BitBay to Move to Malta

Largest Polish cryptocurrency exchange is forced to move to Malta due to banking issues
30 May 2018   1265

The larges cryptocurrency exchange of Poland Bitbay decided to suspend its activities in the home jurisdiction, as banks no longer want to cooperate with it. The exchange will move to Malta, whose laws are more welcoming to the participants of the cryptocurrency market, and will work under the guidance of the new operator. 

Bitbay writes that its activities in Poland directly depend on interaction with local banks, but the last Polish bank that serviced the exchange accounts decided to suspend cooperation in the end of May.

Bitbay will close access to Polish zloty accounts after May 31. Other functions of the site will be available in full scale, however, after September 17, all trading activity on the site will be suspended, and users will only be able to withdraw their money and will not be able to make deposits.

Clients of the company will have the opportunity to register again, after the exchange has reinstated its activities in Malta. Although the platform will be managed by a new operator, it will retain the bitbay.net domain and the BitBay trademark.

Binance to Launch BTC-Pegged Own Chain Based Token

In this way exchange wants to transfer crypto based on own blockchains to its ecosystem and  increase liquidity and trading volumes at Binance DEX
17 June 2019   156

In the coming days, Binance Exchange will launch a series of BEP2-tokens, tied to different cryptocurrency rates, on its own Binance Chain blockchain. The first token of this type will be BTCB - its rate is tied to Bitcoin.

BTCB is backed with bitcoins located in Binance reserves. The address for storing bitcoins has already been made publicly available, so that users can verify that the token has the necessary support.

In the future, the BTCB / BTC trading pair will be launched on Binance.com. With its help, users will be able to convert the original cryptocurrency into the Binance Chain token. The price spread in this case will be about 0.1%.

According to Binance, in this way it can transfer cryptocurrencies based on its own blockchains to its ecosystem and currently not represented in the Binance Chain. The company expects the launch of new tools to increase liquidity and trading volumes at Binance DEX.

While this approach is more centralized than atomic swaps, we believe it provides a higher degree of ease-of-use to most traders. And most traders are already trusting Binance.com to hold their funds anyway.
 

Binance Team

To date, Binance has independently reserved 9,001 BTC and released 9,001 BTCB. The BTCB / BTC trading pair on Binance.com will tentatively appear within a day, and an asset will be added to Binance DEX after approval of the relevant offer.