• markets report bitcoin price
    Bitcoin,  Markets Report

    Markets Report: Bitcoin recovers from $29K dip; anger at double spend claim

    Troubled times for bitcoin as miner outflows combine with false rumors that the blockchain was compromised for the first time in history

    Data from price trackers including CoinMarketCap and TradingView showed a problematic 24 hours for Bitcoin, which looks to end the week in a decidedly more precarious position than that in which it began on Monday.

  • BitMEX completes user verification
    Regulation

    In wake of indictments, BitMEX completes user verification program

    The cryptocurrency derivatives exchange began putting an anti-money-laundering program in place for all of its users following the indictment of several executives, including former CEO Arthur Hayes

    The Seychelles-based exchange has been under severe pressure since the Oct. 1 indictment, when the four executives were charged with violating the Bank Secrecy Act by failing to put an acceptable user identity verification program in place.

  • Alexander Höptner CEO BitMEX
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    In wake of indictments, BitMEX operator appoints former Börse Stuttgart exec as CEO

    Alexander Höptner led Börse Stuttgart as the firm reportedly became European Union’s first traditional exchange operator to become a regulated crypto multilateral trading facility

    Höptner led Börse Stuttgart as the firm started offering regulated cryptocurrency trading services inside the European Union, from Germany. The company said it was the European Union's first traditional exchange operator to become a regulated crypto multilateral trading facility.

  • BitMEX upgrades AML
    Regulation,  United States

    Following indictments, BitMEX upgrades anti-money laundering compliance

    After its three founders were indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the exchange announced plans to lead “the industry on best practice crypto-asset compliance.”

    The move follows last month’s indictment of now-former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes, along with co-founders Benjamin Delo and Samuel Reed (the only one arrested), on charges of violating the Bank Secrecy Act and conspiring to violate the Bank Secrecy Act by failing to put sufficient anti-money-laundering safeguards in place.