Thai SEC intends to revoke operating license of Huobi crypto exchange

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has temporarily suspended the services of the local branch of crypto exchange Houbi and recommended revoking its operating license with the Ministry of Finance. With the suspension in place, Huobi has been given three months to return all assets to its clients. Huobi, which is branded as DSDack in Thailand, received the suspension order after failing to comply with local regulations related to its operations and management structure. According to the Thai SEC, Huobi was first informed about a breach of compliance during an…

Crypto exchange FTX launches NFT marketplace for US-based customers

After witnessing the parabolic growth of the nonfungible token (NFT) ecosystem since the turn of the year, popular cryptocurrency exchange FTX has become the latest crypto platform to announce the launch of a native NFT marketplace. Exclusive for United States-based customers, the platform will enable users to mint, buy and sell NFTs — all traded cross-chain across the Ethereum and Solana blockchains. Deposits and withdrawals are also expected to be launched in the coming weeks, opening up the capability of depositing external NFTs onto the platform. In a public display of…

SEC reportedly investigates decentralized exchange Uniswap

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly investigating the startup behind the world’s largest decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, Uniswap. The U.S. securities regulator has initiated a probe into Uniswap’s main developer, Uniswap Labs, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The report says that enforcement attorneys are now looking for information about Uniswap’s marketing and investor services, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter. A spokesperson for Uniswap Labs reportedly said the firm is “committed to complying with the laws and regulations governing our industry and to providing information to…

Bithumb crypto exchange reportedly bans foreigners without mobile KYC

South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has reportedly announced a ban on foreigners who have not completed phone-based Know Your Customer (KYC) verification. According to local coverage by Pulse, non-Koreans using the Bithumb crypto exchange will be subject to mandatory mobile verification. While the rule is reportedly set to be effective from this year, the exact date for the new KYC requirement is yet to be announced. Citing Bithumb’s notice, The Korean Herald reported: “Foreigners residing in Korea who cannot process identification with mobile phones cannot use the service.” Bithumb’s move…

Binance CEO says US crypto exchange will go public in three years

Binance’s affiliate United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance US is targeting an initial public offering (IPO) in 2024, according to Binance CEO and founder Changpeng Zhao. BinanceUS is planning to close a large private funding round in the next two months that would allow the firm to become more independent from the global exchange, Zhao said on Sept. 1 in an interview with tech publication The Information. Zhao is confident that the global crypto exchange will survive the ongoing regulatory crackdown by global regulators, and that Binance US will move toward a…

Crypto exchange OKEx launches DeFi hub and NFT marketplace

Global crypto exchange OKEx is ramping up its decentralized finance (DeFi) efforts with the introduction of the DeFi Hub, a decentralized digital asset ecosystem that includes a marketplace for nonfungible tokens (NFTs).  According to a Sep. 2 announcement, the crypto spot and derivatives exchange launched its DeFi Hub with two initial tools, NFT Marketplace and DeFi Dashboard. The NFT Marketplace enables users to mint their own NFTs to sell with a royalty fee that is set by the creator. Users would be able to import NFTs from other supported platforms…

Bilaxy exchange suspends website after ERC-20 hot wallet hack

Bilaxy, a lesser-known cryptocurrency exchange, has confirmed a major hacking incident, reporting losses of funds due to an exploit of the platform’s ERC-20 hot wallet. Bilaxy announced on its Telegram channel that the crypto exchange suffered a “serious hack” on Aug. 28 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. UTC, resulting in the transfer of 295 different ERC-20 tokens. According to the exchange, the affected tokens were transferred by the hacker to a single address. At the time of writing, the tokens are valued at $170,600, with the most recent transaction…

XinFin (XDC) hits a new ATH after fresh partnerships and exchange listings

Enterprise adoption of blockchain technology is an important long-term goal of the cryptocurrency community because the integration of digital currencies with daily business activities will bring new users into the ecosystem and provide a boost to on-chain activity. One protocol that has been gaining traction on the enterprise adoption front is XinFin Network (XDC), an enterprise-ready hybrid blockchain solution specifically designed to optimize international trade and finance. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after hitting a low of $0.0673 on July 20, the price of XDC rallied…

Jack Dorsey discusses plans to build a decentralized exchange for Bitcoin

Square CEO Jack Dorsey said that the platform’s latest Bitcoin (BTC) venture would be to develop a decentralized exchange.  In a Friday tweet, Dorsey said that “TBD” — either referring to the fact the business’ name has yet to be determined or simply the name itself — would be focused on building a decentralized exchange for Bitcoin. According to project leader Mike Brock, TBD, a unit of Square, aims to “make it easy to fund a non-custodial wallet anywhere in the world through a platform to build on- and off-ramps…

Altcoins sell off while exchange listings boost COTI and Conflux Network

Bears pressed harder on the market on Aug. 26 after Bitcoin (BTC) continued its pullback to an intra-day low at $46,250 and altcoins nursed near double-digit losses. While most of the market is seeing red, a few altcoins managed to notch notable gains due to exchange listings and new staking opportunities. Top seven coins with the highest 24-hour price change. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the biggest gainers over the past 24 hours were COTI, XYO Network (XYO) and Conflux Network (CFX).…