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Cryptopia Exchange hacked!

Cryptopia crypto exchange has been hacked.

Important Announcement
14th January 2019, the Cryptopia Exchange suffered a security breach which resulted in significant losses. Once identified, the exchange was put into maintenance while we assessed damages.

Cryptopia has notified and is cooperating with the appropriate government agenecies, including the NZ Police and High Tech Crimes Unit. Please see their media release below.

NZ Police Press Release

The New Zealand police websites states:

Investigation involving crypto-currency company
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 – 9:50pm
National News
Police were advised late yesterday of an issue involving potential un-authorised transaction activity at the Christchurch based crypto-currency trading company Cryptopia.

A significant value of crypto-currency may be involved and Police are taking this very seriously. We are currently talking to the company to gain a further understanding of what has occurred. A dedicated investigation team is being established in Christchurch including specialist police staff with expertise in this area. Police are also liaising with relevant partner agencies in New Zealand and overseas. The investigation is still in its very early stages and police are unable to provide further information tonight.

We expect to provide an update tomorrow.
ENDS
Issued by Police Media Centre.

Proof of keys! Not your private keys, not your Bitcoin! Remember this everyone! If you are storing your crypto, you really should be storing them on crypto cold storage wallets!

Follow the news from Cryptopia on their Twitter feed here.

Gemini “cracking down” on legit users?

After my recent round-the-world trip, I get home to see this in my email account:

Your Gemini Account – Action Needed

A review of your recent account activity showed regular deposits of fiat and a one way trading pattern where you deposit funds, convert it to digital currency, and then withdraw. This may be indicative of business activity. Could you please provide an explanation for this pattern and also the source of funds for the referenced activity?

Additionally, from the end of July 2018, you have only logged into your Gemini account from XXXXXX and the XXXXXX. Can you please verify your current residential address? Please upload a new proof of residence document showing that address. Please visit http://exchange.gemini.com/upload to upload your documentation.

WTF is this Gemini?!

Bittrex removing Bitcoin Gold, Private & Bitshares

On October 6th, 2018 Bittrex announced they’ll be delisting Bitshares, Bitcoin Gold, & Bitcoin Private.

As a valued Bittrex customer, we wanted to inform you that on November 5, 2018, we are retiring wallets that do not have markets, including Bitshares (BTS), Bitcoin Gold (BTG), and Bitcoin Private (BTCP). Our records indicate that you have a balance for at least one of the wallets being retired.

To keep your BTS, BTG or BTCP assets, you must withdraw your balance before Monday, November 5, 2018. After this date, your assets will be unrecoverable.

Wallet removals are a routine part of our ongoing platform management for performance and operational efficiency. For additional information read the related support article at: https://support.bittrex.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001391586

… I just found this email today in my spambox, so I contacted Bittrex support to ask how I can withdraw my coins, they said: “there is nothing more the support team can do to recover these coins”.

exchanges, exchanges! Another reason why you should not store coins on exchanges!

Craig Wright email to Roger Ver

Bitcoin Cash having a civil war before the Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin ABC, Bitcoin SV fork on November 15. Craig Wright (aka faketoshi), of nChain, sent this email to Roger Ver:

“If you want a war…
I will do 2 years of no trade. Nothing.
In the war, no coin can trade.
If you want ABC, you want shitcoins, welcome to bankruptcy.
It was nice knowing you.
Bitcoin will die before ABC shits on it. I will see BCH trade at 0 for a few years. Will you?
Side with ABC, you hate bitcoin, you are my enemy. You have fucking no idea what that means.
You will.
I AM Satoshi. Have a nice life. You will now discover me when pissed off.
And, no. You Could have had proof. Your choice.
Fuck off,
Craig”

Roger Ver’s thoughts about the fork, and about the Craig Wright threats:

Bitcoin Cash has been a mess from the beginning. Problems with much of the crypto space, stemming from some BCH community members trying to confuse crypto newbies, saying “Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin” (which is obviously lies and intended for confusion)

CCN article here
Coin Journal article here.

