• BitMEX bitcoin Black Thursday bounce
    Bitcoin,  Technology

    BitMEX behind bitcoin Black Thursday bounce?

    New analysis from Coin Metrics suggests that a poorly timed DDoS attack may have helped bitcoin investors while costing BitMEX dearly in market share

    BitMEX suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the worst day imaginable—Black Thursday. The exchange appears to be paying dearly for the blip, according to Coin Metrics, which said BitMEX's share of the bitcoin futures market has tumbled since then.

  • Huobi DM putting brakes on margin calls
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Huobi DM putting brakes on margin calls

    The new feature should slow or stop borrowers’ assets being automatically liquidated after sudden price crashes, which can cause “extensive user losses”

    Derivatives trading platform Huobi DM has announced a new feature designed to “minimize user exposure during times of severe market volatility” in digital assets. Its solution is to unveil a new mechanism that performs liquidation gradually.