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Re: Alternatieve Exchanges

Berichtdoor neku » 13 Sep 2018 11:59

Bittrex Signs New Partnerships and Launched “Bittrex International” To Expand Globally

Bittrex is working hard to boost its operation globally and, in this regard, the cryptocurrency exchange signed a new deal and launched Bittrex International, a global business centered on blockchain technology. The exchange platform also plans a move to Malta which becomes increasingly more friendly for cryptocurrencies and crypto-related enterprises.

The past two weeks were very busy for Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange, adding a couple of new trading pairs to its USD market, allowing its clients to trade Ethereum (ETH) and XRP (XRP) against the US Dollar.

Besides this new addition, Bittrex also teamed up with Rialto Trading an entirely regulated trading platform which aims to provide exchange services for the SEC-cataloged security tokens in the future.
Bittrex releases Bittrex International to expand globally in the blockchain-based businesses

Additionally, the Bittrex platform released its new affiliate subsidiary, the Bittrex International which aims to own and manage blockchain-based companies.

“At Bittrex, we’re using our secure, reliable and innovative platform technology to power the blockchain revolution. Through our U.S-based trading platform, and our growing network of partner exchanges around the world, Bittrex is making blockchain technology and digital asset trading more accessible to the global community. Bittrex International and its subsidiaries will further advance our work to increase adoption of this revolutionary technology by streamlining the process of identifying and listing some of the world’s most innovative blockchain projects,” stated Bittrex CEO, Bill Shihara.

Bill Shihara added that the new international affiliate is “a driving force in the blockchain revolution, increasing adoption of this innovative technology around the world.”
Bittrex plans to operate from Malta

Since Malta has evolved in a very crypto-friendly country, many cryptocurrency exchange platforms and businesses moved their operations to this small European country.

Bittrex wants to follow this trending and plan to launch Bittrex Malta Ltd. which will run on the regular exchange’s technology but will focus not only on listing crypto tokens but also on actively promoting global trust and adoption of cryptocurrencies.

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Berichtdoor neku » 13 Sep 2018 12:07

Mt. Gox Opens Online Rehabilitation Claim Filing System for Corporate Users

Now-defunct Japanese Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Mt. Gox has extended its online rehabilitation claim filing system to corporate users, according to an official announcement posted on the exchange’s site today, September 12.

Today’s announcement follows upon an online system for individual (non-corporate) users that was released August 23, allowing them to file proofs of bankruptcy claims. The deadline for filing the rehabilitation claims is October 22, 2018, and the claims can also alternatively be filed offline.

The announcement has been signed by Tokyo attorney Nobuaki Kobayashi, who has been appointed to act as civil rehabilitation trustee to manage Mt. Gox’s bankruptcy estate funds.

Beginning Q4 last year, Kobayashi’s oversight of the selling off of vast reserves of BTC in order to reimburse affected Mt. Gox users had earned him the moniker of Tokyo’s Bitcoin Whale amid allegations the sell-offs had a conspicuously adverse effect on markets.

As previously reported, Kobayashi has since pledged to cease the sell-offs as the proceedings for civil rehabilitation began, with users now set to receive compensation in crypto instead of fiat currency. In early August, lawyers representing a group of Mt Gox creditors issued an update confirming that repayments would be made in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

As a Cointelegraph analysis has outlined, roughly 24,000 creditors are thought to have been affected by Mt. Gox’s hack and subsequent collapse in early 2014, which resulted in the loss of 850,00 BTC valued at roughly $460 million at the time. The incident remained the most infamous and titanic scandal in industry history until this year’s $534 million Coincheck hack.

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Berichtdoor neku » 14 Sep 2018 14:22

Bittrex to Introduce USD Pairs for Tron (TRX) and Litecoin (LTC)

The cryptocurrency exchange known as Bittrex has continued to live up to its promise of pairing more and more digital assets with the USD. Back in late August, the exchange announced that it will be launching fiat pairs for Cardano (ADA) and ZCash (ZEC) on the 5th of September. Prior to that – and on the 20th of August – the exchange had excited the XRP community by officially adding XRP/USD and ETC/USD pairs to the platform.
TRX/USD and LTC/USD Pairs

In a twitter announcement earlier today, Bittrex announced that it would be launching the aforementioned pairs on the 17th of September.

We’re rolling out more USD pairs. On Sep 17 we’re launching US dollar (USD) markets for TRON (TRX) and Litecoin (LTC). Eligible #Bittrex accounts created before Sep 4 are already enabled for USD trading. New user or want to deposit/withdraw USD? [Submit a request]

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With regards to the last part of the tweet asking new users to submit a request for depositing or withdrawing USD, the exchange provides an online form to be filled any trader wishing to do so.

