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In the FICC of It

The podcast lives up to its name this week with an in-depth look at conditions in fixed income, credit and FX markets as volatility spikes continue in markets generally. After a few observations on bitcoin’s failure to live up to its hype as a hedge in times of turmoil and conditions in the FX market […]

Markets Collapse, Volatility Spikes, as Oil Adds to Virus Concerns

FX volatility jumped again overnight in Asia with volumes also leaping higher as dealers report activity across the region surpassing recent highs. The latest bout of activity was triggered by a 30% collapse in the oil price as Saudi Arabia responded to Russia’s decision on Friday to increase oil output rather than agree with OPEC […]

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 […]

AiX Claims First with Natural Language AI Broker

AiX has announced the launch of what it claims is the world’s first natural language artificial intelligence (AI) broker platform, facilitating automated peer-to-peer trading in institutional OTC markets. The firm says it aims to transform OTC markets through its AI-driven negotiation and matching engine, executed through the AiX chatbot, which it says enables instant access to liquidity, immediate price discovery, […]

Genesis Announces Record-Breaking Q4

Genesis today announced that the fourth quarter was record breaking period for the digital currency trading and lending firm, which originated more than $1.1 billion in loans and borrows for its institutional clients, marking seven quarters of consecutive growth for the firm. Total active loans are up to $545 million, a 23% increase from the […]

Bitcoin: Short Term Spurious Correlation or a Proper Safe Haven?

Chris Wittenborn, director of business development for Velocity Markets, analyses whether or not Bitcoin can really be considered as a safe haven asset. As the new year dawned, war tensions jumped and investors turned to “safe havens” to protect assets and find speculative alpha. During this time, gold – the traditional port in a storm […]

ErisX Announces Partnership with Etale

ErisX has partnered with Etale, a firm that offers market data, exchange connectivity, order management and accounting capabilities for firms trading digital assets. Members of ErisX will now be able to view real-time market data, and manage account balances and order execution via a secure connection using either Etale’s front end or API. “We want […]

Can Symbiont’s Blockchain Solution Change How FX Trades?

For many years, Symbiont deliberately avoided touching FX. But now, having partnered with Vanguard, it is building a decentralised network for FX trading that it claims could represent a major inflection point for the industry. Galen Stops reports. One thing that the team at Symbiont, a blockchain technology company founded in 2013, are adamant about […]

Bitcoin Options Go Live on CME

Options on bitcoin futures are now available on CME’s Globex platform. “Based on actively traded Bitcoin futures, our new contract offers a cost-efficient tool to hedge uncertain markets,” says CME in a release issued today. The exchange group adds that these options will provide a new way for traders to diversify their trading strategies and […]

LedgerX Founders Placed on Administrative Leave

LedgerX co-founders and senior executives, Paul Chou and Juthica Chou, have been placed on administrative leave by the board of directors of the platform’s parent company, Ledger Holdings. The board has installed Larry Thompson, formerly vice chairman of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), as interim CEO and lead director of the firm. Paul […]