And Another Thing…

We’ll make this quick. The past few days have seen me receive several missives on a bitcoin ‘flash crash’ the weekend before last. I looked it up and as far as I can see the market dropped by around $1000 in quick time and recovered about half the losses. It shows how far bitcoin has […]
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In the FICC of It

There is a controversial start to this week’s podcast as P&L’s managing director Colin Lambert ponders whether the US really does have an “innocent until proven guilty” ethos in its legal system, before debating whether a firm, no last look, order book can really be spoofed? He argues “intention to deal” is fairly easy to […]
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Mrkts Teams Up with OSL

Order and execution management system (OEMS) provider Mrkts has teamed up with Asian digital asset platform OSL to launch two services, OSL Exchange and OSL intelligent request for quote (iRFQ). The two services connect directly into Mrkts, which is TradingScreen’s OEMS and allows institutional investors to price, buy and sell the top digital assets by […]
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Markts, XTRD, Partner for Crypto Access

TradingScreen’s Markts subsidiary has partnered with digital assets connectivity provider XTRD to enable end-users to connect to an additional set of crypto exchanges on the Markts order and execution management system. This integration will enable connectivity to a further 20-plus exchanges, the firms say and expand the list of venues enabled on the Markts platform. […]
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WFE Calls for Standardised Regulatory Approach to Stablecoins

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, has called for the development of a common taxonomy to meet the growth of stablecoins, that would also cover crypto-assets more broadly. In a response to a consultation paper issued by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), WFE says this would create consistent […]
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In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast, Colin Lambert casts his eye over a new challenge facing Refinitiv Benchmarks over the London 4pm Fix – something he confesses to not have even considered in the past, and then gives his thoughts on a small, but potentially important change at CME Group on its FX Link service. He is […]
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Voyager Digital Partners with Crypto PB Bosonic

Crypto asset broker, Voyager Digital Canada, has partnered with crypto-focussed prime broker Bosonic (formerly OTCXN). The partnership brings liquidity and trade execution to institutional clients through Voyager’s smart order router and Bosonic’s real-time clearing and settlement solution, the firms say in a statement. Stephen Ehrlich, CEO and co-founder of Voyager, says, “Expanding our dynamic smart […]
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SBI Buys Minority Stake in B2C2

SBI Financial Services has bought a minority stake in digital assets trading firm B2C2 for $30 million. The firms say the investment marks the start of a strategic partnership between one of the largest institutions to have ventured into the crypto market and a veteran digital asset trading firm. SBI, owner of Japan’s first digital […]
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Mrkts Partners with Deribit

TradingScreen’s Mrkets subsidiary is partnering with bitcoin futures and options exchange Deribit to enable institutional investors to trade cryptocurrency options for the first time on the Markts platform. Deribit, which claims to own around 70% of the open interest of the BTC crypto options market and approximately 80% of the traded options volume, will connect directly into […]
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Fed Think Tank: Bitcoin is Not a New Type of Money

A new blog post by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Liberty Street Economics unit argues that bitcoin should not be viewed as a new type of money, rather it is more accurate to think of it as a new type of exchange. The post by Michael Lee and Antoine Martin of the New […]
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