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Swiss Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Lays Off a Third of Its Team

Switzerland-based cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has laid off a third of its team, the exchange’s CEO Erik Voorhees announced in a tweet today, Jan. 8. According to a company blog post accompanying the Twitter announcement — entitled…
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Initial Exchange Offerings Restore Agility to Blockchain’s Original Fundraising Model

One of the most groundbreaking concepts to emerge from blockchain over its short lifespan has been the initial coin offering, or ICO. In this article, the author will discuss an emerging trend called “Initial Exchange Offerings” or IEOs.…
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2018: A Record-Breaking Year for Crypto Exchange Hacks

Eric Larcheveque is the CEO of Ledger, a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications since 2014. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  2018 was…
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Japan’s FSA Approves License for Hacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck, Nikkei Reports

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has purportedly approved a cryptocurrency exchange operating license for hacked crypto exchange Coincheck. English-language Asia-focused news publication Nikkei Asian Review reported the news Dec. 19. According…
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Hong Kong Stock Exchange Calls Alleged Bitmain IPO Hesitation ‘Rumors’

A Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) spokesperson has called Bitmain’s alleged hesitation around a purported initial public offering (IPO) “rumors,” in an email to Cointelegraph Dec. 17. When asked for verification and details on the crypto…
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Crypto Trading Platform ErisX Hires Serial Exchange Founder Matt Trudeau

ErisX is beefing up its leadership ahead of the launch of cryptocurrency spot and futures trading early next year. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the digital asset trading platform has hired markets and exchanges veteran Matt Trudeau as…
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Crypto Exchange Bithumb May Have Propped up Bitcoin Price: Analysts

The bitcoin price touched a fresh yearly low this morning, leaving traders and investors scrambling for answers as the crypto market searches for a bottom. While there are numerous pressures that have weighed on bitcoin as it has taken step…
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Coinbase Considers Adding 30 New Crypto Assets to Its Exchange

After adding support for several new tokens over the past months, Coinbase has revealed more than 30 crypto assets it is considering for listing. However, the San-Francisco-based exchange is not adding the 31 tokens to its platform just yet,…
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Exchange Partners With University of Luxembourg to Improve Crypto Asset Security

A new partnership between Luxembourg-based VNX Exchange and the University of Luxembourg aims to improve the security of digital assets, business news outlet Luxembourg Times reported Nov. 23. VNX is a marketplace and trading platform for tokenized…
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OkCoin Exchange Launches Operation in Argentina in Conquest of Latin America

OkCoin, a leading digital asset platform for fiat and token trading headquartered in Beijing, has expanded its operation to Argentina and is about to do the same in other Latin America countries. Instiutional and retail customers are now able…