The pairing of the two digital assets of Tron (TRX) and Litecoin (LTC) on Bittrex is a welcome development for the communities supporting both projects. This is due to the fact that Bittrex has been on the news for all the right reasons and looks set to expand its operations on a global scale.
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XRP and Ripple Partnership with Bittrex

Backtracking a bit, the main reason the XRP/USD pairing was symbolic to the XRP community, was that Coinbase had been accused by many HODLers of ignoring their requests to list their favorite digital asset. With Bittrex also partnering with Ripple for xRapid payments, the XRP community was elated that Coinbase was no longer the sole major player in the US cryptocurrency trading space. Bittrex had become a new heavyweight with the potential of eclipsing Coinbase in the long run.
Railto Partnership

Bittrex has also managed to seal a very exciting partnership with Railto Trading. The latter company runs a U.S.-registered trading platform for fixed income products. Railto’s operations are pending approval from regulators. Once given the green-light, the firm will expand its operations to include virtual tokens that are registered securities. This in turn means that Bittrex gets access to the institutional investors and corporations of Wall Street through Railto.

In conclusion, the Bittrex exchange is living up to its promise of pairing more digital assets with the USD as can be seen with the announcement of adding TRX/USD and LTC/USD. The exchange has also made significant partnerships with Ripple and Railto as well as planning to expand globally. The future seems bright for the exchange.

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Re: Alternatieve Exchanges

Berichtdoor neku » 14 Sep 2018 16:12

Former executives from Uber and E-Trade are launching a ZERO FEE exchange - featuring 15 coins at kick-off!

Coinbase is in for some competition. We mentioned the plan a few months ago, and it appears progress is being made - now the wait-list is open for those who want to get early access when it launches - before the year's over!

The exchange is called "Voyager" and it's founders include Uber co-founder Oscar Salazar, as well as early Uber investor Philip Eytan.

Voyager CEO Stephen Ehrlich told Fortune magazine.“We saw an opportunity to build a dynamic smart order router that can take advantage of the marketplace and also offer customers no commissions” Stephen previously ran trading arm of the online stock trading site E-Trade.

Now here's the part that sounds most exciting - Voyager will have the ability to pull price data and make purchases though over 10 global exchanges - and execute the trade on whichever has the lowest price for that coin at that moment. Prices can vary for the same coin from one exchange to another, and sometimes widely - knowing you're always getting the best price is a pretty big advantage.

Then as icing on the cake - there's zero fees (for now), which is why I expect this to take a large bite out of Cobinhood, the cryptocurrency trading platform launched by stock trading app Robinhood which also boasts "zero fees" - but features a lot less coins.

They aim to launch with 15 cryptocurrencies and rumor is among them will be Ripple's XRP, and Stellar - making them the first mainstream US based exchange to feature them. “If you see it being traded today by some of the most prominent players, we will definitely have those, plus some” CEO Stephen Ehrlich said, describing how they'll decide which coins to include.

Beta testing is under way, with a full launch right around the corner in Q4 of this year! We're hoping to be the first to provide an in depth Voyager exchange review and sneak peak soon.

We suggest getting on the wait-list now so you can be among the first with access http://investvoyager.com

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Berichtdoor neku » 15 Sep 2018 21:02

Nothing else comes close to what BAKKT will mean for Bitcoin

Bakkt hasn’t gotten nearly the coverage, chatter, or largely shared deconstruction that it deserves. If you are reading this what do you really know about Bakkt and what is about to happen to Bitcoin and the crypto markets connected to the newly formed firm?

Here is what you should know. Every single serious crypto investor, personality, institution, and hedge fund is talking about Bakkt. Almost exclusively. They don’t care about a Bitcoin ETF. They care about the Bakkt launch in November and the enormous volume of trading that will ensue connected to the penultimate digital asset across the globe.

**A reminder of what Bakkt is and what it will actually launch in November of this year, via Forbes’ excellent article in early August: “Bakkt plans to offer a full package combining a major CFTC-regulated exchange with CFTC-regulated clearing and custody, pending the approval from the commission and other regulators. Bakkt will provide access to a new Bitcoin trading platform on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange. And it will also offer full warehousing services, a business that ICE doesn’t have. “Bakkt’s revenue will come from two sources,” says Loeffler, “the trading fees on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange, and warehouse fees paid by the customers that buy Bitcoin and store with Bakkt.”

