Russian Crypto Exchange Shuts Down Amid Accusations of Exit Scam – Exchanges Bitcoin News

The Russian cryptocurrency exchange Livecoin has shut down amid accusations that it has pulled an exit scam. Customers are unable to withdraw their funds and have been asked to provide extensive identifying information which they fear would lead to identity theft. The exchange claims that it was hacked in December. Livecoin Crypto Exchange Closes Down The Russian cryptocurrency exchange Livecoin announced Saturday the decision to close down its platform. The exchange claimed in December that it was hacked. As news.Bitcoin.com reported, hackers supposedly manipulated the prices of several major cryptocurrencies,…

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Crypto Futures Exchange Bakkt Going Public at a Valuation of $2.1 Billion

Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt is going public via a merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) created for taking startup firms public. Both companies have now confirmed the transaction, and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under a new name – Bakkt Holdings Inc., – sometime in the second quarter of 2021. Rumours about the deal have swelled since early January. After the merger, Bakkt is expected to have an enterprise value of $2.1 billion, the company announced on Jan. 11.…

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DeFi coverage protocol expands protection against centralized exchange hacks

DeFi coverage protocol Nexus Mutual expanded the list of centralized exchanges eligible for incident protection. Users trading on Binance, Kraken, Coinbase and Gemini are now able to buy protection in the event of an exchange hack or prolonged withdrawal downtime. The project announced the new integrations on Monday as part of their “custody cover” initiative. Users who buy coverage will be eligible for compensation if the custodian gets hacked and the user loses more than 10% of their funds. Alternatively, the claim can be honored if the custodian suspends withdrawals…

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Bitcoin.com Exchange Announces Public Sale of the IDEA Token on January 26, 2021

PRESS RELEASE. January 12, 2021 – Bitcoin.com Exchange, one of the leading authorities in cryptocurrency exchanges announces the details of the upcoming public sale of the Ideaology Token (IDEA). Ideaology consists of a freelance platform which will accommodate most of the personnel needed to develop projects. The platform’s mission is to provide a host of freelancers and entrepreneurs with job options, a digital marketplace allowing platform users to sell or buy digital assets and services, as well as: Share materials and experiences. An Idea launchpad. A collection of innovative and…

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Bitcoin Exchange Scaling Support Guide – Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin exchanges are the single most popular method for acquiring BTC, offering marketplaces where users can transfer fiat or digital currencies for sats. For more information on bitcoin exchanges, visit our guide. But not all exchanges are created equal — some are decentralized, some adhere to strict KYC/AML requirements and some protect user funds better than others. And when it comes to support for some of Bitcoin’s more recent protocol changes and second layer innovations, the differences between exchanges are even more stark. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the…

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South Korean Gaming Giant Planning to Buy Crypto Exchange Bithumb for $460 Million

Nexon, the South Korean multi-billion-dollar gaming conglomerate, is reportedly planning to buy a 65% stake in troubled crypto exchange Bithumb in a deal worth about 500 billion won ($460 million). ● According to local media reports, Nexon is to buy all the shares owned by Bithumb chairman Lee Jung Hoon, including several others totaling up to 65% of the exchange’s outstanding shares. ● The Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed video gaming giant has since signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the sellers to facilitate the transaction. The MoU was signed at…

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BTC to Gold Exchange Rate Surges to New All Time High of 17 Ounces per Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s record-breaking rally is continuing into the new year with the bitcoin to gold exchange rate touching a new all-time high of 17.38 ounces per bitcoin. According to data from Marketwatch, the new high easily surpasses the all-time high recorded on January 01, 2021, of 10.74 ounces per coin. The new milestone comes as the digital set a new all-time of over $33k. The new record means it takes about 7 more ounces of gold or an equivalent of $13,855 for one to get a full BTC now than they…

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Win a Limited Edition Franck Muller Bitcoin Cash Watch “Free the Money. Free the World.” With Bitcoin.com Exchange

PRESS RELEASE. The Bitcoin.com Exchange team will be giving away a Franck Muller Bitcoin Cash watch in a margin trading competition this holiday season. Bitcoin.com has announced a new partnership with the luxury watch brand, Franck Muller, and the branded “Free the Money, Free the World.” watch has now launched. The first-ever Bitcoin Cash watch from Franck Muller is part of the “Encrypto” brand timepiece. The new watch is a limited edition BCH wristwatch that is sold for 9,900 EUR and only 500 pieces are available. The “Free the Money,…

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UK Crypto Exchange Exmo Hacked, Estimates Presume Platform Lost $10.5 Million

U.K.-based cryptocurrency exchange Exmo detailed on December 21, 2020, the firm had “detected suspicious withdrawal activity” and halted withdrawals. Exmo said a security audit report revealed “large withdrawals” of bitcoin and five other cryptocurrencies. Analysts estimate that Exmo may have lost over $10 million from the hot wallet breach. On Monday, the U.K.-registered digital currency trading platform Exmo disclosed it suffered a loss “some amounts of BTC, XRP, ZEC, USDT, ETC, and ETH.” According to the exchange, team members monitoring the hot wallets “spotted some large withdrawals” at approximately 2:27:02…

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CoinShares and BNC support new high-performance DeFi derivatives exchange

Leverj, a non-custodial derivatives platform based on an Ethereum sidechain, announced on Tuesday their cooperation with leading industry participants to support the launch and marketing of its exchange. The exchange offers perpetual swaps for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), accepting both Tether (USDT) and Dai (DAI) as margin and settlement currencies. To achieve meaningful performance for trading, Leverj uses its in-house Plasma-based scaling solution, Gluon. The system was optimized specifically for high-performance non-custodial trading. Like other Plasma-based systems, it relies on the security of the Ethereum chain to guarantee the…

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