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FXCM, IG Group support ESMA's restrictions on leverage, binary options, but also voice concern

Dec 19 2017 15:46:33 Jonathan Smith in Market

Some of the largest regulated forex brokerages in the world – FXCM, IG Group, Gain Capital, CMC Markets, Plus500 - have expressed their general support for the intentions of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)  to impose new restrictions on the industry in order to better... Read more

Swissquote bank launches trading in Ether, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash

Dec 18 2017 15:40:46 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 Swissquote bank, the Swiss-regulated financial institution behind the forex brokerage of the same name, announced it is launching trading in four more cryptocurrencies: Ether, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash. Read more

Coinbase to add “many more altcoins”

Dec 15 2017 16:22:09 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 Coinbase, one of the world's largest and most well-known cryptocurrency exchanges, is planning to add “many more altcoins” in 2018, said the platform's co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong  in an interview for CNBC. Read more

France's AMF warns of unlicensed binary options brokers

Dec 14 2017 15:58:31 Jonathan Smith in Market

 France's financial markets and services provider AMF has added three new unregulated binary options brokers to its warning list.    According to the regulator, www.capitaldeposit.net, www.emfi-placesecurity.com, www.xfr-financial. Read more

Austria's FMA warns of YesOption binary options broker

Dec 13 2017 16:25:32 Jonathan Smith in Market

 Austria's financial markets and services providers regulator FMA warned that the binary options broker YesOption is not licensed to offer its services in Austria. Read more

Hong Kong's SFC warns of unregulated trading in Bitcoin futures, risks

Dec 12 2017 16:05:09 Jonathan Smith in Market

 Hong Kong's financial markets and services provider regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a warning against trading in Bitcoin futures through unregulated intermediaries. Read more

Plus500 gets Singapore license

Dec 11 2017 14:15:41 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Plus500, one of the major global forex and CFD brokerages, has added a Capital Markets Services license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to its collection of licenses. Read more

Belgium’s FSMA warns of 10 forex, binaries brokers – can be fraud

Dec 08 2017 14:29:06 Jonathan Smith in Market

 Belgium’s financial markets and services providers regulator FSMA, has issued a warning against 10 forex, CFD and binary options brokers who are not authorized to offer their services in Belgium. Read more

Hackers steal Bitcoins worth over $73 mln from NiceHash pool

Dec 07 2017 15:02:20 Jonathan Smith in Market

 NiceHash, one of the major bitcoin mining pools, reported a security breach resulting in hackers stealing a yet unestablished quantity of bitcoins. According to users, 4,736.42 BTC – an amount worth more than $73 million at current prices – has been stolen. Read more

FXCM’s November trading volume rebounds from October

Dec 07 2017 14:23:14 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 FXCM Group, the two remaining forex, CFD and spread betting units, in which Global Brokerage, has reported a customer trading volume of $218 billion in November 2017, 14% higher than October 2017, but 30% lower than November 2016. Read more

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