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Fed Think Tank: Bitcoin is Not a New Type of Money

A new blog post by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Liberty Street Economics unit argues that bitcoin should not be viewed as a new type of money, rather it is more accurate to think of it as a new type of exchange. The post by Michael Lee and Antoine Martin of the New […]

Bitcoin ETN Launches on Xetra

Deutsche Boerse today announced the first digital asset to list on Xetra. The BTCetc, Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto (BTCE), issued by ETC Issuance – is the world’s first centrally cleared Bitcoin tracker. The Exchange Traded Note (ETN) was admitted to the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FWB) and is fully collateralised by bitcoin. “With the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Latest Profit & Loss Issue Now Live

The latest issue of Profit & Loss magazine is now live, click here to access it. In this issue we review the single dealer platform industry and discuss the latest innovations and ideas therein, as well as present the 2020 Digital FX Awards in full. FX market conditions are also in the spotlight as we […]

In the FICC of It

This week’s podcast features Colin Lambert and Julie Ros taking a look at the week’s event, along with a bit of inter-office banter. Lambert kicks off by asking a question of Ros and the audience and, when he eventually gives the answer later in the podcast, the latter is quick to claim she was going […]

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 […]