3/28/2018 – OKex announced the removal of BCH trading pairs:
We will close all the trading pairs in BCH market of Token Trading at 18:00 Mar 30, 2018 (Hong Kong time, UTC+8) due to inadequate liquidity. While BCH will still be available for trading in BTC, ETH and USDT markets (BCH/BTC, BCH/ETH, BCH/USDT).
3/26/2018 – Kucoin announced the removal of BCH trading pairs:
We are excited to announce our new streamlined exchange. With our rapid growth in the first quarter we added in many new markets to provide a diverse platform for users to trade on. Now as we head into the 2nd quarter we are making many different changes to the platform based on user feedback. Several of the markets will be streamlined. KCS, USDT, and NEO will eliminate several pairs each, and all BCH pairs will be removed.
Binance is one of the leading Bitcoin and crypto exchanges in the world. It’s currently the #1 trading volume crypto currency exchange, according to statistics by Coinmarketcap. Check them here.
1. Binance offering $250,000 worth of Binance Coin (BNB) for information leading to the capture of the recent API hackers.
From their own words: “Binance is offering a $250,000 USD equivalent bounty to anyone who supplies information that leads to the legal arrest of the hackers involved in the attempted hacking incident on Binance on March 7th, 2018.”
see more here.
2. Binance added QTUM/USDT trading pair & 50,000 QTUM giveaway. QTUM is a top 20 market cap crypto with huge following.
From their own words: To celebrate QTUM/BNB and QTUM/USDT trading pairs now being available on Binance, we have committed a total of 50,000 QTUM to give away to our fans worldwide. Users will be ranked in terms of the total QTUM volume traded on their Binance account (including both Buys & Sells) across all QTUM trading pairs during the competition period.
see more here.
3. Binance has finally added the top 15 market cap coin NEM.
From their own words: XEM/BNB, XEM/BTC and XEM/ETH trading pairs are now available on Binance for trading. You can start depositing and trading XEM now.
see more here.
MoneroV, a planned hard-fork of one of the top 10 biggest market cap crypto currencies Monero has postponed fork date, originally was set for March 13-14, and the new estimated fork date April 30th. Monero (XMR) owners will receive 10 XMV per 1 XMR they own.
Statement from MoneroV official website:
MoneroV hard-fork date postponed to April 30th, 2018
Having both our team and community grow rapidly, the past few months has positioned the MoneroV project and the upcoming hard-fork as a highly anticipated event. With both great support and enthusiasm, we are dedicated to realizing the vision of a truly decentralized, finite currency to serve the community for years to come.
Due to the growing demand and increasing expectations from users, trading platforms, and large mining pools, we have decided that the Snapshot date will be postponed to ~30th of April block 1564965 to facilitate third-party services requests and including these below reasons:
Exchanges and custodian services need more time to implement the MoneroV technology for them to support the fork and credit XMR holders with XMV. We are in the process of helping leading exchanges (from the top five Monero trading platforms) to list MoneroV. These services require additional time for implementation and we are positive that postponing the hard-fork date so that more users will be credited with their XMV outweighs the drawbacks.
Monero’s own software update that will occur in March is causing confusion with the initial hard-fork date. This is a common complaint we hear from both the Monero community and our own. Postponing the hard-fork snapshot date will help both Blockchains.
Mining pools are asking for more time to implement MoneroV. We want to help these pools to prepare for the hard-fork split so that MoneroV will be more stable and robust.
Many users have difficulty storing their XMR locally using the Monero GUI wallet due to its large blockchain size. Postponing the hard-fork date will help more users to prepare and be able to claim their XMV’s.
Overall, taking into consideration these reasons, and although MoneroV’s codebase is fully functional, we are positive that it would be best to postpone the snapshot date.
UPDATE, supportive exchanges are: BTC Alpha, Ovis Exchange and HitBTC
Universa is a Russian ICO that has trading going live already on Cobinhood and HitBTC. The latest price range of Universa (UTNP) has been about 350 – 500 satoshi’s, about $0.4 – 0.5 cents. Yesterday I logged into my Cobinhood account and noticed all my UTNP sells had vanished, so after investigating I learned that Universa had a flashspike! It rose to 5000 satoshi’s for a minute on Cobinhood (about $0.50!!!)
So guys, it went from 0.00000400 to 0.00005000!!!
over 10x gains with Universa for some of us!
HUGE gains were made to myself personally and anyone else who set very high limit sell orders for Universa on Cobinhood. These situations are hard to plan for, but it’s a sure reminder to always have your limit orders “in order” always!
Here is Coinmarketcap screenprint of Universa, here you can see huge spike, but it doesn’t show the 10x spike that actually did happen in Cobinhood.
Scammers using HitBTC representations are rigorously aiming to scam anyone they can. So far I know they’ve been contacting members of the HitBTC forums.
They have ICQ accounts using the real HitBTC logos as their avatars. (Scammer ICQ: 723627901)
They even have the domain HitBTC.biz and send emails from firstname.lastname@example.org (scammer email) as real .com reps
As you can see, the user “Death-Note” is most likely part of the scam.
HitBTC support replies:
Dear traders! HitBTC.biz are scammers, do not give them your personal information. HitBTC.com is the only right address. Follow basic internet security measures: don’t visit unknown suspicious links, check your PC for malware on a regular basis, and everything will be fine.
Another way they are phishing for our personal informations is through ICQ. I’ve been contacted via ICQ by someone who claims to be part of the HitBTC team. To confirm about this I asked the HitBTC team in a thread, posted below:
Dear @TalkBitcoinsCom HitBTC support team has no ICQ support service. We strongly recommend you to not talk to these people. Don’t visit unknown suspicious links, check your PC for malware on a regular basis, and everything will be fine.
As you can see, another confirmed scamming or phishing attempt.
We all need to beware, these scammers are rigorously attempting to steal anything they can from you, information, money, crypto, ANYTHING.
Bitcoin Private fork is coming Feb 28, 2018. Each Bitcoin (BTC) holder and Zclassic (ZCL) holder will receive 1:1 Bitcoin Private (BTCP). So you better get prepared if you plan on claiming your forked coin.
Here is what we have so far:
KuCoin has announced support for the BTCP fork. KuCoin is a fairly new exchange and an active supporter of many Bitcoin forks. They have given users BTCP already, opened markets for a few days, but now they say they will not support trading of BTCP anymore.
Nanex.co Just added BTCP/NANO trading pairs today.
Binance, BitcoinPrivate announced on Twitter they have submitted application at Binance to get listed. A rep from Binance told me “Right now not support”. So make your own decisions.
HitBTC has announced they’ll be listing BitcoinPrivate for trading, but no confirmation about distributing BTCP coins to BTC holders.
Bittrex, many people seem to believe Bittrex will be supporting the fork since they do have both BTC & ZCL pairs there. Bittrexannounced they’ll help ZCL holders get their BTCP but they will not be crediting to BTC holders
There have been no other announcements regarding any other exchanges that I’m aware of.
Find more information on their website BTCprivate or Twitter page here.