BitMEX Founder’s Charges Highlight Risks for DeFi

In October, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed enforcement actions against the entities and individuals that own and operate the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a trading platform for cryptocurrency derivatives.  The CFTC alleges that since 2014 BitMEX has operated an unregistered trading platform and violated CFTC regulations […]

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BitMEX Accelerates Mandatory ID Verification After Charges of Lax Anti-Money Laundering Controls

BitMEX, which has been charged by the U.S. government and a regulator with facilitating unregistered trading, has accelerated its mandate for all customers to verify their identities by Nov. 5, three months earlier than its original deadline of early February. Stronger identity verification requirements is an industry trend, said Ben Radclyffe, commercial director of the […]

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First Mover: Bitcoin ‘Comatose’ Under $16K For Rest of 2020, While Ether Traffic Eases

A slowdown in cryptocurrency trading on so-called decentralized exchanges has helped to alleviate congestion on the Ethereum blockchain, at least temporarily mitigating concerns that the network was becoming overloaded. The trading lull comes as prices tumble for many of the hottest tokens from the fast-growing arena of decentralized finance, or DeFi. SushiSwap’s SUSHI token, one of this […]

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