Crypto Exchange OKEx Launching Options Trading Later This Month

“Options is a unique instrument that enable traders to manage, price and hedge the volatility of crypto assets with a combination of option contracts,” OKEx CEO Jay Hao said. “As the crypto market evolves, we aim to build a complete derivatives product suite, delivering solutions to optimize users’ trading strategies. OKEx Options is a major step towards this goal.” Source link

Gov’t Seeks to Tax Crypto Transactions as Capital Gains

The South Korean government plans to tax capital gains on cryptocurrency transactions. A Dec. 9 report from The Korea Times reveals that a revised bill to introduce the measure will be drawn up by the country’s Ministry of Economy and Finance by the first half of 2020. In parallel, the Korean National Assembly is in the process of advancing a related bill aimed at increasing transparency in cryptocurrency trading. If passed, the new regulations would come into effect one year after the Assembly’s plenary session. While the government’s capital gains…

Bitcoin And Crypto Market Rising: BCH, Litecoin, EOS, XLM Analysis

The total crypto market cap is slowly rising and it is currently near the $200.0B resistance. Bitcoin price is up close to 2% and it is now trading above the $7,500 resistance. Litecoin (LTC) price is now trading above $45.00, but it is still facing a lot of hurdles. Bitcoin cash price is climbing higher towards the key $220 and $225 resistance levels. EOS price is trading above the $2.700 resistance and it could climb above $2.850. Stellar (XLM) price is slowly rising towards the $0.0585 resistance level. Bitcoin (BTC)…

Ethereum Istanbul Hard Fork Get Support From Major Crypto Exchanges

Following the successful Ethereum Istanbul hard fork update, several popular exchanges have announced their official support for the network upgrade. Yesterday, on Dec. 7, the Ethereum’s network saw ample collaboration between node operators and miners to update the software to support the Istanbul hard fork. Some crypto exchanges even sounded their willingness to update a few days prior to the scheduled hard fork. A widely supported hard fork Notably, Binance announced support for the upgrade on Dec. 5 and the day afterwards its U.S. subsidiary did the same. Coinbase also…

Binance Crypto Exchange Seeks Staff to Lead Its Efforts in Turkey

Major crypto exchange Binance is looking for managerial staff to establish its office in Turkey, according to job postings on LinkedIn. Binance listed a total of five open positions on its LinkedIn company page as of Dec. 6 to establish a local presence in Istanbul, Turkey. The company is seeking managers for its finance, compliance, marketing, and PR divisions.  Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao recently detailed the exchange’s plans for Turkey in an interview with Cointelegraph. He described Turkey as “a vibrant country that has illustrated one of the strongest demands…

Ghana Joins the Bandwagon — Plans for CBDC, Still Wary of Crypto

Ghana is maintaining a cautious approach to cryptocurrencies despite its central bank’s plans to launch a digital currency in the new year. Over the past five years, the West African country has become the fastest-growing mobile money market on the continent. The burgeoning number of mobile money users is proof that digitized payments systems are providing a means for people to become financially active. According to a 2019 economic analysis by the World Bank, the number of registered mobile money accounts in the country exploded from just 3.8 million to…