Japanese Crypto Exchange Error Let Buy Bitcoin for Free

An error at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors buy bitcoins for free, but none were able to profit from the mistake
21 February 2018   1852

Zaif, a government-registered exchange run by Osaka-based Tech Bureau Corp, said on Tuesday that a system glitch had let seven customers buy bitcoin with no yen value during a 20-minute window last week.

The exchange voided the trades after discovering the error, which happened on February 16 - though it was still trying to resolve the issue with one customer who tried to transfer the knock-down bitcoins from the exchange, a spokesman told Reuters.

Zaif’s operator had already faced checks after last month’s theft of $530 million in cryptocurrency from Coincheck, with regulators fearing its systems were at risk from cyber-attacks.

Zaif is one of 16 exchanges registered with the government, which last year allowed a further 16 - including Coincheck - to continue operating pending full registration.

It is said that the registered exchanges will form a self-regulatory body from April. They had originally planned to merge two existing industry bodies representing both registered and unregistered exchanges.

The body will set out rules on issues like exchange security and advertising, and will lay out penalties for members who don’t follow the policies, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.

Eurex to Launch Crypto Futures

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple futures will be launched by Eurex, world's biggest derivates exchanges, managed by Deutsche Borse
22 February 2019   132

The Eurex financial derivatives platform, managed by Deutsche Börse, the largest German stock exchange, is preparing to launch Bitcoin, Ethereum futures and Ripple XRP token futures. This is reported by The Block.

Eurex has been closely following the cryptocurrency market since 2017, exploring opportunities to launch cryptoactive assets futures. The company also recently held a series of meetings with various representatives of the industry. The exact timing of the launch of new products is still unknown.

Eurex is one of the world's leading derivatives exchanges. It was established in 1998 as a result of the merger of the Deutsche Terminbörse German Stock Exchange Derivatives and Swiss Options and Financial Futures.

There are a lot of various futures contracts on the exchange, which are derivative financial instruments from stocks, stock indices, bonds, volatility indices, credit and interest derivatives. Access to trading on the Eurex is provided from different points of the globe.

Additionally, Deutsche Börse is preparing the launch of a blockchain platform for securities based on Corda technology.