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Bitcoin & Ethereum Not Securities - Western Union Ripple FUD - New XRP Logo - $15 Million AlphaPoint

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New Bitcoin Exchange in Norway Donates 5% Of Profits To Charity - Industry Grade Trading Exchange from Bitcoins Norway powered by AlphaPoint

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AlphaPoint’s New Service to Streamline Bitcoin Trading

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Not your keys, not your coins! The biggest Norwegian cryptocurrency exchange bitcoinsnorway.com says funds have been stolen because of a vulnerability in the AlphaPoint software and it will sell all its cryptocurrency holdings and send fiat equal to customers balance from may 7, 2019.

This exchange was the biggest in Norway and a traditional exchange in terms of having orderbooks and customer funds both fiat and crypto and they had Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin, with fiat currencies NOK, USD and EUR.
All the news about this is so far only in Norwegian but I can help with some translation and summarize this.
Yesterday all customers in Bitcoins Norge / Bitcoins Norway got an email regarding attacks on may 7 of 2019 because of a vulnerability in the AlphaPoint software that somehow AlphaPoint had informed them about and yet they continued operations until July 1, 2019 before deciding to close down the exchange as AlphaPoint was unresponsive in solving the issue. You can read the email in full on their facebook page where they have also published it, although its in Norwegian only: https://www.facebook.com/Bitcoinsnorway/posts/2384228571620303
Big Norwegian online newspapers have written a lot about this case so far (source https://www.reddit.com/BitcoinNO/comments/c7x0j7/dataangrep_på_alphapoint_bitcoins_norge_kunders/esiccn9):
Fra selskapet selv:
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Bitfinex chapter, quick preview: an attempt to explain WTF. Doesn't include latest developments. Please nitpick.

Currently trying to do a non-shit cover for the book, which is actually a huge amount of work given I have no artistic talent whatsoever (though I'm OK at graphic design).
So instead of doing that, here's what I have so far on a current rich seam of comedy gold!
Please look over this and flag any inaccuracies or unclear bits. What they did is convoluted and confusing, and a good example of why bankruptcy laws exist, so we need to maximise clarity.
The latest developments are not included, except the redemption. But OH BOY WILL SAID DETAILS BE FUN!
Bitfinex: software competence turns out not to be optional
If you’re not interested in mining or selling something to get bitcoins, exchanges unfortunately haven’t improved much since Mt. Gox.
Bitfinex is one of the closer things Bitcoin has, or had, to a reputable exchange. Advocates liked and trusted it and enjoyed using it – it has margin trading and other fancy features – and recommended it to others.
Its software turned out to be made entirely of copy-and-pasted cheese and string that nobody at all knew how to fix. This is quite typical of Bitcoin-related code and systems, as if financial software and systems had never happened.
Bitfinex was based on the codebase from defunct exchange Bitcoinica, which was founded by sixteen-year-old Bitcointalk user “Zhoutong” and shut down after being hacked in 2012. One of Bitfinex's early developers described what the system was like when he had been working on it:[1]
It has proved impossible to cleanly modularize and upgrade zhoutong’s spaghetti code. (Or if it is possible, Bitfinex technical team doesn’t know how to proceed.) In the current system, everything is entangled. There is no clean separation of concerns. They inherited this steaming shitpile of a codebase and they're stuck with it.
Their legacy data model, as implemented in their current system is insane. The system was designed by a 16 year old FFS! Everything is ad hoc, there is no specification, there was zero documentation, there is minimal accounting for edge cases, exception handling was tacked on as an afterthought. There was no thinking things through. Everything is ad-hoc! Therefore it kinda works except when it doesn’t!
A Bitfinex representative responded stating that “a grand total of 0 lines from Bitcoinica's code exist on Bitfinex” (the site moved at least partially to the AlphaPoint platform in 2015), but the poster asked him to explain, if Bitfinex had an all-new codebase, how they had accurately reproduced bugs that dated back to Bitcoinica.
The software problems were glossed over for years, because day traders are otherwise known as compulsive gamblers, and cryptocurrency day traders are the worst. I don’t often use the word “degenerate,” but if I did, they’re who I’d apply it to: reduced to a lizard brain, typing and clicking obsessively and watching for a number to change and provide a hit to the pleasure centre, all other mental and bodily functions atrophied. They make foreign exchange day traders look sober, considered and balanced.
On 12 August 2016, nearly 120,000 BTC (then around US$60 million) was stolen from Bitfinex customer accounts. The accounts were secured with multiple signatures, including from third party agency Bitgo, but the hacker seemed to know Bitfinex’s systems and even overrode Bitfinex’s transaction limits. On many accounts, two of the three signatures were Bitfinex, and Bitgo routinely allowed all requests from Bitfinex because there were so many.
Usually a theft of this magnitude heralds an exchange disappearing or shutting up shop with apologies, or the regulators noticing their existence and swooping in. In this case, as the supplier of gambling trading facilities not available elsewhere, Bitfinex felt there was sufficient demand for their services that a drastic action would be considered acceptable to their users. To wit: a 36% “haircut” for all customers. Depositors who had been hacked would be compensated with money from depositors who hadn’t.
You might think that compensating your customers using money from other customers, while the managers or owners don’t take a hit in any way, would be grossly illegal in any reasonable financial system. Particularly as bankruptcies usually go creditors, then depositors, and equity holders last. But welcome to Bitcoin.
Why on earth did the users put up with this? Secondly, because this was claimed to be the haircut they’d take if Bitfinex were to liquidate. (No, Bitfinex didn't show their working.) But firstly, because they were obsessive gamblers, desperate for more access to their strip mall casino. Bitfinex promptly went back up to No. 1 on the Bitcoin exchange volume charts, because Bitcoiners never learn.
Bitfinex didn’t want its users to feel they’d been left high and dry. So it offered them Bitfinex tokens (BFX) for their losses, saying (though not guaranteeing) that they’d totally come through at some later date on these IOUs and reimburse the holders with their face value:[2]
The token is a notional credit, is dependent on the Bitfinex Group’s recovery of Losses, and is subordinated to any claims against the Bitfinex Group not related to the Losses.
Meanwhile, you could trade these tokens – trading away your right to reimbursement if the stolen coins were recovered – and use them as collateral for financed trades! Only on Bitfinex, of course:
The token and your rights pursuant thereto may not be assigned except with notice to, and the prior consent of, the Bitfinex Group, on terms to be determined by the Bitfinex Group.
You might think this would constitute offering an unregistered security, but welcome to Bitcoin. The price for BFX dropped below its $1 face value even before release, opening at $0.80 and ending the day at $0.32.
Bitfinex redeemed about 1% of the BFX in early September. As it happened, they had enabled margin trading on BFX one day before, and the price went up from $0.40 to $0.56 just before the announcement. Speculation was that they had paid for the 1% redemption using insider margin trading on the BFX itself, thus looking good for free,[3] but I’m sure it was all just pure coincidence.
Bitfinex was getting their customers coming and going, and keeping them coming and going. Around the time of the 1% redemption, 30% of trading on Bitfinex was BFX, which they collected trading fees on. Furthermore, the BFX tokens kept their customers on Bitfinex in the hope of a payout, rather than just cashing out and never coming back.
In October, they came up with another layer on the scheme: the Recovery Right Token (RRT), for everyone who had converted their BFX for further gambling. Should any of the stolen coins ever be recovered, Bitfinex would first pay back the BFX holders who had not converted their BFX to something else, then pay back RRT holders with the remainder. That’s a made-up token on a made-up token on money they would normally have had to pay back.
Convoluted arrangements like this are part of why bankruptcy laws, let alone financial trading regulations, exist: so that creditors and depositors get paid first and fairly in a clear and open manner, rather than having what they are owed obscured in fast-talking flimflam.
In the meantime, Bitfinex set a financial and security audit in motion. Not by any such tawdry profession as actual accountants; they used “Ledger Labs Inc., a top blockchain forensics and technology firm,” which happens to be run by Vitalik Buterin, creator of altcoin Ethereum (of which more later).[4]
They also posted an open letter to the hacker, seeking “a mutually agreeable arrangement in exchange for an enormous bug bounty”, i.e., if only they would explain how they’d hacked Bitfinex: “Our interest here is not to accuse, blame or make demands, but rather to discuss an arrangement that we think you will find interesting.”[5]
It was entirely unclear to any observer what possible arrangement would be more interesting to the thief than “I have all your bitcoins now.” The stolen bitcoins are slowly being sold off through other exchanges.[6] This is very like a bank accepting dye-marked notes known to have been stolen from another bank and deciding they don’t care. At least Bitfinex will never have to cash in those RRTs.
In April 2017, Bitfinex announced they would finally redeem 100% of the BFX tokens for their $1.00 face value![7] This involves paying back the dollar value of the stolen bitcoins at the time of the theft – i.e., about half what it was by April. They also shut down all margin positions on BFX, putting users with insufficient collateral into debt to them (on a margin position on their own debt).
The founder of Bitfinex, Raphael Nicolle, has never seemed to appreciate the problem financial regulators tend to have with schemes that pay early investors using money from later investors. He enthusiastically backed the Pirateat40 Ponzi – though at least he later apologised for that one[8] – and came up with a high-yield scheme of his own:
So I'm thinking of the following plan: when I need more coins than I have to fill an order, I will ask everyone that previously “registered” with me to lend me some btc. After 7 days, I will return all of it, principal + 2% interests. For you to be contacted, you would have to post here or in PM to say you might lend me bitcoins, and approx. how many you'd be willing to lend me.[9]
Nicolle has not been seen online since the 120,000 BTC hack.[10]
The Bitfinex hack does answer one common question about Bitcoin:
“If you're so down on Bitcoin, why don't you short it?”
“Well ...”
1 elux. Comment on “[Daily Discussion] Sunday, October 04, 2015”. Reddit /bitcoinmarkets, 4 October 2015.
2 Bitfinex. “BFX Token Terms”. August 2016.
3 e.g., 7a11l409b1d3c65. "Buttfinex pays back 1% of their debt - Butters cheer, not realizing that they have been scammed again". Reddit /buttcoin, September 2016.
4 Zane Tackett. “Bitfinex: Update Regarding Security Audit, Financial Audit, And More”. Reddit /bitcoinmarkets, 17 August 2016.
5 Giancarlo Devasini. “Message to the individual responsible for the Bitfinex security incident of August 2, 2016”. Bitfinex blog, 21 October 2016.
6 Andrew Quentson. “Bitfinex’s Hacked Bitcoins Are on the Move; 5% Recovery Bounty Offered”. CryptoCoinsNews, 27 January 2017.
7 “100% Redemption of Outstanding BFX Tokens”. Bitfinex, 3 April 2017.
8 unclescrooge. “[shame thread]The sorry and thank you Pirateat40 thread”. Bitcointalk.org Bitcoin Forum > Economy > Marketplace > Lending > Long-term offers, 17 August 2012.
9 unclescrooge. "Unclescrooge 1-week deposit program at 2%/week". Bitcointalk.org Bitcoin Forum > Economy > Marketplace > Lending > Long-term offers, 13 September 2012.
10 Andrew Quentson. “Bitfinex’s Founder Seemingly Tried to Start a Ponzi Scheme”. Cryptocoins News, 8 June 2016. hai
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Bitcoin's Virginity, Benjamin's Big Short & the DRW Connection

