COVID-19 Crisis Speeds Up Use of Digital Payments

The coronavirus pandemic has forced world central banks, already struggling to deal with cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and other non-traditional monies, to up their game on the use of digital currencies and other new technologies. “COVID-19 has forced an unprecedented experiment in digitalisation, across our lives, including work and in commerce…,” said Benoit Coeure, former ECB executive […]
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Galaxy Digital, Bakkt in Trading & Custody Partnership

In the latest institutional-grade crypto custody offering, institutional powerhouses Galaxy Digital and Bakkt have partnered for a joint trading and custody service for asset managers looking to acquire, build positions in and store bitcoin. Galaxy Digital, headed by founder and CEO Michael Novogratz, and Bakkt, digital asset derivatives trading and custody platform majority-owned by Intercontinental […]
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Aon, GK8 Partner for Insurable Digital Asset Storage

GK8, a high-security custody provider for digital assets, announces its product is now insurable via Aon UK Ltd, with insurance provided by a panel of insurers led by Arch Underwriting at Lloyd’s Syndicate 2012, which is part of the Lloyd’s insurance market. GK8 clients can activate the insurance policy to protect their assets under custody […]
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Digital Assets Gain Favour Amongst Institutional Investors

In a survey released today by Fidelity Digital Assets, institutional investors are increasingly showing interest in digital assets, with almost 80% of the nearly 800 investors polled “finding something appealing” about the asset class. In the survey of 774 institutional investors across the US (393) and Europe (381), 36% of respondents say they are currently […]
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LMAX Opens Weekend FX Trading Service

LMAX Group has launched Weekend FX a service to allow clients to trade during those hours in which the FX market is closed, from 17:05 EST on Friday to 17:00 EST Sunday. The service will be available through LMAX Global, the group’s UK-regulated broker and will support cash-settled CFD (contracts for difference), which are non-fungible […]
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B2C2 on Board for Digital Assets Governance Platform Launch

Lacero, a governance technology provider for digital assets, today announces the launch of FlowOS, which offers advanced transaction control and permissioning, with cryptocurrency liquidity provider B2C2 onboard. FlowOS enhances existing wallet and custody solutions, giving users direct, independent control of their policies, procedures and rules, the group says, adding that it is the first platform to […]
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Bitfinex, Tether Push Back Against Class Action Suit

Bitfinex, Tether, and their related entities today released a statement rejecting what they call “blatantly false allegations” made in an amended consolidated class action lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) on January 8, 2020. Created in 2014, Tether launched as a digital token linked 1:1 with the US dollar (USD₮). The […]
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CrossTower Launches Crypto-to-Crypto Trading

CrossTower, a new exchange operator with a mission to mainstream digital asset investing and trading for institutional and individual investors, today announced the launch of its multi-asset trading platform founded by two capital markets veterans, CEO Kapil Rathi and president Kristin Boggiano, who recently worked together at AlphaPoint, a white label crypto exchange software firm. CrossTower’s controlled launch […]
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BitGo Prime Launches with Carmi at Helm

Digital asset financial services provider, BitGo, is today launching institutional trading services through its new entity BitGo Prime, claiming a first in offering lending, trading and custody in the digital assets space. Nick Carmi, who joined BitGo last year as head of financial services, has been appointed CEO of the new entity in addition to […]
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The Crypto Market Structure in 2020 and Beyond

To view the video please log in to the site At the recent Profit & Loss Dial-in Day New York, LMAX Group CEO David Mercer spoke to P&L’s managing editor Colin Lambert about the evolution of the crypto industry as LMAX Digital – the firm’s digital assets exchange – turned two years old. Mercer stressed […]
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