Bitcoin 

Binance Raises Max Margin, Leverage on Bitcoin Futures to 125X

Binance’s futures platform is increasing maximum leverage and margin on Bitcoin (BTC)/Tether (USDT) contracts to 125x, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 18. Support for the contracts went live at 9:00 am UTC, with traders able to select 1x-125x leverage, with large positions adjusting to lower leverage allowed. As the press release notes: “At 125x leverage, a 100 USDT collateral deposit on Binance Futures will allow users to hold 12,500 USDT in BTC.” Balancing risk with efficiency According to BInance, highly leveraged trading is being introduced…

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Bitcoin 

Binance Futures Bucks ‘Dismal’ Volume Trend — Trades a Record $700M

Binance’s Bitcoin futures product is the only winner in a lackluster market this week as trading volume hits local lows.  Research highlights “very low” activity Analysis of various platforms’ trading volumes by exchange eToro’s senior market strategist Mati Greenspan on Oct. 15 revealed cryptocurrency markets had all but bottomed out in terms of activity. From a peak of around $4 billion per day several months ago, Bitcoin (BTC) now sees less than $200 million change hands, he said referencing data from research outlet Messari. Other players told a similar story,…

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Ethereum 

Crypto Markets Report Mild Gains, While Binance Coin Jumps 7%

Sunday, Oct. 13 — Bitcoin (BTC) continues to bounce around the $8,400 price mark, while most of the top-20 coins by market capitalization report slight gains. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Cryptocurrency markets are seeing mild gains, generally within a tight range of 1–2%. Binance Coin (BNB), the number eight coin by market capitalization, is the only top-20 coin that that stands out and is surging more than 7.5%.  Bitcoin has been bouncing between $8,300 and $8,400 for most of the day. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency traded from an intraday low…

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Bitcoin 

Binance Starts Accepting Fiat Currencies Through Alipay and WeChat

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has begun accepting fiat currencies through online payment service Alipay and mobile messaging and payment app WeChat, CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) confirmed in a tweet on Oct. 9. Zhao was quick to clarify that, while it is accepting fiat through the aforementioned services, it is not working directly with WeChat or Alipay. Zhao noted that users are still able to use them for peer-to-peer transactions.  The move follows the implementation of Binance’s peer-to-peer trading for Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Tether (USDT) against the Chinese yuan…

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Ethereum 

Binance Launches P2P Trading for Chinese Yuan

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched peer-to-peer trading for Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Tether (USDT) against the Chinese Yuan (CNY). In an announcement published on Oct. 9, the exchange revealed that the service will be initially available to Android users who already have Binance accounts registered for at least 30 days. The exchange states that users should update their Binance Android app to the latest version in order to gain access to the new service and that it will slowly roll out support for iOS and web interface going…

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Cryptocurrency 

Launch of Binance US Can Have Far-Reaching Effects on Crypto Market

From the outside looking in, the United States seems to present a host of amazing financial opportunities. However, when it comes to launching cryptocurrency exchanges or altcoin trading platforms, these possibilities start to dwindle and fade quite rapidly.  In this regard, over the past few years, the U.S. regulatory landscape has seemed so hostile toward the crypto industry that a number of prominent exchange operators have preferred not to serve U.S. citizens at all — a case in point being Bancor, a decentralized liquidity network, that recently decided to block…

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Bitcoin 

Binance Introduces Its Market Maker Program for High Volume Users

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced in a blog post published on Sept. 30 that it is launching a market maker program. Per the announcement, users whose monthly trading volumes exceed 1,000 Bitcoins (BTC) — or can reach such volumes — and who also have quality market making strategies can immediately join the program. Binance explains that the aim of the initiative is to bring more liquidity to the exchange. A bid for more liquidity The firm notes that the program is limited to the spot markets of the trading platform…

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Bitcoin 

Binance Seals Accreditation From Global Security Standards Organization

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has been awarded an internationally recognized security accreditation, ISO/IEC 27001, following two external audits of its information security systems. The exchange shared news of its accreditation in an official tweet on Sept. 23. Two external audits to secure the accreditation The ISO/IEC 27001 standard that underpins Binance’s new accreditation is the international standard that provides the specification for information security management systems (ISMS). The technology-neutral standard is designed to assist organizations in managing their information security processes in line with international best practices. To be evaluated for…

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Bitcoin 

Binance Lists Tezos With 3 XTZ Pairs — CEO Hints at Staking Soon

Binance CEO hinted at staking Tezos (XTZ) as the major crypto exchange listed the cryptocurrency for trading on its platform. XTZ deposits are now live On Sept. 23, Binance officially announced the listing of Tezos, launching three new trading pairs featuring the major cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC), top stablecoin Tether (USDT) and Binance’s native token Binance Coin (BNB). Following the announcement, users can start depositing Tezos on their accounts, while the launch of trading is scheduled for launch on Sept. 24, the exchange announced. CZ hints at staking Binance CEO Changpeng…

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Cryptocurrency 

BUSD — Binance and Paxos Stablecoin Latest to Get US Regulator Consent

Over the course of the past few weeks, the global cryptocurrency community bore witness to two major announcements related to stablecoins — with the first being the launch of Paxos’s gold-backed Ethereum token, PAX Gold (PAXG), and the other being the release of Binance’s cryptocoin backed by the United States dollar (BUSD).  Paxos, a global digital asset trust firm, announced the launch of its PAXG token via a press release a few days back. In the document, the firm claims that its product is the world’s first crypto asset to…

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