Hit BTC now charges commission for bitcoin deposits

Hit BTC introduces deposit charges to combat high bitcoin network fees
26 December 2017   612

Hit BTC exchange announced that now users have to pay a fixed fee for bitcoin deposits to platform. This new fee will be deducted from the total incoming amount and will be 0.0003 BTC. So, if your deposit is equal or lower, than there is no point to try, because company warns, that all the amount will be accounted as a commission and there will be no refunds in such cases.

Such unfortunate circumstances arose from the all-time high network fees, so concerns about other exchanges implementing something along those lines are more than justified. For example, Bitpay already tried closing transactions of $100 or less, judging them to be uneconomical and impractical. Of course, the community pressured them to restore functionality, but who knows, for how long it would hold?

All this drama takes root in one problem – increased popularity of Bitcoin caused increased demand for processing. And the mempool continues to be boggled down with over hundred thousand unconfirmed transactions at any given time. So, no wonder that transaction fees had hit a new high recently with $37 payment to have transaction mined in three blocks on 12/21/17, and today, on 12/26/17 it just slightly dropped down to $28 to rush the queue.

The UK Watchdog forestalls Against Coin Boost Inc.

FCA issued a warning to only deal with authorized financial companies
20 June 2018   59

On Monday the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a warning against Coin Boost Inc. for proposing financial services or products in the United Kingdom without authorization. As claimed on their webite, Coin Boost Inc. suggests investment plans for bitcoin traders and markets itself as the most “secured place to invest your bitcoins.” It declares it is a registered legal international investment company in the US and its activities are controlled by the US international business officials. It also demands it acts in accordance with US legislation.

The broker confirms to have an office at 313 Patterson Road, Brooklyn, New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 11209. The UK regulatory has yet again published an alert to only deal with financial firms that have been authorized by the FCA. Individuals can check the Financial Services Register in order to see whether an organization is authorized.

The watchdog statement also informed the UK investors that if something goes wrong while trading with unauthorized brokerages, they will not be optative to get assistance from the FCA. This warning follows a recent report that demonstrated the grow of online investment fraud, that Finance Magnates reported on in January. The report claimed that investors had lost an average of GBP 87,410 (USD 118, 379) per day during 2017.

The conclusion made by the FCA’s report is that scammers’ tactics have changed and many now utilize social media and other online marketing methods to reach potential investors, instead of approaching them through traditional tactics such as cold calling.