Bitcoin -- The Virgin Sacrifice
TLDR: http://i.imgur.com/6pJyV3I.jpg
Up until now the Bitcoin markets & trading-sphere have largely been an outworld where legacy HFT firms could not dare enter -- they were instead left sidelined to peer through the murky ether at an untapped virgin goddess with her large bid/ask spreads and fragmentation. These aligning characteristics has caused a growing restlessness and salivating for the potential profits of "tapping that".
Enter the recent AlphaPoint integration into BitFinex's backend and one of the final pieces for institutional order flow to enter the Bitcoin trading ecosystem is near complete -- although this may not be in the form of hopium bitcoin believers perceive as "Wall Street getting in" -- more on that later
Here is the latest release:
http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/04/28/729278/0/en/Bitfinex-Completes-AlphaPoint-Integration.html
TLDR: The most significant point I took away from this is the ability to interact with BFX through the FIX protocol -- "FIX has become the de facto messaging standard for pre-trade and trade communication in the global equity markets, and is expanding into the post-trade space to support straight through as well as continuing to expand into FX, fixed income and derivatives markets." FIX is essentially the backbone of modern financial interactions between broker-dealer and hedge fund communications to the exchanges. OKCoin has had FIX enabled for some time now and it was announced on our very own Google Hangout that a EURO based hedge fund was utilizing their platform -- enter the well known 20x OKC "woodchipper" and I will allow you to draw your own conclusions on that matter. (http://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/2m04s4/okcoin_rep_says_a_new_hedge_fund_controlling_3/)
It has also become public that the specific HFT firms DRW Trading Group and Citadel have taken steps to enter the crypto space(http://www.wsj.com/articles/big-investor-involvement-could-boost-bitcoin-1428259814). This is not only apparent in DRW's presence at the latest Inside Bitcoins NYC conference speaking privately to both OKCoin and BFX but also their large winning of the DPR coins at the last auction via their subsidiary Cumberland Mining -- all signs pointing toward a large and active presence for DRW in the BTC markets.
Benjamin's Big Short & the DRW Connection
Another page out of the BTC trading folklore is the larger than life character known by the handle Benjamin(http://tradingview.comBenjamin%20/ ) on TradingView and sporting his Uncle Ben's Rice avatar -- many await his appearance like a Lock Ness Monster sighting in TradingView Chat or TeamSpeak. In early January his 3 person team borrowed 50,000 BTC to short bitcoin sub $200 -- he announced on TeamSpeak that his team was originally planning on borrowing these coins from a chinese connection but ended up going through a London hedge fund -- I give you DRW Trading Group's London office.
Many of the myoptic minded bitcoiners quibbled that why would a hedge fund allow someone to borrow coins for the purpose of shorting -- only to return them with significantly less value at a future date. Regardless if DRW was hedging off the risk before hand they would be charging a fair amount of interest fees on that amount of borrowed coins but the MOST interesting "coincidence" was the backdrop of the looming DPR auction. An auction in which Cumberland Mining scooped up an additional 27,000 BTC adding to their inventory and reducing their cost basis. The question remains if they are still looking to acquire in the next auction and I will stop short of speculating whether they are.
[I was actually debating whether to exclude this portion entirely as I thought it would distract from the real substance of what I was getting at knowing well that /bitcoinmarkets likes to devolve into /conspiracytheory very quickly. It is just really something to ponder of all the pieces involving DRW/Cumberland Mining]
The Changing Retail Trader Landscape
I do not want to go into the minutia of the Auction details itself and the Cumberland Mining mystery as I think the Coindesk article(http://www.coindesk.com/secretive-mining-firm-revealed-as-possible-us-marshals-auction-winne) does a great job of divining into topic for those interested. What I do want to focus on is the consequences to bitcoin retail trading going forward with these new players stepping in.
What these funds are doing is engaging in is mainly market making and advanced algorithmic trading where they simply see BTC as part of their asset inventory to feed off of the supple virgin order flow that has been inaccessible until now. BTC is a new speculative asset class and they see the price of BTC only as a cost basis and are not necessarily interested in its direct appreciation as an investment vehicle. With that said active retail traders may find that their strategies stop working and can & will be used against them. As Sang Lucci says pertaining to the listed space any retail strategy that can be algorithm-itised has been and will be soon enough into Bitcoin as well.
Largely, I believe that this is a necessarily step towards seeing the institutional (portfolio style) money come in that the bitcoin believers have been ranting about for so long. But to be perfectly clear these HFT/algo hedge funds make their money on the order flow not the fundamental appreciation of the underlying security -- however -- they may not be mutually exclusive but it is important to make this distinction as I believe it is often conflated and misrepresented as overtly bullish.
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Crypto-Currency and Cyber-Currency Market Future Demand, Market Analysis & Outlook to 2024

