Coinbase to track off-exchange transactions from Dutch customers

In a new blog post published Thursday, Coinbase says that starting Monday, all of its customers in the Netherlands will need to complete new Know Your Customer, or KYC, requirements when transferring digital assets to wallet addresses that are not based on the exchange. This includes providing the recipient’s full name, the purpose of the transfer and the recipient’s complete residential address. Transfers between Coinbase accounts are not affected by the new rule.  The exchange noted that the change will only impact Coinbase users in the Netherlands, and is being…

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Binance ends support for anonymous Litecoin transactions

Crypto exchange Binance announced they are ending support for Litecoin (LTC) transactions sent through the latest MimbleWimble (MWEB) upgrade. Binance warned that any transaction sent through the MWEB function would be lost since the crypto exchange can’t verify the sender’s address. The crypto exchange didn’t respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comments at the time of publishing. The announcement comes just days after major South Korean crypto exchanges delisted LTC due to the latest upgrade that makes transaction information confidential. The delisting came just weeks after five crypto exchanges issued warnings similar…

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Litecoin confidential transactions spook Korean exchanges

The recent privacy-focused MimbleWimble upgrade on the Litecoin (LTC) blockchain has prompted two of Korea’s largest crypto exchanges to issue investment warnings about the fifth-largest cryptocurrency. Bithumb and Upbit, which together account for the majority of trading volume in South Korea, released statements on Monday, advising investors about the risks associated with the privacy-enhancing upgrade. Litecoin’s use of privacy-focused technology Mimblewimble allows users to make “confidential transactions,” which allow them to send tokens while concealing transaction data, according to Bithumb. In addition to that, Upbit issued a similar statement. The…

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Failed exit? Traders complain Crypto.com reversed profitable LUNA transactions

Cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com has halted the trading of Terra (LUNA) tokens after it determined that user transactions were quoted at an “incorrect price,” prompting severe backlash from the community. In a Friday news release, Crypto.com said that LUNA trades have been halted due to a pricing error between 12:40 and 13:39 UTC on May 12. “[U]sers who traded LUNA were quoted an incorrect price,” the exchange said. “Our systems quickly detected the error and trading was halted. Trading remains halted until further notice.” Market participants took this to mean that…

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Ethereum whales get busy as transactions hit highest point since January

Despite widespread losses being posted throughout the crypto market, Ethereum whales have been busy buying and selling Ether (ETH) at a rate not seen since January this year. According to data from Santiment, Ethereum whales made a total of 2,956 transactions, each valued at over $1M on Wednesday, marking the highest day of whale transactions in nearly 5 months. Santiment clarified that whales are typically defined as any account holding between $1M to $10M. #Ethereum‘s whales have been extremely active today, firing off 2,596 transactions valued at $1M or more.…

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Bitcoin network transactions and fees surge amid investor de-risking

The number of transactions on the Bitcoin network has spiked over the past week, which blockchain analysis firm Glassnode suggests are ‘urgent’ transactions due to investors de-risking. A sudden influx of 42,800 transactions hit the mempool on Bitcoin (BTC) last week. Glassnode’s chief analyst says these were likely “urgent” transactions due to the high amount of fees paid per transaction. The average fee rose to $2.72 last week, about 15% higher than the typical average according to bitinfocharts, an on-chain data tracker. The findings were reported in the Glassnode “Week…

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iTrustCapital surpasses $5B in crypto IRA transactions

Cryptocurrency individual retirement accounts (IRA) provider iTrustCapital revealed Wednesday that the total transaction volume on its platform had surpassed $5 billion, marking a 60% increase in nine months. As told by iTrustCapital, many of its users, ranging from millennials to working professionals to senior citizens, are trading cryptocurrencies for the first time. The firm only charges a 1% buy-sell fee on cryptocurrency transactions. There are no monthly fees, and investors only need to deposit $1,000 to open an account. Through the platform, users can trade over 25 cryptocurrencies 24 hours…

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Large transactions on Cardano up 50X in 2022

Crypto intelligence firm IntoTheBlock reports that the number of large transactions on the Cardano blockchain has increased by more than 50X this year.  Large Transaction Volume (LTV) refers to aggregated volume from transactions denominated in Cardano’s native ADA token valued at more than $100,000. Since Jan. 1, LTV has increased from 1.35 billion ADA per day to 69 billion ADA (worth $81.4 billion) changing hands on Cardano on Mar. 28. That’s a 51-fold increase in about three months and marks one of the highest volume levels since mid-2018, according to…

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