Step back and consider what you just read. A CFTC-regulated exchange, clearing, and custody. Some have often called Bitcoin ‘digital gold’. The infrastructure that Bakkt has built and is set to unleash takes the term ‘digital gold’ and makes it a reality.

But what does it all mean for the price of Bitcoin? What does it mean for continued and deeper adoption?

Those are precisely the reasons that both Microsoft and Starbucks were announced as partners when Bakkt released its vision in August. It is precisely the reasons that Fortress, Susquehanna, and Eagle Seven were more than happy to be included in the press that was done regarding the announcement of Bakkt onto the scene.

This is the biggest and most important initiative since Bitcoin was born. Period.

So what is the crypto ‘smart money’, where billionaires have been nibbling at the Bitcoin pie for the past three to five years, saying about Bakkt? Why is it the one initiative that lights up their eyes and gets them quickly talking about what ‘could’ and ‘should’ happen?

One ‘substantial’ crypto hedge fund manager that we spoke with had this to say about Bakkt:

“Nothing else on the horizon comes close to what Bakkt will mean for Bitcoin. The depth and breadth of the ICE (Intercontinental Exchange) network and exchange ecosystem means that adoption/trading volumes will skyrocket overnight. The same pipes and structures that allow Goldman, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, among a horde of others, to trade billions in commodities like gold, silver, soybeans, and corn; will be the same architecture used to trade Bitcoin.”

“Think of it this way…with the custody and ‘warehouse facility’ solved inside of Bakkt’s infrastructure you have solved the final issue that institutions have been clamoring for in the digital asset space. Their Bitcoin transactions and investments are ‘safe’ via the warehouse facility, and the ability to go claim their Bitcoin straight from the warehouse should they allow their position to mature to that point.”

“Rather than ‘physical’ Bitcoin per se, you are getting access to Bitcoin being housed in an uber protected, heavily secure facility that will hold the digital asset as the backstop for Bitcoin. That is what the Novogratz’ of the world, and Goldman and JPMorgan have been clamoring for.”

“While it would be interesting if Bakkt got the press it deserved, there really isn’t a single ‘name’ banking institution that could accompany them in a headline. And that is precisely the scale of the Bakkt story. The ramp up and volume with be enormous and lightning fast. Within months you will have billions of dollars in institutional cash running through Bakkt’s system, buying and selling Bitcoin.”

“This is ultimately the solution that the biggest players (within banking) want and need. And this move furthers the narrative of Bitcoin as a ‘store of value’ or ‘digital gold’.”

**Several points to make sure we deconstruct here – the custody solution that Bakkt is proposing and will launch with is remarkable. To treat Bitcoin in the same way that wheat, corn, or copper is treated may not sound sexy, but it actually is. Institutions will flock to the asset because the custody issue has been solved, de-risked, and security layers will have been deployed to the underlying ‘warehoused’ Bitcoin. Every major investment bank trades billions of dollars of their own assets, and client assets on ICE’s network of exchanges across the globe (12 global exchanges, 6 clearinghouses). Adding Bitcoin as a commodity within its already deeply established exchange, clearing, and warehousing infrastructure makes Bakkt the immediate and defacto leader. Every investment bank in the world will now be able to trade Bitcoin in the same way that they would trade gold or silver. That capability does not exist, at this scale, anywhere else.

A second hedge fund manager gave us a little more color on what Bakkt means for their business:

“Institutional trading and recognition of Bitcoin as a legitimate asset class is what Bakkt brings to the table. The legitimate (not smoke and mirrors) to brand like the NYSE, Microsoft, and the family of ICE exchanges is infinitely bigger than a Bitcoin ETF approval. An ETF approval might make headlines, but you are about to watch crypto trade desks metastasize across Wall Street connected directly to what Bakkt is providing all of us.”

“Remember, all of the IB’s (investment banks) are massive clients of ICE and the NYSE. They transact billions upon billions of daily transactions in other commodities on their platforms across the US, Europe, and Asia. Positioning an initial digital asset such as Bitcoin within ICE’s exchange architecture makes it just as easy to trade as gold or wheat. The custody solution has been the final frontier for larger institutions, and Bakkt has effectively solved that problem.”

“What do I expect in terms of price movement as Bakkt launches and moves beyond the end of 2018? I expect that Bitcoin will make a move up close to the 10k mark as volume picks up dramatically and clients continue to clamor for a piece of the ‘future of money’.”

