In the latest cryptocurrency news, we are covering the cryptocurrency exchange HitBTC and its recent freezing of its customers’ accounts ahead of a major annual proof of keys event. Just before the New Year, the company responded to an open complaint on Reddit after the user accused them of suspending his Bitcoin withdrawal requests.
The Redditor with a handle PEDXS also said that he had dutifully passed the know-your-customer test after waiting six months to access his HitBTC trading account. He also said that while he had already withdrawn a large portion of his money already, he had still left some of it back in his public address reserved for day trading.
As he said in the complaint:
“After months of sending 40 plus emails, HitBTC finally unfroze my account. I immediately withdrew most of my funds but left a small amount to day trade. I did that because HITBTC promised that “No further automated restrictions will be applied.”
Another Redditor with an alias LOOKATMYIQ confirmed that he was another user that faced withdrawal rejects from the exchange. As he complained:
“Submitted all my documents/evidence for KYC days ago and now support [is] going cold on me. Have I been scammed? I have been trading crypto for years on all kind of exchanges and never had my funds locked without warning like this. Support [was] fast to respond when asking for additional (over the top) information but since I have given them everything they have asked for they’ve just disappeared on me.”
This led a lot of Redditors and users of HitBTC to doubt if the exchange is intentionally locking users’ accounts fearing massive coin withdrawals on the annual Proof of Keys event.
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Brokerage Giant TP ICAP Opens Its Doors To Bitcoin Trading
“We want to be close to what’s happening within this nascent asset class because we believe it’s important to invest in the early stages of a growing market.”The brokerage giant TP ICAP hopes that the new bitcoin trading option will attract the new clients’ money and will diversify its offering. The company which operates as an intermediary to financial, commodity and energy markets has seen a slight slump in revenue since the 2008 meltdown. Brokerage companies like ICAP mainly make trades for its banking partners but the volumes show that the company was forced to issue a profit warning in 2018. The initiative will be conducted from London by Duncan Trenholme and Simon Forster who have plans to expand in the United States and in Asia. The ICAP services will provide derivatives trading but they won’t turn their eyes from the option to hold digital assets directly in the future. Forster admitted that the number one cryptocurrency poses a threat to traditional assets so the finance executives can’t really afford to stand on the sidelines:
“TP ICAP also understands that this technology could disrupt or impact other asset classes where we currently operate, so we feel it’s important to be informed.”The traditional finance firms are slowly getting into crypto as well. At the start of the year, Fidelity launched bitcoin custody services for their clients. The multi-million asset management company will also facilitate bitcoin trading in the upcoming months. Also as noted in some of the best cryptocurrency news sites, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which is the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange is preparing to launch Bakkt which is a physically-settled bitcoin futures and custody offering. In the meantime, Nasdaq will launch its own platform for bitcoin derivatives in 2019.
Bitcoin Ignores Correction Calls: Where Is BTC Headed?
“$BTC – found resistance right at the lower cloud and has opened the weekly candle inside the cloud. This represents the highest time frame that #bitcoin has breached into the cloud…with resistance at just above $10K…”An analyst named Chonis Trading then took to Twitter with the following statement: https://twitter.com/BigChonis/status/1140410183665049603 He also added:
“One more step up the mountain as #bitcoin hits right at the 38.2% fib resistance making it the next target for the bulls to close over and also makes maintaining the 23.6 fib support that much more important for overall continuation…”As Bitcoin ignores correction calls, many believe that the $10,000 mark could be achieved very soon.
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