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Binance’s Users KYC Data Reportedly Leaked Online

M. Ali

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It seems that some of Binance exchange’s KYC (Know Your Customer) documents have been hacked and leaked online including selfies of individuals holding up a piece of paper with the word Binance and the date the image was taken, there are literally thousands of KYC identities on a telegram group Find Your Binance KYC.

Some examples of the leaked documents were shared online by a Reddit user, faces and IDs censored for privacy of personal info.

Binances CEO tweeted right after the alleged data was shared online, asking users not to FUD.

Binance exchange issued a statement about the KYC leak stating that Binance was approached by unidentified individual who demanded 300 BTC in exchange for withholding 10,000 photos that bear similarity to Binance KYC data.

KYC means “Know Your Customer”. It is a process by which some cryptocurrency exchanges obtain information about the identity and address of the customers. This process helps to ensure that exchanges services are not misused. The KYC is required by large exchanges like Binance.

Daily cryptocurrency trader, miner, technology enthusiast and a full time IT consultant.

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Rakuten Has Launched Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange

June G. Bauer

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Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten has announced the launch of its new cryptocurrency Exchange, Rakuten Wallet. Rakuten Wallet supports BTC, ETH and BCH, more cryptocurrencies will be added in the near future.

As per the announcement, Rakuten customers’ assets will be held in “cold wallet” to ensure safety, private keys will be managed through a multi-signature scheme, and that two-step authentication is also enabled for logging in and withdrawing funds. It also keeps customers’ funds separate from its own funds.

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BiteBTC Exchange Acquired by Seychelles Commercial Bank

June G. Bauer

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BiteBTC exchange has been acquired by Seychelles Commercial Bank (SCB) and will be rebranded to Fedlio. BiteBTC’s current data including user databases, user wallets, orders and transactions history will be migrated to the new platform.

Fedlio is a registered new company but it will assumes all obligations to return the funds that were frozen at BiteBTC. As part of the updated KYC procedure, all blocked user accounts will be moved to the status of temporarily suspended. This group of users will have the opportunity to provide data to restore their accounts. The compliance team will be the responsibility of a team from the Seychelles Commercial bank department, which has the authority to restore and return the traders balances.

BiteBTC is an infamous cryptocurrency exchange that was owned and operated by two Singapore citizens Ng Chee Siang and Sim Zi Chao and was accused of faking trading volumes and scamming it’s uses.

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A New Cryptocurrency Exchange in Town, The Pit

June G. Bauer

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Blockchain.com has launched its brand new cryptocurrency exchange “The Pit”.

In a blog post published by Blockchain.com, “The PIT” has been under development in stealth mode over the past year. Bloackchain.com claims that “The Pit” is the world’s fastest crypto exchange, clocking in at 40 microseconds per trade, capable of executing millions of orders per second. The PIT will integrate with Blockchain.com wallet and it allows instant trading access.

According to Blockchain.com, Blockchain.com built the first block explorer to visualize data and the first API to make it easy to build applications in the crypto space. Blockchain.com brought noncustodial wallets to the masses with the Blockchain Wallet – where you always have your own private key and truly own your crypto. Blockchain.com launched Swap: an in-Wallet retail brokerage, and launched the largest airdrop yet to get more people into crypto.

Currently Blockchain.com is serving more that 40 million clients.

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