Category: Exchanges

Public Perceptions of the Bitcoin Spot Market Are Wrong, Says Bitwise

Today’s bitcoin spot market is “significantly smaller and significantly more efficient” than is generally perceived, argues Bitwise Asset Management. In a white paper presented as comment to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday, Bitwise said the quality of the bitcoin spot market and the strength of arbitrage […]

Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Halts Services in Iran

LocalBitcoins, a Helsinki-based peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchanges, has recently stopped offering its services in Iran, presumably over U.S.-led sanctions that pressured other exchanges into withdrawing their services from the country. According to CoinDesk, various LocalBitcoins users started noticing they were having problems posting new trades and updating previous ones, before the […]

Binance to Launch Margin Trading

Binance has been testing margin trading with select users and plans to launch it to all soon. They have made no official statement and have declined to comment on specifics, but confirmed margin trading is coming. It is unclear, therefore, what leverage levels one of the biggest crypto exchange will […]

Crypto Exchange Binance Confirms Margin Trading Coming ‘Soon’: Report

Binance has confirmed it will be launching a margin trading service, after the cryptocurrency exchange accidentally tweeted images suggesting the service was in development. First noticed by Twitter users earlier on Friday, Binance posted screenshots of its platform in dark and light modes, asking users which one they preferred. The screenshots […]

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency by Year End; Grayscale Ethereum Trust Goes Retail; Coinbase Adds DAI

There’s been a flurry of major crypto news to end the week. Among the developments: Facebook expects to start testing its GlobalCoin cryptocurrency by year-end, before launching in 1Q20; Grayscale announced it’s received approval for the public quotation of eligible shares of its Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE); and Coinbase unveiled full […]