OKEX Korea Drops 5 Privacy Coins Citing FATF Rules

Regulatory pressure on cryptocurrency exchanges to stop providing users with access to so-called privacy coins is growing. The South Korean arm of the Malta-based OKEX exchange announced early on Monday that it is to delist five cryptocurrencies that provide extra privacy features for users. From Oct. 10, the exchange will no longer support trading in […]

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Rebranded TrueDigital Partners for ‘Imminent’ Launch of Bitcoin Derivatives

Institutional digital assets platform Tassat, formerly known as trueDigital, has teamed up with trading software provider AlgoTrader in the run up to its launch of cryptocurrency derivatives. The deal will see Tassat provided access to AlgoTrader’s institutional clients for the planned derivatives instruments. Meanwhile, those clients will benefit from being able to incorporate the products in their trading […]

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CME’s Bitcoin Index Provider Wins First Crypto Benchmark License in EU

CF Benchmarks has become the first cryptocurrency index provider to be recognized as a Benchmark Administrator under the European Benchmarks Regulation (EU BMR). The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorized CF Benchmarks as an administrator on Friday, affirming that financial institutions can use the company’s indices in any European financial products after the BMR takes […]

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Huobi Plans Backdoor IPO Attempt in Hong Kong, Document Suggests

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi appears to be inching towards a reverse initial public offering (IPO), according to a document posted with Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). In the filing, dated Sept. 10, Hong Kong-listed electronics manufacturer Pantronics Holdings Limited, acquired by Huobi last August, disclosed it will change its name to Huobi Technology Holdings Limited. The company […]

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