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Binance Falls From Top 10 in CryptoCompare’s New Crypto Exchange Rankings

London-based crypto data provider CryptoCompare has updated its crypto Exchange Benchmark, removing Binance cryptocurrency exchange from the list of the top 10 exchanges. Binance, the second biggest crypto exchange by daily trade volume to date, is not included in the CryptoCompare’s list as the rankings do not rely on aggregate volume data in its analysis, the firm said in a press release to Cointelegraph on Nov. 19. In order, the top 10 crypto exchanges in …

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German Regulator Flags Crypto Broker for Operating Without License

German regulator federal financial supervisory authority (BaFin) issued a warning against Bulgarian cryptocurrency broker 5 Capital on Nov. 11. The regulator has barred 5 Capital from operating in the country since the firm illegally offered Contracts for Difference (CFDs) designed to expose clients to the price movements of cryptocurrencies. Operating without license The regulator found that the company provided the service without the necessary license. Per the announcement, the broker is based out of Sofia, …

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Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao’s PAC Token Set for IEO on Nov. 12

Boxing legend and Phillipino politician Manny Pacquiao’s PAC token will become available for purchase on the Singapore-based GCOX crypto exchange through an initial exchange offering on Nov. 12, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. The PAC token was first launched at the start of September this year, and its main purpose is to facilitate the purchase of merchandise and social media interactions with the Philippines-born current welterweight champion. According to previous reports, the …

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Crypto News From Japan: Nov. 2–9

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, the Japanese financial regulator solidifies its policy of banning trusts that invest in crypto, more than 20 companies launch a consortium that aims to raise funds with security tokens, and Coincheck starts its automated cryptocurrency accumulation service, while it denies having had any previous knowledge about Stellar Lumens’ 55 billion token burn. Here is the past week of cryptocurrency and blockchain news in review, …

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Micree Zhan Claims He Was Removed From Bitmain Without Consent

Micree Ketuan Zhan, the co-founder of major Chinese Bitcoin (BTC) mining hardware producer Bitmain, claimed that he was removed as a legal representative of the company without his consent. On Nov. 7, Samson Mow, the CEO of Blockstream, posted a statement from Zhan on Twitter, in which the Bitmain co-founder claimed he would take legal measures to return to the company.  Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu announced in an email last week that Zhan had left …

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Canadian Regulators Seize Crypto Exchange Reportedly Owing $16M to Clients

Regulators in the Canadian province of British Columbia have shut down the Vancouver-based Einstein cryptocurrency exchange. In a press release on Nov. 4, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) reported that it had taken action against the Einstein cryptocurrency exchange, which apparently owes more than $16 million to its customers, according to CBC news. Following a BCSC request to the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the court appointed audit firm Grant Thorton Limited to act …

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Not a Fee, But ‘Long-Term Payment’ — How Crypto Exchanges List Tokens

Visit the website of any stock exchange platform, like the Nasdaq or the New York Stock Exchange, and the listing fees for new companies are there to see. There is hardly any controversy when it is clearly stated like this, but the same cannot be said for the cryptocurrency space. Here, numerous reports show that crypto exchanges are being decidedly opaque about the structure of their listing fees. Take Blockstack, for example: A recent filing …

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Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Moves $1.5M of Stablecoin to Bitcoin Sidechain

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex moved 1 .561 million Tether (USDT) from the Omni Protocol to the Liquid Bitcoin (BTC) sidechain. Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino announced the U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin’s protocol swap on Twitter on Nov. 2. The conversion increases the quantity of USDT available on the network after the stablecoin was first launched on the Liquid sidechain at the end of July. Ardoino said that the development will have a beneficial effect on the protocol: “Liquid sidechain …

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Dolomite DEX to Launch Margin Trading with Stop-Loss Orders

Non-custodial decentralized exchange (DEX) Dolomite announced that on Nov. 4 it will add a margin trading with stop-loss orders. The company explained in a press release shared with Cointelegraph that — while its current exchange is based on the Loopring protocol — its margin trading feature will be built on the dYdX protocol. Long and short positions with stop orders Per the release, the platform’s users will be able to take long positions with up …

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Binance.US Now Lets Users Buy Cryptocurrency With Debit Cards

Customers of the United States-based branch of major crypto exchange Binance, Binance.US, can now purchase cryptocurrencies using their debit cards. In a blog post on Nov. 1, Binance.US announced that the exchange will now offer its customers the possibility to purchase cryptocurrencies with a debit card, joining existing U.S. dollar on-ramp and off-ramps, including the automated clearinghouse (ACH) and bank wire. Binance.US also announced that in its first 30 days since launching, the exchange jumped …

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