Korean Crypto Exchanges Face Backlash, Could it Stunt Bitcoin’s Run?

According to Business Korea, hundreds of minor crypto exchanges in South Korea could run smack into heightened scrutiny for failing to abide by proposed enhanced know-your-customer (KYC) regulations, which would require exchanges to only provide services to users with “real-name accounts” issued by local financial institutions. Earlier this month, the Financial Action Task Force, an …

Burned Crypto Investor Claims Bittrex Keeping $100K in BCH/BSV Mixup

Published: 17/06/2019 21:20 EST. Journalist: By CCN Markets: Imagine you sent $100,000 worth of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) somewhere. Then you opened up Bitcoin SV (BSV) and accidentally sent another $100,000 SV to that same address. Then you find it is locked up. That’s alright. You know the holder – an exchange. Surely an exchange won’t …

CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how …

Bittrex Joins the IEO Train with STP Offering for Tokenizing Any Asset

By CCN: Bittrex now officially joins the IEO race with an announcement that it will be hosting the initial offering of something called Standard Tokenization Protocol, or STP. Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs) are fundraising events similar to an ICO but they are administered by an exchange. STP Looks to Tokenize Any Asset, Blockchain All Things …

Infamous Mt. Gox Villain Mark Karpeles Launches New Blockchain Venture

By CCN: Mark Karpeles, disgraced CEO of the infamous Mt. Gox crypto exchange, has revealed new plans in the blockchain space. According to Associated Press, he will launch a new venture with a view to making Japan a “global leader in blockchain.” Karpeles was found guilty for manipulating data at Mt. Gox and handed a …

Binance Launchpad Coins Fetch Eye-Popping Returns of 620% and 787%

By CCN: Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao in a tweet on Sunday congratulated Binance Launchpad projects for their spectacular returns. Projects that went through @binance Launchpad. Congrats! pic.twitter.com/YKIIGyHmJZ — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) May 19, 2019 Meanwhile, Binance Coin (BNB) has been climbing higher, rising approximately 40% since the hack in which 7,000 bitcoins were stolen …

Debt-Ridden Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Suckers Hacked Customers Again

By CCN: Users of the New Zealand-based bitcoin exchange Cryptopia should expect more uncertainty in the coming months. In an update released earlier today following the announcement that it had gone into liquidation, Cryptopia has warned users that they may not get all their funds back, if at all. Per the exchange, an investigation is …

Don’t Lose Your Crypto! 3 Ways DEXs Keep Your Funds Super Safe

By CCN: The recent Binance hack was a rude wake-up call to the entire crypto community. Some 7,000 bitcoins worth more than $40 million were taken from the centralized exchange. While crypto exchange hacks are nothing new, the Binance security breach was particularly shocking because the platform managed to attain a high level of confidence …

‘Trustworthy’ Bitcoin Exchange That Hid $850 Million Loss Raises $1 Billion

By CCN: Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino told Twitter that the firm was able to raise $1 billion in USDT within a short period because big investors know Bitfinex is “trustworthy.” Trust, Don’t Verify The New York Attorney General’s office recently opened a very public investigation into the firm. They allege much to the contrary. Tether …

Binance Graciously Decides Not to Nuke the Bitcoin Blockchain

By CCN: Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao discussed the idea of potentially reorganizing the Bitcoin blockchain. In this vision, the 7,000 BTC recently stolen from the cryptocurrency exchange would be redistributed to miners in the form of fees. A coordinated effort with miners, within a specific time frame, could theoretically make it possible to empty the …