OKEx Launches New Bitcoin Derivative: Cryptocurrency Perpetual Swaps

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Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx launched a cryptocurrency-focused Bitcoin Perpetual Swap product on December 3, 2018, during a press conference attended by CryptoSlate. The virtual derivative product is a peer-to-peer offering that aims to empower traders with the ability to speculate the price direction of digital assets like Bitcoin and Ether to ensure exposure to the risky, yet…

BitMEX CEO Denies Allegations of Trading Against Customers

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Last month an independent crypto researcher who goes by the name, Hasu, posted an article exploring some of the most prevalent concerns users have with crypto exchange behemoth BitMEX, one of which is that the exchange trades against its customers to make a profit. BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes publicly came out against the allegations on Monday…

Binance Launches Cryptocurrency Analysis and Altcoin Research Division

Binance Launches Cryptocurrency Analysis and Altcoin Research Division

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Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance launches altcoin research lab. The lab will focus on analyzing the investment potential of projects and sharing this information with the general public. The Launch of Binance Research Binance launched its research lab November 8th. Starting this week, in-house research teams will conduct thorough reviews and perform due diligence on each…

Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations

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Vietnamese authorities are still considering their approach to regulating the cryptocurrency space. The Ministry of Justice has put forward several alternative solutions and the Ministry of Industry and Trade has expressed its opposition to the ban on imports of mining equipment. Also read: Uzbekistan Sets up International Arbitration Center for Crypto Businesses Justice Ministry Reports…

Crypto Exchange in South Korea Pulls Exit Scam, Stealing $30 Million

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Pure Bit, a cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, has allegedly pulled an exit scam, disappearing with more than $30 million worth of user funds. On Nov. 9, as BlockchainROK, a trusted news source in South Korea reported, the management team of Pure Bit started to delete social media handles of the exchange and kicking users…

Presidential Decree Sets the Stage for Legalizing Cryptocurrencies in Uzbekistan

Presidential Decree Sets the Stage for Legalizing Cryptocurrencies in Uzbekistan

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The executive power in Uzbekistan has advanced towards legalizing cryptocurrencies and implementing blockchain technology in both government and economy. A new decree signed by President Mirziyoyev mandates licensing for trading and other activities related to the circulation of digital coins. The document also calls for regulating crypto mining and smart contracts. Also read: No License…

Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

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After approving 16 cryptocurrency exchanges, the Japanese financial regulator is reportedly set to reject a crypto exchange application for the first time. The applicant is an exchange which has been suspended twice from carrying out any crypto activities and received two business improvement orders. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space The First Rejection…

Russian Duma Adopts Three Crypto Bills on First Reading

Russian Duma Adopts Three Crypto Bills on First Reading

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Russian State Duma has approved its first reading of the long-awaited legislation package regulating crypto-related matters and activities. The legal texts, voted almost unanimously, will open the way for legalization of cryptocurrencies in the Russian Federation, including their exchange and circulation under certain conditions. Deputies now have about two weeks to propose amendments before they…