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Mining Incentives (Part 4): The Impact Of The Halvening

Abstract: We evaluate the impact the block reward halving, which is due to take place in a few weeks’ time, may have on the Bitcoin mining industry....

HDR Global Trading Increases Bitcoin Developer Grant To US$100,000

HDR Global Trading Limited (‘HDR’) is delighted to announce that we have decided to provide a further, increased Bitcoin development grant to Bitcoin Core maintainer Michael Ford...

Who Funds Bitcoin Development?

Abstract: We compile a list of the main organisations and individuals funding open source Bitcoin and Lightning development. Based on the data we have compiled, Blockstream and...

BitMEX Insurance Fund: Your Questions Answered

We’ve had a number of questions from our traders over the past week about the role and performance of the Insurance Fund on 12 and 13 March. In this...

Central Bank Digital Currency

Abstract: We analyse the idea of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). We divide the concept into two distinct ideas: i) Banning physical cash, and, ii) Allowing retail...

Inflation Is Coming

Abstract: We evaluate the impact of Coronavirus on the economy and financial markets. The response to the virus will mark a significant economic regime change, from monetary...

How We Are Responding to Last Week’s DDoS Attacks

Last Friday, 13 March, the BitMEX platform was subject to two distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks at 02:16 UTC and 12:56 UTC. These attacks delayed or prevented requests going to...

Update to BitMEX .BXRP Index, 14 March 2020

Effective 14 March 2020 at 08:00 UTC, BitMEX will reintroduce Coinbase into its .BXRP index. The constituents are detailed in the table below.On 13 March 2020 at...

Tradin’ In My Jammies

Bananas in Pyjamas (Source: Australian Broadcasting Corp) Tuesday, March 3rd  I’m in my jammies at an urban ryokan in Tokyo about to PTFO. Before I descend...

Q2 2020 Index Weights

On 27 March 2020 12:00:05 UTC, BitMEX will update its index weights. From today, the hypothetical values of the indices with the new weights will be published as...

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