Place Your Bets! Bitfinex Opens Pre-Fork Bitcoin Cash Futures Market

Bitfinex has announced a new financial instrument on its platform in response to the upcoming hard fork of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. Noting a sizable increase in short bets on BCH – traders apparently believing that the split will have a negative impact on the per-coin price of Bitcoin Cash – Bitfinex has created something

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Price Rally Stalls but Trade Volume Spikes Hard

Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Price Rally Stalls but Trade Volume Spikes HardThere are less than two days left until the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network faces a contentious hard fork and BCH markets are showing some unusual activity. They are being driven by heavy trading volumes that have doubled in the last two days, while BCH/USD short positions on Bitfinex have touched an all-time high. At the […]

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Poloniex Requires 2,000 Confirmations for Bytecoin Transactions

If you want to trade Bytecoin on Poloniex, you’re going to have to wait a significant amount of time, CCN has learned. This reporter decided to enter the BCH pre-fork trading at the exchange and wanted to use his Bytecoin holdings as part of that process. He withdrew them from where they were held and

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Stablecoin Wars: Poloniex Eliminates USDC Trading Fees in Bid to Boost Volume

In case you missed it, Poloniex, one of the major altcoin exchanges, was acquired by Circle in February. Previously, Circle was focused primarily on the major coins versus fiat pairings, but since its acquisition of Poloniex it has had the opportunity to dive into more tokens, and in September it launched its own stablecoin to

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Bitcoin Cash: Pre-Fork Trading Doesn’t Bode Well for Craig Wright’s Camp

Partisans in the looming Bitcoin Cash civil war now have the opportunity to put their money where their mouths are, and that money is quickly piling up on one side of the debate. Poloniex Opens Pre-Fork BCH Market Earlier today, cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex became the first crypto trading platform to allow users to trade coins

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Bitcoin Cash Fork Watch: BCH Infrastructure Providers Reveal Contingency Plans

Bitcoin Cash Fork Watch: BCH Infrastructure Providers Reveal Contingency PlansThere’s only 10 days left until the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network hard fork scheduled for Nov. 15. At the moment the upgrade has two competing BCH clients with different ruleset changes, so the upcoming fork could cause a chain split. Because of the contention over certain upgrade proposals, a slew of exchanges and wallet providers […]

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Exchanges Roundup: UK MP Quits Ironx After Four Days, Daily OTC Volume Estimated at $250M

Exchanges Roundup: UK MP Quits Ironx After Four Days, Daily OTC Volume Estimated at $250MIn recent news regarding cryptocurrency exchanges, a member of the British Parliament has quit his role with a cryptocurrency exchange just four days after joining the company, analysts have estimated the daily volume of the over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency markets to be $250 million, and Poloniex’s new terms of use have banned residents of Germany, China, Pakistan, […]

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