P2P Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Suspends Marketplace With Uncertainty of Return

According to a message from Paxful Founder and CEO, Ray Youssef, the peer-to-peer bitcoin trading platform is suspending its marketplace, and the company is uncertain if it will return. Youssef cited challenges such as regulations and some key staff departures, but he also noted that he could not share the full story at this time. […]

Binance to Restrict Ukrainian Hryvnia Operations Via 2 Payment Providers

Crypto exchange Binance will stop processing transactions with Ukrainian hryvnia through two payment platforms later in March. The move follows an earlier suspension of deposits and withdrawals using bank cards in the national currency of Ukraine. Ukrainian Users Lose More Fiat Options to Trade on Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance The world’s leading digital asset exchange in […]

Crypto Exchanges Binance and Kuna Suspend Card Transactions in Ukrainian Hryvnia

Major cryptocurrency exchanges operating in Ukraine have temporarily suspended operations with hryvnia bank cards. The measure stems from restrictions imposed by the country’s central bank, Binance and Kuna indicated in comments for crypto media. Ukrainians Unable to Trade Crypto Assets Using Cards in National Currency The world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, and a leading Ukrainian […]

Coinbase to Suspend Trading of BUSD Amid Regulatory Crackdown

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced it will suspend trading and delist the Paxos-managed stablecoin asset BUSD. The decision follows Paxos’ revelation that the New York State Department of Financial Services directed the firm to stop issuing the U.S. dollar-pegged token BUSD. Coinbase to Suspend BUSD Stablecoin on March 13 On Feb. 27, 2023, Coinbase announced that […]

Digital Currency Group Suspends Dividends Amid Regulatory Trouble With Subsidiary Genesis

According to a shareholders’ letter from Digital Currency Group (DCG) viewed by finance and crypto publication Coindesk, the company has suspended dividends until further notice. This news follows the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charging a subsidiary firm of DCG, Genesis Global Capital, with operating an “unregistered offer and sale of securities to retail […]

Wyre Announces Modification of Withdrawal Policy, Pushing Topps to Temporarily Suspend NFT Marketplace Transactions

Following reports that the crypto payments firm Wyre was shutting down operations, CEO Ioannis Giannaros offered a contradicting story, stating that the firm was merely “scaling back.” Wyre has now announced that it is “modifying” its withdrawal policy, citing the crypto industry downturn and the “macroeconomic climate” as factors that have affected the company. On […]

Venezuelan Banks Have Blocked Over 75 Accounts Since the End of Last Year Due to Cryptocurrency-Related Activities

Venezuelan Banks have started eyeing the accounts of customers with ties to cryptocurrency trading, principally related to peer-to-peer (P2P) transaction activity. According to Legalrocks, a crypto and blockchain-focused legal firm in Venezuela, more than 75 accounts have been blocked by Venezuelan private banks for facilitating crypto-to-fiat and fiat-to-crypto conversions since the end of 2021. Venezuelan […]

Manitoba Halts New Crypto Mining Projects Due to Expected High Energy Demand

Authorities in Manitoba are temporarily suspending the connection of new crypto mining facilities to the power grid. The Canadian province, which relies heavily on hydroelectric generation and attracts miners with low electricity rates, fears it may face overwhelming energy demand. Manitoba Suspends New Crypto Mining Operations Citing Possible Increase in Electricity Usage The government of […]

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 […]

Australia Suspends Financial Services License of Local FTX Entity

Australia’s securities regulator has suspended the license of the Australian unit of the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX until mid-May. According to an issued statement, the platform will be allowed to provide limited financial services until Dec. 19 in order to terminate existing derivatives. FTX Australia Sees License Suspended After Accepting Voluntary Administration The Australian Securities […]