Crypto Exchange Coincheck Resumes NEM Trading Almost 10 Months After Major Hack

Recently re-opened Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck has announced it has resumed NEM (XEM) crypto token trading after a restructuring of its platform by external “security experts,” South Korean news outlet FNNews reports Nov. 13. In January of this year, Coincheck suffered an industry record-breaking hack when $534 million worth of NEM was stolen from its wallets. This latest development from Coincheck reveals the exchange has “joined the Japan Security Association and is “ready to renovate its image.” Alongside NEM trades, the platform has also opened support for Ethereum (ETH) and…

Major Oil Firms, Banks Partner to Launch Blockchain Platform for Energy Commodity Trading

Major oil companies BP, Shell, and Equinor have united with large banks and trading houses to launch a blockchain-driven platform Vakt for energy commodity trading. The partnership was reported by independent news agency covering energy and commodities markets S&P Global Platts Monday, Nov. 12. Apart from the three oil companies mentioned above, Vakt includes banks ABN Amro, ING, and Societe Generale, along with trading houses Gunvor, Koch Supply & Trading, and Mercuria. The blockchain solution, first announced in November 2017, will enable major industry players to move from “cumbersome” paperwork…

Early Trading Shows Clear Preference In Divide Over Bitcoin Cash Fork

An experimental market on a major crypto exchange suggests that bitcoin cash users may favor the more established version of the software, Bitcoin ABC, ahead of an expected fork this month. Due to the technical design of the cryptocurrency, currently the fourth-largest by market capitalization, bitcoin cash users must “hard fork” the blockchain, or adopt a new software version with changes as decided by open-source developers, every six months. Things are different this time around, though, amid the emergence of a rival version of the software called Bitcoin SV. As…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Trading Near Major Inflection Point

Key Points Bitcoin price declined further and traded below the $6,440 support against the US Dollar. Yesterday’s highlighted key bullish trend line with support at $6,445 was breached on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price tested the next important support at $6,375 and later started consolidating losses. Bitcoin price failed to stay above the $6,440 support against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is currently consolidating above the $6,375 support with bearish moves. Bitcoin Price Analysis Recently, bitcoin price started a downside correction and traded…

Crypto Exchange Poloniex Announces ‘Pre-Fork’ Trading for Bitcoin Cash

Poloniex announced Tuesday it will be the first cryptocurrency exchange to offer trading for the pending bitcoin cash (BCH) hard fork amid an ongoing debate over the technology’s roadmap. Starting Wednesday night, Poloniex, operated by Goldman Sachs-backed startup Circle, revealed it will begin offering customers the option to buy bitcoin cash ABC (BCHABC) and bitcoin cash SV (BCHSV) trading tokens. This is the first time Poloniex has offered trading pairs for a crypto asset prior to a possible fork, a move it says is part of a wider strategy to…

Trading Platform eToro Develops Blockchain Platform for Universal Basic Income Distribution

Trading platform eToro has recently announced a blockchain-based social project to create a “non-speculative” cryptocurrency with the aim of paying social interest to those who “have less,” according to a press release obtained by Cointelegraph Wednesday, Nov. 7. The trading platform currently has over 10 million registered users and supports fourteen cryptocurrencies on its platform. The social project, dubbed GoodDollar, had been presented at Web Summit held this week in Lisbon, Portugal. According to the release, eToro has invested $1 million of its funds to the project and is seeking…

Bitcoin Cash Trading Update – The Coinbase Blog

We wanted to provide our customers with an update on Bitcoin Cash (BCH) trading on GDAX. At 4:00pm PST on December 19, 2017, we launched three BCH order books on GDAX. All BCH order books opened in post-only mode, allowing customers to place open orders and establish liquidity. At 5:20pm PST, we enabled trading on the BCH-USD book. The BCH-EUR and BCH-BTC books remained in post-only mode. At 5:22pm PST, we paused trading in the BCH-USD order book due to significant volatility. Once paused, we cancelled resting orders and cleared…

Bitcoin Cash Trading Now Available on GDAX – The Coinbase Blog

We’re happy to announce that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is now listed and available for trading on GDAX. We made the decision to list BCH by considering such factors as customer interest, developer support, network security, market capitalization, trading volume, and our Digital Asset Framework. You can read more about Bitcoin Cash on our FAQ page. The following order books have been created and will remain in post-only mode until there is sufficient liquidity for trading: BCH–BTC BCH–USD BCH–EUR Bitcoin Cash was created by a fork of the Bitcoin network on…

Announcing the Trading Technologies Partnership – The Coinbase Blog

Today we’re happy to announce a partnership with Trading Technologies(TT), a global leader of high-performance professional trading software. Beginning this March, TT customers will be able to use the TT platform to trade directly on GDAX. Many of the world’s largest institutional investors rely on TT for sophisticated trading tools and market access. We’re excited to offer our GDAX spot market alongside nearly 45 other markets on TT, including the CME Group, Intercontinental Exchange, and Nasdaq futures markets. This means thousands of institutional investors will be able to trade our…

Bancor Begins Cross-Blockchain Token Trading Between Ethereum and EOS

Decentralized liquidity network Bancor announced it had completed its partnership with EOS to provide cross-blockchain token swaps in a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 5. Originally announced in September, Bancor has now expanded to the EOS blockchain, using its decentralized application (DApp) BancorX to allow users to convert between Ethereum and EOS-based tokens, without exchanges. The move is the first of its kind, Bancor says in its press release, and paves the way for “vastly more blockchains” to be included in such cross-blockchain trading. “The ability to easily convert assets…