29 July 2019 - The Global Crypto-Currency and Cyber-Currency Market size is expected to value at USD 84 billion by 2024. The market is subject to witness a substantial growth due to the minimum fees for transaction in cryptocurrency exchange, exclusion of third parties for financial deals, and limited occurrence of fraud & identity theft. However, lack of awareness about the cryptocurrency among general population is expected to restrain market growth to large extent.
Although, addition of block-chain technology that provides more security and flexibility for financial services in cryptocurrency market, thus offering numerous growth opportunities for business, in the recent years. Globally, the market is predicted to grow at high CAGR over the forecast period, providing numerous opportunities for market players to invest in research and development in the crypto-currency and cyber-currency market.
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Crypto-currency is commonly termed as a form of money exchange, which is performed with the help of cryptography to complete the transactions. The crypto-currency majorly involves monitoring & formation of new units, enhanced security, and minimizing risks such as money fraud. Crypto-currency is purely digital form of money that can only be used for online transitions. Growing popularity of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin is attributed to its widespread use in the mainstream media since last decade. Bitcoin and the other crypto-currencies are considered as a decentralized system due to absence of any central authority. The crypto-currency and cyber-currency market has witnessed up to four times of overall market capitalization over the last couple of years.
A cyber-currency or crypto-currency is commonly understood as a digital asset that is derived to work as a medium of exchange with secure financial transactions, measurement of additional units, and monitoring the transfer of assets. Increasing demand for cyber-currency and cryptocurrency as an alternative to centralized electronic money and central banking systems is expected to drive the growth of crypto-currency and cyber-currency market over the forecast period. Latest technological advancement coupled with development of innovative technology such as ledger technology, and a block chain, that acts as a communal financial transaction database are anticipated to foster demand for crypto-currency and cyber-currency market in the upcoming years.
Crypto-currency majorly involves a mix of experts in the tech and business spheres along with ICOs, for application related issues. The successful implementation of cyber-currency or crypto-currency require an international team with advanced decentralized system. The authenticity of every cryptocurrency's coins is provided with the help of a block chain. A block chain is a constantly growing list of records, which are also termed as a block; these blocks are connected and managed with the help of cryptography.
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Every block broadly consists of a hash pointer that is linked with the previous block, along with a timestamp and transaction data. Block chains does not allows any modification to the existing data, thereby providing necessary security. These factors are expected to fuel growth of the crypto-currency and cyber-currency market during the forecast period. Bitcoin, one of the most popular crypto-currency majorly uses peer-to-peer technology in order to operate with no central authority or banks. Ethereum is also a decentralized system and a type of a crypto-currency, which runs smart contracts.
The market is divided by region as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa. North America has shown major growth in recent years owing to the rise in the implementation of latest technologies in banking & finance sector and existence of well-established online infrastructure. Asia-Pacific region is predicted to hold major market share with massive growth in forecast period.
Countries such as Malaysia, China and Singapore are leading the Asia-Pacific market with shifting trends towards adoption of digital currency over traditional form of financial exchange and significant investment by leading industry players considering potential growth opportunities in the region. The key players in the crypto-currency and cyber-currency market are Nvidia Inc., XILINX, Inc, Intel Co., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Ripple Labs, Inc., Microsoft Co., AlphaPoint Co., BitGo Co., Coinbase Inc., and The Bitfury Group Inc.
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Crypto-Currency and Cyber-Currency Market Driving Forces, Shares & Forecasts, 2018 - 2024

18 July 2019 - The Global Crypto-Currency and Cyber-Currency Market size is expected to value at USD 84 billion by 2024. The market is subject to witness a substantial growth due to the minimum fees for transaction in cryptocurrency exchange, exclusion of third parties for financial deals, and limited occurrence of fraud & identity theft. However, lack of awareness about the cryptocurrency among general population is expected to restrain market growth to large extent.

Although, addition of block-chain technology that provides more security and flexibility for financial services in cryptocurrency market, thus offering numerous growth opportunities for business, in the recent years. Globally, the market is predicted to grow at high CAGR over the forecast period, providing numerous opportunities for market players to invest in research and development in the crypto-currency and cyber-currency market.

Request Sample Copy @ https://www.millioninsights.com/industry-reports/crypto-currency-cyber-currency-market/request-sample

Crypto-currency is commonly termed as a form of money exchange, which is performed with the help of cryptography to complete the transactions. The crypto-currency majorly involves monitoring & formation of new units, enhanced security, and minimizing risks such as money fraud. Crypto-currency is purely digital form of money that can only be used for online transitions. Growing popularity of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin is attributed to its widespread use in the mainstream media since last decade. Bitcoin and the other crypto-currencies are considered as a decentralized system due to absence of any central authority. The crypto-currency and cyber-currency market has witnessed up to four times of overall market capitalization over the last couple of years.

A cyber-currency or crypto-currency is commonly understood as a digital asset that is derived to work as a medium of exchange with secure financial transactions, measurement of additional units, and monitoring the transfer of assets. Increasing demand for cyber-currency and cryptocurrency as an alternative to centralized electronic money and central banking systems is expected to drive the growth of crypto-currency and cyber-currency market over the forecast period. Latest technological advancement coupled with development of innovative technology such as ledger technology, and a block chain, that acts as a communal financial transaction database are anticipated to foster demand for crypto-currency and cyber-currency market in the upcoming years.

Crypto-currency majorly involves a mix of experts in the tech and business spheres along with ICOs, for application related issues. The successful implementation of cyber-currency or crypto-currency require an international team with advanced decentralized system. The authenticity of every cryptocurrency's coins is provided with the help of a block chain. A block chain is a constantly growing list of records, which are also termed as a block; these blocks are connected and managed with the help of cryptography.

Browse Full Research Report @ https://www.millioninsights.com/industry-reports/crypto-currency-cyber-currency-market

Every block broadly consists of a hash pointer that is linked with the previous block, along with a timestamp and transaction data. Block chains does not allows any modification to the existing data, thereby providing necessary security. These factors are expected to fuel growth of the crypto-currency and cyber-currency market during the forecast period. Bitcoin, one of the most popular crypto-currency majorly uses peer-to-peer technology in order to operate with no central authority or banks. Ethereum is also a decentralized system and a type of a crypto-currency, which runs smart contracts.

The market is divided by region as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa. North America has shown major growth in recent years owing to the rise in the implementation of latest technologies in banking & finance sector and existence of well-established online infrastructure. Asia-Pacific region is predicted to hold major market share with massive growth in forecast period.

Countries such as Malaysia, China and Singapore are leading the Asia-Pacific market with shifting trends towards adoption of digital currency over traditional form of financial exchange and significant investment by leading industry players considering potential growth opportunities in the region. The key players in the crypto-currency and cyber-currency market are Nvidia Inc., XILINX, Inc, Intel Co., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Ripple Labs, Inc., Microsoft Co., AlphaPoint Co., BitGo Co., Coinbase Inc., and The Bitfury Group Inc.

