• Buying Bitcoin using fiat
    Bitcoin

    Buying Bitcoin using fiat just got easier

    A new partnership with Paxful means OKEx users can buy Bitcoin using 160 fiat currencies… or gift cards, if they prefer.

    OKEx announced on June 15 that it has entered into a strategic partnership with the peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace Paxful. OKEx users will be able to purchase BTC using more than 160 fiat currencies, while Paxful users will be given direct access to the OKEx platform for trades, options and futures.

  • Binance jumps into bitcoin mining
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  People

    Binance jumps into bitcoin mining

    The biggest cryptocurrency exchange promises ‘the lowest rates’ but also raises concerns about the concentration of mining power in a few hands

    Cryptocurrency exchange Binance jumped into bitcoin mining business today, announcing the launch of Binance Pool. The move comes only weeks before the third “halving” will reduce the reward for mining a Bitcoin block from 12.5 BTC to 6.25 BTC—an event that has preceded big price increases in the past.

  • Huobi Perpetual swaps ‘exploit market volatility’
    Bitcoin

    Huobi perpetual swaps ‘exploit market volatility’

    Huobi DM pitches new perpetual swaps futures contracts as a way to profit from extreme price swings

    In the wake of Black Thursday, Huobi Group’s derivatives platform launched a perpetual swaps product it says can help cryptocurrency traders profit from market volatility, and also hedge against it.