Study Shows Long-Only Investors Looking to Alternative Data

Traditional “long-only” investors are joining quantitative early-adopters in using alternative data to achieve investment alpha, according to a new study from Greenwich Associates. Nearly half of investment managers that participated in the study said that they use alternative data, with another quarter planning to do so in the next 12 months. Meanwhile, the study shows […]
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Trading Technologies Launches Connectivity to CoinFLEX

Trading Technologies (TT) is now offering connectivity to CoinFLEX, a cryptocurrency exchange for physically delivered futures, for traders outside the US. CoinFLEX, formerly CoinfloorEX, is incorporated in the Seychelles and is focused on the Asian retail trader market as well as the market for commercial hedging, including mining firms, OTC trading desks and global proprietary trading […]
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Seed CX Extends Trading Hours

Seed CX’s digital asset exchange (SXCM) is now open 22 hours a day, five days a week. The firm plans to move to 23/7 trading in the near futures, and says that the goal of SCXM’s extended hours is to “provide global traders with greater flexibility for trading”, giving market participants the ability to buy […]
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CFH Clearing Launches Single Stock CFDs

CFH Clearing is now offering trading in single stock CFDs for retail brokers and high net worth individuals. CFH Clearing, TradeTech Group’s liquidity provider and prime-of-prime, will allow the single stock CFDs to be traded via all existing trading platforms and distribution channels, including MT4, MT5 and FIX API. The CFDs can also be fully […]
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Koine Acquires Hireabl to Improve On-Boarding

Koine, which offers custody and settlement of digital assets, has acquired hireabl, a fintech company for automated client on-boarding. In a release issued today Koine says that it plans to make a number of strategic acquisitions of early stage tech-based, IP owners in order to fast-track the integrated end-to-end services that its clients are demanding. […]
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OpenFin Raises $17 Million in Funding

OpenFin has raised $17 million in its Series C funding round, which was led by Wells Fargo. OpenFin is a financial operating system whose technology has been adopted by over 1,500 major banks across 60 countries. Interoperability serves as the base of the system’s technology, allowing them to share information, intent, and context with third […]
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Seed CX Launches Three Stablecoins

Seed CX has launched three stablecoins, PAX, USD Coin and TrueUSD, on its digital asset exchange. Through its subsidiaries, Seed CX offers a licensed, institutional exchange platform for trading digital assets, and plans to offer a market for Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)-regulated digital asset derivatives. The three stablecoins are set to begin trading against […]
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Cobalt Reveals Pricing Model

Cobalt has published its core pricing and has committed to not increase prices in the future without client approval. Cobalt is set to charge $300,000 per annum for its core ledger license and its core credit license. The Cobalt unique transaction (CUT) identifier will be priced at two cents per trade or 0.5 cents per […]
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FIAPTG, CFTC Commissioners, Slam Commission Approval of ICE Speed Bump

The Futures Industry Association’s Principle Traders Group (PTG) has slammed the decision by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to allow ICE to self-certify its Passive Order Protection mechanism, more commonly known as a speed bump. The PTG was joined in its criticism of the decision, which has already caused significant controversy in futures circles, […]
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Academics Sceptical on Economic Value of Cryptocurrencies

Academics speaking at CoinDesk’s Consensus event in New York today appeared doubtful about the economic value of cryptocurrencies. In a panel titled, From Digital Gold to Contract Theory: The Economics of Mainstream Adoption, Joshua Gans, professor of strategic management at Rotman School of Management, said that an economists job, when confronted by new and exciting […]
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