Crypto Exchange Bitstamp to Integrate New Platform for Market Monitoring

European cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp will integrate a new platform to improve compliance and customer protection, according to a press release published Nov. 27. Bitstamp has formed a partnership with British market surveillance firm Irisium Ltd. in an effort to improve the safety and reliability of its marketplace. The exchange will deploy Irisium’s platform to monitor market activity and attract more institutional investors. Commenting on the collaboration, Alastair Goodwin, CEO of Irisium Ltd, said that the adoption of Irisium’s platform will help “increase transparency, integrity and confidence in the cryptocurrency market,”…

Nasdaq to Launch Bitcoin Futures Market, Not Worried by Crypto Winter

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. The world’s second largest stock exchange Nasdaq is planning to introduce a Bitcoin futures market within the first quarter of 2019. Sources told Bloomberg that Nasdaq has been cooperating with the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to receive regulatory approval to operate as a compliant cryptocurrency futures market operator. The report read: “Nasdaq has been working to satisfy the concerns of the U.S.’s main swaps…

Bitcoin Price Drops 7% Again as Crypto Market Struggles to Retain Momentum

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. Throughout the past 24 hours, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped from $4,065 to $3,600, reversing a short-term corrective rally. The dominant cryptocurrency has been on a steep downtrend for several weeks but on November 26, for a brief of time, Bitcoin seemed to be initiating a corrective rally after reaching a new yearly low at around $3,400. Temporarily, Bitcoin spiked to $4,000, engaging in a…

Binance Renames Its USDT Market to Combined Stablecoin Market

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has renamed its Tether (USDT) Market to be a combined Stablecoin Market (USDⓈ), according to an announcement published Nov. 26. This will purportedly allow the exchange to support more trading pairs of stablecoins. The exchange also notes that USDⓈ is not a new stablecoin, but the symbol of Binance’s new stablecoin market. Binance will deliver a separate announcement about what exact pairs will be moved or added to this market. The move follows the Nov. 15 announcement that Binance would start listing blockchain payment company Circle’s…

Bitcoin Price Continues to Bleed as Market Fails to Find a Bottom

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. The bitcoin price on Monday continued its crash course despite showing gains during the early Asian trading session. The digital currency attempted a go at its yearly low at ~$3,455 after reversing from its intraday peak at $4,115. That overall marked a circa 14 percent crash, setting standards for a further bearish action. The BTC/USD index at press time is trading at 3581-fiat, eyeing potential support…

Crypto Market Adds $12 Billion in Decent Recovery: Major Assets Surge

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the past 24 hours, following a steep decline in the price of major cryptocurrencies, the crypto market added $12 billion to its valuation. Within a relatively short span, the valuation of the crypto market increased from $115 billion to $127 billion as Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and many other cryptocurrencies recorded gains in the range of 6 to 12 percent. Bitcoin Cash performed strongly, recording an 11 percent increase in price. But, its price still remains below the $200 support level…

How OKEx Exchange Is Handling “Market Manipulation” Case

Last week, OKEx exchange faced negative publicity and accusations of marketing manipulation after adjusting Bitcoin Cash (BCH) futures settlements during the notorious hard fork. On November 20, the exchange responded to those allegations, essentially defending its decision and promising to provide evidence if the case goes to court. Curiously, it is at least the third time this year that OKEx has shown strange price volatility on their exchange. Brief introduction to OKEx, major crypto futures trading player OKEx was founded in 2017 as an international arm of the no longer…

$6 Billion Deleted From Crypto Market as Bitcoin Drops Back to $4,100

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn In the last 24 hours, more than $6 billion was wiped out of the cryptocurrency market as Bitcoin (BTC), the most dominant cryptocurrency in the market, recorded a loss of 8.6 percent from $4,500 to $4,110. On fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase, Kraken, and Bitstamp, the price of BTC reached a new weekly low at around $4,118. Bitcoin has since recovered to $4,291, but on a weekly basis, BTC remains 21.65 percent down against the US dollar. Where is Bitcoin Heading Similar to Bitcoin’s strength at $6,000 from…

Crypto News | Bitcoin Mining in Norway and the State of the Crypto Market

In today’s edition of Crypto News, we’ll cover why Bitcoin mining is expected to get a lot more expensive in Norway in 2019 and the details of the crypto market hitting its 10-day low. Crypto News: Bitcoin Mining in Norway A Swiss newspaper made the announcement today that its country will be acting to end electricity subsidies for Bitcoin mining. Until now, mining farms operating in Norway have been paying a low rate of 0.48 ore per kilowatt. As of January 2019, it will be raised to 16.58 ore per…

Crypto Miners Sell off Mining Devices ‘by Kilo’ Amidst Market Decline

Cryptocurrency mining operations in China are reportedly selling mining machines by weight, as opposed to price per unit. This selloff was reported by local Chinese crypto outlet 8BTC Wednesday, Nov. 21, with reference to the cryptocurrency mining pool F2Pool. Cryptocurrency markets experienced widespread decline throughout last week, with Bitcoin (BTC) declining to as low as $4,300 per coin. The decline has resulted in a similar drop in mining profitability and forced Chinese operators to sell their mining devices at a loss, according to 8BTC. The news outlet has reported that…