Indian Crypto Exchange Zebpay Halts Trading Over Banking Ban

Zebpay, once the largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume in India, has announced it is halting its trading service later today. Giving only several hours’ notice, the Ahmedabad-based company said in a tweet that, from 16:00 local time (10:30 UTC) on Friday, it will halt its exchange service and cancel all unexecuted orders, crediting the funds to customers’ wallets. “No new orders will be accepted,” the exchange said. In a blog post published today, Zebpay further explained the decision directly results from the ban issued by India’s central bank earlier this…

Crypto Daily News | Former SpaceX Engineer Starts a Crypto Exchange

In today’s edition of Crypto Daily News, we’ll cover the details of the SpaceX engineer’s new crypto exchange and what Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister said about crypto lately. Crypto Daily News: September 17th, 2018 Former SpaceX Engineer Starts a Crypto Exchange Joshua Greenwald, former SpaceX engineer, is currently the CEO of LXDX and the company just announced that it is launching its own public digital currency exchange. LXDX currently holds its own proprietary software that’s focused on levels of performance not currently seen in the current crypto market. LXDX offers a low…

Huobi Eyes Japan Expansion With Acquisition of Licensed Crypto Exchange

Huobi Group is to expand its trading services to Japan via an imminent deal to purchase local licensed cryptocurrency exchange BitTrade. In an announcement on Wednesday, Huobi said its wholly owned subsidiary Huobi Japan Holding Ltd has inked an agreement with Eric Cheng, the sole owner of BitTrade, to acquire a majority stake in the firm. BitTrade is currently one of 16 licensed exchanges in Japan and also a member of the Japanese Virtual Currency Exchange Association. Huobi declined to disclose the dollar amount of the acquisition and its exact ownership stake…

Crypto Exchange Kraken Denies Rumor of Office Closure, Security Breach

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has denied a rumor that has emerged on social media claiming the firm is shutting down operations at one of its service centers amid a security issue. Reddit user “throwaway34034324” posted a thread on Thursday claiming that the exchange is closing operations in Halifax, Canada, and has “just laid off hundreds of people in response to a security [breach].” Another user, “MysteriousPlankton,” who is apparently one of the Halifax employees, commented on the thread that they were asked to accept voluntarily resignation with eight weeks’ pay as a…

Hacked Crypto Exchange Bithumb Made $35 Million Profit in First Half 2018

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb made net profits of 39.34 billion won (about $35 million) in the first half of this year, despite a rough June for the firm. Vidente, a video equipment maker that owns 10.55 percent of Bithumb and 10 percent of its holding company, revealed the financial data to a South Korean financial regulator on Thursday, according to local news agency Yonhap. Before deductions, the filings state, Bithumb collected a total of $270 million in revenue within the first six months of 2018, with $194 million in operating profits.…

Blockchain Pivot to Bring Big Savings for Australia’s Biggest Stock Exchange

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has disclosed that millions of dollars in savings could be generated by Australian firms once the exchange migrates from the existing Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) to a blockchain technology-based platform. Currently, it is estimated that the average fee that large investors are charged for clearing and settlement services is approximately 1.2% of the assets. The superannuation industry, on the other hand, incurs costs of approximately $23 billion. “If the value of what we can deliver by providing an enriched, real-time source of truth…

Jamaica Stock Exchange to Trade Crypto Assets in 2018

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) will soon be offering cryptocurrencies as tradeable assets for clients. The company said Tuesday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with blockchain startup Blockstation for the creation of a new digital assets trading platform. While it is not clear which tokens will be initially listed, the platform is set to go live by the end of the year. In interview, JSE managing director Marlene Street Forrest said that offering cryptocurrencies as investment products fits in with the equities, bonds and other investment…

Crypto Trading 101: How to Read an Exchange Order Book

It takes two to tango in the world of crypto trading, where a dynamic relationship between buyers and sellers is always on display in something called an order book. A tool that visualizes a real-time list of outstanding orders for a particular asset, order books represent the interests of buyers and sellers, offering a window into supply and demand. But while all order books serve the same purpose, their appearance can differ slightly among exchanges. That said, they are all built with the same features and functions. Examples from Coinbase Pro,…

Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Launches The “Dow” Of Cryptocurrencies | CNBC

Much like how the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the new fund tries to reflect major trends in the cryptocurrency market. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on…