Bittrex Will Release Frozen Crypto to Former Users in Sanctioned Regimes

Crypto exchange Bittrex is looking to return crypto holdings to customers in sanctioned nations. According to a letter posted on Twitter by ex-user Ziya Sadr, Bittrex is reaching out to former customers who reside in “a country or region” in which the exchange is legally unable to offer services due to the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and whose accounts were suspended as a result. “In May of 2018, Bittrex filed an application to permit it to release the funds currently frozen back to the owners. This application…

Russian Crypto Plot, China Mining U-Turn, Lottery Winner’s BTC Gamble: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 4–10

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Russia: New law would let police confiscate Bitcoin from 2021 We begin in Russia, where the government is pursuing a seemingly impossible law that would allow it to confiscate Bitcoin (BTC). Reports suggest that the plans, which target “digital assets,” could become law in 2021.…

Crypto News From Japan: Nov. 2–9

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, the Japanese financial regulator solidifies its policy of banning trusts that invest in crypto, more than 20 companies launch a consortium that aims to raise funds with security tokens, and Coincheck starts its automated cryptocurrency accumulation service, while it denies having had any previous knowledge about Stellar Lumens’ 55 billion token burn. Here is the past week of cryptocurrency and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. FSA confirms ban on cryptocurrency investment trusts The Japanese…

Bitcoin And Crypto Market Cap Eye Next Break: BCH, XLM, EOS, TRX Analysis

The total crypto market cap is currently consolidating in a range above the $232.0B support area. Bitcoin price is holding the $9,200 support area, but it is also facing hurdles near $9,400. BCH price is currently correcting lower after it failed to break the $300 resistance. EOS price is consolidating near $3.500 and it could correct lower towards $3.400. Stellar (XLM) price is climbing higher once again and it might test the $0.0800 resistance. Tron (TRX) price is facing a strong resistance near the $0.0200 zone. Bitcoin (BTC) and the…

3 Insights on Crypto Derivatives and Risk From Veteran OTC Traders

For all the talk about liquidity, bitcoin and other crypto-assets are thinly traded. Investors that buy and sell large volumes can’t do so directly, without slippage, or a change in the price between order and execution. They turn to over-the-counter (OTC) desks to manage those trades, whether buying crypto for the first time, or trading to generate alpha (above-market returns). As a result, these desks handle anywhere from 30 percent to 65 percent of total crypto market volume, depending on whose estimate you believe. To get a look inside this…

Asia’s Bakkt? AAX Rolls Out Crypto Trading With London Stock Exchange Tech

AAX, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange that uses the London Stock Exchange (LSE)’s matching engine technology, has officially launched. After 19 months of development and testing, the company said on Thursday that the exchange platform has gone live on web and mobile, targeting retail and institutional investors with spot, futures and over-the-counter peer-to-peer trading. The LSE said previously that AAX would be the first crypto exchange to utilize its Millennium Exchange matching engine. Other major equity markets like the London one itself and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange also uses trading…

Bitcoin Crypto Market Cap Showing Bearish Signs: BCH, BSV, BNB, ADA Analysis

The total crypto market cap is showing a few bearish signs below the $248.0B resistance area. Bitcoin price is struggling to climb above the $9,400 resistance area. BCH price is currently trading near the main $300 resistance zone. BSV price gained recently and it is now trading above the $130 and $135 levels. Binance Coin (BNB) is consolidating below the key $21.00 and $21.20 resistance levels. Cardano (ADA) price might struggle to clear the $0.0450 and $0.0465 resistances. The crypto market cap and bitcoin are showing a few bearish signs.…

Binance to Advise Ukraine Government on Upcoming Crypto Regulation

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance has agreed to help Ukraine prepare new rules for cryptocurrencies, as well as digitize the country’s finances. Announced by the exchange Wednesday, Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Binance to work together on “establishing the potential legal status of virtual assets and currencies in the country.” The ministry was founded in September to supervise Ukraine’s transition to a digital economy and online government services. Under the MoU, Binance and the ministry will start a joint working group to discuss…

Bitcoin And Crypto Market Could Rise Steadily: BCH, Tron, XLM, ADA Analysis

The total crypto market cap is holding a key support near the $240.0B and $238.0B levels. Stellar (XLM) price surged in the past few days and settled above the $0.0800 resistance. Bitcoin cash price is up more than 2% and it is approaching the $300 resistance area. Tron (TRX) price is currently correcting lower and it is approaching the $0.0195 support. Cardano (ADA) price is slowly rising and it could soon test the $0.0460 and $0.0475 resistances. The crypto market cap and bitcoin (BTC) are rising steadily. Ethereum, BCH, ripple,…

Crypto Trader: Bitcoin Closes In On Life-Changing Golden Cross

The cryptocurrency market is currently undecided on if Bitcoin is about to embark on its next bull run, or if it’ll fall back further into a bearish trend in the short-term. The neutral market could finally have its decision, if a “life-changing” golden cross occurs in Bitcoin price charts, according to one crypto trader and analyst. Golden Cross Forming on Weekly Bitcoin Charts During the second quarter of 2019, the market was convinced that Bitcoin had begun its next bull run, and would soon reach price projections of $100,000 per…