Kraken Exchange is Back Online With No Fees Through January 31st

Kraken Exchange is Back Online With No Fees Through January 31st   For immediate release:  The Kraken website and trading is now back online, following the recent scheduled downtime necessary to upgrade our infrastructure. All client funds are safe and secure. Please take note of some important information below: Trading All orders have been cancelled…

India’s Bitcoin Exchange Koinex Suffers From Bank Blocking Crypto Accounts

India’s Bitcoin Exchange Koinex Suffers From Bank Blocking Crypto Accounts India continues its shaky experiment with money’s future as its domestic population is wild about cryptocurrency. Its government and regulators are less than thrilled, though. The banking system is siding with minders, causing friction between account holders and crypto exchanges. Everyone is pointing to a…

CME Bitcoin Futures Price Above $20k in First Day Trading

CME Bitcoin Futures Price Above $20k in First Day Trading   CME Group’s long-awaited bitcoin futures began trading today with a bullish signal, as the sale price for its Jan. 18 contracts opened above $20,000. Coming months after the Chicago-based derivatives exchange operator first revealed plans for dedicated bitcoin offerings, the launch took place at 6 p.m EST.…

Five Reasons Why Smaller Exchanges Are Sometimes Superior

Five Reasons Why Smaller Exchanges Are Sometimes Superior There are over 150 active cryptocurrency exchanges of vastly different volumes with thousands of different trading pairs. While many altcoin traders spend most of their time on Binance, Bittrex, and Poloniex, there are dozens of alternatives that other active traders choose over the larger platforms every day. There are plenty of…

CME, CBOE to Begin Bitcoin Futures Trading

CME, CBOE to Begin Bitcoin Futures Trading U.S. financial firms CME Group, CBOE and Cantor Fitzgerald revealed today they will list financial products offering exposure to cryptocurrencies starting December 18. First unveiled in an announcement by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the regulator said all three companies will pursue a self-certified initial listing, after working with the…

South Korean Finance Watchdog Has ‘No Plans’ to Regulate Bitcoin Trading

South Korean Finance Watchdog Has ‘No Plans’ to Regulate Bitcoin Trading Cryptocurrencies are a unique financial asset class. For one, they do not simply live within national borders. They trade frictionlessly around the globe, and, whether you live in America or Armenia, Canada or Cameroon, the process of buying, selling and trading cryptocurrencies is essentially…