A few words about the architects of Bakkt and their vision, via Fortune’s article several weeks ago:

“Bakkt is the brainchild of Jeff Sprecher, the founder, chairman, and CEO of ICE, and a disrupter par excellence. Sprecher (pronounced “Sprecker”) stands alone as the leading force in modernizing the world’s exchanges in recent years from open-outcry pits into super-efficient electronic marketplaces. Along the way, Sprecher built a flailing electricity exchange that he reportedly purchased for $1 into a global trading and data empire now worth $44 billion. “In 25 years he’s gone from nothing to the most powerful exchange entrepreneur in the world,” says Larry Tabb, chief of consultancy the Tabb Group. “He hasn’t failed yet.””

“Sprecher and his investment partners are putting this one-of-a-kind mission in the hands of a first-time CEO who’s Sprecher’s soulmate in both business and in life: Kelly Loeffler. The ICE executive has ridden shotgun alongside Sprecher since the company’s fledgling days in 2002. In 2004, they married. Loeffler long ran marketing, investor relations, and communications for ICE. Now she’s giving up her ICE roles to run Bakkt.”

As Michael Novogratz was quoted as saying on the day that the Bakkt news was released, “Heard from a contact that you never want to be ‘short’ Jeff Sprecher, so we are happy to be long.”

The point being made by Novogratz is that Jeff and Kelly have been phenomenally successful in bringing products to market and just the right time, in just the right place, and to just the right customers.

Nearly every member of the crypto Illuminati would agree with him – and many of them have large stakes in Bakkt and its pending success.

**A quick and short word about some rumors connected to Bakkt and future coin listings. We heard from one source that Bakkt initially planned to list more than just Bitcoin on its exchanges but pulled back. Bitcoin and Ethereum, and before that, possibly a third digital asset were considered. We were not able to confirm with a second source that this was true (in fact, we were told that the veracity of that claim was ‘dubious’ at best) or get our hands on the actual offering documents. We did however have several conversations that made it sound like Bakkt would eventually like to list another ‘non-security’ token across its platforms, and that token would likely be Ethereum. Again, as of yet, Bakkt has yet to share any public guidance around additional listings or any other rumor that may have arisen since their announcement.

https://theicojournal.com/source-bakkt- ... r-bitcoin/
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Re: Alternatieve Exchanges

Berichtdoor neku » 17 Sep 2018 19:43

Kraken Expands Over The Counter (OTC) Block Trading Service

Kraken is excited to announce a major expansion to our OTC trading platform which will enhance the execution of large block trades for clients worldwide. We offer deeper liquidity and private, personalized service to institutions and high net-worth individuals needing to fill large orders. Whether you are trading blocks of 100,000 USD, 100,000,000 EUR or 2,000 Bitcoin, the OTC desk will provide you with execution and settlement services that are discrete, secure and ultra-competitive.

The ever-growing Kraken OTC team currently has nine professional traders stationed throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Members have a combined 100 years of trading experience working for major financial institutions such as JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, UBS, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. Kraken OTC sets itself above competitors by offering superb, hi-touch service at every step ranging from initial consultation and expert market insight, all the way through final settlement.

How do I get started?

Simply email otc@kraken.com with your inquiry.

A desk member will respond quickly and open a line of communication via your preferred messaging application.

Which assets and currencies can I trade?
Kraken supports one of the most comprehensive selection of assets and currencies in the industry and is always expanding. Our current coverage is listed below:

17 digital assets:
Bitcoin (XBT), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ether Classic (ETC), Ripple (XRP), Lumens (XLM), EOS (EOS), Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), Dash (DASH), Zcash (ZEC), Melon (MLN), Augur (REP), Gnosis (GNO), Iconomi (ICN), Tether (USDT), Dogecoin (DOGE)

3 fiat currencies:
US dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), Japanese yen (JPY)

What are the hours of operation?
The OTC desk with offices in North America, Europe and Asia is open 24 hours on weekdays with more limited availability over the weekend.

Manned Office Hours:
UTC: Sunday 11 PM to Saturday 1 AM
EST: Sunday 7 PM to Friday 9 PM
PST: Sunday 4 PM to Friday 6 PM
CEST: Monday 1 AM to Saturday 3 AM
HKT: Monday 7 AM to Saturday 9 AM

Minimum order size?
The minimum order size is $100,000 but exceptions can be discussed on a case by case basis.

Welcome to Kraken OTC
This is an exciting time for crypto investing, and Kraken OTC looks forward to building a relationship with you!

