A Lesson in History – How Crypto Exchange Security Has Moved on Since Mt. Gox

The beginning of the Bitcoin revolution also gave birth to the concept of cryptocurrency exchanges, which offered a way for people to convert their fiat to bitcoin by purchasing the cryptocurrency on them. One of the first movers in this segment was Mt. Gox. Mt. Gox, with a “rich history”, at one point stood to be the largest cryptocurrency exchange of that time, with users from across the world using its services. However, it didn’t stay that way for long. The first huge bitcoin rally, which witnessed the price crossing…

Circle Moves Exchange Operations Offshore With New Bermuda Office

Due to mounting regulatory pressures in the United States, the crypto company Circle is moving the majority of its exchange operations offshore. Circle announced Monday it received a full Digital Assets Business Act license in Bermuda for its crypto exchange Poloniex. Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire told CoinDesk that 70 percent of Poloniex users hail from beyond the U.S. and the new Bermuda-based entity will handle those accounts from now on. In May, the company geofenced some assets on Poloniex from U.S. customers. “Europe and Asia are both pretty significant markets…

Former Boss of BTC-e’s Offshoot WEX Crypto Exchange Arrested by Italian Police

Even though the Russia-based BTC-e crypto exchange has already perished from this world, it keeps producing crypto news, and not the good kind. Now, its second CEO, Dmitry Vasiliev, has also been arrested and detained by law enforcement agencies, this time in Italy. The now-defunct BTC-e was widely known as the largest Russian-language crypto platform in the world. It was notoriously known for its monkey games while it was headed by the former CEO Alexander Vinnick. A report by the Wall Street Journal showed that the crypto exchange was associated…

CFTC Investigates Crypto Exchange BitMEX over Alleged Illicit US Trading

Seychelles-based cryptocurrency subsidiaries exchange BitMEX is being examined by the America Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to decide if it defied guidelines by permitting U.S dealers into its platform. As per a Bloomberg report on Friday, the investigation would take several months to explore the issue since BitMEX isn’t enlisted with the CFTC. BitMEX CEO and founder Arthur Hayes was quoted saying about the crypto exchange’s imbroglio: “BitMEX gives secured, quick, and standard methods for the individuals who see the capability of crypto and to exchange and fence digital currency…

Another Indian Crypto Exchange Shuts Down Operations

Founder of Indian cryptocurrency exchange Cryptokart Gaurang Poddar announced that his company is shutting down in a LinkedIn post published last week. In his post, Poddar described the shutdown of the exchange as “difficult, given the hard work we’ve put in” but concluded that overall the experience was positive and that he was proud of the platform and seemed intent on remaining in the field, asking “If you know anyone interested in launching their own exchange, please let me know.” Poddar announced that he was looking for opportunities in product…

Bitcoin Exchange Wex (Formerly BTC-E) Chief Arrested in Italy: BBC

BBC Russia has it that former Wex Exchange (formerly BTC-E) operator Dmitry Vasilyev has been detained in Italy. Some may recall the curious price discrepancies on Wex not so long ago, which raised red flags across the industry. The Wex/BTC-e Connection The belief was that the exchange wanted to attract deposits to capture money for nothing. Once the deposits were made, it was believed, withdrawals would be held up – this is the reason for the higher price, as people expect to be able to cash out a higher rate.…

Bitcoin Approaches Second Inning as Bakkt Exchange Launch Nears

Bakkt has been trumpeted as a future main driver of crypto institutional adoption and even the bull market. The bitcoin futures exchange boasts everything Wall Street firms are looking for – the promise of uncorrelated returns to the stock market plus the confidence of regulatory oversight. But in case you haven’t noticed, Bakkt hasn’t launched yet. This is about to change, increasing the chances that the 2019 bitcoin bull run has just gotten started. The Bakkt launch has taken longer than many in the crypto community expected, but the wheels…

US Regulator to Probe BitMeX Cryptocurrency Exchange: Bloomberg |

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission is going to investigate cryptocurrency derivatives exchange BitMEX, according to sources cited by Bloomberg. The regulator would focus on whether or not BitMEX, a Seychelles-based firm, has been offering services to the American citizens. The exchange lets people make big bets on the cryptocurrencies with as much as 100-times margins. The CFTC considers cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as commodities, which brings companies like BitMEX – that offers futures and other crypto-based derivatives trading services – under its jurisdiction. Bloomberg reached BiMEX for further clarification and received…

Crypto Exchange BitMEX Under Investigation Over US Users: Bloomberg

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC) has launched an investigation against the cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX, Bloomberg reported today. Probe on US customers According to Bloomberg, BitMEX is not registered in the United States, and the CFTC is probing whether the Seychelles-based crypto exchange has broken the rules by giving access to US users to trade on its platform. As the regulator considers cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as commodities and the CFTC has jurisdiction over futures and derivatives based on them, crypto exchanges have to comply with the country’s regulation to…

Crypto Exchange BitMEX Under Investigation By CFTC: Bloomberg

Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX is being probed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over client trades. The news appeared on Bloomberg Terminal soon before press time on Friday, and was followed by a tweet from the newspaper’s tech columnist Tim Culpan. He said: Breaking news*U.S. REGULATOR PROBING CRYPTO EXCHANGE BITMEX ON CLIENT TRADES@BitMEXdotcom under investigation, just two weeks after that @Nouriel v @CryptoHayes Tangle in Taipei. — Tim Culpan (@tculpan) July 19, 2019 CoinDesk will monitor the breaking news and update this report as soon as more information is available.…