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jsnip4 Update: Issue on coinbase Can’t Buy? Lockout? Remove Bank Account and Re-Add It

jsnip4 Update: Issue on coinbase Can’t Buy? Lockout? Remove Bank Account and Re-Add It

Source: jsnip4

Crypto Blood Update: Binance CEO Finally Breaks Silence About Rapid Growth and Success of Exchange

Crypto Blood Update: Binance CEO Finally Breaks Silence About Rapid Growth and Success of Exchange

Source:  Crypto Blood

Kraken Update: Kraken Returns with Free Trading

Kraken update…


The Kraken website and trading is now back online, following the recent scheduled downtime necessary to upgrade our infrastructure. All client funds are safe and secure. Please take note of some important information below:

Trading

  • All orders have been cancelled prior to trading resuming
    • Trading pairs launched with no orders on the books
    • All funds in previously open orders have been returned to your available balance
  • Margin positions will remain open
  • Margin liquidations will be paused for at least 48 hours
  • Creation of new margin positions is disabled for at least 48 hours
  • Caution: Clients should be extremely careful with market orders and double-check limit order prices in an illiquid market

Funding

  • Withdrawals are now disabled and will remain disabled for a minimum of 12 hours (during this time we will be monitoring the new system for anomalies)
  • For fiat or crypto deposits (initiated before, during or following the downtime) please allow a minimum of 2 additional business days for funds to be credited

Fees

  • All unleveraged trades will be charged zero fees until January 31, 2018 (UTC)
  • Margin position open and rollover fees are reduced to 0.005% until January 31, 2018 (UTC)

New Accounts and Tier Upgrades

  • Verifications of new accounts will be delayed and are our lowest priority
  • Tier upgrades of existing accounts have priority above new accounts
  • Note: If you are applying for a Tier 4 account or need help with OTC, please indicate this in your support request

Questions and/or Bug Bounty

We apologize for the uncertainty our downtime has caused. The scheduled downtime was to replace our old trading engine with a brand new trading engine – an improvement that customers have long asked for and that we have long been working hard on. We still have some more work to do before the new trading engine is as good as we want it to be, but this week’s replacement was an important first step to having a better trading experience. Our system is replicated in development, where all tests passed. However when the new engine was moved to the production environment, regression tests picked up a condition that proved quite difficult to track down. Further insight into the downtime and a description of actions we plan to take in order to improve the client experience will be provided via a retrospective Kraken blog post, to be published in the coming days.

With trading now resumed, the engine’s performance is being closely monitored. The site will come down if needed, which may occur with little to no notice. Please continue to refer to https://status.kraken.com for real-time updates and important announcements over the next few days.

Lastly, in appreciation for your loyalty to Kraken, we are activating zero fee trading for all clients (across non-margin trades) starting now and lasting through the end of this month.

Thank you,

The Kraken Team

Boxmining Daily: MAJOR Electrum Wallet Hack, Binance Reopens!

Boxmining Daily: MAJOR Electrum Wallet Hack, Binance Reopens!

Source: Boxmining

Crypto Update: Three Major Crypto Exchanges Temporarily Halt New Registrations

 

Three major crypto exchanges, namely Binance, Bitfinex and Bittrex, have temporarily closed their registration portals. This comes after a major influx of new users, primarily driven by the recent surge in the prices of cryptocurrencies. 

Be sure to continue to read at the source: CoinTelegraph

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Breaking News: HitBTC Announces Listing of ETHLend LEND Token on Exchange

HitBTC – First Exchange to List LEND token!

ETHLend, the first and only functioning decentralized lending platform, has successfully raised $13 million USD in the first 2 days of its public token sale for early adopters of the decentralized lending application build on top of the Ethereum network.

ETHLend is a decentralized lending platform with an extensive roadmap that is going to see the ETHLend team to implement various crypto financial products such as token lending, crowdlending, collateral management and a protocol for AI lending bots. ETHLend’s road map can be found at https://ethlend.io/en/roadmap/.

ETHLend’s pre-sale closed out in September from an impressive zero marketing budget to a 2000 ETH cap being met within 77 hours. The Token sale started on November 25 at 12 PM GMT and skyrocketed to an impressive 10 million dollars in the first 30 mins. There is now less than 20% of LEND token available before the cap is reached and its closing out at a steady pace with the minimum purchase of 0.01 ETH.

Leading the way in decentralized lending, Stani Kulechov the founder of ETHLend has now gathered a community of over 7 000 members. Personally involved in the group, he’s available day in and day out to answer queries which has given a feeling of security amongst the ETHLend community.

This is all backed up by an impressive advisory board with names including but not limited to Jon Matonis the founding Director of The Bitcoin Foundation and Robert Viglione co-founder of Zencash or Tomoaki Sato, founder of Starbase.