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Berichtdoor neku » 21 Sep 2018 22:15

A major cryptocurrency exchange is trolling the New York attorney general

It probably wasn't the smartest move.

Roughly 24 hours after a major report from the New York state attorney general's office led officials to declare that the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is "possibly operating unlawfully in New York," the exchange apparently decided the best response was to thumb its nose at state officials.

In a series of tweets from both the official Kraken Twitter account and the company's co-founder and CEO, Jesse Powell, the San Francisco-based exchange made it clear that it's not taking this report seriously — at all.

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"NY is that abusive, controlling ex you broke up with 3 years ago but they keep stalking you, throwing shade on your new relationships, unable to accept that you have happily moved on and are better off without them," tweeted Powell. "#getoverit," he added.

And in case you thought that the CEO was just venting about New York the state (as he bizarrely later implied), the exchange chimed in as well.

"Thanks to the NY taxpayer for funding this research -- saved our Product team a lot of time, and we got some interesting non-public info on our competitors," tweeted the Kraken account. "Excellent overview of issues, and a nice list of 'Questions Customers Should Ask' on pg 32."

We reached out to Kraken directly to try and better understand what appears to be the company's flippant response to a rather serious allegation, but received no response as of press time.

But just because we didn't hear back from Kraken, doesn't mean Kraken hasn't been talking. In a series of follow up tweets, the company claimed that it doesn't operate in the state of New York at all, and thus the AG's claims are unfounded.

"We must, however, object to the highly unprofessional/malicious implication that because we did not respond to the voluntary information request, we *might* be operating illegally," tweeted the company. "We told you we don't operate in NY. AG trying cases in court of public opinion now?"

This, of course, is not the first thing Kraken said about the report.

"In announcing the company’s decision not to participate in the Initiative," the attorney general's report explained, "Kraken declared that market manipulation 'doesn’t matter to most crypto traders,' even while admitting that 'scams are rampant' in the industry."

Which, yeah, doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

According to CoinMarketCap, at the time of this writing Kraken is doing around $127,091,377 in 24-hour trade volume.

Maybe with the help of all that "interesting non-public info on our competitors" it claims to have gained from the published report, Kraken can find some time to issue a real response to the NY attorney general's claims. But maybe Powell and his team are too busy enjoying the highs of those "new relationships" they've so publicly moved on to.

https://mashable.com/article/cryptocurr ... ssion=true
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Berichtdoor neku » 21 Sep 2018 23:04

Cryptocurrency for 60 million dollars is stolen from the Japanese exchange

The Zaif exchange, owned by Tech Bureau and registered in Japan, lost 6.7 billion yen after the cybercriminals’ invasion, which customers of the service stored in deposit accounts.

Hackers caused significant financial damage to the crypto exchange Zaif, which is managed by Tech Bureau Corp., which is oriented to the Japanese market. The corporation’s statement says that the intruders who infiltrated the Exchange servers withdrew three types of cryptocurrency, in particular bitcoins, the total value of which at the time of the theft was 6.7 billion yen, or about $ 60 million. The theft, which was officially recognized on September 20, took place on the last Friday. Hacker attack lasted about two hours – from 17:00 to 19:00, but the security service of the exchange revealed an unauthorized intrusion only three days later, on September 17. Another day was required to calculate the amount, which became the prey of intruders.

Tech Bureau, whose headquarters is located in Osaka, has frozen all transactions on the exchange until the aftermath of the attack. It is already known that 4.5 billion yen, or $ 40 million, of stolen funds, were placed by customers in deposit accounts. The remaining 2.2 billion yen, or $ 20 million, related to the capital of Zaif itself. The incident was reported to the Financial Services Agency of Japan, which will conduct its own investigation.

Hackers managed to seize 5 thousand 966 bitcoins, they also took the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin Cash and MonaCoin. The administration of the exchange said that customers whose funds were stolen will get compensation. The online exchange partner Fisco Digital Asset Group has already approved the allocation of $ 44.5 million. This transaction will allow the company to get a controlling stake in Tech Bureau, which announced massive personnel castling in top management. Every second director and auditor will lose their posts.

It is noteworthy that the national Financial Services Agency has already expressed concern about the inadequate security of services belonging to the Tech Bureau. The reason for the orders was a resonant malfunction, which took place on February 16 this year. Then the clients of the exchange took advantage of the error of the resource programs and added the bitcoins to their accounts free of charge, whose current exchange rate was $ 20 trillion.

