Binance Unveils Decentralized Exchange Amid Doubts Over Ethos

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has revealed a “rough, pre-alpha” demo version of DEX, its own decentralized exchange which could ultimately take over from its current platform. ‘A Big Step’ Introducing a video walkthrough of the exchange, CEO Changpeng Zhao said developers were “very aggressively” on getting a usable product to market. The DEX demo is …

‘Bitcoin [Mining] Threatens Our Existence’ Academic Says, Calls for Intervention

The ever-increasing amounts of electricity that bitcoin mining consumes threaten to reverse the efforts and gains made so far in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, an academic has claimed. According to Dr. Jon Truby, the director of the Centre for Law and Development at Qatar University, bitcoin was designed with no considerations made on its environmental …

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Technical Analysis

For some reason, fundamentals and technical chart formations are diverging. Here, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) sellers continue to wreck havoc even with announcement of key developments within the platform. That’s on top of  adoption drives rivaling those of Bitcoin. All in all, BCH is down 24 percent in the last week and we expect sellers to …

Maerki Baumann Is the Latest Swiss Bank to Embrace Crypto

Maerki Baumann — a private bank based in Zurich, Switzerland — has announced it will manage its clients’ cryptocurrency assets. This makes it the second Swiss bank to make such an announcement following Hypothekarbank Lenzburg (Hypi), which stated in June that it would open business accounts for cryptocurrency companies. The bank recently published an article …

OKEx Clawback Debacle Helps Case for a Regulated Bitcoin ETF

The OKEx debacle shows us that exchanges are dropping the ball when it comes to preventative risk management, helping the case for regulated Bitcoin futures and exchange-traded funds (ETF).  Ask for forgiveness later, not permission now. This seems the defining mantra for most cryptocurrency exchanges. Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange, OKEx, is no exception to the …