Binance Extends Support For Larger Trading Firms With New Sub-Account Feature

Binance has released what it describes as a “long-awaited” feature on its exchange, sub-accounts. Sub-accounts will be accounts that do not have full control over the assets in the trading account – ideal for trading firms who are looking to get into cryptocurrency and firms that are already trading in cryptocurrency with multiple desks. At …

No Bitcoin ETF Before Important Changes to BTC Markets: SEC Chairman

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has claimed that bitcoin exchanges lack sufficient transparency and monitoring for the market to see approved Bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). According to CNBC, at the Consensus …

Hacked Bitcoin Exchange MapleChange Returns, Discloses Refund Plan

Following yesterday’s report that MapleChange had claimed to have been hacked and gone offline, the Canadian bitcoin exchange’s Twitter account has come back to life, and they have opened a Discord chat room in order to facilitate altcoin refunds. According to a tweet, they will not be refunding any litecoin or bitcoin deposits. Their main …

Mastercard Wants to Patent a Fractional Reserve Cryptocurrency Bank

Mastercard has gone all the way through the stages of the resistance proverb — “first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Cryptocurrencies & Mastercard: A Turbulent History Like most financial companies, Mastercard never expected the blockchain, and by the time they took note of it, they were …

Brazil’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Just Fired ‘at Least’ 20 Employees

Mercado Bitcoin, Brazil’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, recently fired “at least” 20 employees amid restructuring efforts being made to “focus on professionalization, better governance and more agility in customer service.” Local news outlet Portal do Bitcoin reportedly spoke to four now ex-employees that served at different hierarchical levels. One noted it “was horrible” …

Huobi Lists Four ‘Regulated’ Stablecoins Vying for Tether’s Crown

Huobi Global is set to list four new stablecoins, namely Paxos Standard (PAX), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), TrueUSD (TUSD), and USDCoin (USDC) later this week. In an announcement on its website, the cryptocurrency exchange revealed that the four new assets will go live on Oct. 19. Huobi’s New Listings PAX, a newly launched digital asset is …

Bitcoin Price Close to Bottom, Will See $10,000 this Year: Analyst

The cryptocurrency market capitalization has dropped by $575 billion since its all-time high, and the bitcoin price has dropped by two-thirds since it peaked near $20,000. But a hedge fund manager believes the trend is about to reverse. Spencer Bogart, partner at cryptocurrency and blockchain venture firm blockchain Capital, predicted a bullish retracement for bitcoin …

Bitcoin ATMs Flock to Argentina as Peso Dives, Inflation Soars

With inflation in Argentina expected to rise above 40 percent before the close of the year, the demand for bitcoin in the South American country has surged, resulting in cryptocurrency ATM firms projecting a large increase in the number of devices they plan to install in the country. Argentina Prime Real Estate for Bitcoin ATMs …

Brazil’s Biggest Brokerage Processes Bitcoin Trades, Gov’t Supportive

Grupo XP, the largest independent brokerage in Brazil, has publicly released its plans to launch a Bitcoin and Ethereum trading platform by the end of 2018. Guilherme Benchimol, the chief executive officer of Grupo XP and XP Investimentos SA, stated that the business will integrate Bitcoin and Ethereum into the existing infrastructure of the brokerage, …

How the Recent $60m Crypto Hacking Attack Will Impact Japanese Market

Zaif, a major crypto exchange in Japan, was hacked this week, losing nearly $60 million in user funds in a high profile security breach. Local publications including Japan Times reported that 6.7 billion yen was stolen by an unknown group of hackers, 2.2 billion yen in corporate funds and 4.5 billion yen in user funds …