OKEx Launches USDT Margined Futures with High Leverage and Great Risk Management Systems in Place

Trading on OKEx just became even more exciting following the inclusion of USDT-Margined Futures on the platform. The new virtual derivative product went live today, following an earlier successful simulation that started on November 5, 2019. The new USDT-Margined Futures is available with attractive leverage levels ranging between 0.01x to 100x. According to OKEx’s statement, the BTC/USDT futures product will be quoted and settled in USDT while the contract face value is set at 0.0001 BTC. With this instrument, traders can now aim to profit from the performance of USDT…

Hong Kong: Crypto Startup Launches Bitcoin Trading Venue 

Crypto.com, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency service provider that offers users lending services, crypto payments through Visa debit card services and more, has announced the launch of its cryptocurrency exchange. The firm says the new crypto trading venue will be initially available to only its retail and institutional customers via its mobile app, trading API and web interface, according to a Finance Magnates report on November 14, 2019. Crypto.Com Exchange Now Live In a bid to promote unending customer loyalty by offering them a complete suite of highly functional cryptocurrency-linked financial…

Crypto Exchange OKEx Launches Bitcoin Futures Margined With Tether

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has launched Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts that are margined with the Tether (USDT) stablecoin. OKEx announced the new offering in a press release on Nov. 14. OKEx first announced its intention to launch USDT-settled futures trading with up to 100x leverage at the end of October. Now, after conducting a simulation that began on Nov. 5, the exchange listed the BTC/USDT offering on its trading platform. The exchange previously said that offering a stablecoin-based derivatives contract will make it simpler and more efficient for traders to navigate…

John McAfee Launches WHACKD — An ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ Crypto

American entrepreneur and vocal crypto advocate John McAfee has launched a polemical meme cryptocurrency dubbed “WHACKD.”  The token’s full rubric — “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself” —  was revealed in McAfee’s Nov. 11 Twitter announcement on Nov. 11.  A dead billionaire, the former first lady… and pizza The image used to advertise WHACKD — a portrait of Hillary Clinton with eyes fixed cravenly on a pair of dangling feet, as she clutches a slice of pizza — point to McAfee’s conspiratorial take on the death of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein this August.…

Crypto.com Launches New Exchange Eyeing Top-10 Spot Within 5 Years

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform, Crypto.com, announced the launch of its cryptocurrency exchange on Nov. 14.  The Crypto.com Exchange is intended to drive the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies by enabling over one million users the ability to trade digital assets through the Crypto.com web interface, trading API, or through its app. “Creating an exchange has been a natural extension and next step to ensure that everything stays in our own ecosystem,” Kris Marszalek, co-founder and CEO of Crypto.com, told Cointelegraph at Blockshow Singapore 2019. Notable features of the Crypto.com Exchange include…

DigitalX Launches Bitcoin Fund Seeded With $1.9M in BTC

Australian crypto firm DigitalX Ltd. is launching a Bitcoin (BTC) fund, seeded with roughly $1.9 million of its own holdings in cryptocurrency. According to a news release published on Nov. 13, the new fund is offered through an unlisted fund structure to enable investors like family offices and high net worth individuals to gain exposure to the coin via a familiar vehicle.  Seeded with 215 Bitcoin — roughly $1.9 mln DigitalX has reportedly been involved in the Bitcoin space since 2014, beginning with mining before evolving to offer trading and…

Evercoin Launches Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

New York, NY, 12 November 2019 – At New York Consensus Invest Summit, Evercoin Inc. today announced Evercoin 2, the “safest hardware wallet”. Evercoin 2 provides a wallet and exchange for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies featuring a hardware wallet the size of a house key powered by YubiKey 5ci, the first implementation of its kind. Prior to this, users wanting hardware security relied on large, difficult to use and not mobile-first first-generation hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor. Now every compatible YubiKey owner can download a free hardware wallet. Evercoin…

HTC Launches Limited Run of Smartphone With Crypto Exchange Binance

Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC will launch a limited edition of the Exodus 1 featuring services by major global crypto exchange Binance. The Binance Edition Exodus 1 supports the Binance public blockchain, Binance Chain, as well as its decentralized counterpart Binance DEX, the firms announced Nov. 12. Exodus 1’s native crypto wallet is integrated with Binance DEX HTC and Binance announced the news at a Binance Super Meetup in Singapore attended by Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao and CFO Wei Zhou, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. The Binance Edition…

Canadian Blockchain Firm Launches USD-Pegged Stablecoin CUSD

Canadian blockchain research firm Blockchain Venture Capital Inc. (BVCI) has officially launched a United States dollar-pegged stablecoin, the CUSD, according to a press release published on Nov. 11. The new USD-anchored stablecoin comes four months after the firm launched CADT, a stablecoin initiative pegged to Canada’s national fiat currency. CUSD is pegged 1:1 to USD As reported, BVCI debuted CADT stablecoin in conjunction with last Canada Day on July 1. With one CUSD equivalent to one USD, the new stablecoin is expected to be used by people and businesses, and…

VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz Launches Free 7-Week Crypto School

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is launching a free, seven-week crypto startup school, scheduled to kick off in February 2020.  The firm — well-known for its investments in crypto industry names such as Coinbase and Ripple — publicly announced the program on Nov. 8. Free materials online for the general public According to the announcement, the program — which will entail lectures held in person in Menlo Park, California — will cover a broad curriculum for those seeking to found blockchain startups. In parallel, videos and curriculum materials will…