Latest Bitcoin News by Category: Bitcoin Exchanges

Circle Acquires Crypto Exchange Poloniex For $400 Million

Posted on 27th February, 2018

Peer-to-peer payments startup Circle announced yesterday that it has acquired Boston-based cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex. According to multiple reports, Circle is paying around $400 million for the exchange, which has been in operation since 2014. The sale also brings Goldman Sachs one step closer to becoming a major player in the cryptocurrency world, as the financial […]

Major Banks Ban Bitcoin Purchases Through Credit Cards

Posted on 5th February, 2018

Late last week, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase announced that they would no longer allow customers to purchase bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) through their credit cards. The banks cited the collapsing price of bitcoin, and the growing credit risk associated with such purchases, in their decision. Over the weekend, Citigroup, Capital One and Discover […]

Philippines Announces ICO Regulatory Framework

Posted on 29th January, 2018

Representatives of the Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed yesterday that the agency was moving swiftly towards the completion of a new regulatory framework for cryptocurrency trading and ICOs. The new rules are expected to finalized later this year, and may well be enacted before the end of 2018. The move comes in response to […]

Coincheck Hacked For $535 Million In NEM Tokens

Posted on 26th January, 2018

In a stunning announcement made earlier today, Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck revealed that the company was the victim of the largest cryptocurrency heist in history. According to a report published by Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun (and translated by Coindesk), the hackers made off with over 500 million NEM (XEM) tokens, worth roughly $535 million (58 […]

South Korean Regulators: No Exchange Ban, But ICOs Still In Limbo

Posted on 12th December, 2017

Last week, rumors began to surface that South Korean financial regulators were on the verge of announcing major changes in the country’s current policies on cryptocurrencies. Given the skeptical tone taken by many South Korean leaders — only a few weeks ago, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon suggested that bitcoin and related projects might “corrupt the […]

OKCoin becomes biggest USD/BTC exchange

Posted on 25th September, 2014

Only a week after exiting beta testing for its new bitcoin-to-dollar exchange platform, China’s OKCoin has skyrocketed past Western exchanges in terms of volume. As CoinDesk reports, the USD/BTC trading pair on the site had a volume of 16,342 BTC yesterday, handily beating Bitfinex’s 15,552 BTC volume, as well as Bitstamp’s 14,463 and BTC-e’s 6,556. […]

PayPal announces partnerships with BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

Posted on 24th September, 2014

One of the biggest concerns about PayPal’s rapidly approaching integration with bitcoin-based payments has been liquidity. The eBay-owned payment processing giant handled around $180 billion in transactions last year, roughly 30 times bitcoin’s total market cap. If PayPal aims to bring bitcoin payments to the masses, even a relative giant in the space, like Coinbase, […]

GABI hedge fund announces first bitcoin purchases

Posted on 23rd September, 2014

The Jersey-based Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund (GABI) announced yesterday that it was in the early stages of deploying the fund’s assets into bitcoin. The company spent the whole of August and much of early September acquiring customers for its initial offer period, and appears to have closed that initial round in the last few […]

UK-based gold and bitcoin exchange Netagio passes ISAE 3000 audit

Posted on 22nd September, 2014

The first bitcoin-related company to submit to an audit under the standards of the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) has passed with flying colors. Netagio, a small bitcoin and gold exchange based in the U.K., recently announced the results of an ISAE 3000 review conducted by international auditing firm BDO. Netagio claims this to […]