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Kraken Exchange Returns After Longest Downtime Since 2013

Earlier this week the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken scheduled some downtime to upgrade the trading platform’s system. The upgrade for one of the world’s largest digital asset exchanges was supposed to last for only two hours, but the website remained down for well over 24 hours. Kraken is now back online and plans to […]

This Week in Bitcoin: Kraken, Korea and a Whole Lotta Crazy

This week in bitcoin was all about Korea, although every week in bitcoin is all about Korea. Markets dropping? Blame Korea. Markets soaring? Credit Korea. Zero fee trading sends a pointless altcoin pumping? You bet it comes from Korea. While real news, fake news, and news whose legitimacy is a matter of dispute emanated from […]

Kraken’s Upgrade Isn’t Going Smoothly, but Customer Funds are Safe

The Kraken exchange is currently undergoing one of the longest maintenance routines in the company’s history. Although this upgrade was originally scheduled for December, it seems the team has finally gotten around to making some much-needed infrastructure improvements. Unfortunately, it seems things are taking a lot longer than originally anticipated. Fixing its horrible system will take a […]

Cryptocurrency Exchange Review: Kraken

Finding reliable cryptocurrency exchanges is often a lot more difficult than people would like to think. That’s not because one can’t trust most companies, but mainly because few platforms provide uninterrupted experiences at all times. The Kraken exchange, while one of the oldest in the business, has suffered from major performance issues over the past […]

The Top Exchanges for Buying Bitcoin with Fiat (That Aren’t Coinbase)

Don’t get me wrong, Coinbase was a godsend when I first got into crypto, as it is for most fledgling investors. It’s painless to set up, it’s user-friendly, and it offers a variety of payment options. But between the 1.49% fee for bank transfers and its 3.99% fee for debit/credit card payments, you might be […]

Here Are the Crypto Exchanges With the Lowest Fees

Considering you’ve got to pay a network fee every time you want to transfer cryptocurrency, you’d be justified in wanting to avoid excessive exchange fees. It’s bad enough that the dollar value of Bitcoin transaction fees can be upwards of double digits, so there’s no need to get gouged on withdrawal and trading rates by your favorite […]

Bittrex Customers Locked Out: Are Crypto Exchanges Ready for Bitcoin?

Bittrex users took to social media to voice their concerns: something is wrong at the third largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Customers openly complain they’re having issues with withdrawals, and this has been going on for weeks. Certainly every popular platform has had its share of problems with runs in the wake of price […]