Exchanges

DAI Holders Can Now Earn 2% Interest On Coinbase

  • Coinbase's new rewards program applies to customers residing in the U.S., U.K., the Netherlands, Spain, France and Australia.
  • The exchange already offers similar programs for the USD Coin (0.15% APY) and the Tezos tokens (5% APY).

Fireblocks Launches New Deposit Acceleration Program On FTX

  • Zero-confirmation asset transfers will now be available to FTX users.
  • Traders using exchanges onboarded to the program will be able to execute immediate transactions to escape the volatility of crypto markets.

Elliptic To Provide Crypto Surveillance Tools To LocalBitcoins

  • The peer-to-peer exchange will now make use of Elliptic's Navigator risk analysis and Lens wallet screening tools.
  • With these new tools, the exchange is trying to get rid of its reputation as one of the top destinations for dirty Bitcoin.

Gemini’s Mobile App Now Supports Hardware Security Key For Android, iOS

  • With the introduction of the new feature, Gemini wishes to make sure that its users are protected against hacks and SIM swaps.
  • Users of the exchange will now be able to use their mobile devices to sign in.

Binance’s Crypto Debit Card To Debut In Europe

  • Powered by Swipe, the new Binance Card will have the ability to convert cryptocurrencies into fiat at the point of sale.
  • Once rolled out, the card will support a total of four cryptocurrencies, and will be accepted at over 60 million merchants.

Bitfinex Appeal Over $850M In Lost Funds Rejected

  • Bitfinex's appeal claimed that the firm was not under the jurisdiction of New York.
  • The court pointed out in its rejection that the New York AG was looking for documents dating back to 2015, and that Bitfinex was serving New York customers until 2017.

Binance Adds Support For 15 New National Currencies

  • The new fiat gateway comes thanks a partnership with crypto asset and fiat money institutional custodian Etana Custody.
  • Until 5 August, Etana will wave off all custody and deposit fees for sums of $1,000 or higher.

Crypto Debit Card Provider Swipe Acquired By Binance

  • The acquisition will help the two companies work together on bridging the gap between fiat and digital assets.
  • Though the acquisition was made for an undisclosed amount, the two firms have already listed each other's native tokens on their respective platforms.

OKEx Partners With Settle Network To Launch Fiat-To-Crypto Solution In Latin America

  • Latin American users can now buy BTC and ETH with local currencies.
  • OKEx will look to expand the coverage of fiat currencies in the future to promote wider adoption of crypto.

New Zealand Authorities Seize $90M Connected To Now Defunct BTC-e Exchange

  • The New Zealand Asset Recovery Unit reportedly coordinated with the U.S. IRS in order to address the lost funds.
  • Vinnik was extradited to France earlier this year, and has been charged with counts of extortion and aggravated money laundering.