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9 Major Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Get You in the Game

With over 1,800 cryptocurrencies and a ton of exchanges, it can be hard to know which one to use, as exchanges vary in how their customers can trade. Some, like Coinbase and Gemini, allow you to get your feet wet in the industry and start…

Notes From the Brink: Reasons Behind the Crypto Bear Market

Cointelegraph takes stock of a week in which double-digit losses wreaked havoc on many high-profile cryptos, and Bitcoin (BTC) momentarily fell through its $6,000 support. Crypto is notoriously a “tough neighbourhood,” as even evergreen Bitcoin bull Tom Lee has put it. After a week in…

Former Pershing Exec Jeff Horowitz Joins Coinbase as Chief Compliance Officer

Crypto exchange and wallet Coinbase has hired former Wall Street exec and banking regulator Jeff Horowitz as its new Chief Compliance Officer. Major U.S. cryptocurrency wallet and exchange Coinbase announced in a July 31 blog post that ex-Pershing exec Jeff Horowitz will join the company…

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Fear Major Market Crash, 88% Want Regulation

88 percent of cryptocurrency exchanges want industry regulation, according to a survey from payment company Mistertango.  ‘The Industry is Crying Out for Regulation’ The desire for regulation apparently stems from a fear that the immature market may experience a major market crash and substantial devaluation…

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Holds Firm at $6,700

At press time, the father of cryptocurrencies is holding its ground at $6,700, a price it managed to reach during yesterday’s early morning hours. After much speculation about whether bitcoin would be able to jump past $6,600, resistance was finally broken, and many analysts are…

Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges Hurting the Industry?

Cryptocurrency Exchanges–Crypto-based trading platforms have found their way into headlines with increasing frequency throughout the past several weeks. It began with The Daily Mail reporting on Ben Delo, co-founder of cryptocurrency exchange BitMex, as Britain’s youngest self-made billionaire and the United Kingdom’s first “bitcoin billionaire.”…

Top Exchange Binance Eyeing $1 Billion in Profits for 2018

CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGES–Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance is thriving despite 2018 seeing a massive downturn in pricing for cryptocurrency. As alluded to last month by Arthur Hayes, co-founder of exchange BitMex, the falling price of cryptocurrency has yet to dampen the growth most exchanges are seeing throughout…

This New Trick Helps Exchanges Artificially Pump Up Their Trade Volume

Some exchange operators have found a new trick to artificially pump up their trade volume. They are directly rewarding users with their own issued tokens for generating transactions, something critics call a backdoor ICO ripe for manipulation. Also Read: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join…

Are Centralized Exchanges Breaking the Crypto Promise?

Exchange hacks are becoming the new normal. Just two weeks after Conrail’s $37.2 million hack, it was time for Bithumb’s $31 million hack, with the difference being that Bithumb is the world’s sixth largest cryptocurrency exchange based on CoinMarketCap data, far larger than Coinrail. Last December, another…

New Platform Ranks Cryptocurrency Exchanges by Liquidity, Security, and Reliability

Hacken has launched a new website that provides an all-in-one tool for rating cryptocurrency exchanges. Crypto Exchange Ranks (CER) allows for side by side comparisons of well over a dozen exchanges, including real-time arbitrage data and ratings for liquidity, compliance, reliability, and security. Also read: Hollywood…