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2019 Bitcoin Transaction Volume Moved Away From US in First Since 2013

News For the first time since 2013, the U.S. is no longer the top recipient of Bitcoin (BTC) as valued in USD, as Singapore took the lead over the course of 2019. As of Dec. 5, 2019, global users sent BTC valued at $8.58 billion to Singapore in 2019, according to analytics site Crystal Blockchain...

BitMEX Ends Year With Additional 13K BTC in Its Insurance Fund, Up 61%

New Year Special The BitMEX Insurance Fund has added nearly 13,000 BTC in 2019, reaching a total of just over 33,491 BTC as of Dec. 30. This is equivalent to 0.19% of the total Bitcoin in circulation, based on the data available at Blockchain.com. The fund, which the cryptocurrency exchange set u..

BitMEX Cryptocurrency Exchange Holds 0.18% of All Bitcoins in Circulation

News BitMEX, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by daily trading volume to date, now holds 0.18% of all Bitcoins (BTC) in circulation. In a Dec. 26 tweet, James Lopp, CTO at New York-based crypto custody startup Casa, also pointed out that BitMEX’s dedicated insurance fund has surged 62%..

BitMEX: Crypto IEO ‘Poor Performance’ Sees Investors Lose up to 98%

Market Analysis Initial exchange offerings (IEOs), which launched in 2019 have lost investors up to 98% of their money, damning new statistics show. In its latest report on the phenomenon published on Dec. 23, the analytics arm of exchange BitMEX, BitMEX Research, identified twelve major IEOs tha..

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..

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