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Weekly Blockchain Finance News

AB Int’l acquired iCrowdU, Blank check Megalith files for USD 150m IPO, Boldface header, Deepbrain airdrops USD 3m, GSR upsizes tZero investment to USD 400m, Petroteq arranges debt for equity swap, World Bank mandates CBA for first blockchain bond, CoinBase poached Amazon’s Tim Wagner and Q2 VC investment report
The Blockchain finance newsletter gets readers up to date on the latest funding news and related issues.
• Mergers and acquisitions
AB International, the Hong Kong, China-based tech focused investment firm, said it acquired blockchain-backed crowdfunding startup iCrowdU. The company raised its stake to a controlling 51% from the original 11%. AB International filed its most recent 10-Q late in the US after sacking senior executives in May.
• Filings
Megalith Financial Acquisition, the New York City-based blank-check company seeking to buy financial technology companies, said it is raising USD 150m from the initial public offering of 15m shares at USD 10.00 each. The company identified blockchain as one area of management expertise.
• Funding
Libra, the New York City-based cryptoasset services company, said it raised USD 15m in a Series B led by an unidentified family office in Europe. The company provides back-office services.
Audius, the San Francisco, California-based blockchain company focused on the music industry, said it raised USD 5.5m in a Series A led by General Catalyst and Lightspeed. The company sees itself as a rival to SoundCloud.
Lambda, the Singapore-based blockchain data storage company, said it is raising up to USD 5m in a token crowdsale.
tribeOS, the Hamilton, Bermuda-based blockchain company focused on advertising, said Bitmain invested USD 3m. Bitmain, the Beijing, China-based cryptocurrency mining equipment maker, is likely to soon file for an initial public offering, according to a Fortune report last week. The company raised USD 400m in a pre-IPO financing led by Sequoia Capital, according to a China Money report in June citing local media.
Deepbrain Chain, the Singapore-based blockchain company focused on AI research, is airdropping USD 3m, according to a Bitsonline report.
Sagewise, the Long Beach, California-based blockchain contractual dispute services firm, said it raised USD 1.25m in a seed round led by Wavemaker Genesis.
True Nature, the Atlanta, Georgia-based developing healthcare related software applications, said it filed a shelf for a USD 6m equity financing with GHS Investments. The products the company develops may carry blockchain encryption.
Overstock.com, the Salt Lake City, Utah-based online retailer, said its blockchain subsidiary tZERO raised the amount of financing it was receiving from Hong Kong-based GSR Capital to USD 404m. Overstock said in June tZERO was raising USD 160m.
Vemanti, the Newport Beach, California-based investment holding company, said it invested an unspecified amount in Chopp, the grocery delivery company operating in Vietnam. Blockchain, AI and machine learning are sectors Vemanti says it focuses on.
Petroteq Energy, the Sherman Oaks California-based company developing blockchain technology for use in the oil and gas industry, said it arranged two debt for equity swaps worth about USD 400,000.
Late last month, the company said it was raising USD 1.8m from the sale of shares and warrants, and applied to uplist to the Nasdaq. Earlier in July Petroteq said it was raising USD 202,000 from 11 investors.
The World Bank, the Washington DC-based multilateral lender, said it mandated Commonwealth Bank of Australia to arrange what it says is the world’s first blockchain-based bond.
Initial coin offerings going more towards accredited investors, according to a Bloomberg report.
Other deals included Universal Protocol Platform, Genetic Technologies, and OMAAT
• Legal & Regulatory
South Korea’s recently established Blockchain Enterprise Promotion Association is pushing the government to establish the island of Jeju as a cryptocurrency hub, according to a Cryptovest report. Crypto Currency News’ take is here. The Indian government and Tech Mahindra plan to develop a blockchain district in the city of Hyderabad, according to an Asia Times report.
• People
Coinbase, the San Francisco, California-based cryptocurrency trading platform, said it hired Amazon’s Tim Wagner as vice-president of engineering unit. Last week it hired Jeff Horowitz as chief compliance officer. Horowitz was head of compliance at Pershing, a unit of custody, clearing and settlement firm BNY Mellon.
Also this week, Facebook’s head of blockchain David Marcus resigned from the Coinbase board of directors as the social media giant deepens its engagement with the distributed ledger space, according to a Business Insider report. Coindesk’s take on the story is here.
KeyoCoin, the Los Angeles, California-based blockchain company focused on the travel industry, brought Shrei Kaiserman in as a bitcoin advisor as it moves closer to the launch a travel rewards token, according to a BlockTribune report. Kaiserman started an investment and advisory firm, Maco.la, that has focused on the blockchain industry.
SharesPost, the San Francisco, California-based trading platform, said it hired Nick Grabowsk as chief technology officer. Grabowski joins from Charles Schwab, where he was a vice-president of application architecture and R&D. He will work on integrating cryptocurrency and blockchain securities into the SharesPost platform, which started as a secondary trading venue for private technology firms.
SharePost raised USD 15 million in a Series C in June led by LUN Partners and Kenetic Capital.
Sidley Austin, the New York City-based law firm, said it hired Lilya Tessler to head its blockchain and fintech in the securities & derivatives enforcement and regulatory group. She was previously co-head of the blockchain and fintech group at McDermott, Will & Emery.
AlphaPoint, the New York City-based blockchain services firm, said it hired Srikant Manda as chief information security officer. He previously led security architecture and engineering teams at Juniper Networks and Fortinet.
The hire marks the fourth executive AlphaPoint has brought in since May. Last week it appointed Fisher Cataliotti partner Katya Fisher to the board of directors. The law firm is focused on blockchain, cybersecurity, cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence.
AlphaPoint, which is developing corporate auditing software, hired Kristin Boggiano as chief legal officer in July. She was most recently senior regulatory counsel at Guggenheim Asset Management.
In June, the company hired former Nasdaq executive Michael Schmidt as chief human resources officer and raised USD 15m in a Series A from Galaxy Digital Ventures. Ether Capital, the Toronto, Canada-based blockchain investment firm, said it’s forming an advisory board with Ethan Buchman, chief technology officer and co-founder at Cosmos Network, and Panashe Mahachi, co-founder of L4 and Scanate. Other hires included Grant Thornton, CENTRI, Blockchain Power Trust, DigitalTown, Hut 8 Mining, Data443 Risk Mitigation,
• Data
Cryptofinance Conference data shows traditional VCs edging more deeply into blockchain investing, according to a The Next Web report.
Trading, financial services and infrastructure accounted for the most venture capital investment in blockchain companies, at roughly 17% each, in the second quarter of this year, according to a report from Outlier Ventures.
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Bitfinex Completes AlphaPoint Integration

New York and Hong Kong, April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Bitfinex, the world’s leading Bitcoin exchange, and AlphaPoint, the leading technology provider for digital currency exchanges, are announcing that after extensive testing, Bitfinex’s integration with AlphaPoint’s trading engine has been completed and live rollout is underway.
“This is just the first step in our ongoing process to deliver the most reliable and feature-rich trading experience for our users. While we are stress testing and ensuring that every aspect of the system will function to our user’s high expectations, we are very pleased that we can showcase some of the fruits of our labor. We are actively enhancing and developing features that we expect will be warmly embraced by the trading community. While we take every precaution in this integration, we think this is a major step in that process.” said Josh Rossi, Vice President of Business Development at Bitfinex.
The first stage of the migration to the AlphaPoint platform has been completed, allowing users access to a new WebSocket API for market data, providing order book updates and executions in real-time. As the rollout continues, users can expect the following:
Rapid Trade Execution - AlphaPoint’s matching engine is HFT-ready, and designed to maintain speed at scale, even during extreme volume spikes.
Flexible Architecture - The flexibility and modularity of the AlphaPoint platform will allow traders and institutions to interact with Bitfinex’s liquidity using the protocol they are most comfortable with - such as WebSocket, High-Performance Binary, or FIX.
Scalability for the Future - The new flexible backend will enable new currency pairs, in addition to advanced order types and algorithmic strategies.
“Bitcoin and the blockchain are here to stay,” said Vadim Telyatnikov, CEO of AlphaPoint. “As the broader financial sector becomes involved, we feel there is going to be a strong need for a trusted central exchange with deep liquidity and best-in-class technology. We believe Bitfinex will fill this need, and we’re honored they selected us as their backbone.”

