Crypto Exchanges See Volume Highs in March

Cryptocurrency market data provider, CryptoCompare, reports that market turmoil last month resulted in volumes hitting an all-time high on March 13, and note that spot volumes have been surging since January despite plummeting institutional interest. The massive market crash on March 12th-13th saw daily volumes hit $75.9 billion in a single day (13th March) – the single […]
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Mainbloq, TradingScreen, Enter Crypto Partnership

Order and execution management system (OEMS) provider TradingScreen (TS), has signed a strategic partnersip with digital currency trading platform Mainbloq, to integrate former’s TradeSmart with the latter’s cryptocurrency trading technology. Driving the partnership, the firms say, is increasing demand among the buy-side to trade multi-asset classes via one centralised platform, enabling greater operational efficiencies and […]
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CFTC Issues Final Guidance on Delivery for Digital Assets

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced the commission voted unanimously to approve final interpretive guidance concerning retail commodity transactions involving certain digital assets. Specifically, the guidance clarifies the CFTC’s views regarding the “actual delivery” exception to Section 2(c)(2)(D) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) in the context of digital assets that serve as […]
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What Drives a Successful FX Platform?

To read this article in full and watch the video, please register for free Although the recent return of volatility to FX markets has helped the business to new highs, LMAX Exchange recently delivered very strong financial results for 2019. In this video interview Colin Lambert talks to David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Group, about […]
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Fulgur Alpha Launches on Bitfinex

Digital asset trading platform Bitfinex has onboarded Fulgur Alpha, a $280 million Bahamas-based absolute returns crypto hedge fund. The launch on Bitfinex will put the fund among the three biggest on the exchange. Fulgur Alpha is accessible only to professional investors. Fulgur Alpha’s assets are held at Delchain Limited, a licensed provider of custody, banking, […]
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Copper.co, SFOX Partner for OTC Settlement

London-based institutional custody and prime brokerage firm, Copper.co, today announces its partnership with the first US prime dealer, SFOX. The integration will allow Copper’s institutional clients access to SFOX’s best price execution platform and global liquidity, while SFOX’s clients will gain secure custody and settlement architecture pioneered by Copper’s Walled Garden. SFOX facilitates best price execution […]
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Avelacom Deploys New PoP in Virginia

Connectivity and IT infrastructure provider Avelacom has deployed a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Ashburn, Virginia, with direct connectivity to Amazon AWS US – East–1 region. Its AWS Ashburn to AWS Dublin, one of the most popular routes for cryptocurrency arbitrage, is now the fastest line available in the market at a guaranteed 65.3ms round-trip latency. The new […]
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Building Institutional Adoption of Crypto

Sponsored content Cryptocurrency performance continues to attract attention from institutions such as banks, hedge funds, asset managers and family offices. In fact, dedicated cryptocurrency funds returned more than 16 per cent in 2019, according to a survey from Eurekahedge, which contrasts with a traditional hedge fund strategy yield of 10.4 per cent, according to Hedge […]
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Digital Assets Body Adds Four

Global Digital Finance (GDF), the industry body advocating and accelerating the adoption of digital assets, has announced a partnership with Washington-based advisory and advocacy firm FS Vector, as well as four new senior appointments to its global policy and regulatory affairs teams. John Beccia of FS Vector will lead US regulatory affairs for GDF, while European public […]
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And Another Thing…

Sometimes it just pays to have the odd rule in your trading ecosystem to protect you from when things – as they inevitably do – go wrong. The latest to discover this is Japanese crypto exchange Quoine, which this week lost an appeal against a ruling in Singapore that it wrongfully reversed seven crypto trades […]
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