Shell-Shocked HitBTC Users Shout ‘Fraud’ in Response to Severe KYC

By CCN: HitBTC users are being asked to provide excessive detail about the derivation of their funds, according to multiple sources. Even Bitcoin developer Luke-Jr was forced to undergo KYC in order to withdraw funds. The famous small-blocker reportedly had chosen the exchange for its perceived lack of know-your-customer compliance. High-Profile Users Get Their Issues […]

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Winklevoss’ Gemini Photo Bombs Kardashian-West at Met Gala After Party

By CCN: It turns out the Winklevoss twins aren’t content being Harvard-educated crypto billionaires. They want the title of memelord, too. As this latest piece of marketing shows, cryptocurrency exchange Gemini will do anything to be absorbed into the mainstream consciousness. This includes having their company’s logo photo bomb Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at […]

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Binance Suffers a Security Breach, CZ Calls It ‘Not the Best of Days’

By CCN: Binance, the No. 1 cryptocurrency exchange based on trading volume, has been hacked. Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, who is at the helm of the exchange, made the announcement on Twitter after previously sharing that “unscheduled server maintanance” was unfolding. As it turns out, it was much worse than imagined, with hackers making away with 7,000 […]

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Blockchain Researchers Look to Overhaul Crypto Exchange Ranking Data

By CCN: ‘Reported volume’ is the default metric that people look for when determining the ranks of crypto exchanges. ‘Reported’ and ‘adjusted’ volumes wildly differ on sites like CoinMarketCap.com. For example, if you look at the image below, you’ll notice a wild difference in “reported” and “adjusted” volumes at press time. Ranking Exchanges Beyond Their […]

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5 Years Later, Mt. Gox Victims Still Want to Know: ‘Where’s our Bitcoin?’

It seems like just yesterday when Bitcoin investors were startled by the news that Mt. Gox, one of the world ’s first Bitcoin exchanges, was in serious trouble. Five years ago, on Feb. 24, 2014, reports began circulating that the Bitcoin exchange had lost three-quarters of a million bitcoins. One day later, the company – […]

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