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About Bitfinex
Bitfinex is the world’s leading Bitcoin exchange, and provides the most advanced trading platform in the digital currency space. A leading source of price discovery, Bitfinex also underpins a large part of the bitcoin economy by enabling merchants, payment processors, individuals and traders access to the deepest pool of liquidity. Founded in 2012, Bitfinex is an established thought leader in the digital currency exchange space, and one of the most secure platforms to have been released. For more information, follow us on twitter at @bitfinex or visit us at: www.bitfinex.com
About AlphaPoint
AlphaPoint is a technology company that powers digital currency exchanges and provides institutions aggregate access and order routing to digital currency markets. Its secure, scalable, and customizable platform can process nearly 1 million transactions per second, enabling customers to innovate, differentiate, and transform their businesses. As the world's leading white label exchange provider, AlphaPoint powers several of the largest Bitcoin exchanges worldwide, and is led by a seasoned team with 35+ years in financial technology. AlphaPoint has offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. For more information, follow us at @AlphaPointLive or visit us at www.alphapoint.com.
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Bitcoin's Virginity, Benjamin's Big Short & the DRW Connection

Bitcoin -- The Virgin Sacrifice
TLDR: http://i.imgur.com/6pJyV3I.jpg
Up until now the Bitcoin markets & trading-sphere have largely been an outworld where legacy HFT firms could not dare enter -- they were instead left sidelined to peer through the murky ether at an untapped virgin goddess with her large bid/ask spreads and fragmentation. These aligning characteristics has caused a growing restlessness and salivating for the potential profits of "tapping that".
Enter the recent AlphaPoint integration into BitFinex's backend and one of the final pieces for institutional order flow to enter the Bitcoin trading ecosystem is near complete -- although this may not be in the form of hopium bitcoin believers perceive as "Wall Street getting in" -- more on that later
Here is the latest release:
http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/04/28/729278/0/en/Bitfinex-Completes-AlphaPoint-Integration.html
TLDR: The most significant point I took away from this is the ability to interact with BFX through the FIX protocol -- "FIX has become the de facto messaging standard for pre-trade and trade communication in the global equity markets, and is expanding into the post-trade space to support straight through as well as continuing to expand into FX, fixed income and derivatives markets." FIX is essentially the backbone of modern financial interactions between broker-dealer and hedge fund communications to the exchanges. OKCoin has had FIX enabled for some time now and it was announced on our very own Google Hangout that a EURO based hedge fund was utilizing their platform -- enter the well known 20x OKC "woodchipper" and I will allow you to draw your own conclusions on that matter. (http://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/2m04s4/okcoin_rep_says_a_new_hedge_fund_controlling_3/)
It has also become public that the specific HFT firms DRW Trading Group and Citadel have taken steps to enter the crypto space(http://www.wsj.com/articles/big-investor-involvement-could-boost-bitcoin-1428259814). This is not only apparent in DRW's presence at the latest Inside Bitcoins NYC conference speaking privately to both OKCoin and BFX but also their large winning of the DPR coins at the last auction via their subsidiary Cumberland Mining -- all signs pointing toward a large and active presence for DRW in the BTC markets.
Benjamin's Big Short & the DRW Connection
Another page out of the BTC trading folklore is the larger than life character known by the handle Benjamin(http://tradingview.comBenjamin%20/ ) on TradingView and sporting his Uncle Ben's Rice avatar -- many await his appearance like a Lock Ness Monster sighting in TradingView Chat or TeamSpeak. In early January his 3 person team borrowed 50,000 BTC to short bitcoin sub $200 -- he announced on TeamSpeak that his team was originally planning on borrowing these coins from a chinese connection but ended up going through a London hedge fund -- I give you DRW Trading Group's London office.
Many of the myoptic minded bitcoiners quibbled that why would a hedge fund allow someone to borrow coins for the purpose of shorting -- only to return them with significantly less value at a future date. Regardless if DRW was hedging off the risk before hand they would be charging a fair amount of interest fees on that amount of borrowed coins but the MOST interesting "coincidence" was the backdrop of the looming DPR auction. An auction in which Cumberland Mining scooped up an additional 27,000 BTC adding to their inventory and reducing their cost basis. The question remains if they are still looking to acquire in the next auction and I will stop short of speculating whether they are.
[I was actually debating whether to exclude this portion entirely as I thought it would distract from the real substance of what I was getting at knowing well that /bitcoinmarkets likes to devolve into /conspiracytheory very quickly. It is just really something to ponder of all the pieces involving DRW/Cumberland Mining]
The Changing Retail Trader Landscape
I do not want to go into the minutia of the Auction details itself and the Cumberland Mining mystery as I think the Coindesk article(http://www.coindesk.com/secretive-mining-firm-revealed-as-possible-us-marshals-auction-winne) does a great job of divining into topic for those interested. What I do want to focus on is the consequences to bitcoin retail trading going forward with these new players stepping in.
What these funds are doing is engaging in is mainly market making and advanced algorithmic trading where they simply see BTC as part of their asset inventory to feed off of the supple virgin order flow that has been inaccessible until now. BTC is a new speculative asset class and they see the price of BTC only as a cost basis and are not necessarily interested in its direct appreciation as an investment vehicle. With that said active retail traders may find that their strategies stop working and can & will be used against them. As Sang Lucci says pertaining to the listed space any retail strategy that can be algorithm-itised has been and will be soon enough into Bitcoin as well.
Largely, I believe that this is a necessarily step towards seeing the institutional (portfolio style) money come in that the bitcoin believers have been ranting about for so long. But to be perfectly clear these HFT/algo hedge funds make their money on the order flow not the fundamental appreciation of the underlying security -- however -- they may not be mutually exclusive but it is important to make this distinction as I believe it is often conflated and misrepresented as overtly bullish.
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AlphaPoint's Scott Bambacigno will be talking about "The Future of Bitcoin Exchanges" at the Texas Bitcoin Conference at 9:20am on Sunday

For more information on the Texas Bitcoin Conference: http://texasbitcoinconference.com/agenda
For anyone interested in launching a bitcoin/altcoin exchange, or improving the technology behind your current exchange, we recommend taking a look at the AlphaPoint white label bitcoin exchange platform.
AlphaPoint is based out of New York, founded by financial technology experts with more than 30+ years of experience building risk management, trading, and exchange platform technology.
Some Features:
Rapid Scalability – The AlphaPoint platform is an enterprise solution capable of processing nearly a million transactions a second.
Flexible Architecture – The flexibility and modularity of the AlphaPoint platform allow traders and institutions to connect through a variety of APIs and support any digital or fiat currency.
Security - Multi-signature deposit addresses ensure digital assets are safe even in the event of a security breach. Built from the start with ultimate importance given to security, the AlphaPoint platform is rigorously scrutinized to eliminate corner-cases. Optimized with minimal exposure design patterns, your database and assets are secured with military grade practices.
Some recent news: Coindesk | CryptoCoinsNews
Learn more: http://www.alphapoint.com
Best,
AlphaPoint Team
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[ALTCOIN ASSEMBLY WEEKLY - BCAP] June 2, 2017

