Coinbase to acquire Paradex

Coinbase plans to expand the number of coins traded on the exchange by acquiring the Paradex, a decentralized smart contract-powered trading service
24 May 2018   1343

While providing trading in only four big-time cryptos (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash) San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase has been steadily growing in popularity since the opening. And now they plan to expand their operations by acquisition of Paradex, a decentralized smart contact-powered trading platform.

The news about the deal were released on May 24, 2018, though no financial details were disclosed as of yet.

Though Paradex is a small company with only ten employees as of now, Coinbase's acquisition of Paradex will provide their customers with ability to trade hundreds of cryptocurrencies straight from their wallets. Its a significant step for the company, because while US Securities Exchange Commission considers various ICO coins to be equal to securities and so exchanges have to be registered with regulators. Paradex gives Coinbase a chance to abstain from such regulations, because the exchange itself wouldn't be a trader, only a platform for the smart contracts to be stored and deployed from. So the exchange doesn't have to fear crossing SEC in case some of the listed coins are later judged to be commodities.

Over 13 million users will get access to the new functionality in the near future, with release outside of the US once the some technological improvements and integration into the larger platform is complete. And domestic market would see the new features once the appropriate “changes for compliance purposes” are finished.

Coinbase to be Ranked 1st at New CryptoCompare's Rate

New exchange's benchmark is designed to combat fake trading volume on unregulated exchanges
13 June 2019   178

Analytical service CryptoCompare has launched a rating system for more than 100 platforms for the spot cryptocurrency trading. According to service representatives, it should be a comprehensive, detailed and reliable source of information, and meet the industry’s demand for data transparency.

CryptoCompare combined methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis. The system does not take into account the total trading volume, but the ratio of volume and volatility in combination with the standard deviation of volumes based on more than 30 metrics. In theory, this will help to deal with the problem of fake trading volume on unregulated exchanges.

After analyzing the data for May, the service assigned the first place to the Coinbase, and the top three were closed by Poloniex and Bitstamp. Top 10 also includes BitFlyer, Liquid, itBit, Kraken, Binance, Gemini and Bithumb.

It is noteworthy that this rating is somewhat different from the list of trusted exchanges of Bitwise Asset Management, which in March reported to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about the problem of fake trades. Thus, Bitwise considers Bittrex and Bitfinex to be reliable, but they are not in the top ten from CryptoCompare - instead of them, South Korean Bithumb, which was hacked twice during the year, and Liquid, which announced the upcoming listing of tokens Gram, which supposedly don't know anything about in Telegram .