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BinanceUS Blamed the 87% Bitcoin Flash Crash on Algorithm Bug

The US branch of the leading cryptocurrency exchange explained that yesterday’s severe flash crash that saw BTC’s price dumping from $65,000 to $8,700 in mere seconds was because of a bug in the trading algorithm. CryptoPotato reported yesterday when the price of bitcoin nosedived from its near all-time high level to below $10,000 on Binance US. Other trading platforms, such as Kraken and FTX, also saw flash crashes as BTC dropped more on those two exchanges than it did in...

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Bitcoin Price Flash Crashed 87% to $8200 on Binance US

After yesterday’s new all-time high at $67,000, bitcoin corrected today with a steep decline to below $64,000. On some exchanges, though, the crash was significantly more violent as BTC dropped as low as $54,000 on Kraken and to four digits on Binance.US. October 20th was a historic day for the primary cryptocurrency as it finally skyrocketed above its previous all-time high and peaked at $67,000. It happened on the wings of the recently approved Bitcoin Futures ETF in the...

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Binance Burns Almost $640 Million Worth of BNB Tokens

Binance recently completed its 17th token burn. Over 1 million BNB were removed from circulation, comparable to previous burns. However, due to increased token value, this is the highest value burn of BNB to date. Binance announced the recent burn on their site earlier today – the 17th burn since the first in October 2017. According to the exchange, 1,335,888 BNB were removed. In dollar terms, this equals $639,462,868 at the time of the burn. Specifically, 1,318,049 BNB were...

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Binance Will Support Polkadot’s Upcoming Parachain Auction in November

Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, has continued to express its support for the ecosystem development of the sharded heterogeneous multichain blockchain network, Polkadot. In an official announcement on Friday, the company revealed that it will start the Polkadot Parachain Slot Auction which is scheduled to commence in November. “A separate announcement will be posted with more details. Please stay tuned for the upcoming initiatives!,” the exchange said....

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Binance Hires Mark McGinness as Chief Regulatory Liaison Officer

Binance – the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange – recently hired Mark McGinness as its Chief Regulatory Liason Officer. McGinness is a former Head of International Relations at the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). How McGinness Helps Binance According to a press release shared with CryptoPotato, the hire is part of Binance’s effort to better cooperate with regulators. They’ve made many recent hires for similar purposes, expanding its compliance team by over...

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Binance Announces $1 Billion Fund to Propel Binance Smart Chain Ecosystem

The world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has announced a $1 billion fund to further accelerate the development of projects in the Binance Smart Chain ecosystem. Binance has just announced that it plans to put aside $1 billion towards the development of projects based on the Binance Smart Chain. According to the official release, the program will be divided into four groups, each one of which aimed at different goals and challenges. $100 million will go towards...

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Binance to Close Down Derivatives Services for South African Users

Binance users based in South Africa will have until January 6th next year to manually close their derivatives positions as the exchange is halting these services. This is the latest action by the world’s leading crypto trading platform in its efforts to comply with local regulators. As announced earlier on October 8th, Binance has alerted its South African customers that it will cease offering any derivatives services. More precisely, those are trading of futures, options,...

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Crypto Traders in China Have No Exchanges to Turn To

The recent death punch to both bitcoin and its crypto counterparts by way of China has got the entire digital currency space in a grip of fear. Now, many crypto exchanges are beginning to drop Chinese customers as a means of avoiding trouble down the line. They are not accepting traders from China, nor are they allowing the Chinese customers they already have onboard to stick around much longer. China Is Hurting Its Crypto Traders China has been on a serious roll to...

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Binance Adds Former IRS-CI Expert to Head Global Intelligence and Investigations

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, continues to employ high-profile investigators as part of efforts to boost the company’s compliance measures. New Audit and Investigations Lead for Binance In an official press release on Thursday (September 30, 2021), Binance announced that Tigran Gambaryan will be the company’s new VP of Global Intelligence and Investigations. Gambaryan’s hire comes after working 10 years as a Special Agent with the US Internal Revenue...

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Financial Institutions Are Coming Big Time for Bitcoin and Crypto, Says Binance CEO

Changpeng Zhao – Chief Executive Officer at Binance – opined that a growing number of traditional monetary institutions had turned their sight into cryptocurrencies recently, especially bitcoin. He also mentioned that the trading platform would change its structure to comply with the regulatory requirements. Financial Institutions Are Flocking into BTC In a recent interview for The South China Morning Post, Changpeng Zhao – Founder and CEO of Binance – shared his views on the...

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