UPbit open beta launched by Bittrex

South Korean fintech firm Dunamu launches its cryptocurrency exchange Upbit
27 October 2017   10863

Back to September

It has been reported that South Korean Internet company Kakao in partnership with the popular American crypto exchange Bittrex was going to launch a new trading platform, UPbit, in October.

The registration has been available on the website of the new exchange since its announcemet. At the moment of writing, there was no much info on the website except the release date of the app (October). The Korean exchange was to use the technologies developed by Bittrex. The companies were going to use the technology of Bittrex, likely rebranding their platform for Korean users, which means there will be 200 cryptocurrencies and assets available.

UPbit beta launched, October

Now, a South Korean fintech firm Dunamu, subsidiary of Kakao Inc.,launches Upbit in beta. Dunamu has started offering an open beta service for Upbit from October 24, 2017.

The platform supports markets that can be traded with Korean Won (KRW), Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Tether (USDT). In order to launch the exchange, Dunamu has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with the leading cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex. The BTC market, ETH market and USDT market will be offered through Bittrex.

With the partnership with Bittrex, we are not only able to support the largest number of digital currency trading services but also have addressed problems such as inconveniences of existing Altcoin investment, time delays and complicated account management. Starting with the open beta service, we are planning to provide services that are optimized to domestic trading conditions.
 

Song Chi-hyung
Dunamu Chief Executive

On top of that, Dunamu focused on improving dafety by adopting Bitgo’s double wallets for added wallet security and consulting Theori, a four-time winner of DEF CON hacking finals, for security as well.

During the open beta service period, users will be able to access all the functions of Upbit through desktop, Android, and iOS platforms.

Gemini & Partners to Launch Virtual Commodity Association

Association is created to develop standards for the industry, promote transparency in the market and cooperate with regulators, including the CFTC
20 August 2018   120

Several major exchanges decided to create a new structure designed to eradicate manipulation in the digital assets market, Bloomberg reports.

The Virtual Commodity Association was formed by the founders of the exchange Gemini Cameron and Tyler Winklewoss. According to a statement released on Monday, the group also included Bitstamp, BitFlyer USA and Bittrex. Representatives of four trading platforms will meet in September to consolidate the provisions for the future functioning of the organization.

The Virtual Goods Association will develop standards for the industry, promote transparency in the market and cooperate with regulators, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the United States (CFTC), in order to prevent manipulation of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other currencies.

As the temporary executive director of the organization, Maria Filipakis, who worked in the Financial Services Department of New York, was appointed, where she took part in the creation of a BitLicense.

Earlier, the Winklewoss brothers tried to launch their own ETF, tied to bitcoin, but the US Securities and Exchange Commission denied them twice, as the reasons for its decision, among other things, calling for the absence of adequate measures to prevent cryptocurrency market manipulations.