Binance Acquires Licensed Japanese Crypto Exchange — Prepares to Enter Japan as Regulated Entity

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has acquired a regulated Japanese cryptocurrency exchange and is now preparing to enter the Japanese crypto market as a regulated entity. “The Japanese market will play a key role in the future of cryptocurrency adoption,” said the general manager of Binance Japan. Binance Entering Japan Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced Wednesday that it […]

Crypto Exchange Bitfront Shuts Down Amid Industry Challenges

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfront has announced its intention to cease operations in the coming months, citing challenges facing the industry. The U.S. trading platform, backed by Japan’s social media giant Line, indicated the decision is unrelated to the collapse of FTX. Line-Supported Digital Asset Exchange Bitfront Suspends New Sign-ups Bitfront, a crypto exchange operating in the […]

Kevin O’Leary Reveals How He Almost Secured $8 Billion to Rescue FTX Before It Collapsed

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, has shared how he and Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) almost raised $8 billion from institutional investors to save crypto exchange FTX before it collapsed. However, when reports emerged of FTX being investigated by several authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

Report: Nigerian Crypto Exchange Quidax Cuts Its Workforce by 20%

As it reels from the effects of what it termed a global economic downturn, the Nigerian digital asset exchange platform, Quidax, recently said it had laid off employees who constituted 20% of its workforce. Despite the layoffs, Quidax reportedly told its customers it is ‘not going anywhere, anytime soon.” ‘No Relationship With FTX’ The Nigerian […]

10,000 Bitcoin Withdrawn From Wallet of Defunct Crypto Exchange Wex, Former BTC-e

A large amount of cryptocurrency kept in a wallet associated with crypto exchange Wex, successor of the infamous trading platform run by alleged money launderer Alexander Vinnik, has moved for the first time since 2017. The 10,000 bitcoins in question, worth over $165 million, have been transferred to new addresses in several transactions. Bitcoin Stored […]

South Korean Crypto Exchanges Delist WEMIX — Token Price Plunges by Nearly 70%

The Digital Asset Exchange Joint Consultative Body (DAXA), the South Korean association of crypto exchanges, announced on Nov. 24 that the WEMIX token would be delisted. In justifying the decision to delist WEMIX, the association claimed the information provided by the token’s issuer Wemade is false and has confused investors. Discrepancy Between WEMIX Circulating Supply […]

Report: Luno Africa Says Customers and Operations Not Affected by Turmoil at Genesis Capital

Just days after reassuring concerned customers, Marius Reitz, the general manager of crypto exchange Luno Africa, recently reiterated the company has not been impacted by Genesis Capital’s decision to pause withdrawals. He added Luno customers still have access to funds in the savings wallet despite its lending partner’s decision to freeze withdrawals. Customers Retain Access […]

Latam Based Cryptocurrency Exchange Ripio Expands to US

Ripio, an Argentina-based cryptocurrency exchange, has announced that it will expand its operations to the U.S. The company, which serves more than 4.5 million customers in Latam, received a license in the state of Florida to operate and will start offering its Ripio Select services to companies and institutional investors. Ripio Expands Operations to US […]

Turkey Investigates Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried for Fraud, Seizes Assets

The Turkish government has launched an investigation on the former chief executive of failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried. According to local media, the authorities in Ankara have also seized assets belonging to the founder of the troubled coin trading platform. Turkey’s Financial Intelligence Unit Initiates Another FTX-Related Probe Financial regulators in Turkey have started […]