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KuCoin Community Chain Announces Mainnet Launch

  • KuCoin's KCS token will migrate to the KuCoin Community Chain in the coming weeks.
  • The chain will offer support for more mainstream cryptocurrency assets through an upcoming cross-chain bridge.

Huobi Launches Cyber Security Arm Z-Labs

  • Z-Labs will leverage Huobi's existing tracking system to maintain the security of the network.
  • The new division will focus on cyber security, on-chain intelligence analysis, and risk control.

Gemini Boosts Custody Security With Shard X Acquisition

  • Shard X's MPC cryptographic technology is considered more secure, as it private keys are broken into shards and distributed to various parties.
  • While the terms of the deal have remained undisclosed, all three members of Shard X will become part of Gemini's U.K. affiliate.

Kraken Launches Parachain Auction Platform for Kusama

  • Kraken users will be able to participate in Kusama's first Parachain Auction without leaving the exchange.
  • Users will be able to support the bids of at least two projects, with more to be added in the coming days.

Crypto.com Launches Quarterly Futures

  • Crypto.com's BTCUSD contracts will be settled in USDT and USDC on the last Friday of every quarter.
  • Users will be able to access leverage of up 100x and discounted trading fees based on the amount of CRO staked.

Coinbase Card Gets Apple Pay, Google Pay Support

  • Customers can now use their Coinbase Card with Apple and Google Pay.
  • Select users will also be able to earn up to 4% in crypto rewards.

Huobi Announces First Project For The Improved Huobi Prime

  • Huobi Prime offers traders access to crypto projects that have undergone a strict screening and selection process.
  • The first launch on Huobi Prime will be APENFT, a project connecting artists with blockchain through NFTs.

Block.one to Launch Crypto Exchange in 2021

  • Bullish Global has already been capitalized with over $10 billion in cash and cryptocurrencies.
  • The exchange is expected to launch in 2021, combining the best features from CeFi and DeFi.

Crypto.com Integrates CipherTrace’s Traveler Solution

  • CipherTrace's Traveler enables VASPs to comply with FATF's travel rule recommendations.
  • Integrating Traveler makes Crypto.com the first exchange to introduce a global travel rule AML solution.

Hotbit Shuts Down After Unsuccessful Hack Attempt

  • After the attempted hack, the exchange was forced to shut down all of its services, and enter maintenance mode, which could last between 7 and 14 days.
  • Hotbit noted that user funds remain safe, but warned its customers to be weary of phishing attempts, as its database had been compromised.