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OKCoin Adds the Argentine Peso as It Eyes Expansion Into Latin America

Despite a prolonged cryptocurrency bear market and regulatory uncertainties, OKCoin, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is expanding to Latin America launching a new exchange platform headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Already active in 110 countries and 21 U.S. states, OKCoin USA CEO Tim Byun told Bitcoin Magazine that he is not worried […]
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OKEx Adds Support for the Vietnamese Dong on Its Fiat-to-Crypto Platform

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has added the Vietnamese Dong (VND) on its Customer-to-Customer (C2C) trading system, enabling Vietnamese customers to exchange their fiat currency for tokens on the platform.The C2C platform was created by OKEx in 2017 as a peer-to-peer platform where users can buy and sell cryptocurrencies using fiat currencies. OKEx’s Head of Operations […]
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Bithumb and seriesOne Partner to Launch U.S. Securities Token Exchange

Aiming to create an SEC and FINRA-compliant U.S. exchange, blockchain-based crowdfunding firm seriesOne and crypto exchange Bithumb have formed a joint venture. According to an announcement made on November 1, 2018, officials behind the venture look to trade security tokens within a “compliant marketplace” and within the context of “other applicable regulatory approvals.”For South Korea-based […]
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Thomson Reuters Partners With Startup for Next Level Derivatives Exchange

Thomson Reuters (TR) provides trusted data and information to professionals across the legal, tax and accounting, and news and media industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, TR lists its shares on both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE). The company has now expanded its scope and entered into the […]
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The Same Equity Firm That Owns Korbit Exchange Just Acquired Bitstamp

In a statement to customers, Luxembourg-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp announced its acquisition by Belgium private equity firm NXMH Holdings, whose parent company NXC also owns South Korean crypto exchange Korbit. The all-cash deal, which was signed by Bitstamp founder Nejc Kodrič on October 25, 2018, was announced today, October 29, 2018. NXMH has around 2 […]
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Poloniex Revised Terms of Use, Shutters Services in Several Countries

With a revision to the popular exchange’s terms of use, users from a handful of jurisdictions will have their access to Poloniex shuttered.According to an October 18, 2018, update, “the websites and the services offered by Poloniex (as defined below) are NOT addressed to persons who have their registered office or place of residence in […]
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HUOBI Group Sets up Shop in Africa, Middle East and South Asia

Huobi Group revealed at the World Blockchain Summit in Dubai that the company is looking to expand its operations to the Middle Eastern, African and South Asian markets in a bid to provide services to its unbanked or underbanked residents.Co-founder Mohit Davar commented, “As Dubai is leading the blockchain effort in the region, it made […]
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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: The Resilience of Bitcoin

Altcoins may come and go; hacks may challenge exchanges; mainstream financial advisors might not get it — but even in the face of a protocol bug, Bitcoin perseveres and develops. Here are this week’s top stories from Bitcoin Magazine.Stay on top of the best stories in the bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Subscribe to our […]
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“Someone’s Got to Be the Voice of Reason” — Kraken Responds to NY AG Report

The New York Attorney General’s office has pointed a finger at cryptocurrency exchange Kraken for “potential” violation of state regulations. Now, the San Francisco–based exchange is firing back, saying it does not appreciate what it sees as implications of illegality.“Someone has to be the voice of reason,” Jesse Powell, Kraken’s outspoken co-founder and CEO, told […]
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Abra Supports SEPA Bank Transfers, Enabling Crypto Purchases With Fiat

Abra, the all-in-one digital wallet and cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its support for Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA) bank accounts. European users can now enable direct wire transfers from European banks to purchase any of Abra’s 28 available cryptocurrencies.Founded in 2014, Abra is working toward providing users with maximum privacy and control. The application is […]
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