ETHLend (LEND) token will be listed on HitBTC exchange after ETHLend closes the token sale. After token sale ends all tokens will be transferable and HitBTC will offer a marketplace for LEND token holders. Listing date will be announced after token sale closes or when it ends 27th of December.

Github

https://github.com/ETHLend/

WhitePaper

https://github.com/ETHLend/Documentation/blob/master/ETHLendWhitePaper.md

Follow ETHLend on Telegram https://t.me/ETHLend

Join their Whitelist and partake in the token sale https://ethlend.io/en/whitelist/

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Bitcoin: Globitex group company granted Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence by EU regulator

23rd November, 2017, Gibraltar – Globitex, the new bitcoin exchange co-founded by early bitcoin adopter and former Executive Director and a Founding Board Member of the Bitcoin Foundation Jon Matonis, marks a significant milestone in its journey to make bitcoin a truly global currency of settlement. Globitex Holding (Latvia) group company NexPay UAB has been granted an e-money license (EMI) by the Bank of Lithuania to carry out payment services and e-money issuance in the EU. This opens a series of doors for Globitex exchange, enabling it to take an important step closer to its goal of dramatically increasing bitcoin trading volumes in order to facilitate its use right across the spectrum of commodity and money markets. Current operating entity of the Globitex bitcoin exchange is a UK-based Globitex group company.

Bitcoin: currency of global settlement

Whilst bitcoin is currently making new highs, there is still the fundamental economic issue that order-book depth and liquidity cannot support very large trades. Although bitcoin offers enormous advantages for international settlement due to its speed and low cost compared to legacy money transfer services, it cannot yet serve as a currency of international trade settlement across the world’s financial markets.

Globitex Chairman and Founding Director of Bitcoin Foundation, Jon Matonis, stated:

‘I look forward to this evolution of digital currency trading platforms that ensure futures contracts with a physical delivery component. Strong connection to the spot markets, including contract limits and physical delivery that is linked to provisioned commodities, will serve as the market standard for price integrity.’

The aim of Globitex is to facilitate entry into the bitcoin market for a new generation of customers, both retail and institutional-level traders, enabling the increase in value and stability that will allow commodities like crude oil, gold, coffee and other financial instruments to be priced directly in bitcoin.

SEPA payments

Acquisition of the EMI licence brings with it the possibility of integrating with the SEPA euro payments system directly through the Central Bank of Lithuania. This will enable NexPay to clear euro payments directly, without the involvement of commercial banks, and to issue IBAN accounts to Globitex clients just like banks issue accounts to clients. This is a huge step forward in terms of accessibility.

The regulatory green light for the EMI licence is a leap forward in the development of the bitcoin and broader cryptocurrency industry. This sets a new level of legitimacy for cryptocurrency overall, moving towards widespread adoption.

Crucially, the newly-issued EMI licence is fully ‘passportable’ to all other EU member states, allowing NexPay to provide clients with payment services and e-money issuance across all 28 countries.

Liza Aizupiete, Managing Director of Globitex, reflects:

‘Globitex is looking to set new cryptocurrency trading standards not only technologically, or by commodities-linked product offering, but especially in Globitex’s legal setup, ensuring safe passage to the digital age.’

GBX token sale

Globitex group is holding a token sale to fund the scaling of its existing exchange infrastructure into a commodities spot and derivatives exchange for bitcoin. The GBX utility token will be issued on the Ethereum blockchain. GBX will be used to pay trading fees and reward exchange users and liquidity providers.

The GBX token will be sold for the equivalent of EUR 0.10 in Bitcoin (XBT), Ether (ETH) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), with significant discounts for early participants.

The Cryptoverse: Bitcoin Gold – Website Launch – Bittrex Randomly Closing Accounts – 1 GB Bitcoin Block Mined

The Cryptoverse: Bitcoin Gold – Website Launch – Bittrex Randomly Closing Accounts – 1 GB Bitcoin Block Mined

Source: The Cryptoverse

AVT, the Aventus Utility Token, Officially Listed on Bitfinex!

We are pleased to announce the listing of AVT on our first major exchange Bitfinex, “the world’s largest and most advanced bitcoin trading platform”. You can read the full announcement here.

We will be releasing a new version of our website tomorrow, and have our usual weekly update through our blog on Thursday— it will contain photos of our new office, and a protocol update!

If you haven’t yet, join the Aventus community on Discord for regular updates from the team.

Kind regards,
The Aventus Team

ShapeShift: Notes on Leaving the State of Washington

The ShapeShift Team posted an explanation of their decision to leave the State of Washington. It can be read here.