Ethereum 

IDAX Exchange Suspends Accounts After CEO “Disappears”

IDAX, a Chinese cryptocurrency exchange, has suspended deposits and withdrawals after its CEO allegedly disappeared in what looks like an exit scam. In a blog post earlier today, IDAX said it was suspending all activity on the exchange after staff said they had been unable to contact their CEO, Lei Guorong, since November 24. As a result, the exchange has also lost access to its cold storage. IDAX initially denied that the disappearance was an exit scam; however, in another statement today, it has confirmed that this is indeed the…

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Bitcoin 

TRON (TRX) Recovers After the Recent Sell-Off

The cryptocurrency space has been in a bit of turmoil over the past week or so due to a variety of reasons, and the pressure was felt by TRON (TRX) as well. On Monday, there was a massive selloff in the token, and there were concerns over whether the crypto market still believed in the project or not. However, things have now improved, and the TRX token has now managed to get back to $0.0163 per token. That being said, experts do not actually believe that the token is primed…

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Bitcoin 

Bakkt Futures Trading Volumes Continue to Grow—But There’s a Catch

Bakkt futures trading volume hit a record high of 4,269 BTC in a single day; however, very little Bitcoin has actually been physically settled on the exchange. The launch of the futures trading exchange from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, was one of the most highly anticipated events on the 2019 crypto calendar. However, Bakkt got off to a sluggish start and traded only 623 futures contracts in the first week of launch in late September. Volume has started to pick up…

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Blockchain 

Bitcoin Corrects 45% from Highs

After having been in a slumber for most of 2018 and recording steady declines, Bitcoin returned with a bang in the first half of this year. Throughout the first six months of the year, BTC enjoyed an incredible rally that raised visions of unprecedented highs, but this all soon came to a halt. Why the Sudden Fall? Now, the biggest cryptocurrency in the world is in the middle of a major slump, and since its high of $14,000 earlier this year, it has slumped by more than 50%. That being…

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Bitcoin 

UPbit Loses $49 Million Worth of Crypto in Major Hack

UPbit, a South Korean-based crypto exchange, has lost 342,000 worth of ether (ETH), accounting for approximately $49 million USD, in a hack earlier today. UPbit Says Investors Assets Are Safe The exchange has suspended its deposit and withdrawal service after confirming in a statement that the assets had been stolen from the Upbeat Ethereum hot wallet to a previously unknown wallet address. UPbit has said that it will cover the losses but added that it may take at least two weeks before the exchange’s services are fully functional again. Any…

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Ethereum 

Binance Launches Tezos (XTZ) Margin Trading

The crypto market might be going through a massive slump at this point in time, but that has not stopped the biggest crypto exchanges from introducing new products. In a new development that will come as a further boost to crypto traders, Binance Binance has decided to launch margin trading in Tezos (XTZ) on its platform. Important News for Tezos Considering the fact that Binance is the biggest crypto exchange in the world in terms of trading volumes, this is good news for the crypto community and also for Tezos.…

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Bitcoin 

Libra Co-Founder Says It Isn’t Competing With Fiat Currencies

Libra co-founder and chief economist of Calibra Wallet Christian Catalini has attempted to clear up misconceptions in relation to the planned digital coin in an interview with CNN’s Julia Chatterley. The release of the whitepaper on Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) proposed coin back in June prompted massive debate from politicians around the world, most of which vehemently oppose the plan as they feel it poses a threat to the economic sovereignty of nations. Catalini has attempted to allay some of those concerns by saying that Libra is, at its most basic, a…

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Bitcoin 

Ripple Finalizes $50 Million Investment in MoneyGram

Blockchain service provider Ripple Labs has finalized its $50 million investment in MoneyGram International (NASDAQ:MGI). The money transfer company received the final $20 million from the San Francisco-based firm as part of the commitment made in June 2019. Ripple Completes Investment in MoneyGram In June, the blockchain provider committed $30 million as part of the investment, and now it has completed the transaction. In the latest transaction, Ripple acquired MoneyGram’s newly issued stock at $4.10 per share, which is much higher than MoneyGram’s current market valuation. With the investment concluded,…

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Ethereum 

Bitfinex and Tether Hit With Another Market Manipulation Suit

Bitfinex and its sister stablecoin issuer Tether have been handed another lawsuit alleging both firms manipulated the crypto market, following a similar such suit last month in New York, which claimed the companies created “the largest bubble in human history.” The second suit has been filed by Eric Young and Adam Kurtz at the district court in the Western District of Washington on November 22 and draws heavily from the previous lawsuit. In an extensive list of claims, Young and Kurtz say that Bitfinex and Tether “monopolized and conspired to…

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Blockchain 

Bitcoin Falls Another 10% on China’s Crackdown

The biggest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap started off the year with a rally that went on for six months, but since then, it has been a bit chaotic. On Monday, Bitcoin slumped to its lowest level in six months after the Chinese central bank, The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), launched a crackdown on cryptocurrencies. The PBOC warned that there were risks associated with either trading or issuing cryptocurrencies. Considering the sheer size of the Chinese market, it proved to be a blow to BTC, and the…

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