Bittrex Goes on the Offensive After BitLicense Rejection

Bittrex, a United States-based cryptocurrency exchange platform, has issued a response to the recent setback in its plans to expand to New York. Yesterday, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) rejected the exchange’s BitLicense application, a requirement for offering crypto-based services to New Yorkers. NYDFS also published a letter addressed to Bittrex…

Chinese Bitcoin Miners Suffer in Iran Despite Cheap Power

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Lylian Teng. Many Chinese cryptominers have migrated to places with cheap electricity and favorable policies as a result of the escalated government crackdown on cryptocurrency and its production process. With the rapid downfall of bitcoin prices in late 2018 and increasing electricity bills, Chinese mining…

Electrum Servers Remain Under Sustained DoS Attack

Electrum servers are still under a sustained Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack. The wallet developers announced the issue on April 7, 2018. In correspondence with Bitcoin Magazine, Electrum developer Thomas Voegtlin speculated that the attack may be a form of retaliation from a phishing attacker who has been targeting Electrum in recent weeks. Since his phishing attacks…

QuadrigaCX Starts Bankruptcy Proceedings

It’s been a long and winding road with many twists and turns for the beleaguered cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX and its 115,000 former users who are owed roughly $190 million. On April 8, 2019, the case reached a critical fork in the road as a court, recognizing that attempts to restructure the exchange have failed, appointed…

Bitstamp Receives New York BitLicense

Another digital asset platform has received approval to do business in New York. Bitstamp, one of the largest crypto exchange platforms in Europe, has been granted a virtual currency license from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS). The exchange became the 19th firm approved to offer crypto-based services in the world’s financial…