14 Korean Exchange to be Vulnerable

Test was ran by authorities from September to December 2018, covered exchanges on 85 criteria
11 January 2019   562

The authorities of South Korea summed up the results of checking 21 cryptocurrency exchanges for compliance with security requirements. According to its results, only seven sites - Upbit, Bithumb, Gopax, Korbit, Coinone, Hanbitco and Huobi Korea - received a positive conclusion from regulators, writes CoinDesk.

The test, which ran from September to December 2018, covered Bitcoin exchanges on 85 criteria. In particular, regulators were interested in administrative, network, system and operational security, as well as the presence of database backups and features of wallets management.

According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, 14 trading platforms were recognized as “vulnerable to hacker attacks” due to “inadequate network security management.” At the same time, the regulator did not disclose the names of these platforms.

Binance to Start US Expansion

Site operator and US partner of the exchange BAM Trading is registered with FinCEN as a money transfer operator, but it operates only in California
14 June 2019   245

Binance in partnership with BAM Trading Services will open the US division called Binance US.

Note that BAM Trading, which will act as the site operator, is registered with FinCEN as a money transfer operator, however, it operates only in the territory of California.

We are excited to finally launch Binance.US and bring the security, speed, and liquidity of Binance.com to North America. Binance.US will be led by our local partner BAM and will serve the U.S. market in full regulatory compliance.
 

Changpeng Zhao

CEO, Binance

BAM Trading involves the mechanisms of the match and the principles of working with wallets that are implemented on the parent platform.

It is worth adding that FinCEN did not verify the information provided by BAM Trading, and the fact of registration is not a recommendation, confirmation of legality (activity) or direct support of a business by a government department.

From September 12, the parent platform Binance.com will stop serving American users.

At the same time, the exchange will no longer serve users who violate the provisions of the Terms of Use: they will retain access to their wallets with funds, but will not be able to trade.