Commenting on the failure, the corporation stated that the malfunctions were of a technical nature, recognizing that individual users, using a malfunction for mercenary purposes, not only enrolled free bitcoins in their accounts but also promptly put them up for sale. They could not bring these transactions to completion. It is noteworthy that the report on the failure of the corporation was published only 5 days after the incident – on February 21. The report indicated that bitcoins were mistakenly credited to 7 accounts. The failure lasted 18 minutes. All transactions with unreasonably enrolled bitcoins were blocked, and user accounts were returned to their original state.

Hackers also invaded the work of other crypto exchanges. June 20, the victim of the cyber threat was the South Korean exchange Bithumb. On the accounts under their control, attackers transferred crypto units worth $ 32 million. As Bloomberg noted, after the hacking, the resource temporarily stopped functioning, and the clients whose accounts were abducted returned the losses. After that, the exchange established for permanent users secure electronic wallets, to which there is no online connection. A few weeks earlier, another online exchange of South Korea, Coinrail, suffered from hacking. Then the attackers seized the ICO-tokens of a number of promising start-ups worth $ 40 million. According to the Techcrunch resource, among the abductees were tokens of NPXS, Aston X, Dent and Tron.

The record-breaking robbery happened with the Coincheck exchange, operating in Japan. Hacking was carried out in January this year. Hackers took 523 million coins of NEM cryptocurrency. After the abduction, the attackers stored money for several days in controlled accounts, after which they put them up for sale. As the interlocutors of Reuters noted, the main suspects in the attack were hackers from North Korea. In March, the owners of the exchange said that they would pay compensation to victims of hacking in traditional money at a rate of $ 0.84 per one coin.

https://coinatory.com/2018/09/21/crypto ... paign=SNAP
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Berichtdoor neku » 23 Sep 2018 12:22

Crypto Exchanges Binance and Coinbase Hiring Tons of New People, Expecting Rapid Growth

Binance and Coinbase are hiring new people

Even in the bear market with an 80% correction since the start of 2018, two major cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, and Coinbase, are on a run to hire more employees, and talents.

The CFO of Binance, Wei Zhou, said that the company is looking to hire 50 new employees in Malta. They are also hiring new people for Binance’s first fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange in Singapore.

Binance, the Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange, has over 300 people across 39 countries. The company is expected to grow to over 350 people soon.

Binance is growing fast

Binance has grown a lot over the last year. The exchange gained a couple of million new users and their trading volume went up to billions. Binance is often said to be the fastest growing cryptocurrency or finance startup in the history.

Zhou says that he expects Binance to grow even more and develop the cryptocurrency ecosystem. His latest initiative was the launch of Binance in Singapore.

“Our goal right now is to continue to grow the ecosystem, not just for cryptocurrency, but for the blockchain industry as well. The company is currently looking to acquire projects in the fiat space,”

Binance is handling billions of dollars in funds. This requires extensive experience and talent in security team. Also, the exchange is working hard to integrate cryptocurrencies that qualify to be listed.

Binance has recently decreased the acceptance rate of new cryptocurrency tokens to 2-3%. As CCN states, the chances to get a token listed on Binance are slimmer than getting into Harvard or Stanford for millenials.

Zhou said:

“I think it’s harder to get into Binance than it is to get to Harvard and Stanford. It’s like less than 2 to 3 percent acceptance rate in terms of tokens we’re looking at.”

The process of accepting tokens on Binance is done manually. This requires people who are experienced in the cryptocurrency field and who are able to objectively evaluate projects based on specific criteria. Binance is responsible for securing user funds and adding trustworthy tokens to the exchange, as a result, this requires a lot of qualified people.

Binance’s vision is to evolve and improve its infrastructure. They have already managed to operate without hacking attacks or security breaches to date. In contrast, other large cryptocurrency exchanges like Coincheck, and Bithumb have suffered from rather harsh hacking attacks.

High Profile Employees

On the other hand, Coinbase hired a new Vice President of Data – Michael Li, senior executive and Head of Analytics and Data Science at LinkedIn.

Li said:

“I am thrilled by the opportunity to define and evolve the role data can play in a rapidly emerging space, combining an innovative mindset to solve new challenges with learnings from my past experience.”

According to CCN, a lot of executives and traders with experience are trying to get into the cryptocurrency field even if it means receiving a smaller paycheck. This shows that people want to be a part of the new and growing asset class and industry.

http://tokenlion.net/blog/post/238/cryp ... pid-growth
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Coinbase clarifies statement on trading cryptocurrencies for its own benefit

https://bitzamp.com/coinbase-clarifies- ... n-benefit/
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