Good morning all, I am submitting our Altcoin Assembly Weekly two days early because of some prior committments this coming Sunday. Enjoy! And as always, looking forward to some great discussion around this.
Our focus this week is on Blockchain Capital.
Blockchain Capital (www.blockchain.capital) (formerly Crypto Currency Partners) is a venture capital company that invests in blockchain related companies. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California. It was founded in October 2013 by Bart Stephens, Bradford Stephens and Brock Pierce. To say they invest in blockchain related companies is an understatement. They ONLY invest in ventures inside the space. As of now anyway, who knows if that may change in the future. They are one of the few VCs that do this.
Bart and Brad are brothers who have been involved in the financial sector for quite some time. Bart started his career at e-trade in the FinTech sector while his brother was a former hedge fund manager at Fidelity. They also ran one together for ten years.
Brock Pierce is someone that you may know as Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation. All three combined bring a wealth of experience to the venture. Having a quick look at their advisory board, it reads names like Vinny Lingham, Bobby Lee and Charlie Lee among traditional financial corporate heavyweights. Entrepreneur and self titled Disruptepreneur, Jeremy Gardner resides at Blockchain Capital as well. He is an Augur co-founder.
They are currently invested in 40+ companies and have a proven record of exits as well. See below this post for their current holdings and past acquisitions which are publicly available.
Another part of their business is money management, usually for family offices, high net worth individuals including 25 Bitcoin CEOS.
The aim of Blockchain Capital is to invest in early stage fundraising, meaning they will meet with teams that may only have a small group of devs and a PowerPoint presentation. That’s a great position to be in since this is where the most money can be made if prospects can pass their criteria. Primarily, they want to see strong engineering teams with a proven track record of success. The opportunities need to lie in places where there is a large total available market, have an engineering advantage or a new business model that sits overtop free to use hardware/software models. Go big or go home right? Investing in A, B or C round is something they don’t ignore either.
Their ICO has happened already (April 10 to May 17, 2016) and it was successful. Their ticker is BCAP, an Ethereum based smart contract token. They raised $10MM in 6 hours, self-proclaiming they were oversold. This is 20% of the total funds they are raising. The rest will come through traditional channels and will not have a token. Though their token supply is also 10MM, valuing each $1.00. As of this (Sunday, June 4, 2017, the value of BCAP is currently $1.73.
The token represents an indirect fractional non-voting economic interest in Blockchain Capital. The sales were only available to accredited investors. Interested parties had to submit documentation to confirm their identity and net worth/income. A complete turnaround from how ICOs are usually currently conducted. They could be setting the way for how future sales happen. Keep in mind this isn’t a completely new concept. From what I know, they have been in touch with the Federal Reserve on how to structure this so I feel it wasn't done blindly or without guidance.
What they did here was disrupt the very industry they work in. And why wouldn’t they try to? It makes perfect sense. Why wait for someone else to do it? Your local cab company didn’t start Uber. Netflix isn't owned by Blockbuster. Look where those two are now. One is struggling to catch up and the other is defunct. This is a perfect example of a firm who sees blockchain technology as both a threat and an opportunity.
The funds raised from their ICO will be split 50/50. Half will be for new ventures. The remaining for follow-up investments.
Their token grants holders a portion of the profits earned by their investment fund. They wish to spread $500,000 per investment which means 20 deals at that rate. Blockchain Capital will take a 2.5% management fee from that plus a 25% performance fee calculated on the returns. The remainder of the profits will be distributed to the token holders.
Further, a token buyback provision will also enable them to purchase tokens on the open market. This would be in the event that their market value tumbles below their net asset value.
I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this. As mentioned, this isn't an ICO we're used to seeing although this isn't the first of its kind. I do not own any BCAP and I’m hoping u/laughncow can add something here given that he met and spoke with Brock Pierce at his party in NYC during Consensus 2017.
Portfolio includes: o Coinbase – (https://www.coinbase.com) o ABRA - (https://www.goabra.com/) o AlphaPoint -(https://alphapoint.com/) o Bitaccess - (https://www.bitaccess.co/) o BitFury - (http://www.bitfury.org/) o BitGo - (https://www.bitgo.com/) o Blade - (http://www.bladepayments.com/) o BitPesa - (https://www.bitpesa.co/) o BLOCKCYPHER -(http://www.blockcypher.com/) o Blockstream - (http://www.blockstream.com/) o BTCC - (https://www.btcchina.com/) o Chain - (https://chain.com/) o Civic - (https://www.civic.com/) o ETHCORE - (https://parity.io/) - Led by Gavin Wood, with Fenbushi who VB is a partner in o Expresscoin - (https://www.expresscoin.com/) o Gem - (https://gem.co/) o Go - (https://www.gocoin.com/) o itBit - (https://www.itbit.com/) o Kraken - (https://www.kraken.com/) o LedgerX - (https://ledgerx.com/) o Noble - (http://noblex.io/) o PEERNOVA - (http://peernova.com/) o Ripple - (https://ripple.com/) o SFOX - (https://www.sfox.com/) o SNAPCARD – (https://www.snapcard.io/) o Stampery - (https://stampery.com/) o Stem - (http://stem.is/) o String - (http://string.technology/) o TIERION - (https://tierion.com/) o WAVE - (www.wavebl.com/) o Xapo - (https://xapo.com/es/) o zenbox o zipzap - (http://zipzapinc.com/) o ShapeShift - (https://shapeshift.io/) o Ox - (https://0xproject.com/)
Exits include: o Authy – Acquired by Twilio o Bex.io - Acquired by Klinch o Bitnet - Acquired by Rakuten o ChangeTip - Acquired by Airbnb o Coinsetter - Acquired by Kraken
Side note: Had you not participated in the ICO for whatever reason, they also have an AngelList network that allows smaller investors to get in on their deals with as little as $1K. I think this is smart on their part to extend and flex their financial reach. You can visit their page here, (https://angel.co/blockchain-capital)
Edit: Formatting
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Interested in launching your own Bitcoin exchange, or improving upon one you already operate? We can help! (We support other cryptocurrencies and fiat too)

For anyone interested in launching a bitcoin/altcoin exchange, or improving the technology behind your current exchange, we recommend taking a look at the AlphaPoint white label bitcoin exchange platform.
AlphaPoint is based out of New York, founded by financial technology experts with more than 30+ years of experience building risk management, trading, and exchange platform technology.
Some Features:
Rapid Scalability – The AlphaPoint platform is an enterprise solution capable of processing nearly a million transactions a second.
Flexible Architecture – The flexibility and modularity of the AlphaPoint platform allow traders and institutions to connect through a variety of APIs and support any digital or fiat currency.
Security - Multi-signature deposit addresses ensure digital assets are safe even in the event of a security breach. Built from the start with ultimate importance given to security, the AlphaPoint platform is rigorously scrutinized to eliminate corner-cases. Optimized with minimal exposure design patterns, your database and assets are secured with military grade practices.
Some recent news: Coindesk | CryptoCoinsNews
Learn more: http://www.alphapoint.com
Best,
AlphaPoint Team
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Cryptocurrency Market - The Biggest Trends to watch out for 2018-2025

