Upbit Exchange Delists Privacy Coins Due to Money Laundering Concerns

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit announced that it will cease trading support for six cryptocurrencies, including some so-called privacy coins. Block the possibility of money laundering In a Sept. 20 notice, UpBit announced that the exchange will delist and cease trading support for Monero (XMR), DASH, ZCash (ZEC), Haven (XHV), BitTube (TUBE) and PIVX by Sept. 30. The exchange added that it will no longer support deposits in these cryptocurrencies and will cancel orders requested before the end of the transaction support in Korean won, Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and…

Cryptocurrency Exchange Seed CX Cuts Trading Fees to Gain Market Share

Institution-oriented cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX has cut its trading fees to what it claims to be the most competitive levels globally. Competition heats up in crypto trading space On Sept 16, the Chicago-based crypto exchange Seed CX announced that it was lowering its trading fees to some of the lowest levels in the industry. The fee cuts follow a week of purported record trading volumes for the exchange, briefly overtaking other top exchanges like Bittrex and the Winklevoss brothers’ Gemini.  Seed CX co-founder and CEO Edward Woodford said that thanks…

SEC Chair Clayton: Bitcoin Needs ‘Better Regulation’ Before Major Exchange Listing

Better regulation is needed around bitcoin markets before they can be traded on major exchanges, the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday. Speaking at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha conference, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said investors are “sorely mistaken” if they think bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies undergo the same price discovery practices as products on top exchanges like the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange. “We have to get to a place, in my view — just speaking for myself — we have to get to a…

Non-Custodial Exchange KyberSwap Launches Fiat-to-Crypto Gateway

Non-custodial exchange KyberSwap has launched fiat-to-crypto gateway in collaboration with cryptocurrency exchange Coindirect. According to a Sept. 13 blog post, KyberSwap’s users can now buy digital currencies directly with fiat currencies, taking into account that the exchange currently supports trading of Ether (ETH) and ERC-20 tokens only. The partnership with MakerDAO-backed third-party service Coindirect enables KyberSwap’s customers to purchase cryptocurrencies using Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards. Other industry players offering fiat-to-crypto KyberSwap thus joined the ranks of other industry projects supporting fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading. At the beginning of the…

Kakao’s Klay Cryptocurrency to Make First Exchange Listing

South Korean messaging giant Kakao’s “klay” token – the native cryptocurrency of its recently launched Klaytn blockchain – is soon to make its first official exchange listing on Upbit’s platform. Ground X, the firm set up by Kakao to develop the Klaytn network, announced the news in a Medium post on Sept. 5, saying klay will list on Upbit’s Singapore and Indonesia platforms by the end of this month. Upbit Singapore revealed on Sept. 6 that klay will be listed following price discovery via a Dutch auction – in which the price is reduced…

Telegram’s TON Crypto Token to Be Listed on Crypto Exchange Blackmoon

Caymans Island-registered cryptocurrency exchange Blackmoon plans to list encrypted messaging app Telegram’s forthcoming Gram token via a partnership with Swiss crypto custodian Gram Vault.  According to a Finance Magnates report on Sept. 10, Blackmoon — which was founded as a traditional financial products provider before launching crypto trading services — plans to boost liquidity by enabling users to purchase Gram tokens using bank cards. Gram Vault claims its clients among biggest investors in Telegram ICO By any stretch, Blackmoon is not a household name in the cryptocurrency space. Yet the…

Crypto Exchange Binance.US to Launch ‘in the Coming Weeks’

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s United States-based branch Binance.US will launch in the coming weeks, preceded by Know Your Customer (KYC) registration a few days earlier. According to a Medium post published by Binance.US on Sept. 6, while the launch of the trading platform itself is expected in the following weeks, KYC onboarding will start a few days earlier. The aim of this is to ensure that users will have time to verify their accounts and deposit their funds. KYC requirements To complete the onboarding process, users will be required to…

Messaging Giant LINE Wins Japan License for Crypto Exchange Business

LINE, provider of Japan’s most popular messaging app, has just been approved for a cryptocurrency business license in the country. The news, reported by CoinDesk Japan on Friday, means it will be able to offer its crypto exchange services in Japan where it has 80 million monthly active users. The new platform is to be called BitBox, according to the company. The license was awarded by Japan’s Financial Services Agency, which indicated on its website that the registration was completed on Sept. 6 in the name of LVC Corp., which oversees…

Japan Grants Crypto Exchange License to Messaging Giant LINE

LVC Corporation, the digital asset- and blockchain-focused arm of Japanese messaging giant LINE, has obtained a crypto exchange operating license from Japan’s financial regulator. The news was reported by Cointelegraph Japan on Sept 6. Trading for 5 major cryptocurrencies As previously reported, LVC Corp.’s trading platform, to be dubbed BITMAX, will enable Line’s 80 million users in Japan to buy and sell multiple major cryptocurrencies. According to CT Japan, the FSA has authorized the trading of Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC) and XRP on the platform.…

Poloniex Exchange Will Upgrade XRP Wallets Monday, Limiting Activities

U.S.-based crypto exchange Poloniex took to Twitter today to announce the upgrade of its XRP wallets, which will result in withdrawals and deposits being suspended for several hours. What will change? On Sept. 5, the crypto exchange took to Twitter to explain that it will upgrade its XRP wallets to further enhance the user experience. Once the upgrade is implemented the base reserve deposit requirement of 20 XRP to create a new address will no longer be needed. In addition, deposit confirmations have been reduced from 12 to 2, which…