Bitstamp and Bitfinex to add new pairs

Bitstamp will start BCH trading in December; Bitfinex now trades Bitcoin with Euro
22 November 2017   1155

Bitstamp, the currency exchange, has announced support for Bitcoin Cash. The start of trading in BCH / USD, BCH / EUR and BCH / BTC pairs is scheduled for early December.

As noted in the statement of Bitstamp, this decision was made in connection with the high demand for the ability to trade BCH and is part of the general efforts of the exchange to add more currencies.

In addition to bitcoin Bitstamp users are available to bid with Ripple, Ethereum and Litecoin.

Also, Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange will start trading Bitcoin with Euro in December.

The was no additional official comments or statements regarding this new pair, but as far as we understand, this measure was made to provide Bitfinex EU users with more comfortable trading.

Line to Launch Own Cryptoexchange

BitBox cryptocurrency exchange won't be available for US and Japanese citizens
28 June 2018   308

The developer of the Line instant messenger confirmed the information that it will launch a cryptocurrency exchange called BitBox next month. This is reported by TechCrunch.

In January, the company said that it plans to enter the cryptocurrency area with the launch of its own trading platform, but today it specified that BitBox will not be available to users from the US and Japan.

The new site will support 30 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin, and charge a commission of 0.1% for transactions. Line reported that it was taking tokens during the “an extensive screening process” which saw an internal commitment asses what on the market represents “the most reliable and safest trading for users.”

BitBox will be available worldwide, except for the two countries mentioned above, in 15 languages. New platform won't support fiat.

Every month, 200 million people use the Line Messenger. The possibilities of the service are not limited to the transmission of messages. It also allows to listen to music, send payments, etc. Most Line users live in Japan, so excluding Japanese traders will significantly limit the potential impact of BitBox.