• Trading on margin—what could possibly go wrong? (via Pixabay)
    Cryptocurrencies

    Binance tests lending to margin traders

    The leading cryptocurrency exchange will connect users with capital to investors looking for leverage

    The world’s largest exchange announced on August 26 that customers can earn annualized interest rates of up to 15% by making short-term loans to its margin traders for leveraged investments. Initially limited to one period of 42 hours beginning on August 28, the firm will open up Binance Lending opportunities on a first-come, first served basis. The 14-day fixed interest loans of ethereum classic (ETC), tether (USDt), and binance coin (BNB) are also fairly limited.

  • Call in the experts: Jeremy Allaire of Circle, Rebecca Nelson of The Blockchain Association, and Mehrsa Baradaran of the University of California, Irvine School of Law before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, July 30, 2019.
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Libra,  Politics,  United States

    Analysis: Cryptocurrency experts tell Senate innovation requires regulation

    In the wake of Facebook’s Libra plan, a Senate Banking Committee hearing shows Congress getting serious about cryptocurrency regulation

    A week after the U.S. government’s inaction on cryptocurrency regulation drove Jeremy Allaire to move most of his company out of the U.S., the Circle chairman and CEO told congress why.

  • Trading crypto in New York isn't as easy as this picture makes it seem (composite image via Shutterstock).
    Tether

    NY Attorney General Letitia James: Bitfinex, Tether lied about cutting off New Yorkers

    A filing in her fraud suit over Tether’s $625 million loan said Bitfinex did business in New York as recently as May

    Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex did business with New York-based customers and vendors as recently as this May, according to a filing made in State Supreme Court by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James.