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Coinbase Pro is one of the most trusted cryptocurrency order book exchanges today. With its widely global availability and strong insurance protections, Coinbase Pro stands as a solid choice for professional traders. We take a closer look at the history, advantages and disadvantages, and latest moves of Coinbase Pro.

History and Background

Founded in 2011 by former Airbnb engineer Brian Armstrong, Coinbase is based in San Francisco, California. Coinbase’s global digital asset exchange (GDAX) was launched in 2015, and on May 24, 2018, Coinbase announced that it will rebrand GDAX to Coinbase Pro.

The rebranded GDAX platform benefits from its clear association with the reputable Coinbase brokerage. The evolution of the trading platform introduced a new interface with additional features, such as staking and protocol voting, as well as easier deposit and withdrawal processes. …


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Founded in 2013, HitBTC is one of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges still standing. Following the platform’s history and background leads us to explore the more dubious side of the cryptocurrency scene. We take a closer look at HitBTC and the risks of engaging with this exchange.

History and Background

As the self-proclaimed “most advanced Bitcoin exchange” in the market, HitBTC officially launched in February 2014 and boomed weeks after Mt. …


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By Erin McQuilkin

The world of cryptocurrency has been a source of fascination since it emerged from the shadows in 2008 with Satoshi Nakamoto’s seminal white paper, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.”


By Julie-Ann Sherlock

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Continuing our series on crypto exchanges, we take a look at Bittrex Global (formerly Bittrex International) as they go through some changes and steady the ship. As with many crypto exchanges, they have had to adapt and pivot as international laws and regulations on cryptocurrencies have evolved over the past years.

Beginnings

On a trip to Las Vegas in 2013, three friends with cybersecurity backgrounds decided to put their money where their mouths were concerning crypto exchanges and develop their own. …


By Namu Ju

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KuCoin is a relatively young global cryptocurrency exchange based in Singapore. With over 200 coins and 400 trading pairs, KuCoin is among the top altcoin exchanges for new and experienced traders. We take a closer look at KuCoin and what sets it apart from the rest.

History and Background

Though KuCoin officially opened in 2017, their founding team has been working with blockchain since 2011. The technical architecture of the exchange was created back in 2013, but the platform was honed over the years before the 2017 launch. …


By Namu Ju

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Bitstamp is the oldest-standing cryptocurrency exchange platform today. With an emphasis on reliability, it focuses its offerings on the most established cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Ripple (XRP). We take a closer look at the history, strengths, and weaknesses of Bitstamp.

History and Background

A European cryptocurrency exchange, Bitstamp was founded in 2011 by Nejc Kodrič and Damian Merlak. Its primary competitor at the time was Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange that then stood as the largest platform available, and Bitstamp was created as a European alternative for traders.

Beginning with two laptops in a garage in Slovenia, it moved its base to the United Kingdom in 2013 before making another move to Luxembourg in 2016. In April 2016, Bitstamp became the world’s first nationally licensed cryptocurrency exchange. The platform was licensed by the Luxembourg government to be a fully-regulated exchange in the European Union (EU). The exchange has remained in Luxembourg ever since, with additional offices in London and New York. …


By Robin Silver

Poloniex is a maximum security cryptocurrency exchange based in the US. This article gives an overview of the exchange, its features, advantages and disadvantages, and the projected future of the exchange.

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History and Background

Poloniex, from its founding until summer 2019, was one of only a few US-based crypto-asset exchanges. …


By Namu Ju

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Binance is one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchange platforms today. With its high trading volume and an extensive list of currencies, it offers access to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, but also to promising altcoins. We take a closer look at what Binance has to offer.

History and Background

Binance is a global cryptocurrency exchange founded in China by Changpeng Zhao in 2017. …


By Brittany Kulick

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Since the beginning of recorded history, humans have been on the move. Thousands of years ago, Imperial Romans travelled slowly in carriages over stone-paved roads. Now, the world anxiously awaits the first commercial space flight — likely within the year. As transportation evolves, so do consumer methods of finding the best mode of transport and paying for travel.

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain (a type of DLT) are revolutionising many industries right now — from gaming to education. The global travel and tourism sector is growing at a higher rate than the world gross domestic product, responsible for 319 million jobs worldwide and contributing $8.8 …


By Shrey Jain

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All the hype around blockchain and the growing number of blockchain-based platform releases each year has also brought with it a plethora of worries surrounding them.

Blockchain, the underlying technology behind cryptocurrency is changing the way we make money and conduct our business activities. Yet, it has been unsuccessful in addressing the inherent limitations in its working.

While there have certainly been some noteworthy achievements, the technology has failed to live up to many expectations since the crowdfunding craze.

It has led to rising insecurity among some users and has made them grow sceptical about the whole concept of blockchain. …

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