01/11/23 2:22 pm

Welcome to the Noveber issue of Crypto Insiders newsletter, and what a ride October has been! In the last week, meme coins PEPE and FLOKI have seen the most rally in price, climbing an eye-watering 80%. On the spot Bitcoin market, the bulls remain in control with some wondering if it has the potential to hit $44,000 in the near future. The crypto options market is booming as well. The notional open interest, or the dollar value locked in active bitcoin and ether options contracts on leading exchange Deribit has risen to $20.64 billion, according to data tracked by Switzerland-based Laevitas. Is the Bitcoin bull market finally here?

On the regulatory front, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried took the stand for the first time Friday in his criminal fraud trial, describing the crypto exchange’s exponential expansion and his extensive work hours. However, he conceded that the lack of a risk management team was a glaring oversight, which may be the understatement of the year!

Despite woes over SBF’s trial, there are beacons of progress around the world. For instance, The SEC threw out a lawsuit against Ripple executives Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larson over what it had claimed was an “unregistered” offering of XRP tokens.

In Asia, Upbit’s Singapore entity recently received in-principal approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license, allowing the exchange to offer digital payment token services to institutional investors.

As promised, we’re also updating our top exchanges for 2024. If you are looking to buy, sell, and swap cryptocurrencies, you’ll need to find the right crypto exchanges to use. There are hundreds of crypto exchanges out there, each one different and offering different services, but these four stand out for the following reasons.


MEXC is best thought of as a user-friendly crypto exchange anyone can use depending on where you’re located. In particular, MEXC has obtained some important licenses in areas that are notorious for not allowing in cryptocurrency exchanges. These areas include the US and Canada. BTW MEXC does not require KYC for US residents. Beyond that, the exchange features an excellent variety of cryptocurrencies, as well as a variety of trading options like buying and selling and derivative products. And MEXC offers one of the lowest trading fees of any exchange out there. For a limited time, MEXC is offering a deposit bonus and a number of generous giveaways. Learn more and sign up here. https://www.mexc.com/register?inviteCode=mexc-1Wn19


KuCoin is an international exchange that allows users from all over the world (including the US) to buy, sell and trade hundreds of Crypto. KuCoin has become a favorite crypto exchange among crypto traders because of the large offerings available. Kucoin also offers leveraged trading, bot trading, staking, lending, and offers dividends, and discounts on trading fees when you hold KCS, their token. If you are interested in learning more about how to use KuCoin sign up here. https://www.kucoin.com/r/rf/QBSWLDPD


Binance.com is by far the biggest exchange going. With daily volume of $70 billion in total assets, it’s by far the best crypto exchange to trade on no matter where you find yourself in the world. The crypto exchange features just about everything you’ve come to expect from. You can trade spot, margin trade, borrow/lend, and so much more. The best part is Binance, despite being the biggest exchange around, is perfect for first time users or experts. Using the Binance mobile app, users intimidated by the Bloomberg-like terminal style of trading can switch to lite mode. Lite mode simplifies buying and selling for newcomers. To learn more, see https://www.binance.com/en/futures/ref/41995127


ByBit is a cryptocurrency exchange that lets you trade spot margin, perpetual contracts, and futures markets with up to 100x leverage. ByBit is one of the largest derviative exchange by volume and offers an advanced trading terminal with hundreds of indicators, drawing tools and advanced charts. You can give it a look at https://www.bybit.com/invite?ref=KG21OX Unforunately if you are living in the US, you are not able to sign for an account.

Parting Tidbits
# Coinbase Ventures and Haun Ventures are teaming up to back a crypto accelerator program at the University of Arkansas. That’s right, crypto is going to college!
# Tether has frozen wallets linked to terrorist groups in Israel and Ukraine. In total, 32 wallets were frozen holding a total of ~$875K in crypto.
# Binance announced it has stopped accepting new sign-ups from customers in the U.K. The top crypto exchange said it was „looking for a new FCA authorized approver” so it could comply and continue to onboard customers.
# FTX bankruptcy estate has introduced a new plan to disperse creditor funds. The plan aims to return more than 90% of creditor holdings prior to the collapse. (worth ~$8.9B)

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