Bithumb Taps Chainalysis for FATF-Grade Crypto Investigation Tool – CoinDesk

Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is clamping down on suspicious transactions less than a week after South Korea, its home country, moved to enact tough new laws for the virtual asset space. Bithumb announced Tuesday it had deployed Chainalysis’ “Reactor” investigations tool to get ahead of illicit activity. Reactor, used in many cryptocurrency law enforcement actions, will […]

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Ex-Employee Steals User Data From Derivatives Exchange Digitex – CoinDesk

Decentralized derivatives exchange Digitex has fallen victim to a significant data breach believed to have exposed the email addresses and possibly other information of more than 8,000 users. A former employee stole private information for more than 8,000 users, Christina Comben, who heads Digitex’s communications, said Friday. Comben told CoinDesk the exchange was “aware of […]

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Draper-Backed Exchange in Lockdown Following ‘Sophisticated’ Attack – CoinDesk

Coinhako, a cryptocurrency exchange backed by Tim Draper, has restricted user withdrawals after falling victim to a “sophisticated attack.” The Singapore-based exchange told users Friday that account send functions for cryptocurrencies had been temporarily disabled. Although a spokesperson initially said this was for “network maintenance”, the exchange admitted Saturday it had been victim to an […]

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SEC Rejects Latest Bitcoin ETF Bid – CoinDesk

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected Wilshire Phoenix’s bid for a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF). In a filing posted Wednesday, the securities regulator wrote the New York-based Wilshire Phoenix had not proven the bitcoin (BTC) market is sufficiently resistant to market manipulation. Wilshire, a newcomer to the financial services industry, first applied for […]

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Insolvent Exchange FCoin Had Bitcoin Outflow Problems Just Two Months After Launch: Report – CoinDesk

Cryptocurrency exchange FCoin, which revealed its insolvency this week, may have already been leaking bitcoin as early as July 2018 – just two months after its debut. On-chain analysis and security startup PeckShield released a report on Friday, suggesting FCoin’s bitcoin (BTC) wallets had a significant outflow of nearly 10,000 BTC between July 19 and […]

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National Stock Exchange of Australia Plans DLT Platform to Compete With ASX – CoinDesk

Australia’s primary stock exchange could soon have a new blockchain-based rival. National Stock Exchange of Australia owner NSX Ltd. and financial institution iSignthis (ISX), both publicly listed companies, announced Thursday they are forming a joint venture to offer a digital securities trading platform. Called ClearPay, the new entity will offer a platform based on distributed […]

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