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Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Binance launches Binance DEX, a decentralized trading platform built on its own blockchain network, for public testing   —  Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, has rolled out public testing for a decentralized trading platform built on its own blockchain network.
Feb 20, 2019, 9:40 AMIn context
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Sources: Bitmain posts a net loss of ~$500M in the third quarter of 2018; the company had disclosed profits of $1B in the first half of 2018   —  Mining hardware giant Bitmain lost about $500 million in the third quarter of 2018 amid an overall bearish market for cryptocurrency, CoinDesk has learned.
Feb 19, 2019, 8:50 AMIn context
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Crypto mining startup Bitmain confirms layoffs, which, source says, may affect half of its total head count, with some departments being laid off entirely   —  Months after it filed an application to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Beijing-based cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain …
Dec 25, 2018, 2:30 PMIn context
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Japan's finance regulator grants legal status to cryptocurrency exchange association as a self-regulatory industry body   —  The Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japan's finance regulator, has formally approved a cryptocurrency exchange association as a self-regulatory industry body.
Oct 24, 2018, 9:25 AMIn context
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Beijing-based cryptocurrency startup Cobo raises $13M Series A, launches Cobo Vault, a hardware wallet featuring a self-destructing mechanism   —  Cobo, a Beijing-based cryptocurrency wallet startup, has closed a $13 million Series A funding round in its bid to expand its services overseas.
Oct 18, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Bithumb, one of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, says it has sold more than 38% of its total ownership to BK Global Consortium for $350M   —  Bithumb, currently the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea by trading volume, just confirmed it has sold more than 38 percent …
Oct 12, 2018, 10:05 AMIn context
CoinDesk:
Crypto mining company Bitmain files for Hong Kong IPO; draft filing shows $2.8B in revenue as of June 30 and $422.05M raised in funding round that ended Aug. 7   —  Bitmain, the Beijing-based cryptocurrency mining giant, has officially filed an application to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX).
Sep 26, 2018, 5:40 PMIn context
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
California's Fair Political Practices Commission bans political donations in cryptocurrencies for candidates running for public offices in the state   —  Candidates running for public offices in the U.S. state of California may not receive donations in cryptocurrencies, according to a new ruling from the state's political watchdog.
Sep 24, 2018, 4:30 AMIn context
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Zaif says it was hacked and ~$60M worth of cryptocurrency, including 6,000 bitcoin, were stolen from exchange's hot wallets   —  Yet another Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange has been hacked with a loss of total 6.7 billion yen, or $60 million worth of cryptocurrency, including 6,000 bitcoin.
Sep 19, 2018, 10:05 PMIn context
CoinDesk:
Bitewei, a China-based cryptocurrency mining chip developer led by former Bitmain design director Yang Zuoxing, has raised about $20M   —  Things haven't been easy of late for Bitmain.  —  After CoinDesk revealed the China-based crypto mining giant was planning an initial public offering …
Sep 13, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context

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