Gemini adding Litecoin trading & custody services

Gemini exchange adds Litecoin

Great news for all of us Litecoin holders, traders & supporters, Gemini the New York-based crypto exchange is finally adding Litecoin!

Fellow Moonwalkers,

We are thrilled to announce that Gemini will begin accepting Litecoin for trading and custody services. Beginning Saturday, October 13th at 9:30am EDT you will be able to deposit Litecoin into your Gemini account. Trading will begin on Tuesday, October 16th at 9:30am EDT.

You will be able to trade Litecoin against all other currencies offered on the Gemini Exchange: BTC, ETH, ZEC, USD. You will also be able to participate in daily auctions for Litecoin / USD.

We are supporting this new digital asset with the regulatory oversight of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) and are excited to provide customers with a safe, secure, and compliant method to buy, sell, and store new cryptocurrencies.

Read more about it on the Gemini Medium blog here.

EOS news

EOS mainnet is launching and most exchanges are supporting the token swap.

Binance says: “After communicating directly with the EOS Team, Binance has confirmed that the EOS ERC20 Token Network will be frozen at 2018/06/02 9:59:59 PM UTC.

As such, Binance will reopen EOS deposits until 2018/06/02 4:00 PM UTC, at which point we will suspend deposits again and process the EOS Mainnet Swap as previously announced.”

Gate says: “Gate.io has completed the mapping of the EOS main network, and all users will obtain EOS main network assets after the EOS main line.
For the follow-up EOS main network candy airdrop (such as IQ, etc.), we use a unified program for everyone to airdrop. Our philosophy is that although “Candy” is delicious, it may also be “poisonous.” We need to carefully evaluate it, and we must not “take risks” to “eat candy.” Also please all users who receive candy outside the platform must be careful operation, beware of phishing sites, do not expose their private key to other platforms, executable wallet file may contain viruses, be cautious! The specific scheme of gate.io is as follows:

Airdrop conditions:
1. The project has a regular team operation and can get in touch with the project party and confirm technical problems.
2, Project airdrop has a clear snapshot time point
3, project code is safe and reliable, with a trusted third-party security audit report
4. The total amount and distribution of project tokens are transparent
5, the project has enough community consensus and community base
6. If an airdrop is sent directly to the exchange’s wallet address without any operation, a specific operation is required. The project owner is required to contact gate.io in advance to inform the operation method and confirm whether the operation is successful. Contact support@mail.gate.io. If the project owner’s specific operation requires the use of a platform cold purse, gate.io will refuse to collect it, as it will put everyone’s funds at risk.”

Bitfinex says: “EOS ERC20 tokens will be frozen by Block.one on June 2nd, 22.00 UTC. Bitfinex will freeze deposits and withdrawals 6 hours before the airdrop, at 16:00 UTC. Please note that this time differs from the update released two days ago.

We would like to remind our users that we cannot guarantee the precise conversion of tokens sent to users deposit addresses after 16:00 UTC due to Ethereum network fees.

Cobinhood says: “EOS Mainnet token swap. The EOS public test network has been officially released. All EOS ERC20 tokens will need to be registered with EOS mainnet before the 2nd of June 2018, 06:59:59 (UTC+8) in order to claim future EOS Blockchain tokens.”

Also, Binance has added USDT/EOS trading pairs since last week Join Binance here. 🙂

Gemini adding Zcash

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 exchange next!

Another ZCL & BTC fork into Anonymous Bitcoin

There is another Zclassic & Bitcoin forking into Anonymous Bitcoin in September, 2018. (BTCA, ticker will be confirmed later).

The team behind Anonymous Bitcoin claimm to improve the fork situation, in comparison to the previous fork of ZCL & BTC into Bitcoin Private (BTCP). They plan to work with exchanges prior to launching, with confirmation about listings. This was one major problem that BTCP ran into.

For more information about AnonymousBitcoin check their official pages.
Website: https://www.anonymousbitcoin.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTCA_FORK

OKex & Kucoin removing BCH traiding pairs

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).

Read more about it here.

 


 

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.

Read more about it here.