Genesis to Move into the Prime Business with Vo1t Acquisition

Genesis has announced its acquisition of Vo1t, an insured digital custody service. The firm says the new addition will supplement its existing lending and OTC trading and enable it to launch Genesis Prime Services, a one-stop-shop for trading, lending, and securing digital assets, later this year. “Our acquisition of Vo1t is a giant strategic step […]
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ADAM Appoints its First CEO

The Association for Digital Markets (ADAM) announces the appointment of Jeffrey Blockinger, former chief legal officer of Och-Ziff Capital Management (now Sculptor Capital), as the group’s first CEO. ADAM was initially created in late 2018 by a group of financial services and technology firms leading developments in the digital asset and blockchain space,  to develop a Code of […]
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LMAX Digital Celebrates Two Years, Plans for Growth

LMAX Digital, which today celebrates its second anniversary and reveals that $85 billion worth of cryptocurrencies has traded over the platform since launch, plans to expand through data and products in a bid to “move crypto currencies into the mainstream”. According to LMAX Group CEO, David Mercer, the group will be investing in its market […]
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BTSE Lists Tether Gold

Tether Gold (XAU₮), a digital asset providing ownership of physical gold (XAU) custodied in Switzerland, has been listed on BTSE​, a financial technology exchange. BTSE is the third cryptocurrency exchange to list XAU₮, which offers a means of obtaining exposure to gold and the new product is available to trade on the exhcnage’s All-In-One Order Book, […]
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Bitfinex, Koine, Launch Digital Assets Custody Solution

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex, and Koine, a digital asset custody provider, have launched an institutionally oriented post-trade service, enabling investors to mitigate counterparty risk and the use of private keys in the clearing and settlement of cryptocurrencies. Koine customers gain access to a post trade solution from a business licensed by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, a service specifically designed for […]
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Bitfinex. Koine in Custody Collaboration

Digital asset exchange, Bitfinex, and digital asset custody provider, Koine, have launched an institutionally oriented post-trade service, enabling investors to mitigate counterparty risk and the use of private keys in the clearing and settlement of cryptocurrencies. Koine customers gain access to a post-trade solution from a business licensed by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, a service specifically designed for institutional […]
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ErisX Pioneers First US-Based Ether Futures

ErisX today announced the launch of the first US-based Ether futures contracts, giving individual and institutional investors access to physically delivered futures contracts based on ETH-USD with monthly and quarterly expirations. ErisX is a unified platform for cryptocurrency spot and regulated futures trading and investing. “We are proud to bring this infrastructure to the benefit […]
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SEBA Bank, Tokensoft Partner for Asset Tokenisation

Switzerland’s SEBA Bank AG, which provides digital and traditional asset services, and Tokensoft International AG, a technology platform, announce a strategic partnership in asset tokenisation. As part of the partnership, the firms say Tokensoft’s platform will become an integral component of SEBA’s asset tokenisation services. US-based Tokensoft Inc provides the technology to Tokensoft for the […]
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CME Reports Uptick in Bitcoin Trading Ahead of Halving

CME Bitcoin futures and options have seen a ramp-up in trading activity ahead of this week’s halving. Year-to-date, Bitcoin futures average daily volume (ADV) reached 8,456 contracts (42,280 equivalent of bitcoin), up 43% compared to the same period in 2019. Options on Bitcoin futures total volume is now over 2,250 contracts and a record 216 contracts […]
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Nasdaq Collaborates with R3 for Digital Assets Exchanges

Nasdaq has entered into a long-term, non-exclusive, collaboration agreement with enterprise software firm R3, under which it will leverage R3’s enterprise blockchain software Corda, along with professional services and support in building full lifecycle solutions for digital assets market places. By tapping Corda Enterprise, Nasdaq says it can bolster its broader platform and partnership strategy […]
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