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Poloniex Will Reimburse $13.5 Million Loss From Clams Flash Crash

Cryptocurrency exchange, Poloniex, has announced a scheme to reimburse users affected by a flash crash in May, which led to total losses of around 1,800 Bitcoin (BTC). In an Aug. 13 blog post, the company pledged to repay daily trading fees (in BTC) to impacted lenders until their losses are fully recovered. Payments will begin …

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Investors Who Lost Big in Poloniex Flash Crash Receive Bitcoin Refunds

Poloniex is now crediting trading fees to lenders who lost funds in a May market crash involving the obscure cryptocurrency ClAMS. According to an official blog posting, Circle’s Poloniex exchange will cover lost funds by covering trading fees back through June 6. Poloinex’s Clam margin trading market experience a flash-crash on May 26. A 2014 airdropped …

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Tether Accidentally Minted $5 Billion of Its Stablecoins, Then Deleted Them

Stablecoin issuer Tether accidentally created $5 billion-worth of its USDT stablecoin at the weekend, before promptly destroying them again. The mess-up occurred when the company was helping cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex conduct a chain swap, moving tethers from the Omni to the Tron blockchains, according to Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino. Ardoino explained in a tweet on Saturday: …

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Binance DEX: Navigating Country-Specific Cryptocurrency Trading Restrictions

At the start of June 2019, reports emerged that Binance DEX’s website was blocking users with IP addresses from 29 countries. This news immediately caused confusion with some commentators, using it as an opportunity to reaffirm their stance that Binance DEX is not truly a decentralized exchange (DEX). However, as it turned out, the initial …

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Margin Lenders on Poloniex Lost $13.5 Million Due to Flash Crash

Margin lenders on American cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex have lost around $13.5 million due to a flash crash. Poloniex announced about the incident in a blog post published on June 6. Poloniex revealed that on May 26 a severe price crash in the clams (CLAM) market led to margin loans losses amounting to roughly 1,800 bitcoin …

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U.S. Regulators Risk Causing a Brain Drain to Friendlier Crypto Climes

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Cryptocurrency companies in the United States aren’t happy. Token issuers, exchanges, and VCs are up in arms about vague and contradictory guidance on crypto asset regulation. Should the U.S. fail to revise its financial laws, they warn, there is a risk of top talent making an exodus to friendlier crypto climes.</strong> Also …

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BlockFi Crypto Management Firm Adjusts Interest Rates

Cryptocurrency asset management company BlockFi announced a change to its interest rates in a monthly update on May 21. Accounts with bitcoin (BTC) balances over 25 BTC will receive a .15% increase in interest rate, and those with ether (ETH) balances between 25 and 75 ETH will decrease from 6.2% to 3.25%. According to BlockFi, …

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Poloniex Stops Offering Nine Coins in US Due to Uncertain Regulations

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex will stop offering nine coins to United States-based customers due to uncertain regulations, according to a blog post published on May 16. Starting from May 29, Poloniex will stop offering trading in Ardor (ARDR), Bytecoin (BCN), Decred (DCR), GameCredits (GAME), Gas (GAS), Lisk (LSK), Nxt (NXT), Omni Layer (OMNI), and Augur …

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Crypto Analytics Firm Messari Introduces New Exchange Index Following Fake Volume Reports

Cryptocurrency analytics firm Messari has added a new index for 10 cryptocurrency exchanges, the company announced in a blog post on March 26. Messari launched a new product dubbed “Real 10 Volumes” on its OnChainFX dashboard to limit its default volume calculations to the chosen exchanges. The “Real 10” trading platforms include Binance, Bitfinex, Bitflyer, …

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Report: 87% of Crypto Exchanges May Be Falsifying Volume

</header> <strong>At least 87 percent of cryptocurrency exchanges may have falsified their reported trade volumes, a new study claims. According to a review of the top 100 exchanges by analytics company The Tie, most of the trading volume on the world’s largest crypto trading platforms is suspect.</strong> Also read: Quadrigacx Co-Founder a Convicted Fraudster Suspicious …

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