Tag Archives: Bitcoin Exchanges News

South Korean Police Did Not Raid Cryptocurrency Exchanges, FUD Triggers Market

This week, several Western mainstream media outlets have falsely reported that South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges were “raided” by local police and authorities. More inaccurate reports regarding the current state of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange market led the entire cryptocurrency market to decline in value, demonstrating a similar effect to that (more…)

South Korean Cryptocurrency Mania: Exchanges are Adding More Employees Than Banks

South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges including Bithumb, Coinone, and Korbit are adding more employees than banks and financial institutions, local mainstream news networks have reported. YTN, one of South Korea’s largest mainstream media outlets, revealed that Bithumb, which processes more than $2.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency trades on a daily basis, has (more…)

South Korea’s Bitcoin Regulation is Highly Optimistic, False Reports Claim Ban

Over the past 24 hours, a series of false reports from news publications including Reuters have claimed that the South Korean government is planning on banning or closing down cryptocurrency exchanges. An initial report from Reuters, which has since been corrected, stated that the South Korean government is expected to close (more…)

NYSE and Cboe File For Bitcoin ETFs

This month, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) and The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the world’s largest options and stock exchange, filed six bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In March, the Winklevoss twins failed to convince the US SEC to approve the (more…)

Several South Korean Banks May Close Down The Accounts of Bitcoin Traders

Woori Bank, the third largest commercial bank in South Korea behind Shinhan and Kookmin, is planning on closing down the existing accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges. Last week, mainstream media outlet Hankyoreh reported that Woori Bank is planning to shut down services for the country’s 3 largest cryptocurrency exchanges: Bithumb, Korbit, and Coinone who account (more…)

Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Eye Friendlier Asian Countries As Crypto/CNY Trading Ban Comes Into Effect

Image credit: China’s flag on the background of skyscrapers of Shanghai World Financial Center, Nickolay Vinokurov, Shutterstock.com A ban on cryptocurrency trading against the yuan has officially come into effect in China, forcing mainland bitcoin trading platform operators to turn to other Asian markets. Huobi, once one of the largest bitcoin trading (more…)