Palmex to Get Regulatory Sandbox License in Bahrain

Palmex has reportedly become the first crypto exchange in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to receive a regulatory sandbox license
14 June 2018   762

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) approved the creation of a regulatory sandbox for the Dubai crypto exchange Palmex, reports Bitcoin. com.

Created by Arabianchain Technology, Palmex became the first in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which received such a license.

The Exchange trades in several currency pairs, including traditional BTC, ETH, LTC and XRP, as well as Dubaicoin (DBIX). The latter represents the first decentralized cryptocurrency of the MENA region.

The Arabianchain Technology Venture Company is also based in Dubai. The Arabianchain it is the first public blockchain in the MENA region.

The license comes into force on July 15 within the strict application process, during which the security and protection systems of the exchange's customers are checked.

[Company] will start with a limited number of select users to test and optimize the process and then expand to the rest. A significant rise in awareness and adoption [of cryptocurrency] could be expected, driving a huge spike in the number of trades and token-based fundraising across the region while maintaining the safety of the financial system.
 

Mohammed Alsehli

Founder and CEO, Arabianchain

The regulatory sandbox creates a virtual safe space for the development and launch of products, services, platforms and business models in a controlled environment. Its use gives the regulatory authorities time to adapt legislation.

Traders Personal Data to be Sold on the Darkweb

IDs of 1000 users of Bittrex, Poloniex, Bitfinex and Binance costs only $10
21 January 2019   81

A hacker under the pseudonym ExploitDOT is trying to sell data from users of the leading Bitcoin exchanges (Bittrex, Poloniex, Bitfinex and Binance), which they provided as part of the KYC procedure. It is noteworthy that a pack of hundreds of identity cards costs only $ 10, reports CCN.

ExploitDOT places its offers on the Dread darknet-marketplace. Moreover, an independent cybersecurity researcher who wished to remain anonymous, allegedly managed to get the real data of three users of the Binance exchange, pretending to be a buyer.

ExploitDOT even offers documents in bulk: up to $ 1 per 1000 copies, if the buyer places an order from 25 thousand.

Earlier, Cryptopia, a cryptocurrency exchange, has suspended work, informing users of “substantial losses” due to a security breach.