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London Block Exchange Contributes To Healthy Bitcoin Price

We have seen some healthy movements in the markets this morning, with speculation growing that we could be entering a bull run, similar to what we saw at the end of last week. If this is the case then the growth we see now is expected to expand. Indeed, this is speculation, but it is getting people talking nonetheless. So, this morning, at the time of writing we see Bitcoin at $8,174.93, up 0.92%, Ethereum at $530.41, up 3.07% and Ripple at $0.71, up 6.13%. All major coins are making gains, with Ripple standing out for making the most significant...

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Exclusive Interview With Monex Founder On Coincheck Deal

Recently, we saw the completion of a take over of the damaged Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, Coincheck. This came in the wake of a devastating attack on the Coincheck system that saw losses in excess of $500million. Since the attack, Japanese authorities have established much tighter regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges in the country, which overall seem to have just improved customer security and the customer experience, instead of hampering down on the exchanges themselves. This is testament to the optimism with regards to cryptocurrency that exists in Japan. The take over of Coincheck by Japanese firm Monex did raise many questions,...

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New York Attorney Launches Inquiry Into Gemini, Binance And Coinbase

Reports out today highlight new movements in the USA in what seems to be an investigation into cryptocurrency exchanges safeguarding procedures. The Attorney General for New York, Eric Schneiderman launched an inquiry into the operations of 13 major cryptocurrency exchanges, including Gemini, Binance and Coinbase. The inquiry aims to review information on how the exchanges operate, their internal procedures, protection of customer assets and any overall conflicts of interest. The inquiry seems to be using questionnaire-based methods in which officials at the exchanges need to complete paperwork and return it back to Schneiderman’s office by the 1st of May 2018,...

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Rising Costs In Japan Could Drive Away Major Exchanges

There has been big news, which could really negatively affect Japan’s relationship with cryptocurrencies. Kraken, which is the worlds largest Bitcoin exchange when it comes to euro volume and liquidity, has announced that they will end activities in Japan, due to their rising costs. The company, which is based in San Francisco, has said that this is not final, and that they might re-enter Japan in the future. Japan is one of the largest markets for cryptocurrencies, so this could have huge impacts. Kraken launched its Bitcoin-yen trading in October 2014, three years after the exchange was founded in 2011,...

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Litecoin Could Soar With Brand New Exchange Listing

This morning, Charlie Lee of the Litecoin designation has tweeted some exciting news about a new exchange listing for Litecoin, one which has gotten Lee and the Litecoin community very excited. Tomorrow, @KorbitBTC will launch LTC trading. It's awesome that one of the oldest Korean exchanges will now support Litecoin. I still remember asking Korbit many years ago. ? I have donated 100 LTC for a promotion. See blog post for more details. ?https://t.co/f2H4HoJm9p — Charlie Lee [LTC] (@SatoshiLite) April 17, 2018 In his tweet, Lee claims that tomorrow, ancient Korean exchange Korbit will be adding Litecoin to their listings,...

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