New market research study provides an analysis and evaluation of the current and prospective profitability, liquidity and financial stability of Global Cryptocurrency Industry.
Cryptocurrency is a digital currency which operates on cryptographic techniques to complete safe transaction. Being decentralized with no governing body/central body involved in verifying transaction, secured protection and producing new currencies are projected to be the major reason for the market growth over the forecast period. Moreover, cryptocurrency’s community which include miners/stakers, developers, service providers, users etc. drive the governance of cryptocurrencies. The positive feedback loop has made the community more homogenous.
Globally, cryptocurreny has been selected as digital payment method for the future financial world. These convenient currencies are completely digital requiring online transaction unlike physical cash. Hustle free transaction and deduction in entire ownership cost are few key features propelling the industry.
Major drivers include authentication, ease of transaction, complete security, faster international transaction are expected to spur the market growth with steady performance. Moreover, the industry has not been confined with government rules, exchange rates, interest rates or international transaction fee, hence, making the currency more convenient for application.
The currencies can also be transferred digitally via devices such as smartphones, since they are completely unrestricted from any centralized bank/authorities. Vendors and consumers prefer virtual money for making payments, henceforth, creating new opportunities for the market growth.
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Tax-free & compliance-free transactions, lesser chances of identity theft & fraud and negligible fee charged for cryptocurreny transaction are few other key elements augmenting the industry growth over the forecast period. Moreover, lack of awareness among the people and stringent rules and regulations for application of robots in various countries is expected to restrain the market growth. The emerging industry is projected to grow over the forecast period with more public awareness and continuous increase of new market players with innovative product/services.
The market has been segmented into type of currency, mining types, and application. The type of currency segment includes Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and others. Mining type is segregated into solo and pool mining. The application segment includes banking, real estate, stock market and virtual currency. Other application for the market includes retail sector, gaming industry, education, logistics & transportation, BFSI, tourism sector, media and entertainment industry. BFSI is expected to acquire the major share followed by retail sector operating on cryptocurrencies. The cryptocurrency mining hardware includes Central Processing Unit (CPU) mining, Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) mining, Field-Program Gate Array (FPGA) mining, and Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) mining. ASIC mining can calculate 10,000 times faster than conventional CPU mining.
Increasing acceptance and potential growth for this industry have attracted various small vendors globally for competing in the market. Apart from Bitcoin, Litcoin has also gained prominence in the market over last few years, there are plenty of vendors in the market namely as Litecoin, Namecoin, Novacoin, Peercoin, Ripple, Steller, Primecoin, Megacoin, and many others.
Geographically, the market is expended across North America (U.S., Mexico, and Canada), Europe (UK, France, Germany, and rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, and rest of Asia-Pacific), and MEA (Middle East, Latin America, and Africa). North America region dominates the market owing to the regulations offered by the government. Brazil and Canada are other major regions using cryptocurreny due to rules and regulations
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VIDEO: AlphaPoint's Presentation of 'Version 2' of their Exchange Platform at Finovate 2015

See the video here.
For anyone interested in launching a bitcoin/altcoin exchange, or improving the technology behind your current exchange, we recommend taking a look at the AlphaPoint white label bitcoin exchange platform.
AlphaPoint is based out of New York, founded by financial technology experts with more than 30+ years of experience building risk management, trading, and exchange platform technology.
Some Features:
Rapid Scalability – The AlphaPoint platform is an enterprise solution capable of processing nearly a million transactions a second.
Flexible Architecture – The flexibility and modularity of the AlphaPoint platform allow traders and institutions to connect through a variety of APIs and support any digital or fiat currency.
Security - Multi-signature deposit addresses ensure digital assets are safe even in the event of a security breach. Built from the start with ultimate importance given to security, the AlphaPoint platform is rigorously scrutinized to eliminate corner-cases. Optimized with minimal exposure design patterns, your database and assets are secured with military grade practices.
Some recent news: Coindesk | CryptoCoinsNews
Learn more: http://www.alphapoint.com
Best,
AlphaPoint Team
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Caribbean Startup Bitt Secures Seed Round USD$1.5 Million in Capital Led by Avatar Capital, to Bring Digital Currency Financial Services to Emerging Markets.

Caribbean Startup Bitt Secures Seed Round USD$1.5 Million in Capital Led by Avatar Capital, to Bring Digital Currency Financial Services to Emerging Markets.
Powered by AlphaPoint's state-of-the-art technology, Bitt releases its flagship service—the Bitt Exchange—to the public.
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS—March 30, 2015 – Founded in 2013 by Gabriel Abed and Oliver Gale, Bitt is a digital asset exchange, remittance channel, and merchant-processing gateway based in Barbados. Bitt, Inc. has partnered with Avatar Capital to expand operations in the growing cryptocurrency industry. This latest partnership has firmly established Bitt as the frontrunner in the Caribbean’s burgeoning cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Launch
Powered by AlphaPoint’s state-of-the-art technology designed by veteran Wall Street traders, Bitt’s trading platform is a highly powerful, user-friendly exchange that allows clients to trade securely and seamlessly. Bitt facilitates international Bitcoin trading in 11 major fiat currencies, such as the US Dollar (USD), Great Britain Pound (GBP), Canadian Dollar (CAD), Euro (EUR), and Barbadian Dollar (BBD).
“We were very excited to be selected by Bitt to power their exchange and support their vision of lowering costs for payments and remittances,” said Vadim Telyatnikov, CEO of AlphaPoint. “By connecting their platform to global exchanges, Bitt can offer Caribbean residents competitive exchange rates and deep liquidity from around the world.”
Funding
Bitt closed its landmark $1.5 million seed round from Avatar Capital, a Caribbean investment group based in Trinidad and Tobago. This initial capital investment will allow Bitt to continue to develop and expand its core services.
“Avatar backs Bitt with full confidence,” said Peter George, Director of Avatar Capital. “We are pleased to invest in the development of the cryptocurrency industry in the region. It is our hope that this investment benefits the people of the Caribbean and becomes the catalyst for digital currency trading in this part of the world.”
Serving the Underbanked
“The Bitt Exchange is a cornerstone project for digital finance in the Caribbean. By facilitating trade between traditional and digital currency markets, Bitt is creating the platform for very low-cost international commerce and remittance between the people who need it most - the millions of unbanked and underbanked citizens in the Caribbean,” said Gabriel Abed, Bitt CEO. Abed was recently recognized by Wall Street Journal as ‘Mr. Bitt.’ In Paul Vigna’s recently released book, “The Age of Cryptocurrency,” Abed is quoted as viewing “digital currency’s low transaction fees as a quantum leap for small Caribbean nations that currently maintain their own currencies.” Emphasis on Security and Performance Bitt provides a high-frequency trading platform, which boasts military-grade security. With an independent multi-signature HD wallet system, which maintains 95% of customer Bitcoin offline, Bitt users can buy and sell cryptocurrency with peace of mind, knowing their assets are secure. “With a team of financial experts, IT network security engineers, cryptographers, and software developers from around the world, as well as banking facilities and asset liquidity spanning many major international fiat currencies, Bitt is poised to become the leading digital currency exchange in the Caribbean region,” said Oliver Gale, Bitt’s CFO.
About Bitt
Bitt is a Caribbean-based digital asset exchange, remittance channel, and merchant-processing gateway. With a high-frequency trading platform, rigorous security and an easy-to-use trading interface, the Bitt exchange is an ideal solution for individual or professional trading. Bitt’s core focus is on providing the highest levels of access, safety, customer service, transparency and accountability, visit www.bitt.com.
About AlphaPoint
AlphaPoint (est. in 2013) is the leading exchange technology platform provider to support digital currencies. The company powers some of the top bitcoin and alt-coin exchanges in the world, and is faster than traditional exchanges with the ability to process nearly one million transactions per second. By easing the adoption of digital currencies, AlphaPoint's secure, scalable, and customizable platform is helping change how businesses and consumers transact. AlphaPoint has offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.alphapoint.com.
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Powered by AlphaPoint, MonetaGo Puts Faith In Bitcoin For Global B2B Payments

Powered by AlphaPoint, global bitcoin exchange MonetaGo launched on Tuesday. The exchange will operate across 35 nations this month and hopes to support payments within 50 nations by the end of the year.
Read the article...
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AlphaPoint and IdentityMind Global Partner to Provide Compliant White Label Bitcoin Exchange Solution Worldwide

