Where is the world's largest crypto exchange now?

Leo Zhang

By Leo Zhang

News & Commentary

Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange, announces investment in Malta
(Binance)

"March 23rd, 2018​: Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by traded value, is setting up operations in Malta."

M for Malta. It's beautiful!

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Personal welcome from the prime minister of Malta:
Binance is not the only cryptocurrency celebrity in Malta:
A Bloomberg report on how regulators of the world deal with cryptocurrencies:
The cryptocurrency movement is likely to first succeed in small, politically stable, and technically-progressive states.

JPMorgan considers spinning out Quorum blockchain unit
(Bloomberg, by Matthew Leising)

"No decision has been made on what to do with the venture, according to the person, who asked not to be named discussing confidential talks. JPMorgan executives are weighing whether Quorum might benefit in the long run from operating independently, supporting open-source projects that attract additional partners, the person said."

Commentary on industrial economies in America

Technical & Updates

Part A1: Fraudulent data provided on CoinMarketCap distorts entire crypto-currency market perception
(CoinMarketCapped)

"Currently it shows as 98,302,975 ETH while on EtherScan it shows as 98,303,079.53 ETH. One of these is wrong by about 100 ETH (about $55,000 USD). In actual fact, both are slightly wrong as they do not include the obviously burnt ETH (sent to Genesis Address, etc.)."

The similar claim made against exchange volume can be found in the article here.

Lightning publisher for WordPress is our second new Lightning charge LApp
(Blockstream)

"We’re now announcing our second new LApp, Lightning Publisher for WordPress, a plug-in that can turn anyone into their own publisher by allowing them to collect payments when they share their writing or other blog content on a WordPress system. After an author powers up the LApp, readers will be able to preview an article on the blog, then can choose to access the full content by making a Lightning micropayment, which will be sent to the creator’s Lightning Charge server."

Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins computer science professor, comments on the email exchange between IOTA and MIT researchers