Bitcoin 

Binance Offers Lifetime VIP Membership to KYC Leak Victims

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced that it will offer a lifetime VIP membership to all its users affected by the recent Know Your Customer (KYC) images leak on the platform. According to the official blog, currently Binance is “actively contacting all potential victims with […] guidance on privacy protection and restitution,” and highly recommends “affected users to apply for new identification documents in their respective region.” The post also states: “We are compensating affected users with a lifetime Binance VIP membership, including preferential trading fees, support, and more services.” When…

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Ethereum 

Binance to Launch US Platform Soon, Helped by a Little-Known Partner

Binance is expected to launch its upcoming exchange platform in the United States by the end of the year, with the company’s executive estimating that the platform will launch within “a month or two.” In the interview, Changpeng Zhao (aka CZ), the CEO of Binance, predicted the launch despite acknowledging that many things are still “in flux” regarding the platform’s planned operations in the U.S.  CZ noted that the U.S. has historically enacted “very clear regulations” regarding financial technology, adding his expectation that despite current “uncertainties in the regulatory space,”…

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Bitcoin 

Binance Venus Aims to Outshine Libra and Chinese National Crypto?

Within the past 12 months, stablecoins have transformed from a niche idea to tackle the issues of a volatile market into methods of payment championed by some of the world’s biggest and most powerful tech companies.  Facebook’s announcement that it would be supporting the launch of a reserve-backed stablecoin played a vital role in turning around the so-called “crypto winter” by boosting Bitcoin (BTC) prices above $10,000 for the first time in over two years. Since then, the world’s number one cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has thrown its hat into the…

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Blockchain 

Binance iOS App Listed on Apple App Store After Delay for Review

Major global crypto exchange Binance has got its iOS application listed on the Apple App Store. In a blog post on Aug. 19, the exchange announced that the Binance iOS App (V1.7.1) has returned to the App Store. Prior to the official announcement, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao revealed the news in a tweet on Aug. 17, stressing that the process of getting listed on the App Store was tough and probably harder than getting listed on Binance, due to a number of rules and procedures. Delay complaints The app’s recent…

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Bitcoin 

BTC Premiums, Coinbase Blow, Binance Revival

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Premiums for Bitcoin in Hong Kong and Argentina despite price slump Bitcoin (BTC) briefly veered back into four figures this week — reversing recent gains. It comes amid cooling tensions between the United States and China in their long-running trade war, with Washington deciding to…

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Blockchain 

Binance to Resume US Operations Within Two Months, Predicts CEO CZ

Changpeng Zhao, CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has predicted that Binance will resume crypto-to-fiat operations in the United States within the next two months. Navigating U.S. regulation Zhao, also known as CZ within the crypto community, made his prediction in an interview with online news outlet Cheddar published Aug. 15. When asked about Binance’s return to operations in the U.S., Zhao said:  “I don’t want to promise any fixed dates, but there’s a lot of work being done and there’s a lot of things going on in flux, but…

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Bitcoin 

Binance Jersey Partners with Crypto Platform Caspian for Faster Trades

Binance’s fiat-to-crypto conversion branch for euros and British pounds, Binance Jersey, has entered into a partnership with the crypto investment service Caspian, which provides trading, portfolio and risk management on its platform. Caspian shared news of the partnership with Cointelegraph on Aug. 14. The partnership will purportedly result in improved security for crypto investors, as well as a lower barrier to entry for the crypto market. The managing director of Caspian Chris Jenkins elaborated: “I am delighted for us to partner with Binance Jersey, a  substantial step forward in helping…

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Cryptocurrency 

Chipmixer Used to Launder BTC from Recent Binance Hack

On May 8, major crypto exchange Binance was the victim of its second major hacking. On this occasion, the thief/thieves made off with 7,000 Bitcoin, which valued at approximately $40 million USD at the time. (That same amount of BTC is worth almost double that at current rates.) Now, several months on, it has been discovered that at least 4,836 Bitcoin of that stolen loot was laundered through crypto mixing service Chipmixer. Stolen BTC Laundered through Chipmixer After Binance was hacked, the stolen coins were moved to seven addresses. Then, according…

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Bitcoin 

Binance Hackers Bombard Chipmixer to Launder at Least 4,836 BTC

At least 4,836 Bitcoin (BTC) of stolen from Binance exchange in May 2019 was laundered through crypto mixing service Chipmixer. Attackers started laundering the stolen funds in a month after the hack Following a major Binance’s security breach that resulted in a loss of 7,000 BTC (more than $80 million at press time), hackers started to launder the stolen funds on June 12, 2019, according to research published by Luxembourg-based crypto capital flow firm Clain. As Clain noted in the study, it was pretty straightforward to trace the subsequent steps…

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Bitcoin 

Former Wall Street Execs Unveil ‘The PIT’ Exchange to Take on Binance

Major crypto wallet and blockchain data provider Blockchain.com has launched its own crypto exchange to compete with popular platforms such as Binance. The PIT was built by former execs from Google and Goldman Sachs Named The PIT, the new crypto exchange was reportedly set up by former executives from the New York Stock Exchange, TD Ameritrade, Google and Goldman Sachs, CNBC reports July 30. According to the announcement, The PIT will be available in more than 200 countries, initially supporting 26 trading pairs. Customers will be reportedly able to link…

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