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Bitfinex To Perform A Scheduled Platform Upgrade on September, 2nd 2019

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Top cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has announced on that on the 2nd of september, it will be having a scheduled upgrade.
According to the exchange, the upgrade is designed to enhance the stability and scalability of the iFinex infrastructure and new trading products.
The upgrade is expected to commence at 8:30AM UTC. The upgrade will put off services for a maximum of 3 hours. Despite the time given by Bitfinex, it also warned that the duration of the upgrade is only a rough estimate and that the precise time may change according to market movements.
Since the upgrade is on the iFinex infrastructure, all trading platforms during the period will be offline. Users of both Bitfinex and Ethfinex will now be able to utilize the services during this time.
Bitfinex advised users to plan ahead of the scheduled upgrade so as not to be caught unaware.
For traders, the exchange pointed out that no orders will be executed during the period of the upgrade however, all open orders will be kept.
All funds will remain safe and unaffected through out the platform upgrade. Also, margin traders are advised to review their margin requirements and assess the risk of the market movement on their open margin position before the maintenance commences.
Users will not be liquidated during the upgrade but if the price moves significantly during the upgrade, they are at risk of liquidation as and when the platform is reopened.
Trading is expected to start immediately the platform opened. But users will be notified 5 minutes to the time the platform will be reopened.
Founded in 2012, Bitfinex is a digital asset trading platform offring services for cryptocurrency traders and global liquidity providers. It provides peer to peer financing, OTC market and margin trading for a wide variety of cryptocurrenceis.

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Naijapay Launches Enabling Bitcoin and Dash Payments

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Naijacrypto a top indigenous Nigerian exchange has announced the launch of their crypto payment gateway, “Naijapay” to enable businesses to accept crypto payments with easy
conversion to naira.


Nigeria has been a popular crypto hotspot over the years always among the top in ranking of traded bitcoin volumes. This is fueled in part by the huge remittance inflow into the country which was more than the oil revenue of the country in 2018, and the use of crypto for payments.

As more people switch over to using crypto for day to day payments, Naijapay aims to be their top destination.

Naijapay will support Bitcoin and Dash payments at zero transaction fees. It would contain two modes; The “naira mode” would enable businesses to accept crypto but always receive naira.

They do not need to worry about the volatility of the cryptocurrency markets. The “crypto mode” is for those who wish to receive crypto and keep funds in crypto.

The platform has utilities for
users who just wish to accept crypto payments without any complexities as well as utilities for users who wish to integrate payment APIs on their website.

Naijapay is also InstantSend enabled, meaning Dash transactions will be instantly confirmed, and the naira value credited to the receiver.
The Naijapay Platform would also advertise businesses who accept cryptocurrencies, this is in Naijacrypto’s vision to make the Local markets visible to the international community.

Even freelancers can advertise their business to an international community and receive payments easily.


According to Chiagozie Iwu, founder of Naijapay; “Naijapay is set to revolutionize the way Nigerian Businesses and freelance workers receive payments. Gone are the days when payment methods hindered market reach”.

This is a much-needed utility in the Nigerian business space
and also good news to the Nigerian crypto community in their push for more crypto adoption
mechanisms.

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Luno to hire over 200+ people, Plans Global Expansion to reach 1bn people by 2030

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Co-Founder and CEO of leading cryptocurrency exchange, Luno has revealed the firm is looking to hire over 200 personnel. 

This was revealed via a tweet on the 19th of November, 2020. In the twitter post, the CEO, Marcus Swanepoel said Luno was looking at getting 200+ people and anyone who wants to help the firm upgrade the world to a better financial system should keep an eye on its job portal. 

Luno CEO, Marcus Swanepoel

Mr.  Marcus also tweeted about the plan of getting the Luno brand to 1 billion people by the year 2030.

Read also: How a First Time Bitcoin Trader Made 10% Profit in 10 Days on Luno. 

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Kucoin’s Web Traffic Drop by Almost half in October After Hack

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Cryptocurrency exchange Kucoin experienced a drop in its web traffic in the month of October by almost half. The report which was compiled by ICO_Analytics reviewed the web traffic data of 20 top cryptocurrency exchanges for the month.

According to the report, Kucoin experienced web traffic of 1.7 million in the month however, that figure represented a significant reduction in its web traffic when compared with the previous month, September.

The report revealed the exchange experienced a 45% loss in web traffic in the month of October. The likely reason was the attack which occurred on the exchange in late September, which saw the exchange halt significant operations. The hackers were able to withdraw huge some of funds running in hundreds of millions of dollars in several cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Stellar and multiple ERC-20 tokens

Immediately the news of the security breach broke out, industry participants rally round support the thwarting of the hackers plan by freezing stolen cryptocurrency, upgrading contracts to render the some of the stolen funds useless etc. 

With this measures, the CEO of Kucoin Johnny Lyu has revealed the exchange has been able to recover the 84% of the stolen funds and will published the case when it is closed as directed by law enforcement. Johnny Lyu also revealed the exchange has resumed full service for the 176 tokens affected and all others are scheduled to be reopened before September, 22nd.

In a tweet published hours ago, the CEO of Kucoin, said he was glad that the incident was dealth with in an open and transparent manner, always putting users first and it Kucoin looks forward to continue to safeguard users funds and bring more crypto hidden gems to the world as it always does.

Other than Kucoin, the report also revealed Uniswap saw a drop in web traffic of 25%, ZB.com  experienced a 32% drop in web traffic  while Huobi had a one-fifth decline in web traffic in the month of October, 2020.

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