Bitcoin Exchange Executive Kidnapped in Ukraine

Crime, News | December 29, 2017 By:

Pavel Lerner, the head of Analytics and Trading for UK-based bitcoin exchange EXMO, has reportedly been kidnapped in Ukraine.

According to local media reports, 40-year-old Lerner was kidnapped while leaving his office in Kiev’s Obolon district on December 26. He was dragged into a car by force and taken away to an unknown destination.

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BitFlyer, Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange, Now US Licensed

Announcements, News, Regulation | November 29, 2017 By:

Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange bitFlyer has officially launched its operations in the United States.

The exchange has been approved to operate in 41 states, including a “BitLicense” from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). bitFlyer is the fourth crypto company to obtain a BitLicense and the first exchange from overseas to do so.

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Japan Agency Grants Digital Exchange License to Coincheck

Announcements, Regulation | September 18, 2017 By:

Japan-based Coincheck has officially been certified to operate as a compliant digital currency exchange. The Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) has approved the application of Coincheck to obtain a license that allows it to operate in the country.

Coincheck’s registration approval follows the provisions of Article 63-3 of the country’s fund settlement law.

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Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain Teams with Unocoin

Announcements, Blockchain | September 8, 2017 By:

Blockchain, the company behind bitcoin wallet Blockchain.info, has teamed with Indian bitcoin exchange Unocoin. Blockchain wallet users in India will now be able to link their bank account directly with their wallet when buying bitcoins from Unocoin.

Blockchain has integrated Unocoin’s exchange directly within its wallet to give users greater purchasing power without compromising security or control.

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