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.
The two New York-based firms will collaborate to offer clients looking to invest in physical bitcoin “the same caliber of market knowledge and trade execution expertise in BTC as they would expect from any established traditional finance desk,” said Tim Plakas, head of sales at Galaxy Digital Trading,
CipherTrace says 12.1% of Bitcoin funds sent to Finnish exchanges come directly from criminal sources. As a percentage, that’s the highest worldwide, making Finland a hotspot for illegal Bitcoin. LocalBitcoins, a peer-to-peer crypto marketplace, is partly to blame. It is based in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, and received 99% of these ill-gotten funds, according to a report.
A new benchmark index is trying to cut through market manipulation and inaccurate data to offer a “robust” insight into Bitcoin’s actual price. The Bitcoin Benchmark Rate is the brainchild of MV Index Solutions, which develops a range of indices for investors, along with the digital asset data platform CryptoCompare.