カテゴリー: Kraken

How Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake Volume

How Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake VolumeBitforex, a cryptocurrency exchange that scarcely scraped the top 100 by trading volume until recently, has been accused of generating false trades on a mammoth scale. Crypto Exchange Ranks, which pulls in open source data from exchange APIs, has published a report in which it accuses Bitforex of creating fake volume and Coinmarketcap (CMC) of […]

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Kraken Goes Savage Against Tether Manipulation Allegations

Kraken Goes Savage Against Tether Manipulation AllegationsFollowing a Bloomberg News expose, alleging market manipulation of controversial alternative token Tether (USDT) on its exchange, Kraken fires off a savage blog post mocking journalists and defending their business’ integrity. Also read: Red Flag Waved in Tether’s Relationship with Kraken Exchange Kraken Goes Savage On Bloomberg On Tether: Journalists Defy Logic, Raising Red Flags […]

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Red Flag Waved in Tether’s Relationship with Kraken Exchange

Red Flag Waved in Tether’s Relationship with Kraken ExchangeThis summer, over 50,000 trades on popular crypto exchange Kraken, concerning the very controversial alternative coin tether (USDT), were analyzed by journalists, an academic, and a former US Federal Reserve regulator. They describe activity monitored as highly unusual in that larger orders of tether failed “to sway prices much.” Red flags were raised due to […]

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CFTC Subpoenas Leading Exchanges for Trading Data

CFTC Subpoenas Leading Exchanges for Trading DataAccording to anonymous sources cited by The Wall Street Journal, The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is coordinating with the U.S. Justice Department in conducting investigations into price manipulation in the spot BTC markets. The report claims that the CFTC launched a criminal probe into BTC price manipulation after several cryptocurrency exchanges rejected […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Hitbtc Suspends Services in Japan

Cryptocurrency Exchange Hitbtc Suspends Services in JapanHitbtc has suspended its services for Japanese residents to avoid any trouble with the country’s financial regulator since it is not authorized to operate in Japan. Users with Japanese IP addresses will be asked to provide their residency information within the exchange’s know-your-customer (KYC) procedure to prove they are not residents of Japan. Also read: Yahoo! […]

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80% of the Top Cryptocurrency Exchanges From 2016 Have Been Replaced

80% of the Top Cryptocurrency Exchanges From 2016 Have Been ReplacedIn the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency, 2016 feels like a lifetime ago. For many of the top cryptocurrency exchanges at the time it effectively was; several have fallen by the wayside and eight out of the top ten platforms by trading volume have lost their spot. It’s not just vintage altcoins that time has been […]

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Coinbase Remains the Most Successful and Important Company in the Crypto Industry

Coinbase Remains the Most Successful and Important Company in the Crypto IndustryOn its 6th birthday, Coinbase received high praise from Shapeshift’s Erik Voorhees. He Tweeted, “Coinbase remains the most successful and important company in the crypto industry.” Arguably, that is very much the case. The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange with its barebone menu of offerings, combined with its easy user-interface and relatively smooth onboarding (almost no […]

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Ethereum Futures in US One Step Closer as CME Deal is Struck

Ethereum Futures in US One Step Closer as CME Deal is StruckChicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group Inc) announced a partnership with Crypto Facilities Ltd to list the price of ether in real-time dollars. Information from major cryptocurrency exchanges Bitstamp and Kraken will be used to determine the CME CF reference rate. This could be a hint of things to come for […]

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Ethereum Futures in US One Step Closer as CME Deal is Struck

Ethereum Futures in US One Step Closer as CME Deal is StruckChicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group Inc) announced a partnership with Crypto Facilities Ltd to list the price of ether in real-time dollars. Information from major cryptocurrency exchanges Bitstamp and Kraken will be used to determine the CME CF reference rate. This could be a hint of things to come for […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto Traders in Troubled Waters

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto Traders in Troubled WatersIn today’s Bitcoin in Brief – crypto traders are in trouble due to issues with the trading platforms they have trusted. Hacked Italian Bitgrail exchange is closed again after a brief reopening. It suspended operations on request from the court of Florence, following a petition  filed on behalf of one of its creditors. Also, beleaguered […]

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