• Sean who? (via C-SPAN).
    Alt coins,  People

    Circle sheds another business, three executives

    The blockchain payments firm sold its Circle Trade OTC operation to Kraken, while CFO Naeem Ishaq joined co-CEO Sean Neville in heading for the door

    Six-year-old blockchain payments firm Circle announced on Dec. 17 that it has sold its Circle Trade over the counter (OTC) desk to the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange. The firm also said in addition to co-CEO Sean Neville—whose departure was announced on Dec. 4—CFO Naeem Ishaq and Chief Legal Officer Gus Coldebella were “transitioning from the company into new adventures befitting their expertise.”

  • Poloniex denier Justin Sun, CEO of Tron.
    Alt coins,  People

    Poloniex Boots DigiByte after founder’s Tron attack

    Calling someone you’re doing business with a ‘con man’ is a pretty good way to ensure you won’t do business with them again

    Cryptocurrency Exchange Poloniex is delisting DigiByte's DGB token after its CTO, Jared Tate, went on a Twitter rant. His target, Tron CEO Justin Sun, first denied and then admitted to being part-owner of Poloniex recently.

  • Hand controlling marionette
    Cryptocurrencies

    Bitfinex, Tether again face market manipulation accusations

    The embattled cryptocurrency exchange and stablecoin issuer jointly announced that a “meritless and mercenary lawsuit” is coming.

    It seems the New York Attorney General is not the only person accusing sister companies Bitfinex and Tether of breaking the law. A paper accusing the companies of market manipulation designed to boost the price of Bitcoin will be published soon.

  • 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.