Binance to Open London Office

According to the Changpeng, the decision to open an office in the UK is dictated by regulations recently introduced by the UK FCA, which is "very positive"
08 August 2019   610

Binance Cryptocurrency Exchange intends to open a new office in London in the near future. This was stated by the head of the company Changpen Zhao in a conversation with CoinDesk.

According to the head of the popular exchange, the decision to open an office in the UK is dictated by regulations recently introduced by the UK Financial Regulatory and Supervisory Authority (FCA), which Zhao called "very positive."

I hope we can open an office in London very soon. There is more regulatory certainty now which is good. I thought the U.K. regulation was very neutral and very positive; they were a little bit strict on the derivatives part which I hope they will be more flexible about.
 

Changpeng Zhao

CEO, Binance

Binance's European expansion began last year. So, first the exchange opened a division in Malta, and then on the island of Jersey.

Bittrex to Go For Maintenance After 1/3 Funds Moved

Users suspects hack, but exchange says "funds are safe"
05 December 2019   62

The Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange has announced scheduled maintenance today, December 5, from 22:00 to 23:00 (GMT). On the eve, a third of its assets were transferred to an unknown wallet.

During maintenance, users will not be able to log into the system or use the APIs. Trading will be suspended.

On December the 4th, populat Twitter account posted that "43,564 #BTC (313,074,134 USD) transferred from Bittrex to unknown wallet." Users suspected that the exchange was hacked, but the exchange . 

Closures for scheduled maintenance only heightened suspicion. However, the Bittrex team assures that "that claim is false."