Huobi US Is Abruptly Halting Exchange Operations

The company said in a notice that it would shut down trading services on Dec. 15, 2019. Customers have until Jan. 31, 2020 to withdraw all of their assets. Any customers who have insufficient balances to meet the minimum withdrawal requirements “are encouraged” to convert their assets into another crypto or fiat to see if they can meet alternative minimum requirements, according to an FAQ. Source link

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

Cryptocurrency Exchange OKEx to Launch Options Trading This Month

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced that it will launch crypto options trading on Dec. 27. In a press release on Dec. 9, the exchange said that the addition of options makes OKEx the “first crypto exchange to offer C2C, spot, futures, perpetual swap, and options trading under the same roof.”  The options will allow the platform’s users to buy or sell an underlying asset after paying a premium. While real options trading will begin on Dec. 27, simulated trading is scheduled to start in just three days, on Dec. 12.…

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…

Komodo’s AtomicDEX Exchange Runs a P2P Full Node in Your Web Browser

The developers of multi-chain architecture project Komodo claim that it has created an implementation of its AtomicDEX that runs a full peer-to-peer (P2P) node in the user’s web browser. Komodo developers wrote in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 5 that the platform allows for non-custodial cryptocurrency trading through atomic swaps. The company has expanded its AtomicDEX mobile decentralized exchange (DEX) to work in web browsers on all major platforms. Atomic swaps, according to the release, are a smart contract-based technology that enables users to trade digital assets…

Börse Stuttgart Digital Exchange Opens to All Users Based in Germany

Following the start of trading platform for selected investors in September, Börse Stuttgart Stock Exchange (BSDEX) has now opened to all interested users with residence in Germany. Börse Stuttgart made its announcement in a press release on Dec., 6.  Trading venue open — under certain circumstances First of all, users will have to limit themselves to deposits and withdrawals as well as trading bitcoins against euros. In the future, BSDEX will also list other cryptocurrencies and digital assets like security tokens.  Users will have to prove their identity digitally and…

Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange Adds Support For the Swiss Franc

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is adding support for its latest fiat asset, the Swiss franc (CHF). According to a blog post on Dec. 5, Kraken said that in collaboration with Liechtenstein-based Bank Frick, the Swiss franc will join the roster of fiat currencies that Kraken already supports, namely the United States dollar (USD), the Canadian dollar (CAD), the euro (EUR), the British pound sterling (GBP), and the Japanese yen (JPY). The Kraken team further revealed that CHF trading begins on Friday, Dec. 6, and that it will roll out trading…

Crypto Exchange UpBit’s Operator Launches Custody Service with Ledger

DXM, a financial services subsidiary of South Korean fintech firm Dunamu, has worked with crypto cybersecurity firm Ledger to launch an institutional crypto asset custody service. The partnership and the new custodian Industry news outlet TheBlock reported on Dec. 4 that DXM plans to launch the custodian under the name Upbit Safe and that Ledger Vault, Ledger’s custody arm, will support the initiative with its technology. Upbit safe will reportedly use Ledger’s hardware security technology to make trading more efficient and safer for its institutional clients. Ledger’s Head of Asia-Pacific…

Former Morgan Stanley Developers Launch Crypto Derivatives Exchange

Eight former core developers from financial services company Morgan Stanley have launched Phemex, a new cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, in Singapore. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 4, the former Morgan Stanley developers claim the platform is ten times faster than traditional crypto trading platforms, while offering 100x leverage to both retail and institutional investors in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP) perpetual contracts. Exchange is “on par with Nasdaq” In the near future, these contracts will reportedly also be backed by traditional financial products, such…

Data Shows Crypto Exchange Volume May Not Equate to Website Traffic

As a young industry, the cryptocurrency space has been like a revolving door, seeing numerous companies, projects and assets come and go with the wind. Crypto exchanges, in particular, have seen their fair share of changing tides. Outfits such as BitMEX and Binance have grown since 2017 while newcomers such as Bybit have more recently entered the spotlight.  It is not uncommon for such exchanges to gain social media attention as various personalities promote their reference links and talk about different digital assets on crypto-Twitter and YouTube.  BitMEX, Bitfinex, Coinbase,…