Gemini announced they’re adding Zcash to their platform on May 19, 2018.
Gemini Is Now the World’s First Licensed Zcash Exchange!
We are excited to announce support for Zcash trading and custody. Starting on Saturday, May 19th at 9:30am EDT customers will be able to start depositing Zcash into their Gemini accounts. Trading will begin on Tuesday, May 22nd at 9:30am EDT.
We have been working closely with the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) to obtain approval to offer Zcash trading and custody services to our customers as a New York trust company. Our approval makes Gemini the first licensed Zcash exchange in the world. It also makes the NYSDFS the first regulatory agency in the world to supervise Zcash, reaffirming their position as the leading financial regulator in the area of digital assets. To learn more read our blog post.
Zcash pumped 30% today, probably due to this news. Litecoin is being added to Gemini next!
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
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.
“Status: Maintenance. 22nd January – IFC network was the victim of a 51% attack which resulted in the loss of some funds in Cryptopia’s IFC wallet. Unfortunately Cryptopia is unable to regulate or control a coins network. The wallet is now empty and IFC will be delisted ASAP.”
And sad to say, but their support has not been helpful with my attempts to withdraw my coins since 2 months ago
They have replied Feb 2, 2018:
“As you may know, IFC has been a target of a 51% attack and due this attack the majority of IFC coins were lost. We are now lifting the maintenance status to allow users to withdraw their coins.
Users are allowed to withdraw and will be based off first come first serve basis. We realise that this isn’t ideal, so please try and withdraw at your earliest convenience.
Once the wallet is empty, we will be delisting this coin.
As it is the Coin’s team who are responsible for ensuring their network is secure, any further Complaints and support requests should be directed towards the IFC team. You may be able to contact them via their website here: http://infinitecoin.com/ or https://twitter.com/infinitecoin?lang=en
We sincerely apologise for any losses that may have incurred due to this attack.
The sketchy crypto coin and lending platform Bitconnect has finally gone bust!
Just $400 per 1 unit of BCC a few weeks ago, down to $15 today, and still dropping.
Their website and subreddit are offline:
You can still get an idea of the damage by checking out BCC on Coinmarketcap site here. Also read more about it at this article.
Many youtubers were promoting Bitconnect with their referral links, many came across as spammy, for such a scammy pyramid-style setup that Bitconnect was. Users like Craig Grant, Trevon James & CryptoNick, c’mon fuckers, you knew exactly what you were pushing! Quit pleading innocence on this! 😡
The shameless BCC holders hitting HitBTC trollbox with comments like “Buy BCC!!!” or “hold your BCC it go back up”, “HODL BCC”, but if you have a brain in your head, you know better than to touch it with a 10 foot pole.