Ripio Is Launching a Crypto Exchange for 3 Latin American Nations

Ripio, a startup that’s been working to boost crypto adoption in Argentina, is opening a new exchange platform for three Latin American markets. The exchange will operate in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, though due to regulatory hurdles, only fixed-price purchases will be available for Mexican users, Ripio CEO Sebastian Serrano told CoinDesk at Consensus 2019. The […]

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Coinbase Rolls Out Trading in USDC Stablecoin to 85 Countries

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is expanding trading in the dollar-pegged stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) to 85 nations worldwide. In a blog post Tuesday, the firm said it now offers crypto-to-crypto trading for USDC in those countries on both its retail site Coinbase.com and its Coinbase Pro service. The firm touted the strengths of the token in the post, […]

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PAX Streamlines Redemptions in Battle for Stablecoin Market Share

Most crypto companies avoid comparisons to traditional banks. But Chad Cascarilla, CEO of the stablecoin issuer Paxos, welcomes the analogy. “It’s akin to a bank account,” Cascarilla said, describing the new integration of Paxos wallets to the sister company itBit, a crypto exchange. “It has the look and feel in part of a bank account, […]

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Trading Firms Propose ‘Bad Actors Blacklist’ to Clean Up Crypto Industry

A group of cryptocurrency trading firms has come together to discuss ways to prevent the rising number of hacks and scams in the industry. Ripple, market maker Cumberland, Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Holdings and over 30 other firms met at a recent round-table event in Chicago for the initiative, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Creating a list […]

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Binance’s Compliance Drive Continues With New Elliptic Partnership

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is continuing to ramp up its regulatory compliance efforts. The exchange has just partnered with blockchain analytics startup Elliptic to boost its compliance and security capabilities, Elliptic announced Thursday. The new partnership – the third relating to compliance in the last two months – will help Binance combat money laundering as it grows […]

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Binance’s Singapore Fiat-to-Bitcoin Exchange Is Launching Next Week

Cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance will launch its new fiat-to-crypto platform in Singapore next week, its chief financial officer said. CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao announced in early April that the Singapore fiat “on-ramp” would be coming sometime this month. But speaking to CoinDesk Wednesday from Paris, Binance CFO Wei Zhou gave a more precise timeframe.   “Next week we […]

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Coincheck Launches OTC Crypto Trading for Institutions

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading service aimed at institutional clients, the firm said Monday. While the service seem primarily to serve bitcoin trades, Coincheck said it will consider trades in other cryptocurrencies. Coincheck said its OTC trading desk will allow customers to buy and sell a minimum of 50 bitcoins ($205,423 […]

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The Ultimate Irony of Crypto Trading

David Weisberger is co-founder and CEO of CoinRoutes and a veteran of building trading desks and financial technology businesses. The opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not reflect CoinDesk’s position. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views […]

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From Law to Lawlessness: Bits of the Untold QuadrigaCX Story

Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, CAMS, practices law with Duhaime Law in Vancouver. Many of the stories being told about the early operation of the digital currency exchange, QuadrigaCX, are based more on fiction than fact. How do I know? I know because in 2015, I was QuadrigaCX’s regulatory attorney, hired to help their securities attorney […]

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Crypto Exchange Bithumb to Reduce Staff By Up to 50%

Bithumb, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, plans to cut its staffing levels by up to 50 percent, according to a CoinDesk Korea report issued Monday, a move that would reduce its number of employees from 310 at the start of March to around 150. When reached, an official at the company confirmed the 50 percent figure, […]

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