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Game Over For The American Traders On Bitmex Platform?

Lorna Udinese

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For all the people who are trading on BitMex out of the United States it is time to close your positions withdraw your BTC and make sure your funds are safe and are not going to get confiscated. As BitMex is most likely is going to get investigated by the CFTC (the commodity and Futures Trading Commission) because they offer perpetual swaps and perpetual futures for it’s USA based customers which forces BitMex to be regulated by the CFTC.

There are some rumors that USA accounts will be closed and funds could actually get confiscated, so once again make sure if you are from the United States or from any other country where BitMex says they don’t offer their services there that you are not trading there and you’re withdrawing your funds to stay safe.

It is probable the vast majority of Bitmex customers are from America and it is probable Bitmex is fully aware of it, yet most probably, BitMex will get more aggressive because of the CFTC investigation and will ban all VPN IPs and proxy servers it’s USA clients might be using to access it’s platform. And it might even ask all of it’s users to do KYC.

According to tokenanalyst.io, the BitMex’s Outflow volume has increased by 357% in the last 24 hours which means traders are withdrawing their funds.

Bitmex outflow volume

BitMex and BTC Manipulation?

There are rumors that BitMEX is connected and closely working with whales to manipulate BTC and ETH unregulated markets. And BitMEX makes up to half of its revenue from liquidations.
The current market seems to be largely driven not by organic buying and selling, but by exchange driven manipulation of the spot market to exploit the current dynamics of leverage trading. Lately some users on Reddit started discussing if BitMex is trading against it’s clients to make profit.

BTC Manipulation

BitMex Alternatives?

ByBit Would be a better alternative to BitMex. It is not as big as BitMex but apparently it’s not under investigations (yet). Yes, ByBit dose not allow users from the United States to trade on their platform but there is always ways around that.

There are other leverage trading platforms such as Deribit and Primexbt.

Will BitMex shutdown?

I personally dont think so. Desipte all of the market manipulation rumors, BitMex is still a crypto icon, it has its own research team, which is one of the most competent research teams out there who publish researches and crypto studies regularly. Recently some Bitcoin (BTC) developers received $60,000 donation from BitMex.

Full time technology researcher. Lorna been involved with the world of cryptocurrency since 2012 when he first invested in Bitcoin. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact her at [email protected]

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Tradesatoshi Cryptocurrency Exchange to Shut Down

Sying Tien

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UK based cryptocurrency exchange “TradeSatoshi” has made an announcement stating that the platform is closing down by March 1st. The exchange has been operating since 2015.

According to TradeSatoshi’s announcement, the reason for shutting down is that the exchange is not able to satisfy the customers’ needs when it comes to the security of the funds and other related issues.

The exchange also warned the users not to make any new deposits. Tradesatoshi won’t process any such deposits. Tradesatoshi has also requested it’s users who haven’t completed their KYC (Know your Customer) verification process till now to complete it immediately in order to withdraw their funds.

Some users have reported that the AML/KYC process might take as long as two months to complete, and that compliance is impossible before the deadline. Some have reported that they’re unable to withdraw funds even after meeting the additional AML/KYC requirements.

While some other users have reported that they’re unable to withdraw funds despite the fact that ave already completed the KYC process.

Trade Satoshi was launched in late 2015 and it is headquartered in London, UK. According to CoinGecko, the exchange 24 hours trading volume is 12.98 BTC ($153,212). Trade Satoshi currently support exchange supports 150 cryptocurrencies and 506 market trading pairs.

The exchange became popular because of the lower trading limits, low listing fees and it’s friendly chat box where you can live chat to other traders from all over the world.

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Poloniex Exchange Forces Password Reset After an Alleged Data Leak

June G. Bauer

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Yesterday, Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange sent an email to some of its users alerting them about a potential security breach after an alleged list containing Poloniex’s users email addresses and passwords was posted on twitter, which could be used by hackers to gain access to their Poloniex accounts.

While almost all of the email addresses listed do not belong to Poloniex accounts, we are forcing a password reset on any email addresses listed that do have an account with us, including yours.

the exchange wrote in its email notification to the affected users.
A screenshot of Ploniex’s email

It’s unclear how the email addresses and passwords were posted on Twitter in the first place and what percentage of the leaked data contained current data from Poloniex customers. That left many users bewildered whether the leak is real or not.

The daily trading volume on Poloniex exchange is $138,972,143, which makes it within the top 50 cryptocurrency exchanges.

Last November, TRON founder Justin Sun confirmed that he was one of the investors who acquired Poloniex from Circle group.

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Graviex Blames Malicious DDoS Attack After The Exchange Went Offline

June G. Bauer

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Mysterious attackers have taken down Graviex cryptocurrency exchange over the last couple of days using DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks.

The DDoS attacks took place on Sunday and Monday, December 29 and 30 , and have targeted Graviex’s main exchange website. During the DDoS, attackers successfully managed to overload two of Graviex’s network providers and managed bring down Graviex’ external connections to other ISPs.

The attackers, which appears to actually own a DDoS botnet contacted Graviex’s team demanding ransom payments,but the exchange refused to pay.

At the time of writing, the exchange now appears to be online and fully functional.

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurs when multiple systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. Such an attack is often the result of multiple compromised systems (for example, a botnet) flooding the targeted system with traffic.

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