Ethereum Token 0x Rallies 17% after Exchange Listing

Coinbase may have announced plans to list hundreds of new assets over the coming months and years, but that doesn’t mean that the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange has lost its status as crypto-token kingmaker. Yesterday, on Oct. 11, Coinbase announced that it had begun the process of listing 0x (ZRX), an ERC-20 token that runs …

Bitcoin Cash Evangelist Roger Ver May Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange

Bitcoin cash evangelist and Bitcoin.com owner Roger Ver is considering launching a cryptocurrency exchange that would use BCH as its base currency. The controversial bitcoin cash promoter, once known as “Bitcoin Jesus” for his early support for the cryptocurrency in the years before last year’s BTC/BCH divorce, told Bloomberg that, if his company wanted to, …

Goldman-Backed Circle is Selling Cryptocurrency ‘Collections’

Circle Invest announced today the launch of three new collections of index funds for cryptocurrencies. Divya Agarwalla, Senior Vice President at Circle, posted on the company’s blog that the “Buy the Market” feature “…was so successful that over 30% of our users are taking advantage of it. As CCN reported, Circle released this feature in …

TD Ameritrade, Trading Giant Virtu Invest in U.S. Cryptocurrency Exchange

Retail brokerage giant TD Ameritrade and high-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial have invested in a cryptocurrency exchange that seeks to bridge the gap between Wall Street and the burgeoning cryptoasset ecosystem. Futures Market Relaunches as Cryptocurrency Exchange Originally launched as a traditional futures market in 2010, The Wall Street Journal reports that this exchange — …

U.K. Exchange Launches GBP-Pegged Cryptocurrency

The London Block Exchange has announced the launch of a GBP-pegged cryptocurrency stablecoin called LBXPeg. In a statement posted on its website, LBX revealed that the so-called “cryptopound” will be tied to the value of GBP held in an auditable U.K. bank account on a 1:1 basis. Speaking to Business Insider ahead of the launch, LBX CEO, …

Game-Changer? Coinbase Overhauls Cryptocurrency Listing Process

Coinbase has announced a new procedure for listing assets with the sole purpose of speeding up the process of listing digital assets that meet the exchange’s standards, per a company blog post. The San Francisco-based company, which currently supports bitcoin and popular altcoins such as bitcoin cash, ethereum classic, and litecoin, says it’s getting tougher to …

Mt. Gox Trustee Confirms Past Bitcoin Sell-Off

Bitcoin investors who have dutifully monitored cryptocurrency wallets associated with defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox for early warnings of a possible sell-off have been proven justified in their paranoia. Mt. Gox Trustee Confirms $230 Million Bitcoin Sale According to a document published on the Mt. Gox website, Nobuaki Kobayashi, the exchange operator’s trustee, sold approximately …

Brazil’s Biggest Brokerage Processes Bitcoin Trades, Gov’t Supportive

Grupo XP, the largest independent brokerage in Brazil, has publicly released its plans to launch a Bitcoin and Ethereum trading platform by the end of 2018. Guilherme Benchimol, the chief executive officer of Grupo XP and XP Investimentos SA, stated that the business will integrate Bitcoin and Ethereum into the existing infrastructure of the brokerage, …

How the Recent $60m Crypto Hacking Attack Will Impact Japanese Market

Zaif, a major crypto exchange in Japan, was hacked this week, losing nearly $60 million in user funds in a high profile security breach. Local publications including Japan Times reported that 6.7 billion yen was stolen by an unknown group of hackers, 2.2 billion yen in corporate funds and 4.5 billion yen in user funds …

OKEx Clarifies Alleged Arrest of CEO, No Connection With Crypto WFEE

On September 11, photographs of Star Xu, the founder and CEO of OK Group, the parent company of crypto exchange OKEx, being investigated by Shanghai police circulated around online cryptocurrency communities. CNLedger, a trusted news source in the Chinese cryptocurrency community, reported that Xu was investigated by police officers in Shanghai after investors submitted complaints …