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Bitcoin Price Eyes $4000 As USD LocalBitcoins Trading Volume Quadruples

The US has experienced its largest jump in bitcoin volume over the past week on LocalBitcoins. Over $31.5M worth of BTC was traded on the platform as bitcoin price looks set to test the $4000 resistance level next.  ATH USD Trading Volume on LocalBitcoins Data from Coin Dance shows that USD trading volume on the popular over-the-counter…

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Indonesia Passes Rules for Trading of Cryptocurrency Futures

An Indonesian financial watchdog has set out new regulations for the trading of crypto assets on futures exchanges in the country. The Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency (Bappebti), an agency under Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade, announced the new rules Monday, stating that cryptocurrency futures exchanges must be registered and approved before operating. The agency has…

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Indonesia Follows Venezuela With Giant Localbitcoins Bitcoin Trading Surge

Indonesia Bitcoin traders have fled cryptocurrency exchanges to Localbitcoins in the week the government enacted anti-money laundering regulations for the industry. Volume Up 300 Percent In A Week Data from Coin Dance, which tracks weekly Localbitcoins volumes in various markets, confirms a huge spike for the seven days ending February 16. Localbitcoins functions on a…

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New Legislation Recognizes Crypto as Trading Commodity

Indonesia has introduced new legislation that recognizes Bitcoin (BTC) as a trading commodity, Asia-oriented news outlet KrASIA reported on Feb. 15. Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency, also known as Bappebti, initially signed a decree to make cryptocurrency a commodity future legally tradable on stock exchanges last June. The agency then stated that the Indonesian…

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Top Five Exchange OKEx Launches Thai Baht Trading on Its P2P Platform

Top five Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has launched support for Thai baht-crypto trading on its client-to-client (C2C) platform, a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 14 reveals. According to the press release, currently only Bitcoin (BTC), Tether (USDT), Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) can be traded with the Thai baht on the exchange’s peer-to-peer platform.…

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HSBC Exec Says Using Blockchain Slashed Forex Trading Costs by 25%

An HSBC executive has said that the bank’s blockchain-based system has helped it cut the costs of settling foreign exchange trades. Speaking to Reuters, Mark Williamson, chief operating officer of FX cash trading and risk management, who oversees the blockchain project, said that its HSBC FX Everywhere platform saved it 25 percent as compared with traditional…

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South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb Launches Over-The-Counter Trading Platform

South Korea’s major virtual currency exchange Bithumb has officially launched an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk under the Ortus brand, according to a press release published on Feb. 7. Hong Kong-based entity Bithumb Global Limited owns the rights to the Ortus brand, which specializes in services for institutional investors. After completing Know-Your-Customer and Anti-Money Laundering inspections,…

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Bitfinex Resumes Trading After Unexpected 2-Hour Outage as Crypto Markets Surge

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex notified users in a tweet Saturday, Feb. 9, that it had temporarily gone offline for all users, as crypto markets saw major gains. Initially, the company wrote that the platform was unavailable only “to some users” and apologized for the inconvenience, without specifying a cause for the outage. However, about…

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Bithumb Exchange Launches OTC Trading Desk for Digital Assets

South Korean-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has launched a global over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk for digital assets. Announcing the news on Thursday, the firm said that the new Hong Kong-based venture – Ortus – is a “block deal, matchmaking service” for institutional clients. In an OTC deal, two parties trade directly with each other, unlike on…

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