Derivatives & Spot Exchange FTX Joins Coinbase Custody International

  • The native $FTT exchange token will be securely stored on Coinbase Custody.
  • FTX is the largest crypto derivativesexchange to-date to join Coinbase's custody solution.
Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, speaking at the Binance Blockchain Week 2019 event in Singapore, held from 19 - 22 January. Binance

  • The native $FTT exchange token will be securely stored on Coinbase Custody.
  • FTX is the largest crypto derivativesexchange to-date to join Coinbase's custody solution.

Bitcoin Derivatives Exchange BitMEX Experiences Issues

  • It took roughly an hour for BitMEX's security team to bring the platform back online, though in cancel mode only.
  • Days before the outage, the exchange was hit with a major lawsuit, from the same company that sued Ripple. CEO Brendan Blumer speaking at the Voice launch event in June 2019.

Block.​One Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over EOS ICO, Again

  • The new class action complaint accuses the firm of taking $200 million from U.S. investors during its ICO.
  • The development comes only months after the firm paid $24 million to the SEC, after an investigation into the ICO.

Bitcoin To Ethereum Bridge Shuts Down 2 Days After Launch

  • The tBTC project will have all its deposits paused for the next 10 days, because of a yet-undisclosed bug.
  • The team behind the project is currently busy with "helping users drain funds", full post-mortem expected in time.

The “Unmasking Satoshi” Aftermath

  • A YouTube video creator who goes by the moniker Barely Sociable has given the community his take on the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto.
  • His work has received disappointing responses, focusing more on partisanship than arguments.

Majority Of Telegram ICO Investors Preferring To Leave Ship Early

  • Reportedly, around 80% of investors from the Disruptive Era Fund are preferring the 72% refund option.
  • Some, like the executive director of investment firm Exante, Anatoly Knyazev, have already received their refund.’s Visa Card Now Available In 31 European Nations

  • Previously only available in Asia and the U.S., the card is now accessible to all 27 EU member states, including Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and the U.K..
  • The company claimed it already had "thousands of reservations" lined up from consumers in the E.U..

The Scheduled Bitcoin Cash Network Upgrade Is Complete

  • Bitcoin Cash's planned network upgrade went without hiccups or attacks on the network.
  • Three new features have been added, enhancing user experience and development capabilities alike.

Reddit Introduces New Blockchain-Based Community Points

  • Users will be able to earn ERC-20 tokens for creating quality content.
  • Reddit and its moderators will have no way to take points away from users, as community members will exercise full control over them.

IRS Reportedly Cracking Down On Crypto Taxes

  • The IRS is reportedly hiring third-party companies to assist the agency with crypto taxing.
  • Companies that are approved will have to help the agency with report preparation, data discrepancy analysis and error resolution and report revisions. Enlarges Insurance Coverage For Offline Bitcoin Vaults To $360M

  • Insurance policy expands as sees rapid growth and surpasses the 2 million user milestone.
  • As there was a big problem of under-insured crypto custodians, recently many exchanges had announced big-number policies.

Coinbase & Gemini Become J.P. Morgan’s First Crypto Exchange Customers

  • The bank will provide the exchanges' U.S. customers with deposits and withdrawals.
  • Both exchanges had to go through a rigorous vetting process, though them being regulated in the U.S. helped with the approval.

First U.S. Ethereum Futures Contracts Launched By ErisX

  • The first physically-settled futures contracts for the 2nd largest crypto by market cap will be regulated by the CFTC.
  • The new offer came only days after the exchange obtained the lucrative New York virtual currency license.

The Third Bitcoin Halving (Live Coverage)

  • Today marks a historic event in bitcoin's evolution as the third halving approaches.
  • After the halving, block reward will go down from 12.5 BTC to 6.25 BTC, heavily disrupting the mining industry.