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Coinbase Considering 19 Additional Cryptos for Exchange Listing

Coinbase Considering 19 Additional Cryptos for Exchange Listing

Coinbase is considering listing ampleforth, hedera hashgraph, blockstack and 16 other digital assets in the cryptocurrency exchange’s latest exploratory review. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital …

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Vanguard's Blockchain Platform for Foreign Exchange Will Go Live in Q3 2020

Vanguard’s Blockchain Platform for Foreign Exchange Will Go Live in Q3 2020

Mutual fund giant Vanguard has completed another blockchain pilot that aims to change the risk profile of foreign exchange (FX) transactions. The Valley Forge, Pa.-based investment firm ran the pilot on Symbiont’s Assembly blockchain with participation from State Street, BNY Mellon and investment firm Franklin Templeton. Vanguard and Franklin Templeton acted as dealer banks and …

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Leaked documents detail how Coinsquare used automated tools to inflate exchange volume: report

Leaked documents detail how Coinsquare used automated tools to inflate exchange volume: report

Vice’s Motherboard published an article Friday that outlined how Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare has allegedly used automated trading software to inflate its trading volumes. According to the report, Motherboard obtained leaked emails, Slack messages and other files. Based on the materials gathered, Coinsquare appeared buying and selling cryptocurrencies between accounts it controlled, an activity known …

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Coinbase’s former top lawyer sold $4.6 million in stock when he left the exchange for OCC

Coinbase’s former top lawyer sold $4.6 million in stock when he left the exchange for OCC

Brian Brooks, the former chief legal officer of Coinbase, liquidated $4.6 million worth of stock options when he left the cryptocurrency exchange in March for a top role at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Bloomberg reported the news on Tuesday, citing Brooks’ financial disclosures filed with the government. Besides the stock …

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Deutsche Borse Exchange to List New Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product

Deutsche Borse Exchange to List New Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product

London-based investment firm ETC Group plans to list a bitcoin-backed security on the German electronic trading market later this month.  The firm announced Tuesday the exchange-traded product (ETP), called the Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto (BTCE), is the world’s first centrally cleared derivative crypto asset, and would be listed on Deutsche Borse’s Xetra market based in …

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Bitcoin hashrate futures go live on FTX exchange, for miners to hedge their risks

Bitcoin hashrate futures go live on FTX exchange, for miners to hedge their risks

Crypto derivatives exchange FTX has become the first notable platform to launch bitcoin hashrate futures. These products help miners to hedge against bitcoin’s mining difficulty adjustments. FTX’s bitcoin hashrate futures settle to the average bitcoin mining difficulty over a period of time, meaning they roughly represent the total hashrate being used to mine bitcoins. “It’s …

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Crypto exchange ShapeShift acquires non-custodial crypto wallet Portis

Crypto exchange ShapeShift acquires non-custodial crypto wallet Portis

Crypto exchange ShapeShift has acquired non-custodial crypto wallet provider Portis for an undisclosed sum. Israeli media outlet Globes reported the news on Tuesday, saying that Portis will open a new office in Tel Aviv, which will be operated by ShapeShift. Upon the deal completion, Portis’s four employees will shift to the new office, per the …

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Hacker Exploits Flaw in Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange Bisq to Steal $250K

Hacker Exploits Flaw in Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange Bisq to Steal $250K

Decentralized exchange (DEX) Bisq rang the alarm bells last night after a hacker exploited a significant software flaw to steal more than $250,000 worth of cryptocurrency from users. Bisq, which allows users to exchange crypto anonymously, abruptly disabled trading late Tuesday night after it uncovered “a critical security vulnerability.” At the time, the exchange did …

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Crypto exchange Kraken taps Marco Santori as chief legal officer

Crypto exchange Kraken taps Marco Santori as chief legal officer

Kraken, the cryptocurrency exchange company, has hired veteran industry lawyer Marco Santori as its chief legal officer. The exchange firm said Monday that Santori “will use his experience with regulators, banks, payment service providers, broker-dealers, and several other key industry players to drive the next phase of Kraken’s growth.”  Santori previously served as Blockchain.com’s president and …

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