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Notable crypto exchange Kraken announced the listing of Tezos coins late yesterday evening. Trading began at 11 am Eastern Standard Time today. Kraken sees almost $130 million in trading activity (volume) per day, with leverage trading options as well. Tezos is listed as the 17th largest cryptocurrency by market cap, with a current value of over $880 …

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Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. There are shifts at ShapeShift and not everyone’s happy with them. When the token exchange …

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A recent report published by the New York Office of the Attorney General (OAG), which claimed several cryptocurrency exchanges it investigated are vulnerable to market manipulation, has drawn backlash from industry players. In a blog post published Thursday, Coinbase’s chief policy officer, Mike Lempres, wrote that the OAG’s assertions in the report have led to misrepresentation of …

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A recent report published by the New York Office of the Attorney General (OAG), which claimed several cryptocurrency exchanges it investigated are vulnerable to market manipulation, has drawn backlash from industry players. In a blog post published Thursday, Coinbase’s chief policy officer, Mike Lempres, wrote that the OAG’s assertions in the report have led to misrepresentation of …

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The New York Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has released a report on cryptocurrency trading platforms, finding that many are vulnerable to market manipulation and referring several exchanges to another agency for potential violations of state law. The NYAG’s inquiry was launched in April, seeking voluntary participation from 13 of the world’s most notable …

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U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has denied a rumor that has emerged on social media claiming the firm is shutting down operations at one of its service centers amid a security issue. Reddit user “throwaway34034324” posted a thread on Thursday claiming that the exchange is closing operations in Halifax, Canada, and has “just laid off hundreds of people …

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Public filings released in late May establish the strongest link yet between Bitstamp and Korean gaming firm Nexon, which was rumored to have bought the cryptocurrency exchange earlier this year. Those rumors date back to the spring when sources indicated that Nexon would pay as much as $500 million for Bitstamp, one of the industry’s …

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As they say, shots were fired. An investigative article raising concerns about possible market manipulation of tether has sparked a social media firestorm, with the dollar-pegged cryptocurrency’s detractors, supporters and seemingly everyone in between weighing in. In an incendiary take on an already controversial topic, Bloomberg analyzed tether trading data from the Kraken crypto exchange …

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The U.S. dollar-pegged tether has been used to support bitcoin’s price during market downturns, a new study published by University of Texas at Austin professors. John Griffin and Amin Shams, of the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Finance, published a study Wednesday linking the stablecoin with bitcoin’s prices during the 2017 price increases. …

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San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken isn’t planning to respond to the New York Attorney General’s newly-unveiled inquiry into the ecosystem. Kraken was one of 13 exchanges that received a letter from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday as part of his new inquiry into cryptocurrency exchanges, as previously reported. While most exchanges generally …

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New York’s attorney general is taking a closer look at some of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative” on Tuesday, saying it was “a fact-finding inquiry into the policies and practices” of cryptocurrency trading platforms. Letters were sent to 13 exchanges, seeking information about their “operations, …

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San Fransisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has announced it is shutting its doors for investors in Japan. According to a statement released on Tuesday, the company said it will cease to provide exchange services to Japanese residents, with a planned cutoff date for final withdrawals penciled in for the end of June. Kraken added that overseas Japanese …

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2. To be centralized means to trust somebody else to handle your money. In the past, the word “centralized” was a given for all institutions that managed finances.To be centralized means that there is a trusted middleman to handle whatever asset may be in a trade. In a bank, for example, a customer gives their …

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Social media giant Twitter appears to be cracking down on cryptocurrency scam accounts – but several members of the crypto Twitter community have been caught in the fray. Responding to a tweet by Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wrote that “we are on it.” Yet the statement drew some swift critiques …

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Crypto exchange and wallet service Coinbase reported today at 1:53 a.m. PST, about five hours ago to press time, that Bitcoin (BTC) buys and sells are “intermittently available”. The notice on Coinbase’s status site states: “A recurring issue with one of our processes is causing Bitcoin buys and sells to become temporarily unavailable. Our team …

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Jesse Powell, CEO of crypto exchange Kraken, told CNBC today, Feb. 13, that crypto traders must be responsible for the risks they take in investing in digital coins. During an interview at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Powell said that he sees consumers, not exchanges, as playing the primary role in risk evaluation: “I …

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Kraken, the fifth-largest cryptocurrency exchange, has resumed service after scheduled maintenance that was supposed to take two hours but instead took two days. The unexpectedly long downtime agitated many users, since not only trading but also withdrawals were unavailable for the period, during which coin prices gyrated on bearish news coming out of South Korea. …

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The Kraken cryptocurrency exchange has come back online today, Jan. 13 at 11:30 UTC, after a more than 48-hour delay. The exchange was scheduled to go offline on Jan. 11 at 5 UTC for a predicted two hours for a system upgrade. As the maintenance time offline grew to more than two days, Kraken only …

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fCryptocurrency exchange Kraken is still down nearly 48 hours after the site initiated a system upgrade. Kraken engineers had estimated the downtime would only be two hours. Much like Gilligan’s three-hour cruise that went horribly wrong, Kraken users all over the Internet are raging over the downtime and asking difficult questions. Beset by problems Nearly …

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With the surging price of cryptocurrencies, demand has reached the point where cryptocurrency exchanges are completely swamped. This massive influx of users has led to major infrastructure concerns leading to the temporary closure of their registration portals. Throughout the last half of 2017, digital currency exchanges have posted record numbers of user signup. Binance is …

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