Bittrex NY Users to be Caught Off Guard

Due to legal issues, Bittrex ceased providing service to residents of New York and despite warning two month ago, some users got their assets blocked
10 June 2019   632

Bittrex Cryptocurrency Exchange on June 9 completely stopped the service of New Yorkers. Although the official announcement about the need to withdraw funds from the trading platform was published 2 months before, comments on the network indicate that not all users of the exchange knew the plan of action. Reddit users report about it.

The amount of people that don't know is staggering. I saved my friend 40k yesterday.
 

alexcaggz @reddit

Residents of New York accounts ban at Bittrex was the result of the refusal of the local financial regulator to provide the exchange with a license to carry out activities in its jurisdiction.

The New York State Department of Financial Services has exposed the company in numerous violations of current requirements, including providing access to the trading platform to residents of countries from the sanction lists and users who have used false names. Bittrex itself claims that it was negotiated, and insists that it took measures to eliminate a substantial part of the regulator's comments.

Last week, Bittrex announced that it will close access to 32 assets on its platform for US users.

Huobi to Launch Argentinian Branch

Argentina is undergoing the financial crisis right now and head of the new branch believes there's a consensus been reached on the rejection of local currency
18 September 2019   49

Huobi Group has continued to expand its network of local cryptocurrency exchanges based on the Huobi Cloud platform, launching a trading platform in Argentina.

Huobi Argentina plans to create a local team and fiat gateway to trade or convert Argentine pesos into cryptocurrencies, the company said in a statement.

The payment channel will be launched by mid-October. It is assumed that users of Huobi Argentina will be able to make deposits using bank cards, transfers and through the most common digital payment systems in the region. Currently, you can purchase cryptocurrencies for pesos through the Huobi OTC service.

The opening of the Huobi cryptocurrency exchange in Argentina came at a time when the economy of this second largest country in Latin America was in a deep crisis. This year alone, inflation reached 55%, and President Mauricio Macri recently introduced new restrictions on access to foreign currencies.

According to Carlos Banfi, head of Huobi Argentina, a consensus has already been reached in Argentina on the rejection of local currency and banking services.

The increasing demand for crypto-related products and services makes Argentina a perfect entry point for Huobi to pursue larger projects in promoting cryptocurrency and blockchain to the market. With the launch of Huobi Argentina, we will be able to first offer local user the opportunity to trade with Huobi’s proven security, liquidity, and stability.
 

David Chen
Senior Business Director, Huobi Cloud

Earlier, the Huobi Group announced plans to expand its operations in emerging markets and open 150 sites under the Huobi Cloud program. Since the launch of Huobi Cloud in 2018, more than 120 trading platforms have been created on its basis, including in Thailand, Turkey, Indonesia and Russia.