Bahrain central bank licenses Sharia-compliant crypto exchange

CoinMENA, a soon-to-launch cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has obtained a license from the Central Bank of Bahrain, or CBB. The newly acquired “Crypto Assets Services Company License” allows CoinMENA to operate fully as a regulated crypto exchange and onshore platform, the company announced on Jan. 24. The CBB’s license ensures that CoinMENA meets all of the operational, technical and security requirements set by the central bank. As CoinMENA plans to roll out its services in the Middle East and North Africa, or MENA, countries — including…

Crypto Exchange Giant Coinbase to Sell Shares Privately Ahead of Public Offering – Bitcoin News

According to a recent report, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is purportedly planning to sell stock on Nasdaq’s private market ahead of the initial public offering (IPO). Coinbase reportedly notified shareholders that they will receive information pertaining to the private sale this week. Reports Indicate That Coinbase May Sell Shares via the Nasdaq Private Market Ahead of the IPO Coinbase is the biggest digital currency exchange in the United States and one of the largest trading platforms worldwide. At the time of publication, between BTC and ETH deposits, Coinbase…

Breach at Indian exchange BuyUCoin allegedly exposes 325K users’ personal data

Users of Indian crypto exchange BuyUCoin have reportedly been affected by a breach compromising personal data of more than 325,000 people. According to a report from Indian news outlet Inc42, a hacking group by the name of ShinyHunters leaked a database containing the names, phone numbers, email addresses, tax identification numbers and bank account details of more than 325,000 BuyUCoin users. However, a later report from Bleeping Computer shows the leaked data may only contain information from 161,487 BuyUCoin members. Cybersecurity researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia posted screenshots of the leaked data…

Indian Crypto Exchange Buyucoin Hacked, Sensitive Data of 325K Users Reportedly Leaked – Exchanges Bitcoin News

Indian cryptocurrency exchange Buyucoin has reportedly been hacked and sensitive data of about 325,000 users has reportedly been leaked onto the dark web. According to reports, the leaked data includes personal information, encrypted passwords, user wallet details, order details, bank details, PAN numbers, passport numbers, and deposit histories. Indian Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked Buyucoin, a Delhi NCR-based cryptocurrency exchange, has reportedly been hacked. The exchange has more than 350K registered users and has facilitated over $500 million in cryptocurrency trades, according to its website. Several local news outlets reported that sensitive…

Bitcoin Exchange LVL Launches Mastercard Debit Card

Upstart cryptocurrency exchange LVL is opening pre-orders for a Mastercard debit card linked to bitcoin and fiat accounts. The card is among Mastercard’s premium products and can be used anywhere globally, said LVL CEO Chris Slaughter. Mastercard did not respond to requests for comment by press time. “It took a couple of months to get [Mastercard] to be comfortable with it being connected to crypto,” Slaughter said. “Convincing them that it was aligned with their premium brand was more involved because their view on crypto businesses is that they’re transactional…

Thai Financial Watchdog Asks Local Crypto Exchange to Fix Issues After Three Massive Outages – Exchanges Bitcoin News

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC) issued an order against a local cryptocurrency exchange to temporarily stop its operations. Bitkub has been in the headlines since the start of the year due to several outages suffered in their systems. Crypto Exchange Suffered Three Massive Outages Since the Beginning of 2021 According to Bangkok Post, the financial watchdog gave the exchange five days, starting January 20, to solve all the technical issues. Mainly, their desktop trading platform suffered three outages since January 2. The other incidents happened on January…

Leading Crypto Derivatives Exchange Bit.com Set to Launch Bitcoin Cash Options – Finance Bitcoin News

On January 21, the derivatives exchange by Matrixport, Bit.com, announced the launch of the first bitcoin cash perpetual swaps and options. The exchange says before the product launch there was no options market for bitcoin cash and the firm believes there’s room for improvement in this arena of crypto derivatives. Bit.com to Launch Crypto Economy’s First Bitcoin Cash Options Market Bit.com, one of the leading derivatives trading platforms developed by Matrixport, has revealed the exchange plans to launch bitcoin cash (BCH) perpetual swaps and options. The exchange detailed that Bit.com…

Coinbase Bump Alert: US Exchange Announces Support for Crypto Asset on Custody Platform

A new Ethereum-based token is receiving a big boost from Coinbase. The top US exchange just announced that it is now supporting deposits and withdrawals of Rally (RLY). Coinbase is an investor in Rally, which is an incentivization platform designed to allow people to easily create their own branded cryptocurrency on the Ethereum blockchain. The network is designed to connect content creators and fans, who can buy, donate and hold their favorite creator’s coin. The Rally network uses its RLY governance token to compensate users, influencers, and local ambassadors, settle…