum, a ‘Deeply Weird’ Startup, Hoping to Transform Smart Contracts

Mattereum, an unorthodox startup, hopes to revolutionize the world of smart contracts by transforming them into enforceable legal contracts. High Weirdness in London TechCrunch’s Jon Evans notes that Mattereum’s project has been kindling in London for roughly a year-and-a-half, with an eclectic “[…] team of lawyers, cryptographers, software engineers, and/or former military consultants.” The project revolves around an attempt […]

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BCH Hard Fork: Bitcoin SV Winning ‘Hash War’ Against Bitcoin ABC

The upcoming Bitcoin Cash hard fork has generates some buzz with pre-fork trading suggesting Bitcoin SV may have the lower price, but more miner support, according to the latest data.  Bitcoin ABC vs. Bitcoin SV The opinions on this BCH hard fork are very different. The community appears legitimately split between the two paths open […]

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