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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Huobi to Freeze All US Accounts and Push Users to New Platform

Huobi, the popular Singapore-based crypto exchange, has announced that it will freeze all US accounts by November 13 due to the particularly stringent regulatory environment that has forced the exchange to prohibit US users. Huobi Pushes Users to New Independent Platform In a blog post from the exchange published over the weekend, Huobi has said that its user agreement expressly prohibits US-based crypto traders from using the platform in line with the laws and regulations of the US. The accounts of those users have been gradually disabled in order to…

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