Brazilian Crypto Exchange XDEX Announces Full Closure

Brazilian crypto exchange XDEX, which is owned by the largest stock broker in Latin America, announced the end of its activities. The company announced its closure on March 31: “Today, we announce that XDEX is starting the process of closing its activities. Market projection, competition and few regulatory advances reduced the opportunities found at the beginning of the project and were the basis for this difficult decision.” Take some time The company offered non-custodial exposure to cryptocurrencies, so customers have up to 30 days from the day of the announcement…

Binance to Launch Crypto Exchange Supporting KRW-Backed Stablecoin

Crypto exchange Binance is preparing to enter the Korean market for the first time. According to a company blog post on March 31, the Malta-based exchange will soon open Binance KR for trading. The crypto-to-crypto exchange is so named for South Korean traders.  Binance KR will be launched on Binance Cloud and offer the “market’s deepest spot trading liquidity, most robust matching engine, and most advanced state-of-the-art security, custody, and risk controls.” The exchange will also support Binance KRW (BKRW), a stablecoin backed by the South Korean Won (KRW). Users…

Singapore Crypto Exchange Eyes US Expansion After Registering With FinCEN

While global cryptocurrency firms increasingly come to Singapore to benefit from its crypto-friendly ecosystem, some local firms are also expanding their operations beyond local jurisdiction. Bitget, a Singapore-headquartered digital asset platform, has obtained regulatory approval from the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the primary regulator for money service businesses in the country. MSB license is part of Bitget’s strategy to be compliant in “as many regions as possible” According to public records, the FinCEN granted Bitget a Money Service Business License (MSB), authorizing the Singaporean company to act…

Exchange Coins Poised to Surge: Binance Coin, UNUS SED LEO, OKB

Like most cryptocurrencies, the top crypto exchange tokens—Binance Coin, UNUS SED LEO, and OKB—also suffered from the sell-off seen across the global financial markets. However, the bullish momentum behind these altcoins seems ready to resume. Binance Coin Prepares for High Volatility Over the last two weeks, Binance Coin has been contained within a parallel channel. Each time BNB rises to the top of the channel, it drops down to hit the bottom of the channel, and from this point, it bounces back again. These are the primary characteristics of a…

China’s Oldest Exchange OKCoin Readies for Move Into Japan

OKCoin, one of the oldest exchanges in China, is continuing its crypto exchange business expansion, announcing on March 30 that it has officially secured licensing in Japan. OKCoin has been anticipating this day Per its announcement, OKCoin Japan has completed its registration with the Kanto Local Finance Bureau. According to the firm, this makes OKCoin the first international exchange to obtain a cryptocurrency exchange license through the official application procedure in Japan. OKCoin Japan said that ever since its establishment in September in 2017, it has been preparing itself to…

Binance Coin Engagement Skyrockets as Exchange Introduces New Product

Binance Coin community engagement metrics are going through the roof after the world’s largest exchange by trading volume announced the introduction of a new product leaving investors wondering whether BNB’s price will follow. Binance Coin’s Social Engagement Explodes In a recent blog post, Binance revealed the launch of Binance Card. The new payment card works like a traditional debit card allowing users to pay for goods and services using their BTC and BNB. Since it is issued by Visa, it provides access to more than 46 million merchants offline and…

Australian Securities Exchange Delays Switch to Blockchain Due to COVID-19

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has once again delayed its transition to the blockchain, due in part to uncertainty around the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In an announcement published on March 25, ASX said it was replanning its blockchain implementation timetable in light of the unfolding crisis, as well as because of issues that were under consideration prior to the outbreak. In June, the exchange will therefore seek user input to establish a new go-live date — which until now had been set for April 2021. Pandemic-driven volatility…

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Unveils Anti-Manipulation Tool ‘Shimmer’

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex deployed its proprietary market surveillance tool to combat market abuse on the platform called “Shimmer.” According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph on March 24, Shimmer is meant to identify and investigate possible manipulative behaviours and suspicious trading on Bitfinex. The exchange expects that the integration of the tool with its matching engine will improve market integrity and visibility. Bitfinex’s team will be warned about suspicious trading Now, Bitfinex’s team will be alerted via email when potential improper trading activity is detected on any of the exchange’s…

Indian Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Raises $3 Million in Series A Round

A recent funding round has just added quite a bit to an Indian crypto exchange’s coffers. Mumbai-based exchange CoinCDX announced on March 24 it had received $3 million in new funding. The Series A round was led by Bain Capital Ventures, Polychain, and HDR Group.  CEO and Co-founder of CoinDCX, Sumit Gupta, said that the funding would provide the means for the exchange to further the mass adoption of crypto in India:  “As the country’s largest exchange, we are in a position to drive national crypto adoption forward responsibly. This…

P2P Exchange Paxful Teams Up With Chainalysis for Increased Overwatch

Peer-to-peer exchange Paxful will add security to its operation through a partnership with blockchain analysis outfit Chainalysis. Through a new partnership, Paxful will harness specific technologies from Chainalysis. “Paxful uses the Chainalysis Reactor to conduct deep investigations and the Chainalysis KYT to monitor transactions for any illicit behavior,” Youssef said, referring to the firm’s Know Your Transaction solution — a similar acronym to Know Your Customer, or KYC, regulations. Youssef added: “Through working with Paxful, Chainalysis is evolving its policy and will evaluate P2P exchanges on a case-by-case basis before…