Link to the press release
AlphaPoint and IdentityMind Global Partner to Provide Compliant White Label Bitcoin Exchange Solution Worldwide
AlphaPoint and IdentityMind Global partner to provide full compliance capabilities for digital currency exchanges, offering clients a complete package to rapidly launch compliant Bitcoin exchanges anywhere in the world.
Palo Alto, CA. - April 24, 2015 - AlphaPoint, the leading provider of white label technology for digital currency exchanges, and IdentityMind Global, provider of risk management and anti-money laundering solutions, have partnered to provide AlphaPoint clients with complete user verification and anti-money laundering capabilities.
AlphaPoint’s turn-key, white label solution gives customers the ability to launch their own digital currency exchanges in under 20 days, offering both a full stack software solution, as well as a liquidity service to bolster trading volumes. The partnership with IdentityMind will provide exchange owners with a crucial suite of compliance tools and technology to verify user identities, monitor transactions, prevent fraud, and comply with U.S. and international regulations.
“With AlphaPoint, clients have the technology to launch a Bitcoin exchange in days. However, exchanges must also comply with a variety of regulatory requirements to operate legally,” explained Igor Telyatnikov, VP of Operations at AlphaPoint. “Owners must have their own AML program to verify user identities, monitor transactions, and screen against sanctions lists. With IdentityMind’s platform, our customers can leverage the tools they need to comply with regulation all over the world.”
The partnership follows the successful launch of multiple joint exchanges between the two companies, with several exchanges in recent months leveraging AlphaPoint’s technology, and implementing IdentityMind’s integrated identification services to manage the regulatory requirements of operating an international money transfer service.
“We made a commitment last year to provide the Bitcoin industry with the most effective, cost efficient compliance platform available,” said Garrett Gafke, President & CEO of IdentityMind Global. “Today, we’re proud to be the leading provider of KYC and compliance technology in the industry. Support for digital currency startups has been central to our efforts, and this partnership with AlphaPoint reinforces our commitment.”
The IdentityMind platform provides users with transaction monitoring, sanctions screening, and sophisticated KYC services, including access to 16+ third party service and data providers. The platform is used by digital currency businesses across four continents, and provides users with a comprehensive toolset to reduce manual review processes. The IdentityMind IGNITE program provides digital currency startups with the platform’s full capabilities, starting at a low flat-rate fee.
About AlphaPoint
AlphaPoint is a technology company that powers digital currency exchanges and provides institutions aggregate access and order routing to digital currency markets. Its secure, scalable, and customizable platform can process nearly 1 million transactions per second, enabling customers to innovate, differentiate, and transform their businesses. As the world's leading white label exchange provider, AlphaPoint powers several of the largest Bitcoin exchanges worldwide, and is led by a seasoned team with 35+ years in financial technology. AlphaPoint has offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. For more information, follow us at @AlphaPointLive or visit us at http://www.AlphaPoint.com.
About IdentityMind Global
IdentityMind Global provides risk management and regulatory compliance solutions for the ecommerce ecosystem. Their Fraud Prevention and Risk Management Platform provides financial institutions and online merchants with real-time capabilities to effectively address the operational challenges of conducting financial and payment transactions online. IdentityMind delivers integrated Fraud Prevention, Anti Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC), Merchant Underwriting and Transaction Monitoring. IdentityMind’s patent-pending technology Electronic DNA (eDNA™) recognizes identities based on electronic attributes and how these attributes are validated and correlated against each other. Our Platform shares eDNA™ across all our clients so they can all benefit while keeping identities and transactions private to each client. IdentityMind Global services clients worldwide including Banks, Money Service Business, Payment Service Providers, Virtual Currency Exchanges and Trading Platforms, and Online Merchants. For more information, visit us at http://www.identitymindglobal.com, or follow us on twitter: @identitymind.
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IdentityMind Global™ is privately held. For more information please refer to http://www.identitymindglobal.com, or reach us at info(at)identitymind(dot)com.
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Interested in launching your own Dogecoin exchange, or improving upon one you already operate? We can help! (We support other cryptocurrencies and fiat too)

For anyone interested in launching an altcoin exchange, or improving the technology behind your current exchange, we recommend taking a look at the AlphaPoint white label cryptocurrency exchange platform.
AlphaPoint is based out of New York, founded by financial technology experts with more than 30+ years of experience building risk management, trading, and exchange platform technology.
Some Features:
Rapid Scalability – The AlphaPoint platform is an enterprise solution capable of processing nearly a million transactions a second.
Flexible Architecture – The flexibility and modularity of the AlphaPoint platform allow traders and institutions to connect through a variety of APIs and support any digital or fiat currency.
Security - Multi-signature deposit addresses ensure digital assets are safe even in the event of a security breach. Built from the start with ultimate importance given to security, the AlphaPoint platform is rigorously scrutinized to eliminate corner-cases. Optimized with minimal exposure design patterns, your database and assets are secured with military grade practices.
Some recent news: Coindesk | CryptoCoinsNews
Learn more: http://www.alphapoint.com
Best,
AlphaPoint Team
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AlphaPoint's Vadim Telyatnikov and Joe Ventura will be speaking at Inside Bitcoins in NY, April 28th and 29th.

Joe will be speaking on 'Getting Ready for Wall Street' and Vadim will be speaking on 'The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem.'
For more info on the agenda, go to http://insidebitcoins.com/new-york/2015/agenda
For more info on AlphaPoint, go to http://www.alphapoint.com
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REMINDER: AlphaPoint's Vadim Telyatnikov and Joe Ventura will be speaking at Inside Bitcoins in NY, April 28th and 29th.

Joe will be speaking on 'Getting Ready for Wall Street' and Vadim will be speaking on 'The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem.'
For more info on the agenda, go to http://insidebitcoins.com/new-york/2015/agenda
For more info on AlphaPoint, go to http://www.alphapoint.com
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Alpha Point Providing Digital Asset Exchange and Blockchain Solutions BITCOIN AT A MAKE OR BREAK POINT!!! BREAKOUT BEFORE END OF MAY!!! WARNING WARNING!!! Xrp News: AlphaPoint DCEX & Virtu Financial = Liquidity!!!!!!! Ep. #240- Bitcoin Conference 2017: Alpha Point

Bitcoin is down by over 50% from its summer's highs and is now hanging around a critical support level of $6,500. The world's favorite digital asset appears to be losing its popularity for various ... Global financial technology company AlphaPoint has used this week’s Blockchain Week in New York to launch its new Regulated Asset-Backed Token (RABT) framework, writes Coindesk. AlphaPoint is a blockchain technology that aims to bring blockchain infrastructure to financial institutions and other industries. Here’s our AlphaPoint review. What Is AlphaPoint? AlphaPoint is a New York City-based FinTech company that provides institutions with blockchain technology and infrastructure. AlphaPoint’s products are designed to issue, track, and trade digital assets while ... AlphaPoint Executives Showcase Cutting-Edge White Label Bitcoin Exchange Suite at FinovateEurope. Founder and CTO Joe Ventura and VP of Sales Scott Bambacigno unveil AlphaPoint's feature-rich bitcoin exchange technology, overhauled with an emphasis on customization, scalability, and security. AlphaPoint is a white-label software company helping make illiquid assets liquid. Through its secure, scalable, and customizable distributed ledger platform, AlphaPoint enables customers to launch and operate new products, markets, and services by providing institutions enterprise-grade Blockchain solutions to digitize assets.

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AlphaPoint / FinovateFall 2017 - Duration: 7:20. Finovate TV 920 views. 7:20. Aaron Voisine ... SO MUCH CRYPTO NEWS TODAY!! Bitcoin, Tezos, Cardano, & Much More - Duration: 38:50. Crypt0 5,509 ... AlphaPoint powers numerous of the largest Bitcoin exchanges worldwide and this is a fascinating interview. Listen, subscribe, and review Future Tech Podcast. Contribute Bitcoin to fuel our ... Xrp News: AlphaPoint DCEX & Virtu Financial = Liquidity Thanks for watching the channel Secure your digital Assets with a ledger Nano S: https://bit.ly/2Q Get $10.00 of btc when you order $100.00 ... Bitcoin News, Technical Analysis & Trading Channel. SUBSCRIBE For Daily Crypto Videos : https://goo.gl/zm1G9x and don't forget to hit the icon! If you like to join our community, discuss about ...

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