DMEX Integrates xDAI for Cheap Decentralized Perpetual Contracts With up to 100x Leverage and No KYC

PRESS RELEASE. In response to rising gas prices during the last weeks, DMEX has moved its trade processing to xDAI sidechain that allows for much cheaper transaction recording. Customer funds are still stored on an Ethereum smart contract, the trade recording, however, is now performed on xDAI. This change allows users to place orders as small as 100$ which was impossible until now, with minimum order requirements growing up to 200k$ during gas price spikes on Ethereum. The new structure allows for a flat minimum order value of 100$ independent…

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Thai Financial Watchdog Asks Local Crypto Exchange to Fix Issues After Three Massive Outages

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC) issued an order against a local cryptocurrency exchange to temporarily stop its operations. Bitkub has been in the headlines since the start of the year due to several outages suffered in their systems. Crypto Exchange Suffered Three Massive Outages Since the Beginning of 2021 According to Bangkok Post, the financial watchdog gave the exchange five days, starting January 20, to solve all the technical issues. Mainly, their desktop trading platform suffered three outages since January 2. The other incidents happened on January…

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Rick and Morty Creator Sells NFT Art Collection for Over $1 Million in Ether

Justin Roiland, the co-creator of the Adult Swim cartoon series Rick and Morty has joined the growing trend of celebrity artists creating non-fungible token (NFT) artwork. After the animator released the collection called “The Best I Could Do” on the NFT auction house Nifty Gateway, the artwork sold for over $1 million in ether. Justin Roiland is well known for co-creating the animated television show Rick and Morty alongside his producing and voice-acting abilities. Just recently, Roiland, who also maintains an animation studio and video game studio decided to sell…

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Biden Administration Reported to Be Lining up a Former Ripple Advisor as the Next Bank Regulator

Micheal Barr, the former member of Ripple’s board of advisors, is set to become the United States’ next banking regulator, according to a report. A former assistant treasury secretary, Barr will become the second individual with crypto connections to lead the Office of Currency Comptroller (OCC.) The recently departed Currency Comptroller Brian Brooks is a former Coinbase executive. Biden Taps Comptroller With Crypto Ties According to a Wall Street Journal report, which cites anonymous sources, Barr’s likely appointment will be at the expense of Mehrsa Baradaran, a law professor. Still,…

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Leading Crypto Derivatives Exchange Bit.com Set to Launch Bitcoin Cash Options

On January 21, the derivatives exchange by Matrixport, Bit.com, announced the launch of the first bitcoin cash perpetual swaps and options. The exchange says before the product launch there was no options market for bitcoin cash and the firm believes there’s room for improvement in this arena of crypto derivatives. Bit.com to Launch Crypto Economy’s First Bitcoin Cash Options Market Bit.com, one of the leading derivatives trading platforms developed by Matrixport, has revealed the exchange plans to launch bitcoin cash (BCH) perpetual swaps and options. The exchange detailed that Bit.com…

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Interview: How To Store Your Bitcoin

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast This week for the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” Christian Keroles sat down with long-time Bitcoiner and builder Douglas Bakkum. Bakkum is the CEO and cofounder of hardware wallet manufacturer Shift Crypto. He and his team have been working hard from very early on to create a hardware wallet experience that is suitable for newbies but has the most important advanced features for maximum sovereignty, safety and trustlessness. This was a very wide-ranging conversation covering Bakkum’s history, the inspiration for Shift Crypto, the…

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Enjin Coin Becomes the First Gaming Cryptocurrency Approved by Japanese Regulators

Enjin coin became the first gaming cryptocurrency approved in Japan after clearing out the well-known tough country regulator’s requirements. The green light is possible through a partnership with Hashport. ENJ Is Set to Be Listed in Coincheck on January 26 According to the announcement, enjin coin (ENJ) was granted legal status by the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA), the country’s official crypto watchdog. The blockchain gaming platform said its token would be listed on Coincheck on January 26, 2021, allowing Japanese users to purchase it with Yen and trade…

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Interview: Making Bitcoin Accessible For Everyone With Randy McMillian

For this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Meet The Taco Plebs,” I was joined by Randy McMillian (@RandyMcMillan), a fellow pleb that I met on “Bitcoin Kindergarten” who has been sharing some good knowledge and wisdom on that show lately.  In this episode, we discussed certain interesting topics in Bitcoin that McMillan is most fond of, including repricing time. One very interesting topic that we got into was ditching the old fiat way of telling time (calendar year) and pursuing a new method: telling time by blocks. This is an interesting…

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What Does The Digital Yuan Mean For Bitcoin?

The Chinese government hasn’t been too kind to cryptocurrencies in the past years. First, initial coin offerings (ICO) were banned in China in September 2017. Then, following the crackdown on ICOs, exchange platforms that traded cryptocurrencies or provided facilitation services were also ordered to be closed. This made the task of purchasing bitcoin almost impossible for investors in China.  However, this was not merely a blanket ban. It  was a preparation for things to come.  To understand the harsh attitude of the Chinese government toward cryptocurrencies, we have to look…

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Robbers Take $450K From a Tether Trader During an In-Person Transaction in Hong Kong — Second Incident in 2021

Hong Kong police are investigating the second incident in the year involving an offline cryptocurrency transaction. A female trader is reportedly the latest victim of robbers who stole her HKD 3.5 million ($451,000) worth in tether (USDT) tokens. One of the Robbers Gained Female’s Trust by Performing Three Successful Transactions According to the South China Morning Post, thieves lured the female crypto trader to an office for arranging the deal. The incident took place at the Ricky Centre on Chong Yip Street in Kwun Tong, said the authorities. Initially, the…

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