Gate.io to Begin BTT Perpetual Contract Trading

The maximum deposit amount for this contract is limited to 1 BTC, but it can be increased
07 February 2019   1173

Cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io added perpetual contracts for BitTorrent tokens (BTT) with the possibility of leverage up to 100x. This is reported on the website of the trading platform.

The contract is available in pair with the US dollar (BTT / USD). The maximum deposit amount for this contract is limited to 1 BTC by default, however, it can be increased over time depending on the market conditions and the rating of one or another investor.

Perpetual contracts are similar to futures. They also allow you to open positions for a fall using leverage, however, unlike futures, they have no expiration date.

Note that the BitTorrent project performed a successful IEO on the basis of the Binance Launchpad platform - in just 18 minutes $ 7.2 million was collected. It was enshadowed with some technical issues.

Bittrex to Go For Maintenance After 1/3 Funds Moved

Users suspects hack, but exchange says "funds are safe"
05 December 2019   75

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."