China's Bitcoin Freeze Likely to Continue Until After People's Congress
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China's Bitcoin Freeze Likely to Continue Until After People's Congress

Brian Evans - Mar 09, 2017

China's bitcoin users and traders may face a further wait for services to be restored at the country's major exchanges. While BTCC, Huobi and OKCoin yesterday announced that…

China Exchanges Await PBoC Approval Before Resuming Bitcoin Withdrawals
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China Exchanges Await PBoC Approval Before Resuming Bitcoin Withdrawals

Brian Evans - Mar 08, 2017

Major Chinese exchanges BTCC, Huobi, Okcoin and CHBTC have all chosen to delay resuming Bitcoin withdrawals after new announcements from the People’s Bank of China PBoC).Having previously…

Huobi Will Resume Bitcoin Withdrawals Pending Regulatory Approval
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Huobi Will Resume Bitcoin Withdrawals Pending Regulatory Approval

Brian Evans - Mar 08, 2017

One of China's 'Big 3' exchanges has announced its intent to resume bitcoin withdrawals. In a statement sent to CoinDesk today, Huobi indicated that it has updates…

Kraken Buys Out Digital Currency Data Portal Cryptowatch
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Kraken Buys Out Digital Currency Data Portal Cryptowatch

Brian Evans - Mar 01, 2017

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has announced the acquisition of market portal Cryptowatch, a site that provides real-time market information and trading services. The deal has been revealed to be an acqui-hire,…

BTCC Offers Fee-Free Dollar Trading for Post-PBoC Boost
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BTCC Offers Fee-Free Dollar Trading for Post-PBoC Boost

Brian Evans - Feb 28, 2017

BTCC, one of China's 'Big Three' digital currency exchanges, has announced a new promotion that will see fees cut on US dollar-based bitcoin trades. Beginning 1st March…

Bitcoin Investor Roger Ver to Push for OKCoin Liquidation in Court
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Bitcoin Investor Roger Ver to Push for OKCoin Liquidation in Court

Brian Evans - Feb 17, 2017

Roger Ver’s fight against Chinese bitcoin exchange OKCoin is intensifying as the noted bitcoin investor attempts to have the business liquidated in a Hong Kong court. The move…

China's BTCC Becomes Latest Bitcoin Exchange to Freeze Withdrawals
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China's BTCC Becomes Latest Bitcoin Exchange to Freeze Withdrawals

Brian Evans - Feb 16, 2017

Shanghai-based bitcoin exchange BTCC has announced that it will halt bitcoin and other cryptocurrency withdrawals for one month. The news, posted to its website today, comes one…

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Banking Giant Mizuho Invests in Japan's Biggest Bitcoin Exchange

Brian Evans - Feb 14, 2017

Japan's largest bitcoin exchange by volume has announced a new round of fundraising. In a press release today, Tokyo-based Bitflyer revealed it had raised new capital from…

China: Traders Turn To LocalBitcoins As Exchanges Stop Withdrawals
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China: Traders Turn To LocalBitcoins As Exchanges Stop Withdrawals

Brian Evans - Feb 13, 2017

Chinese Bitcoin traders have inundated LocalBitcoins to convert their Yuan after major Chinese exchanges halted withdrawals last week.Following warnings about adhering to strict AML/KYC regulations by the…

More Chinese Exchanges Impose Bitcoin Withdrawal Delays
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More Chinese Exchanges Impose Bitcoin Withdrawal Delays

Brian Evans - Feb 10, 2017

Following the lead of two of the market's more prominent exchanges, at least six other China-based bitcoin exchanges have announced updates to withdrawal policies as part of…