Category Archives: Exchange

Crypto Market Wrap: MATIC Moons On Binance Endorsement

Market Wrap The consolidation has continued on crypto markets for another day. There have been slight declines but nothing significant as the SEC ruling on the VanEck ETF gets predictably delayed again by the apathetic US regulator. Total crypto market capitalization is still hovering around $245 billion. Bitcoin bounced off an intraday high of $8,060 a few … Continue reading Crypto Market Wrap: MATIC Moons On Binance Endorsement

Tether Ordered to Freeze Transfers to Bitfinex by New York Supreme Court

A New York judge ordered crypto exchange Bitfinex and its affiliated stablecoin issuer Tether to turn over documentation about a loan and a line of credit Tether provided to Bitfinex. Judge Joel Cohen, of the state’s Supreme Court, echoed comments from a preliminary hearing held last week in New York City in an opinion published late Thursday, ordering … Continue reading Tether Ordered to Freeze Transfers to Bitfinex by New York Supreme Court

Within Minutes, Bitcoin Spikes 4% as Bitfinex Raises Staggering $1 Billion

At last, you can close CoinMarketCap, take a break from Crypto Twitter, and get off TradingView — Bitcoin (BTC) has finally downed a chill pill, albeit begrudgingly. Since peaking at $7,550 on Saturday, the cryptocurrency has fallen to $7,000 and has set up shop there for the time being. But, as Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino announced the … Continue reading Within Minutes, Bitcoin Spikes 4% as Bitfinex Raises Staggering $1 Billion

Hacked Crypto Exchange Binance to Resume Deposits and Withdrawals on Tuesday

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has announced that the crypto exchange plans to resume deposits and withdrawal services on Tuesday. He wrote in a brief update: Our team is making progress and has been working through the weekend. In the past few days, we have made some significant overhauls to our system, with a large number of … Continue reading Hacked Crypto Exchange Binance to Resume Deposits and Withdrawals on Tuesday

Binance, Bitfinex and Tether: What’s the Worst That Can Happen?

Daniel Cawrey is chief executive officer of Pactum Capital, a quantitative cryptocurrency investment firm and hedge fund. The views expressed are those of the authors and are not investment advice. All investors, institutional or otherwise, have a duty to try to see the world as it truly is. Not as they wish it to be. This … Continue reading Binance, Bitfinex and Tether: What’s the Worst That Can Happen?

Crypto Analyst: Bitcoin MACD Histogram More Extended Than During Previous Bull Cycle

The last crypto bull run brought Bitcoin into the lime light and public eye, and took the price of the digital asset skyrocketing to its all-time high price of $20,000. Yet somehow, the current Bitcoin rally has caused the MACD histogram to become extended more so than any time during the previous bear and bull cycle, even during Bitcoin’s … Continue reading Crypto Analyst: Bitcoin MACD Histogram More Extended Than During Previous Bull Cycle

Bloomberg: Major Crypto Traders Meet to Establish Industry Blacklist, Standards

A group major cryptocurrency traders is considering the idea of creating a blacklist of counterparties engaged in nefarious activities in the crypto space, Bloomberg reported on May 8. At a meeting in Chicago on Tuesday, a group of traders from 35 digital assets firms including such industry players as trading firm DRW Holdings Inc.’s Cumberland crypto unit, Mike Novogratz’sGalaxy Digital … Continue reading Bloomberg: Major Crypto Traders Meet to Establish Industry Blacklist, Standards

Hackers Are Shuffling Binance’s Stolen Bitcoin

A team at blockchain services company Coinfirm has been watching the erratic movements of the bitcoin associated with $40 million stolen in the latest Binance breach. At 4:11 AM on May 8 the hacker or hackers moved 1214 BTC ($7.16 million) to new addresses and then moved another 1337 “to 2 new addresses held by the hacker.” This … Continue reading Hackers Are Shuffling Binance’s Stolen Bitcoin

Binance Considered Pushing for Bitcoin ‘Rollback’ Following $40 Million Hack

In the wake of a multimillion-dollar hack Tuesday, Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange startup Binance publicly discussed whether the company might seek to encourage bitcoin miners and node operators to “rollback” the bitcoin blockchain, reversing transactions confirmed by the network to return the funds. The comments were made as Zhao hosted an Ask-Me-Anything session at … Continue reading Binance Considered Pushing for Bitcoin ‘Rollback’ Following $40 Million Hack

Hackers Steal $40.7 Million in Bitcoin From Crypto Exchange Binance

Hackers stole more than 7,000 bitcoin from crypto exchange Binance, the world’s largest by volume, the startup reported Tuesday. Binance announced that a “large scale security breach” was discovered earlier on May 7, finding that malicious actors were able to access user API keys, two-factor authentication codes and “potentially other info,” the exchange’s CEO, Changpeng Zhao, … Continue reading Hackers Steal $40.7 Million in Bitcoin From Crypto Exchange Binance