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Cryptocurrency Exchange BitMEX Enables Native SegWit Support

News Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX added support for native segregated witness (SegWit) addresses for Bitcoin (BTC) withdrawals, which lets users pay lower transaction fees. According to an announcement on Dec. 12, BitMEX now allows its users to withdraw Bitcoin to Bech32 addresses, the one that ..

Bitcoin Exchange BitMEX Faces $300M Investor Lawsuit Over Lost Equity

News A former JPMorgan derivatives trader is suing one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges for $300 million after it allegedly failed to deliver his equity. According to filing with the Superior Court of the State of California in San Francisco dated Dec. 4, Frank Amato and RGB Coin ar..

BTC Miners: No More Basement Rigs, Greater Profits to Come

Analysis Back in the early days, when Bitcoin (BTC) was but a niche experiment for cypherpunks and basement-dwelling hobbyists, the process of its creation required little more than a budget CPU. Since that time, however, an entire industry has sprung forth and a quasi-gold rush rivaling that of t..

BitMEX Email Data Leak Fallout Is Serious, Many Users Already Affected

Follow up On the first day of November, it came to light that popular crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX had accidentally leaked sensitive data related to its users, which occurred as a result of the company failing to apply a blind copy protocol to its mass mail servers. The lapse was acknowledge..

BitMEX on User Info Leak: No Data Was Disclosed Beyond Emails

News BitMEX, the biggest crypto exchange by trade volume to date, says that no other data except email addresses has been disclosed in a recent email leak. “At no point were any of our core systems at risk”After the first reports on the accident on Nov. 1, BitMEX released an official statement on ..

BitMEX Chaos, Cold Wallet Calamity, Germany Hates Crypto: Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 28–Nov. 3

Hodler’s Digest Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week..

Lawyer Asks Whether KYC Is Worth Exposing Users to Hacking and ID Theft

News In the aftermath of the recent BitMEX data leak, lawyer and general counsel at decentralized finance startup Compound Finance Jake Chervinsky raised the question of whether exposing the public to data risks that Know Your Client (KYC) requirements entail is worth it. It is about time we recon..

Hackers Take Over BitMEX Twitter, but Customer Funds Reportedly Safe

News Hackers took over the Twitter account of cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX after the previously reported leak of customer email details on Nov. 1. The exchange claims that, although its Twitter account was hacked, all user funds are safe. “Hackers” tease individual IDs and take over BitMEX Twitt..

BREAKING: BitMEX May Have Just Leaked All of Their Users’ Emails

News Crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX has accidentally leaked user emails by forgetting to use blind copy (bcc) on a mass email. The incident was acknowledged by BitMEX in an official statement published today, Nov. 1. Cointelegraph’s editorial team in Japan have independently revealed that a s..

BitMEX Updates BTC Price Indices to Remove ‘Insufficient Trade Volume’

News Crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX is implementing major changes to the weights of its indices later this month, according to an announcement published today, Nov. 1. The exchange says the update is a bid to ensure that users trade against a reference price that “more closely reflects the mar..

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