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Volatility: $230M in BitMEX Liquidations Hit Bulls and Bears Alike

The recent volatility in the Bitcoin (BTC) markets has left both bulls and bears facing significant liquidations, with almost $223 million in 24-hour margin calls on leading derivatives exchange BitMEX being evenly spread between BTC shorts and longs. As of when this story was published, a little over $111.5 million, or 50.04% of the total …

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Partner at $500 Million Fund Explains Key Criteria For Investing in Startups

Partner at Initialized Capital Brett Gibson revealed the main criterias used by his VC firm to invest into early stage startups and shared his views on the most promising products on the market. Initialized Capital invests in early-stage companies before they get to product/market fit, which means they still need to develop a product that …

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Behind ‘Prime Broker’ Buzzword Lies a Complex Strategy Game for Crypto Firms

It’s probably no coincidence that three major crypto firms – Coinbase, Genesis Trading and BitGo – have almost simultaneously announced plans to become prime brokers, a kind of fixer when it comes to financing and facilitating trades for institutional investors. This type of vertical integration happens in every business, whether that’s Amazon running the internet …

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Coinbase to Custody FTX’s Exchange Token

Coinbase has announced that it will provide custody services for the exchange token of the Binance-backed crypto derivatives platform FTX (FTT) on May 22. Coinbase Custody will comprise the primary custodian for the ERC-20 token, managing custody, compliance, and insurance for the FTT tokens. Coinbase stated that FTX is its “largest exchange client to-date.” The …

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‘Coinbase Listings’ Return: 200% OmiseGo Pump and Dump Raises Eyebrows

Controversy has returned to cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase after an altcoin it listed surged 200% in 15 minutes — only to crash immediately afterward. Currently a topic of interest on social media, Coinbase’s listing of OmiseGo (OMG), the 34th ranked cryptocurrency by market capitalization, also sparked familiar accusations of insider trading. Coinbase ‘premium’ reaches 80% “OmiseGO …

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A Former Coinbase Lawyer Is About to Become Acting Head of US Bank Regulator

A former top lawyer at Coinbase is about to take the top job at a major U.S. bank regulator, at least temporarily. Brian Brooks, the first deputy comptroller and chief operating officer in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), is poised to become acting comptroller as his boss, Joseph Otting, is planning …

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Retail Investors Branch to Altcoins: ‘60% of Coinbase Customers Start With Bitcoin, Only 24% Stick Exclusively’

On May 13, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase published a report that shows digital currency investors are investing in alternative cryptocurrencies despite bitcoin’s 67% market dominance. Data from Coinbase shows that customers with at least five crypto purchases, roughly 60% of them buy bitcoin first but only 24% remain exclusively loyal to the digital …

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More Than $220M in Bitcoin Withdrawn from Crypto Exchanges Since the Halving

In mid-April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a great number of BTC withdrawn from cryptocurrency trading platforms and after the third BTC halving, the trend has picked up once again. Data from Glassnode’s Bitcoin Exchange Net-Flow statistics show that close to 24,000 BTC has been withdrawn since May 11. Additionally, statistics from Bituniverse’s exchange reserve data indicate …

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Market Wrap: Some Miners Face an Uncertain Future Despite Rising Bitcoin Price

Despite a post-halving rise in bitcoin’s price Wednesday, the current value may not be enough to keep less-efficient miners operating, and that could shift market dynamics.  At press time, bitcoin (BTC) was trading up 2.3% over 24 hours at $9,106. The world’s first cryptocurrency is trading above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, which is …

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If Blockchain Is the Door to the Future of Finance, Liquidity Is the Key

In the cryptocurrency industry, liquidity is king. But how we measure and perceive liquidity varies greatly. Amid uncertain times and volatile market conditions, many traders are revising their trading strategies to consider every facet of their portfolio. This includes how they evaluate the liquidity of an asset or an exchange altogether. While it is evident …

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