SIX Swiss Exchange Postpones Launch of Blockchain-Powered Digital Exchange

Switzerland’s principal stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, has postponed the launch of its “fully-regulated” cryptocurrency exchange SIX Digital Exchange (SDX). As Reuters reported on Sept. 23, a spokesperson familiar with the situation said that SIX moved the full launch of SDX to the end of 2020 primarily due to legal and regulatory issues. The exchange is reportedly still in negotiations with partner banks, the services of which it will offer on the platform. The spokesperson said: “Future releases will offer more functionality, with a particular emphasis on asset servicing, in…

Boerse Stuttgart Launches Regulated Digital Exchange

The Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX) has launched for select users in Germany. Fully regulated under the German Banking Act In a Sept. 23 news release, the Boerse Stuttgart Group — Germany’s second-largest stock exchange — announced that trading has begun. The exchange, which is regulated under the German Banking Act, will initially allow users to trade the euro/Bitcoin (BTC) pair. BSDEX will gradually open up its trading venue to other retail and institutional investors, eventually followed by the entire European Union. Dirk Sturz, the CEO at BSDEX, added: “The market in…

Crypto Exchange Giant Binance to Launch US Trading Tuesday

Binance.US, the American arm of cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance, has announced it will start trading fiat-crypto and crypto-crypto trading pairs on Tuesday. The trading platform will list seven cryptocurrencies immediately upon the launch, including bitcoin, Binance coin (BNB), ethereum, XRP, bitcoin cash, litecoin and Tether’s USDT. Binance.us also revealed it will soon open deposits for another five assets: cardano (ADA), basic attention token (BAT), ethereum classic (ETC), stellar’s XLM and 0x. Last Wednesday, the new exchange started to open for registration and deposits, but did not disclose a specific date for…

Upbit Exchange Delists Privacy Coins Due to Money Laundering Concerns

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit announced that it will cease trading support for six cryptocurrencies, including some so-called privacy coins. Block the possibility of money laundering In a Sept. 20 notice, UpBit announced that the exchange will delist and cease trading support for Monero (XMR), DASH, ZCash (ZEC), Haven (XHV), BitTube (TUBE) and PIVX by Sept. 30. The exchange added that it will no longer support deposits in these cryptocurrencies and will cancel orders requested before the end of the transaction support in Korean won, Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and…

Cryptocurrency Exchange Seed CX Cuts Trading Fees to Gain Market Share

Institution-oriented cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX has cut its trading fees to what it claims to be the most competitive levels globally. Competition heats up in crypto trading space On Sept 16, the Chicago-based crypto exchange Seed CX announced that it was lowering its trading fees to some of the lowest levels in the industry. The fee cuts follow a week of purported record trading volumes for the exchange, briefly overtaking other top exchanges like Bittrex and the Winklevoss brothers’ Gemini.  Seed CX co-founder and CEO Edward Woodford said that thanks…

Brazilian Crypto Exchange Snubs Court Deadline to Fix Withdrawals

Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange and alleged pyramid scheme Atlas Quantum rejected court deadlines to resolve its delayed Bitcoin (BTC) withdrawals. Atlas Quantum may constitute a financial pyramid As Cointelegraph Brasil reported previously, on Sept. 17, the Federal Court of Brazil ruled that the current activities of the cryptocurrency exchange Atlas Quantum may constitute a financial pyramid, and therefore decided to immediately freeze the company’s assets and bank accounts and give the company 48 hours to resolve outstanding accounts.  In a Sept. 18 response to the court’s ruling and deadline, Atlas Quantum…

SEC Chair Clayton: Bitcoin Needs ‘Better Regulation’ Before Major Exchange Listing

Better regulation is needed around bitcoin markets before they can be traded on major exchanges, the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday. Speaking at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha conference, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said investors are “sorely mistaken” if they think bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies undergo the same price discovery practices as products on top exchanges like the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange. “We have to get to a place, in my view — just speaking for myself — we have to get to a…

Non-Custodial Exchange KyberSwap Launches Fiat-to-Crypto Gateway

Non-custodial exchange KyberSwap has launched fiat-to-crypto gateway in collaboration with cryptocurrency exchange Coindirect. According to a Sept. 13 blog post, KyberSwap’s users can now buy digital currencies directly with fiat currencies, taking into account that the exchange currently supports trading of Ether (ETH) and ERC-20 tokens only. The partnership with MakerDAO-backed third-party service Coindirect enables KyberSwap’s customers to purchase cryptocurrencies using Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards. Other industry players offering fiat-to-crypto KyberSwap thus joined the ranks of other industry projects supporting fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading. At the beginning of the…

Kakao’s Klay Cryptocurrency to Make First Exchange Listing

South Korean messaging giant Kakao’s “klay” token – the native cryptocurrency of its recently launched Klaytn blockchain – is soon make its first official exchange listing on Upbit’s platform. Ground X, the firm set up by Kakao to develop the Klaytn network, announced the news in a Medium post on Sept. 5, saying klay will list on Upbit’s Singapore and Indonesia platforms by the end of this month. Upbit Singapore revealed on Sept. 6 that klay will be listed following price discovery via a Dutch auction – in which the price is reduced until…

Coinbase Considering Initial Exchange Offering Platform: Report

United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has indicated it is considering the launch of an initial exchange offering (IEO) platform. The news was revealed by Coinbase’s head of institutional sales in Asia, Kayvon Pirestani during a panel at the Invest: Asia conference on Sept. 11, crypto media outlet Coindesk reports. IEO platform could be announced within months During the panel, Pirestani reportedly revealed that the exchange believes that an IEO represents a “really interesting opportunity” for the business, stating that: “In a nutshell, Coinbase is carefully exploring not only the IEO…