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Hong Kong Crypto Exchange BitMex Shutting Down Trading Accounts in the US and Quebec

The Hong Kong-based bitcoin futures exchange BitMex, is pulling the plug on trading accounts in the US and in the Canadian province of Quebec amidst growing regulatory restrictions in North America. Although BitMex is one of the most active bitcoin trading platforms in the world with a current turnover of $928

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Major Indian Bank Threatens to Close Accounts of Users Transacting in Crypto: Report

Kotak Mahindra Bank — India's second largest private sector bank by market cap — is allegedly requiring account holders to refrain from dealings in cryptocurrency. The claim was made by Twitter user “Indian CryptoGirl” (@Desicryptohodlr) in a tweet posted Jan. 8.According to the screenshot provided in Indian CryptoGirl’s tweet, Kotak

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Anti-monopoly Court Rules to Keep Crypto Exchanges’ Bank Accounts Open

The Chilean anti-monopoly court has again granted protection to local cryptocurrency exchanges by forcing banks to keep their accounts open, financial news outlet Diario Financiero reported Jan. 2.According to a recent statement from — one of the crypto exchanges affected by previously upheld banking restrictions — the anit-monopoly court

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HitBTC Dismisses Allegations It Froze Accounts in Response to Proof of Keys Event

Cryptocurrency exchange HitBTC has rejected allegations by some of the industry’s best-known figures that it was deliberately freezing user accounts, the company told Cointelegraph in an email Jan. 3.Responding to a request for comment, Peter Swen, a representative from the exchange’s marketing team, denied any link between account freezes and

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Crypto Project Says It Can Reverse Transactions and Recover Accounts Without Private Keys

A startup which bills itself as “blockchain’s financial district” has launched its network — and says its debut heralds “the beginning of true financial freedom.”WORBLI enables businesses and individuals to enjoy “seamless access to financial services,” and paves the way for developers to build their own applications on its network.

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Poloniex Joins Fight for Institutional Investor Market With Dedicated Accounts

U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has launched a dedicated offering for institutional traders, the company announced in a blog post Dec. 4.Poloniex, which merged with financial services company Circle in February this year, currently ranks 47th in the world among crypto exchanges by trade volume.The exchange joins an increasing array of

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